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State Board of Education takes big step toward assuring knowledge base for 21st century learners (access required)

We’ll be expecting more from Arizona high school students, thanks to Monday’s action of the State Board of Education. The board increased minimum graduation requirements to include three credits of math and three credits of social studies for the graduating class of 2012, and four credits of math and three credits of science for the ...

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This is Main Street in Bisbee on January 21, 1916, the day after the biggest snowfall in city history. The storm began on January 19 with heavy winds that tore off roofs in the Warren District. The wind abated, the sky cleared briefly—then it began to rain. The streets soon ran like rivers. The sky cleared again in the afternoon, but by 5 p.m. snow began to fall, increasing throughout the night until by morning all of southern Arizona from Benson to the Mexican border was blanketed.