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A Dozen Arizona Schools Are Failing

by on January 14, 2020 0

Twelve Arizona schools are failing, which means they could potentially be shut down if they don’t improve. The Arizona State Board of Education issued F grades to schools that had received three-consecutive D grades — including three schools whose appeals were denied by the board in mid-December, according to data on the board’s website....

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Arizona Not On Track To Meet Education Goals

by on January 13, 2020 0

Arizona is not on track to meet key education goals set four years ago. The Arizona Education Progress Meter set goals for the state to meet by 2030, ranging from access to quality early learning to post-secondary attainment. “It’s clear that the state isn’t on progress to meet our broadly supported goals,” said Christine...

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What Parents Need To Know About RSV

by on January 13, 2020 0

Doctors are seeing more children with an illness that can look a lot like the flu or cold, but it’s not. It’s known as RSV. It stands for respiratory syncytial virus. It comes with the typical runny nose, cough and congestion we see during the winter. Adults can usually get over RSV without a...

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Arizona’s Top Baby Names Of 2019

by on January 3, 2020 0

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) announced their list of top baby names for Arizona in 2019 for both girls and boys. ADHS gathered data for their list from baby certificates submitted to their Bureau of Vital Records. The top names for girls are Olivia, Emma, Isabella, Sophia and Mia. The top names...

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New Research Claims Antibiotics in Infancy tied to Allergies in Childhood

by on December 30, 2019 0

Antibiotics commonly prescribed to babies may lead to an increased risk of allergies later in childhood, possibly because the medications can affect an infant’s gut bacteria, according to a new research paper. The research was published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics. It found that infants who were given antibiotics — penicillin, cephalosporin, sulfonamide...

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First Things First Year End Review

by on December 19, 2019 0

From the beginning, First Things First has been dedicated to the healthy development and school readiness of Arizona’s youngest children. First Things First supports programs across Arizona through grants to community organizations that provide services—at no cost—for young children from birth to age 5 and their families. Their mission has been to give kids...

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