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Northern Arizona U sees record number of freshmen

FLAGSTAFF — A record number of freshmen are hitting the books at Northern Arizona University this fall, the Arizona Daily Sun reported.

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Education news from Tucson-area schools. 

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Bundy son pulls kids from schools over knife

LAS VEGAS — A son of rancher Cliven Bundy has withdrawn his children from Clark County schools after his daughter was barred from carrying a pocket knife on school grounds.

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I studied engineering, and couldn't find a job

I studied engineering, and couldn't find a job

Schools should relax academic requirements for professors, focus on hiring effective businesspeople.

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Internet athletes, imaginary sports, real crowds

Internet athletes, imaginary sports, real crowds

SEATTLE — A bewitching creature — half woman, half deer — battles a shaman and a sentient tree. Lightning bolts strike. Weapons explode. Nasty spells are cast.

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Does SAT impose ‘American values’ on Chinese students?

BEIJING — Chinese students have shown an insatiable appetite for attending U.S. colleges: Last year alone, more than 235,000 were enrolled at American institutions of higher education.

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Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer’s remorse.

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Tomorrow's school dropouts are those who sporadically attend today

Tomorrow's school dropouts are those who sporadically attend today

Missing just two days a month can knock students off track academically.

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Higher education spending first salvo in gubernatorial race

Higher education spending first salvo in gubernatorial race

Republican Doug Ducey and Democrat Fred DuVal waste no time in political duel. 

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Doctors' orders: students need a later start time

Doctors' orders: students need a later start time

Sleep deprivation for adolescents is a public health issue we can fix.

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Arizona schools chief loses bid for second term

Arizona schools chief loses bid for second term

John Huppenthal falls in the GOP primary; plus other state race results.

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Library of Congress acquires iconic Civil War image

Library of Congress acquires iconic Civil War image

It is 1861 and the two men are going off to war.

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Obama administration is picking on for-profit colleges

Obama administration is picking on for-profit colleges

Gainful employment rules would limit options for non-traditional students.

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UA veterinary program aims to start up in 2015

UA veterinary program aims to start up in 2015

$9 million donation could help ease shortage of large-animal doctors.

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Gale Elementary student wins Tucson Birthday Stamp Contest

Gale Elementary student wins Tucson Birthday Stamp Contest

The 7-year-old's artwork will be featured on a postage stamp.

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Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

Major League Baseball Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred participates in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge outside the organization's headquarters in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Manfred participated with more than 160 other MLB employees to raise more than $16,000 for the ALS Association. (AP…

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Judge: Arizona public schools deserve funding boost now

Judge: Arizona public schools deserve funding boost now

Lawmakers have ignored a law to adjust funding to inflation, judge says.

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UA students start moving in

UA students start moving in

A record 41,800 students are expected for the fall semester.

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Pinal County teacher accused of being drunk in classroom

Pinal County teacher accused of being drunk in classroom

A high school teacher in Pinal County is accused of showing up for work drunk and continuing to drink throughout the school day, officials say.

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How Tucson teacher paved way for Bilingual Ed. Act

From Pueblo High to Congress, Adalberto Guerrero helped pioneer bilingual education.

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