The city of Peoria is working through the pre-application site plan process with American Leadership Academy who are seeking to build a new K-12 charter school in the Vistancia neighborhood in north Peoria.
PHOENIX — The Navajo Nation’s Dine College has garnered a top ranking from a personal finance website. WalletHub ranked the school second on a list of 670 community colleges evaluated by the site. Jill Gonzalez with WalletHub said the Arizona school’s in-state tuition of $725 dollars per year is the lowest in the country, putting […]
PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Education will reconsider what it deems an acceptable score after students performed poorly on a new state standards test. Less than half of Arizona students were considered proficient in two key subjects — English language arts and math — by the Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching […]
PHOENIX — Two suburban Phoenix schools aced a test and earned recognition as among the top systems in the world. Basis Scottsdale and Chandler took the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Test for Schools, an international assessment-and-comparison tool, in the spring. Both charter schools performed exceptionally well in reading, math and science, besting schools […]
Test-taking as an accountability measure is rampant in U.S. schools, and the results can have a big impact on how teachers and schools are evaluated. But research shows test scores are affected by many subtle factors.
Schools are starting to capitalize on the technology students love to use, including smartphones, tablets, and other personal devices. In one study, test scores improved by 30 percent after smartphones were introduced to low-income students.
Hundreds of school board seats in Arizona will be up for election this November. Odds are that many voters don't know who is vying to represent their interests on their local school district governing boards or how critically important the decisions made by those individuals, if elected, will be.