For 20 years, Sue Raatjes was a high school English teacher in the Peoria Unified School District. One year, Sue was given a group of unmotivated students. But it turned out it was her favorite class to teach.
When refugees flee their country, they don’t just leave behind a place. They give up so many familiar things, from friends to a job, to food they may have eaten every day. But there’s a Phoenix program that helps ease this leap into the unknown – from the ground up.
Solar panels and chillers designed to reduce cooling costs have helped make the Dysart Unified School District a leader in a federal program that aims to increase energy savings by 20 percent in a decade.
Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he won't take another round of tax cuts off the table, even as Arizona schools struggle to recover the hundreds of millions of dollars in state aid they lost during the recession.