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Political round-up: US launches media campaign on immigration

Political round-up: US launches media campaign on immigration

Round-up of various political stories from across the state

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Steller: Huppenthal's Dem challenger gets gifts, a setback

Steller: Huppenthal's Dem challenger gets gifts, a setback

Challenger David Garcia benefits from incumbent's woes.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tearful Huppenthal apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts

Tearful Huppenthal apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts

Says he won't leave office or discontinue his campaign.

June 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Huppenthal cries, refuses to resign over blog posts

Huppenthal cries, refuses to resign over blog posts

Huppenthal said the blog posts were not meant in mean spirit

June 25, 2014 2:33 pm Photos

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Steller: On blogs, Huppenthal reveals his inner ugliness

Steller: On blogs, Huppenthal reveals his inner ugliness

Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal was caught making controversial anonymous comments. 

June 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona chamber drops Huppenthal from award

Arizona chamber drops Huppenthal from award

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry has decided not to give an award to state Superintendent John Huppenthal over comments he made on political blogs.

June 22, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Arizona pulling out of multistate consortium crafting student tests

PHOENIX — Arizona is pulling out of a controversial multistate consortium that is crafting tests for students.

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New voucher plan pricier for AZ taxpayers; lawsuit likely in works

New voucher plan pricier for AZ taxpayers; lawsuit likely in works

PHOENIX — Arizona’s schools chief has decided to have state taxpayers pay more to help some children attend private and parochial schools than they would to keep them in public schools.

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Summer reading program features digital books

Summer reading program features digital books

Summer reading program features digital books

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Summer reading program kicks into high gear

Thousands of digital books are now available to Arizona children ages 3 and up as part of an effort to improve literacy.

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Schools say they will drop $1.2B settlement claim if lawmakers honor 2000 law; Legislature balks

PHOENIX — Arizona public schools have offered to give up their claim to more than $1.2 billion in lost aid if the state will simply agree to adjust the current formula to recognize the fact that lawmakers broke state law.

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Rep. Grijalva asks US if Huppenthal’s calls violated student privacy

Congressman Raúl Grijalva wants the U.S. Department of Education to investigate a series of recorded calls in which the state school superintendent promoted a voucherlike program for private schools.

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Arizona Department of Education rolls out online school report card

The Arizona Department of Education has rolled out a new online school report card system. 

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School-choice tour stops in Tucson

State school superintendent John Huppenthal connected with the National School Choice Week whistle-stop tour in Tucson on Wednesday to promote increased education options for Arizona families.

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Sahuarita teacher stunned by $25,000 award

Walden Grove High School teacher Christopher Laughland gets a hug from a student after receiving the Milken Educator Award in a surprise assembly. The award recognizes educators for their methods, accomplishments, contributions and inspiration to students.

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Ariz. Education Department to seek delay in school ratings, reading scores

The Arizona Department of Education wants to suspend its school letter grades and third-grade reading requirement for one year as the state transitions to a new student assessment test.

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Rio Rico students' life-saving efforts recognized

Four Rio Rico High School students who helped save the life of their wrestling coach were recognized this afternoon by Arizona Schools Chief John Huppenthal. 

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Schools chief urges court to uphold school voucherlike program

PHOENIX — Saying it’s really a legal contract between the state and parents, state schools superintendent John Huppenthal is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to uphold the legality of what amounts to a voucher program for students.

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Appeal of court ruling favoring shutdown of Mexican American Studies program filed

A group of students who unsuccessfully fought to kill a law that led to the dismantling of Mexican American Studies in TUSD, and their parents, are now turning to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Common Core name changes, standards remain

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer ordered her agencies to stop using the term “Common Core’’ when referring to new education standards, in response to hostility from critics over what they see as a federal intrusion.

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