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A proposition on this year’s Arizona ballot is designed to expand the state’s school voucher system. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it would make more money available to parents for private or religious school tuition. 

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Religion, and how it’s taught in public schools, was at the heart of a controversy at the Arizona State Board of Education meeting yesterday. The board voted on a new set of science, history, and social science standards for K through 12 education. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

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Arizona teachers are the focus of a new documentary screening tonight in Flagstaff. The film, “Teaching in Arizona,” follows three educators, as they balance their love for the job while living on some of the lowest teacher salaries in the country. Lisa Molomot directed the film, and teaches documentary production at the University of Arizona. She talked to KNAU's Aaron Granillo.

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Music school for infants? Yes! It’s good for their brains! Almost all brain development happens before the age of five. That’s why the Music Together program in Flagstaff encourages parents to show their babies and toddlers how to make joyful, noisy music—even before they’re ready to talk. The program helps every kid in a different way. For KNAU’s latest installment of Eats and Beats, stories about food and music, we hear the teacher and parents share their stories.

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Last September, school speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was settling into the new academic year, working with youngsters in her small classroom behind a playground at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School in a blue-collar neighborhood outside Phoenix.