Nanci Hutson

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Did your school make the grade? Arizona school letter grades released

Don’t judge achievement, experience on one score, education advocates say

State and local public education advocates and leaders hope Arizona’s latest A-F grade system does not lead school staff and parents to judge student achievement and educational experience on one score.

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AZMerit results show steady improvement in most area schools

School district leaders in the tri-city area seem to be relatively pleased with the results of the AZMerit tests that were released this past week, with students for the most part showing steady progress in both English and math.

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Local teens model their news intake after their parents

Latest news, close at hand

When it comes to adolescent news habits, many teens admit their interest tends to be parochial; they care most about what affects them.

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Chino Valley High has new principal

Privileged to serve familiar community of students and faculty

On the bookshelf behind her desk at Chino Valley High, Heidi Wolf has the typical books one might expect of an educator.

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Respect for Old Glory: Flag protocol not mandatory

But area patriots suggest respect warrants repair of ragged ones

Roger Lesley in Chino Valley remembers with clarity standing in his first-grade class with his hand over his heart after learning how to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Stars and Stripes.

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Chino Valley schools celebrate 100 years

District says it has a lot to be proud of during its centennial

Chino Valley Unified School District marks its centennial this school year — and its foremost cheerleaders assure there will be much to celebrate starting with the students’ first day, which was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 8.

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Seek support when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease

Dawn Temple picks a basket of plums from the front yard of her Diamond Valley home.

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Local newspaper family donation supports mission of Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott

Center specializes in memory care

The love affair between Dick Kersh, 88, and his wife Marlaine, 87, started when they were just young teenagers growing up in Michigan, their early affections turning into 67 years of marital devotion.

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Monsoon season starts with a boom

Sunday storm leaves an impression on Prescott Valley folks

Mother Nature presented her own July pyrotechnic show on Sunday night, complete with rocking thunder, hail, and lightning bolts bright enough to illuminate the night sky.

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Uncommon summer fun: Stretch children’s imaginations by trying something different

Yabba dabba doo! Fred Flintstone’s trademark exclamation from the 1960s Hanna Barbera cartoon seems the perfect sentiment for those celebrating that summer is not yet over; there is still a lot more to do.

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