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SRP Trains Former Power Plant Employees for Careers in Technology

by Salt River Project

As the director of Talent Management for Salt River Project, a community based, not-for-profit utility – which also happens to be the third-largest public power company in the country – our staffing needs are unique and diverse. Recently, we faced an inimitable challenge as the four owners of Navajo Generating Station (NGS), a coal-fired power …

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2019 NAEP Results: AZ Scores Highlight Need to Address Achievement Gap

by Expect More Arizona

What is NAEP? The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics and is the only test that measures student achievement in all states. NAEP vs. AzMERIT NAEP reading and math tests are administered every other year to a representative sample of students nationwide and results focus on trends …

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Baby, let’s talk! Serve and return

by First Things First

Even though they can’t use words yet, having little back-and-forth conversations with your baby is the best way you can help them learn and develop language. Responding to your child with words, conversation and attention makes a big, positive impact on their learning and healthy development. As their brain develops — incredibly fast in their …

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Five issues rural schools face and some solutions

by Lisa Irish, AZ Ed News

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019| LISA IRISH | ARIZONA EDUCATION NEWS SERVICE Recruiting and retaining teachers or finding service providers for students with special needs is often more difficult for rural or small Arizona school districts than it is for metropolitan ones, but creative solutions are helping address these challenges. “Rural schools have many of the same …

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Why Attendance Matters

by Expect More Arizona

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school …

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