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Many Arizona schools hire underqualified, inexperienced teachers to fill gaps

A database built by The Arizona Republic shows that 22 percent of 46,000 public school teachers in Arizona during the 2016-17 term were either not qualified to ...

Arizona's 10 school districts with lowest average pay  AZCentral

The average salary for an Arizona district teacher last school year was $48372, according to the Office of the Auditor General.

Phoenix school district weighs teacher pay cuts to solve $2M budget deficit  AZCentral

The Phoenix Murphy Elementary School District must find a way to make up for a $2 million budget deficit or may face a state takeover.

Arizona Department of Education releases school letter grade records  Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

After refusing to release school letter grade records distributed to Arizona public schools and claiming that no list of all scores existed, the Arizona Department of ...

Arizona teachers plan protest Wednesday over low pay  AZCentral

Arizona teachers are organizing a day of protest Wednesday to highlight low wages.

A lack of affordable housing prompts Arizona district to offer teachers tiny homes  AZCentral

A southern Arizona school district is looking to build a village of tiny homes in order to attract teachers to the area that lacks affordable housing.

My Turn: How I got ahead in life by riding Valley Metro's 685 bus

I'm living proof that investing in mass transit in the Phoenix metro area is a smart investment.

AzMERIT test in Phoenix: See how well your school scored in 2017-2018  ABC15 Arizona

Wondering how your child's school stacks up when it comes to the well-known AzMERIT test? The Arizona Department of Education has released 2017-2018 ...

Thousands of untrained teachers are leading Arizona's public-school classrooms  AZCentral

In just three years, the number of Arizona certificates allowing someone to teach without formal training has increased by more than 400 percent.

Is your teacher qualified? 5 things about Arizona teacher certification  AZCentral

How can you tell if your kid's teacher is qualified? Here are five things to know about teacher certification in Arizona.

What Gov. Doug Ducey said (and didn't say) about education in State of the State address  AZCentral

Gov. Doug Ducey stayed mostly mum on any new plans for education in his 2019 State of the State address. In Monday's speech, the governor talked mostly ...

Arizona schools hired 1,035 underqualified teachers this school year  AZCentral

More than 1,000 teachers in more than 120 Arizona school districts and charter schools have been certified to teach tens of thousands of students through a ...

Your Turn: Higher pay alone won't solve Arizona's teacher shortage  AZCentral

Arizona doesn't just need more teachers or higher pay. It needs to completely redesign the system to make teaching more rewarding and effective.

Originality tough to come by in Arizona high school mascot names

A revival of efforts to come up with a unique nickname for new high schools doesn't always hit the mark but can score big.

New book dives into unexplored history behind high school gym, field names  AZCentral

"Who is Gym?" A new book explores Arizona history through high school gym names.

Arizona Corp. Commission: Nearly 1,000 properties at risk of gas leaks, shutoff  AZFamily

SCOTTSDALE (3TV/CBS 5) - It's been nearly a month since the more than 100 seniors at Riviera 55+ Mobile Home Park have been without gas.

Letter: Mascots don't have to be politically correct

Loved your high-school mascot story (“Originality tough to come by in Arizona high school mascot names,” Oct. 4). However, there are quite a few of us running ...

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