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Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal will make an appearance at the Oro Valley Public Library on Sunday, March 9 from 2 – 5 p.m.
I am hoping to see a “We Say” editorial on (what I view as) the totally unacceptable behavior of John Huppenthal. It is very discouraging that we have elected a Superintendent of Schools who seems devoted to dismantling rather than improving public education, while also exhibiting bigotry, racism and cowardice.
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal said in a public question and answer session at the Oro Valley Public Library this weekend that he was open to feedback regarding the state’s recently implemented College and Career Ready Standards.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal lost his re-election bid Tuesday night. Huppenthal faced plenty of controversy during the primary election after his racially-slanted posts on social media were discovered.
Arizona Superintendent John Huppenthal high-fives students at Estes Elementary School after a ceremony honoring the school as the grand prize winner.
The Arizona Department of Education is looking to develop a new assessment in order to replace the current AIMS test.
There are clear reasons why the “Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart calls Arizona the meth lab for making laws. We continue to make the national news not for the great things we are doing, but because of the crazy things our elected officials continue to do.
Ariz. State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal, along with leading educators from the Tucson region, spoke during a special breakfast hosted by the Marana Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 8.
Superintendent John Huppenthal announced today that the Arizona Dept of Education (ADE) was awarded a $5 million federal grant to advance the development of Arizona’s statewide longitudinal data system. This funding will help the state and its school districts improve students’ academic achievement by enhancing Arizona’s ability to make data driven education decisions.
I have to say, I expected this to happen. The only question was when.
Parents should opt out of letting their kids be used as guinea pigs for the Common Core/PARCC “pilot” test being given in Arizona schools over the next few weeks. As a “governing board” member of the PARCC testing group, Secretary of Instruction, John Huppenthal, has agreed to pilot and then implement the PARCC test statewide during the 2014/2015 school year.
Superintendent John Huppenthal today released the semi-annual Adult Education report outlining Arizona’s continuing success at helping high school dropouts to attain a high school education. For the second consecutive year, the Arizona Adult Education System was ranked 4th nationally for educational gains, producing over two grade level increases at an annual cost of less than $1,250 per student.
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released letter grades for every school district statewide on Wednesday, with no districts receiving an “F” this year.
GOP looks ready to claim all statewide offices
Arizona race for governor
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Incumbent Republican Sen. John McCain defeated challenger J.D. Hayworth in Tuesday's Arizona primary election.
Last week I attended the annual education breakfast hosted by the Marana Chamber of Commerce and was impressed with some of the plans being laid out for education in Tucson.
On Oct. 1, the common area of Marana High School was filled with hundreds of students all dressed in blue. The sounds of popping balloons echoed off the walls, students laughed and ate ice cream all while music blasted through speakers.
What do 130,970 pennies look like? Students in kindergarten through sixth grades at Estes Elementary School in Marana know. That’s how many of the copper coins they raised to beat out 117 other schools statewide to win the Arizona CENTennial Penny Drive.
This op-ed focuses on the topic of quality teachers by first declaring educational heresy: there is no correlation between teacher certification and quality teachers. John E. Chubb, Distinguished Visiting Fellow and member of the K-12 Education Task Force, Hoover Institute, wrote in his book The Best Teachers in the World – Why we don’t have them and how we could:
The Times of London rated seven of the top 10 universities in the world as American; eighteen of the top twenty-five world universities are American; and fifty-three of the top one hundred world universities are American. Higher education in America is considered the best in the world.
With the new school year beginning, Gov. Jan Brewer's office is looking to eliminate some of the anxiety and sleepless nights for students preparing for class in a different school. The unfamiliar setting. New teachers. Different classmates.