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Common Core standards key issue in state schools chief races (access required)

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The superintendent of public instruction race rarely draws attention and rarely produces much buzz. This year figures to be different, following the revelation that Republican incumbent John Huppenthal made numerous offensive anonymous online comments and Republican fears over the state’s learning standards, Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards, known nationally as Common Core.

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The personnel is the political: UA marijuana researcher fired, claims political motivation

The personnel is the political: UA marijuana researcher fired, claims political motivation

After years of planning, Dr. Sue Sisley felt surer than ever that her University of Arizona study into marijuana’s treatment potential for post-traumatic stress would actually happen. She obtained special permissions from various levels of government, secured a tentative research location and met last week with donors who she said were enthusiastic about funding the study. Then last Friday, the university fired Sisley, and she believes Arizona lawmakers are behind her termination.

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