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We deliver news and information that contributes to informed public discussion and greater understanding of Arizona K-12 education.

AZEdNews Lisa Irish

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We deliver news and information that contributes to informed public discussion and greater understanding of Arizona K-12 education.

    AZEdNews Conversations: Increasing students’ success and college enrollment

    AZEdNews Conversations: Increasing students’ success and college enrollment

    Dr. Joe O’ Reilly shares how ASU Helios Decision Center for Educational Excellence’s research is helping schools & communities work together to boost students’ success with AZEdNews Reporter Lisa Irish. O’Reilly and Helios Vince Yanez also talk about an initiative to increase college enrollment.

    • 5 min
    S2 Episode 3: Educators, students and communities are adapting to online learning

    S2 Episode 3: Educators, students and communities are adapting to online learning

    With Arizona schools being closed through the end of the school year, teachers, administrators and students alike have had to adapt in order to shift to online learning. In this episode, we’ll see how various school districts are coping with these changes, and how they are helping their communities.

    • 9 min
    S2 Episode 2: COVID-19 outbreak prompts a state wide school closure through the end of this school year

    S2 Episode 2: COVID-19 outbreak prompts a state wide school closure through the end of this school year

    In this episode, AZEdNews Intern Morgan Willis speaks with Superintendent Chad Gestson to find out how schools will survive the closures. He also interviews Dawn Penich-Thacker from SOS Arizona, to see how the organization is continuing to advocate for their causes during the quarantine. 

    • 6 min
    S2 Episode 1: Educators are making their voices heard at the capitol

    S2 Episode 1: Educators are making their voices heard at the capitol

    In this episode of the AZEDNews podcast, we speak with teachers who are making their voices heard at the capitol. Since this legislative session began, multiple bills concerning education have been introduced, listen to find out what educators think of these bills.

    • 7 min
    S1 Episode 9: Strong relationships, STEM focus make Mansfeld Magnet Middle School an A+ School

    S1 Episode 9: Strong relationships, STEM focus make Mansfeld Magnet Middle School an A+ School

    Former Principal Richard Sanchez, talks about how focusing on building relationships with students and an emphasis on STEM principles have helped Mansfeld Magnet Middle School raise student test scores and earn the A+ School of Excellence Award from the Arizona Educational Foundation.

    • 17 min
    S1 Episode 8: Community partnerships, early learning and STEAM make Laguna Elementary an A+ School

    S1 Episode 8: Community partnerships, early learning and STEAM make Laguna Elementary an A+ School

    Retiring Principal Dr. Kathleen Root and incoming principal Brooke Williams from Laguna Elementary School, talk about how community partnerships, focus on early learning and their emphasis on STEAM has helped the Scottsdale school be named an A+ School of Excellence for the fourth time.

    • 25 min

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