At the start of the 2013-2014 school year, parents were notified that if their children did not meet a new statewide literacy standard they would be at risk of repeating the third grade.Read More »
When Mitch Ruttenberg teaches economics at Trevor G. Browne High School, he ends each semester with lessons on credit cards, taxes, budgeting and other aspects of personal finance.Read More »
New set of school standards searches for success
Topock, an Arizona town on the far western edge of the state, doesn’t even have a stoplight. But its school district has scrambled to prepare for the new standards and get the Internet capacity and computers necessary for the 2015 debut of the accompanying test.
Arizona got a B on a recent national report card that graded states for their efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools.Read More »
Thousands of elementary school teachers in Arizona are using small groups and other techniques to boost their students' reading skills in preparation for a literacy law that will kick in next year.Read More »