Stories tagged: "school"


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Spellbound: Arizona Middle Schoolers Compete in National Spelling Bee

Arizona kids from Basha Accelerated Middle School, Tséhootsooí Middle School, and Marana Middle School competed in the 2023 national spelling bee.

Duncan Hasman (middle) and other members of the BASIS Tucson North union's organizing committee. (Photo courtesy of Duncan Hasman)
This Tucson Teacher Was Frustrated With His School’s Leadership—So He Started a Union

Teachers from BASIS North Tucson voted 34-17 last month to become the first unionized charter school in Arizona. 

14 Gifts Teachers Say They Love Getting During Teacher Appreciation Week, from $0-$20

We asked teachers what Teacher Appreciation Week gifts they love to get. Their answers (plus links) are right here—including free things you can do that’ll mean a lot. 

Protesters of Kentucky Senate bill SB150, known as the Transgender Health Bill, cheer on speakers during a rally on the lawn of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Opinion: I’m a Transgender School Official in Arizona and I’m Worried About the Legislature’s Bullying

Paul Bixler, a transgender woman on the Liberty Elementary School District board, says she is worried about the Arizona Legislature's anti-trans bills and their effects on schools.

Volunteers rake mulch on the new playground at Loma Linda School in Phoenix on Feb. 23, 2023. (Photo by Evelyn Nielsen/Cronkite News)
Nonprofit Builds New Playground for Phoenix School to Combat Inequities

Loma Linda School in the Creighton School District is the latest to benefit from Kaboom’s mission of giving kids access to quality playgrounds.

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Students in Arizona Dual Enrollment Classes Experience More Benefits than Just College Credit

Three students who have taken dual enrollment courses and/or participated in an early college achievement program through Maricopa Community Colleges say the advantages are worth the rigor. 

Westwood High School teacher Shaun Reedy instructs students, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
New Report Shows Gaps in Dual Enrollment Offerings From Arizona High Schools 

Students who participate in dual enrollment classes in high school are twice as likely to attend and stay in college than students who do not—but only about half of Arizona high schools offer these classes.