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April 2015 Blog Posts (15)

Superintendent Douglas’ “We Are Listening” Tour Makes Successful Stops in Kingman and Lake Havasu City

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Arizona Department of Education

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane M. Douglas

                                          

Contact: Charles Tack

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 30, 2015 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Superintendent Diane Douglas Supports Assessment Options for Arizona Schools

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Arizona Department of Education

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane M. Douglas

 

                                            

Contact: Sally Stewart

                        Sally.Stewart@azed.gov

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 22, 2015 at 10:27am — No Comments

Tempe Union High School District Alert

Thanks to Anita Christy, Gilbert Watch, who shared the Arizona State Statute of how long textbooks are to be available for review before voting:

http://www.azleg.gov/ars/15/00721.htm

According to the TUHSD website, the newest books are only available for review from April 1-May 6, 2015.  And according to Superintendent Baca, that length of time is a courtesy.…

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Added by Peggy McClain on April 20, 2015 at 10:41pm — 6 Comments

Man Up Campus Christians - Your Timidity Feeds The PC Beast

By David French National Black Robe Regiment

unnamed Ever since the Battle of Indiana, Rod Dreher has been quoting anonymous e-mails and other conversations with conservatives in higher education. The message from each of them is roughly the same: It’s worse than you think, if our views were known, we’d have real trouble on campus, and the campus is closing to Christian thought — with even…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 18, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Pro-Life Groups Persecuted in Public Schools

SEND A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO THESE PRO-LIFE STUDENTS…


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Added by Harry Mathews on April 18, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Superintendent Douglas Launches “We Are Listening” Tour

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Arizona Department of Education

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane M. Douglas

                                             

Contact: Sally Stewart

             Sally.Stewart@azed.gov

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 16, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

CORRECTION:Superintendent Diane Douglas to De-Regulate Education and Free Up Classroom Funding

CORRECTION – Incorrect word use of commiserate. Should have been commensurate.

 

Also corrected session of the legislature. Should have been the second regular session of the Fifty-second legislature

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 14, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Skyrocketing Costs Of Higher Education NCES Historical Chart

Tuition costs of colleges and universities

Question:

What are the trends in the cost of college education?

Response:

For the 2011–12 academic year, annual current dollar prices for undergraduate tuition, room, and board were estimated to be $14,300 at public institutions, $37,800 at private nonprofit institutions, and $23,300 at private for-profit institutions. Between…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 12, 2015 at 10:59am — No Comments

AZ Merit Victory?

Just received a call from KIM HILGERS(??) She told me she has a position in the Superintendent's office for TUHSD. She said they are happy to let my daughter get a pass from the office to stay in the library while the test is going on and read quietly, or she may stay home without penalty.
I think it's a victory at least for my kid.
This contact from the Superintendent's office did say that while it might not be legal to make kids take it now, the local school…
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Added by shimauma on April 10, 2015 at 12:36pm — 4 Comments

Brent Brown, Corona Del Sol principal threatens the educational career of his student

I sent a letter to my child's principal saying I was opting her out of the AZ Merit test. He replied back in such a way as to tell me she wasn't allowed to opt out and that I wasn't allowed to share this information with anyone.

here is the email he sent:

 

I want to respond to your e-mail and let you know that In light of the Attorney General's letter sent out to all educators, we do not offer opt-out options for the AZ Merit test or any mandatory achievement tests…

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Added by shimauma on April 9, 2015 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Third grade students write ‘get well’ letters to cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

Kyle Olson KYLE OLSON April 8, 2015





Kyle founded Education Action Group in 2007. 

ORANGE, N.J. – Cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal has a group of well-wishers in Ms. Zuniga’s third grade class.

Abu-Jamal, convicted in 1981 for killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, is reportedly in…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 8, 2015 at 10:05pm — No Comments

College Board Briefs - Superintendent Diane Douglas on AP® Participation, Performance in Arizona

Arizona Department of Education

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane M. Douglas

 

                                                         

 Contact: Sally Stewart

  Sally.Stewart@azed.gov

   602-542-5072

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 8, 2015 at 5:56pm — No Comments

CEEP brief finds statewide voucher programs growing, but enrollment growth may level off

Indian University Bloomington

  • April 1, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A new brief from the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University comparing statewide voucher programs finds all are growing as never before in the past five years. The brief, “…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 3, 2015 at 7:11am — No Comments

APS Trial: 11 of 12 convicted of racketeering

11Alive Staff, WXIA8:56 p.m. EDT April 1, 2015

ATLANTA -- After listening to more than six months of testimony, the jury in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial convicted 11 of the 12 defendants of racketeering.

Jurors deliberated for nearly eight days before reaching their collective decision.

"This has been a long, long, long journey,"…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 3, 2015 at 7:02am — No Comments

House Holds Bill To Restrict Schools Comments On Elections

[Editor: We've seen this countless…

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Added by Harry Mathews on April 1, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

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