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Clinton and Trump: The future of our education

Clinton and Trump: The future of our education

Elisa Thomas, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2016


Filed under News

The 2016 Elections are sneaking up on us. Although most of us cannot vote, it’s still important to know the main candidates stance on topics that affect us. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the two candidates butting heads in this race. So where do they stand when it comes to our education? Common...

Smith Discord: ‘Opt-out’ alternative never held merit in AZ

Smith Discord: ‘Opt-out’ alternative never held merit in AZ

Lucas Smith, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Can Arizonans opt out of state standardized tests? This is a question that has plagued families in our state for nearly a year, and now we have an answer, thanks to the state’s attorney general: no. Opting out is not an option, and according to Arizona law, it never was one. So where did the i...

Douglas’ “We Are Listening” tour addresses concerns in public education

Douglas’ “We Are Listening” tour addresses concerns in public education

Erik Yates, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2015


Filed under News

In the Chandler Public Library on May 9, newly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas sat and listened to dozens of concerned individuals share their opinions on the state of education in Arizona. With Douglas sat with Arizona Representative J. D. Mesnard, Doctor Cecilia Johnson,...

State testing disrupted learning more than helped

State testing disrupted learning more than helped

Kaitlyn VanKlompenberg, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015


Filed under Award Winners, Opinions

Now that the 2015 AzMERIT testing season has come to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect. Or exhale. The term’s circus, zoo, nightmare have bounced around the testing circuit this spring, but why? Politicians like Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas have g...

New standards prove successful

New standards prove successful

Dayna Miller, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Common Core has been a hot topic, and the main question is to keep or remove? A nation-wide implementation of the same standards has seen success in other countries, so it should work here too, right? The controversy is found when looking at the objectives and The Standards. A common complaint regarding...

AIMS tunes out while PARCCs begins

Cooper Gambee, Staff Writer

February 11, 2013


Filed under News

Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Arizona students will be required to take a new state exam called The Partnership for Assessment for College and Careers (or PARCCs). This new exam will be administered to students K-12. It will supposedly test students’ comprehension and understanding of m...

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