education http://knau.org en High Stakes For Third Graders Taking AIMS Test http://knau.org/post/high-stakes-third-graders-taking-aims-test <p>This month, students across Arizona are taking the AIMS test for the very last time. Beginning next school year, the state will use a new exam that’s more in line with common core standards, like reading. As Arizona Public&nbsp;Radio’s Aaron Granillo reports, the stakes are particularly high for third graders.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:59:08 +0000 Aaron Granillo 46213 at http://knau.org High Stakes For Third Graders Taking AIMS Test Arizona Public Schools Willing to Settle Prop 301 Lawsuit http://knau.org/post/arizona-public-schools-willing-settle-prop-301-lawsuit <p>Public schools are willing to settle a lawsuit over state funding for a fraction of what they say they're owed. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports there’s some balking.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Howard Fischer 44692 at http://knau.org Arizona Public Schools Willing to Settle Prop 301 Lawsuit State Senate Moves to Let Schools Opt Out of Common Core http://knau.org/post/state-senate-moves-let-schools-opt-out-common-core <p>Unable to kill outright the Common Core standards they dislike, state senators now are moving to let schools opt out. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:12:30 +0000 Howard Fischer 44560 at http://knau.org State Senate Moves to Let Schools Opt Out of Common Core Legislation Doing Away with the Common Core Killed in State Senate http://knau.org/post/legislation-doing-away-common-core-killed-state-senate <p>The state’s education standards will remain as is for now. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:27:28 +0000 Howard Fischer 44243 at http://knau.org Legislation Doing Away with the Common Core Killed in State Senate State Senate Votes to Scrap Common Core But Faces a Likely Veto http://knau.org/post/state-senate-votes-scrap-common-core-faces-likely-veto <p>The state Senate voted Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools started putting in place just four years earlier. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:23:04 +0000 Howard Fischer 44199 at http://knau.org State Senate Votes to Scrap Common Core But Faces a Likely Veto State Senate Committee Votes to Block Common Core http://knau.org/post/state-senate-committee-votes-block-common-core <p>Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted along party lines Thursday to block the state from implementing the Common Core standards adopted just four years earlier. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:44:15 +0000 Howard Fischer 43720 at http://knau.org State Senate Committee Votes to Block Common Core Ganado Schools to Bolster English Instruction After Settlement with Federal Government http://knau.org/post/ganado-schools-bolster-english-instruction-after-settlement-federal-government <p>Students who speak mostly Navajo will receive a boost in English-language instruction. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the changes bring the Ganado Unified School District into compliance with federal law.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:26:25 +0000 Ryan Heinsius 43661 at http://knau.org Ganado Schools to Bolster English Instruction After Settlement with Federal Government Top Public School Official’s Robocall Encourages Parents to Look at Private Education http://knau.org/post/top-public-school-official-s-robocall-encourages-parents-look-private-education <p>The state’s top school official is defending his efforts to tell parents they can use tax dollars to send their children to private and parochial schools. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:25:31 +0000 Howard Fischer 43394 at http://knau.org Top Public School Official’s Robocall Encourages Parents to Look at Private Education NO AZ Solar School: One Of the Coolest Schools In America http://knau.org/post/no-az-solar-school-one-coolest-schools-america <p>Parent and Child Magazine recently named a school in northern Arizona one of the top 25 coolest schools in America. The STAR School, near Flagstaff and the edge of the Navajo Nation, is the first completely solar powered public charter school in the country. From making its own power, to growing its own food, the school's mission is to be as sustainable as possible. But, as Arizona Public Radio's Justin Regan reports, being off the grid has its challenges.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:13:56 +0000 Justin Regan 42802 at http://knau.org NO AZ Solar School: One Of the Coolest Schools In America Move Underway to Expand State Education Voucher Program http://knau.org/post/move-underway-expand-state-education-voucher-program <p>Supporters of an existing limited voucher-like program for students are now moving to expand the plan to perhaps more than 400,000 youngsters statewide. Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports.</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:59:11 +0000 Howard Fischer 41868 at http://knau.org Move Underway to Expand State Education Voucher Program