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State lawmakers are moving to require the state to buy computer programs for English learners with specifications that were crafted in detail by a company selling the software.
The state House voted unanimously Tuesday to encourage more high schoolers to take computer science courses.
WASHINGTON — The perfect score will again be 1,600. What's more, the essay will be optional, students will no longer be penalized for wrong answers and the vocabulary is shifting to do away with some high-sounding words such as "prevaricator" and "sagacious."
Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.
With the new year now in full swing, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce continues to work to identify the programs and services that can best serve our business community. Like most businesses, we move steadily forward in pursuit of our goals.
Saying it will protect students from “maniacal, homicidal” killers, a House panel voted Wednesday to let schools designate one employee at each site have access to have a gun.
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Republican and Chandler resident Martin Sepulveda announced he has withdrawn from the Arizona State Treasurer race today after receiving news that he will be assigned a new position in the Navy Reserve.
WASHINGTON — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms eventually will have to promote good health.
Dear Gilbert School Board Members,
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
State lawmakers are moving to force school districts to sell off unused campuses.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
“I am for the Keystone pipeline if it truly does create thousands of permanent jobs like politicians claim, but there has to be something in it for all Americans, like minimum wage increase, infrastructure repair and all corporations who profit from it will pay U.S. taxes.”
Parents are questioning Gilbert School officials over big changes at the district.
“I couldn’t give them the help they need.”
A few months of searching to find a permanent leader for the district concluded on Feb. 11 with the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board’s vote to hire a new superintendent, although the decision came amid controversy over the process.
Uproar, panic and exacerbation have been popular in the Gilbert Public School district in recent months as finger-pointing, overly political agendas, selfishness and a disconnect from the populace have all been accusation thrown everywhere at the leadership, and, especially, the school board.
The number of Arizona high school students scoring well enough on Advanced Placement exams to earn college credit almost has doubled over the last decade.
WASHINGTON — Columbus McKinney is taking his fifth Advanced Placement course at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, undeterred even though he didn't score high enough to get college credit on two of the AP classes he took previously.
A House panel agreed Monday to allow hundreds of thousands of children to attend private and parochial schools at public expense, a vote one legislator said is part of a radical agenda to destroy public schools.
The Arizona Department of Education is looking to develop a new assessment in order to replace the current AIMS test.
The Everest College Phoenix-Mesa campus recognized an educator for his efforts with a lifetime achievement award for his work in Hispanic, and multicultural education.
Gilbert’s first post-secondary educational option won’t open for more than a year, but local educational and civil leaders anticipate the campus to have a notable affect on the town’s educational landscape.
Arizona gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones introduced herself and provided a few details about her campaign to a collection of approximately 40 voters in Mesa during an event on Jan. 20.