Howard Fischer

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- State lawmakers are moving to end "social promotion.''
On a voice vote Thursday, the House gave preliminary approval to legislation requiring students be held back if they don't meet the required criteria. It also would mandate that high school teachers fail students who don't meet the course requirements.
The move came over the objections of Democrats who questioned whether that would do more harm than good.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- A House panel voted Monday to ask voters to remove restrictions on how English can be taught to students who come to school speaking another language.

Arizona Western College

Many parents will argue it is never too early to start preparing their children for college.

That is why, for the tenth year in a row, Arizona Western College will be having fifth-grade students on the Yuma campus. It'll be a group of around 150 kids from Otondo Elementary School.

It's all part of the "I’m Going to College" event where the kids will get to experience a day as a college student.

The event will be on Thursday, Nov. 14, when they will start off the morning with a mock orientation before participating in three mini college classes.

Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — Out-of-state students who attended one of the state’s three universities are not entitled to a partial refund just because “dreamers” were allowed to pay the same tuition as Arizona residents, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

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A study released today finds that Arizona has the third worst public school system in the country.