Nanci Hutson

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‘Fire Pal’ Rick Chase honored for longtime commitment to teaching children how to stay safe

Rick Chase knows what it is to chase a dream, chase adventure and chase a fire.

CAFMA approves $25.5M budget for next year

The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority District Board gave final approval to a $25.5 million budget for next year, which is about a 10 percent increase over last year.

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Charter schools to raise average pay for teachers

Infusion of state dollars to benefit charter schools; BASIS teachers get extra rewards from parents

Gov. Doug Ducey, and a majority of state legislators, may not have met all the demands of Arizona Educators United #RedForEd movement, but teacher pay is slated to increase by an additional 19 percent for both district and charter schools over the next three years.

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Some district, charter schools to be open, some closed; parents advised to ‘stay tuned’

Local RedforEd: What's next?

So what happens now? After two days of a statewide walkout/strike — the words are used synonymously yet hold different legal weight — school districts and charter school leaders must consider what will happen next week.

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Educators stage another walk-in

Second #RedForEd rally affirms need for pre-Recession funding to do what’s best for students

The momentum behind the #RedForEd movement has not lost its gusto in the Quad Cities.

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Report spotlights history of school spending

Aims to make it higher state priority

If you ask the group of about 10 Prescott High School seniors who attended an Arizona Town Hall Community Outreach program on Tuesday what the key is to their educational success, they will repeat the same answer: knowledgeable, caring and devoted classroom teachers.

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What will keep students safe?

Florida shooting prompts tri-city education leaders to explore solutions

For most children, the neighborhood school is their sanctuary, a learning hub where they acquire the building blocks of knowledge, make their first friendships and discover their own unique talents.

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School lunch a step up from yesteryear; challenge remains to be nutritious, palatable

In our area school districts, the answer can be anything from homemade lasagna to a grilled chicken Panini or a salad bar with produce that matches the alphabet.

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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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