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Cap Times Quiz: Education edition (access required)

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Education has been this year’s hottest topic in Arizona, beginning with the inauguration of Gov. Doug Ducey in January and continuing through last week’s special session on school finance. Here is a quiz to determine how closely you have been keeping up. Get all eight right and you could qualify for a choice staff position with the state Board of Education.

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Teachers become scapegoat for Arizona’s failure to invest in students

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Over the past year, growing media and policy has focused on Arizona's “teacher shortage.” Contrary to popular perception, Arizona does not have a shortage of teachers – at least not by the numbers. Our state has approximately 75,000 people holding active teacher certifications, but only 61,000 are choosing to remain in the teaching profession, according to an Arizona Department of Education Teacher Retention report issued earlier this year.

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In unveiling education plan, Douglas aims for the stars

To read more on this item plus all the stories in the September 30 Yellow Sheet Report, go to www.yellowsheetreport.com (Yellow Sheet Subscription Required). To subscribe to the Yellow Sheet Report, where you’ll find the inside scoop on the Capitol, state government agencies and more, click here.

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