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Nogales High School after they were released in July, said Principal Fernando Parra. But then the Arizona Department of Education issued its rating called Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and NHS failed to make the grade. Its 10th grade class as a
The Arizona Republic In a spare classroom at Creighton Elementary School in Phoenix, third-grade teacher Anabelle Ulloa holds a hand mirror to her face and watches her mouth as she recites, "I don't know why you did that." She pronounces "you" as "ju"
The Arizona Republic Under state law, Arizona's education officials must monitor teachers' English fluency in schools with the highest number of English-language learners more frequently than those at other schools. And schools that don't fix
Federal investigators say the state is violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act by shortchanging thousands of students whose first language is not English. Unless changes are made, the violations could lead to a loss of federal
The Arizona Republic Two federal investigations have concluded that Arizona is violating the 1964 Civil Rights Act by shortchanging thousands of students whose first language is not English. Unless remedied, the violations could lead to a loss of
The Arizona Republic The federal government is investigating whether Arizona has discriminated against teachers who are not native English speakers, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne confirmed Tuesday. The state Department of
The Republic Mesa Superintendent Mike Cowan was among the Arizona officials who traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to present their latest education-reform plans to federal reviewers, who are expected to announce in the next week grants worth
The Arizona Republic Consider this scenario: It's raining and the high-school student has no ride home, so a familiar teacher - maybe a music instructor or a coach - offers a lift. Experts say a seemingly harmless situation like that can be a prime
The Arizona Republic Ninety-four percent of schools earned at least a passing grade in this year's state report card, but the overall progress of Arizona schools slipped from last year because of tougher math and graduation-rate standards.
The Arizona Republic For someone so closely identified with the classroom, Tom Horne has spent a lot of time in the courtroom. Before he was elected to run the Arizona Department of Education, Horne spent 30 years as an attorney in private practice.