Nanci Hutson

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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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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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