Republican Representative Steve Montenegro plans to introduce legislation that would require Arizona high school students to pass a civics test before graduating. The test would be based on the 100-question exam that immigrants seeking to become U.S. citizens must pass, which includes general knowl ... More >>
Arizona may have the highest rate of high school dropouts in the nation, but some of the legislation that's been proposed thus far in the realm of education does nothing but continue the nationally recognized circus act known as the Arizona State Legislature.Chiefly, we're talking about two especial ... More >>
If you haven't heard the latest brilliant idea out of the state capitol, it's to make high schoolers pledge their loyalty to upholding and defending the Constitution in order to receive their diplomas.That's how the sponsors of House Bill 2467 -- Republican state Representatives Bob Thorpe, Sonny Bo ... More >>
Out of all 50 states, there's no state where kids are dropping out of high school at a higher rate than Arizona.That's according to a report on graduation and dropout rates released today by the National Center for Education Statistics, which is part of the U.S. Department of Education.See also:-Ari ... More >>
Maybe there's something to be said about the posts on this blog today -- legislators hoping to make high school students take a loyalty oath to graduation, Arizona leading the nation in high school dropouts, and now, an effort to make reciting the Pledge of Allegiance a "requirement."Under current A ... More >>
"Finally, our state legislators are making sure Arizona's teenagers will ask for the Lord's help defending the Constitution before they're allowed to earn a high school diploma." --NobodyIf a handful of Republican state legislators have their way, high school students in Arizona would not be allowed ... More >>
The Mexican Consulate in Phoenix is assisting young undocumented immigrants applying for work permits through the Obama administration's deferred action program. The new policy allows certain immigrants temporary relief from deportation if they qualify. Mexican government officials can't tell U.S. ... More >>
According to the federal government, Arizona's high school kids are above average -- in drug and alcohol use.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual report yesterday on "risk behavior" in high school students, and there's not a single category related to drugs or alcohol t ... More >>
www.borders.comSeveral Arizona public high schools will participate in a program this year that allows students to graduate from high school after only two years.The program, the Move On When Ready initiative, was passed by the Arizona Legislature last year. It would allow students to essentially ... More >>
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Arizona Department of Education Superintendent Tom Horne If they weren't born here, 96.5 percent of Arizona high school students would not qualify to be United States citizens, according to a study released last week by the Goldwater Institute. The "Freedom From Responsibility" survey shows that o ... More >>
Montreal indie rockers spill stateside
Reclaim your mojo at two-wheel extravaganza
By Amy Silverman They're not calling Moses Anshell the Arizona Republic's Refugee Camp for nothing. He wasn't nearly old enough for a buyout, but A1 editor (and for our money, an all-around kinda A1 guy) Chris Fiscus flew the Gannett coop recently, landing in the nest former Republic columnist ... More >>
Doom, gloom, and dark roast in Tempe
Finding the real problem
Geeky, freaky virgins trying to get knocked up produced by guess who?
From farmer's daughter to hitmaker
A compliment to Rian Johnson's teen detective noir
The congressional page scandal's proving the straw that breaks the elephant's back, and Congressman Jim Kolbe's got explaining to do
Why them? Why now?
Cannon goes undercover, fails to ignite
Letters from the issue of Thursday, June 30, 2005
Military recruiters are grabbing student info from local schools without parents' permission
Dropouts swap frescoes for GEDs.
The brothers behind Heathers and Mean Girls discuss the evolution of wicked-chick flicks
A good idea grows up into a missed opportunity
Diehard fans pack the bleachers at Peoria High
The Loser Line
Mesa's Dobson High School invites hard-rock bands onto the school grounds, and creates something weird -- respect
A tiny Indian community struggles to educate its young
Arizona's tribes use casino revenue to provide scholarships for every college-bound Indian. Where are the graduates?
Art One Gallery
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A high school hoops phenom comes home a pro
Maricopa County schools chief Sandra Dowling plays to win--of course, as a governing board of one, she doesn't have much competition
The Center for Agribusiness and Equine Science was supposed to help desegregate the Phoenix Union High School District. Now the same lawsuit that created it is shutting it down.
Well-heeled district eliminates competitive sports programs in middle schools
Stop the presses: Here's some rare good news about public schools
A SCOTTSDALE PARENTS' GROUP WITH TIES TO PAY ROBERTSON IS MAKING SURE THE SEX-ED CURRICULUM DOESN'T GO ALL THE WAY