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Do Arizona Schools Pay Enough Attention To High Performing Students?

Arizona schools pay a lot of attention to bringing students who are struggling to meet standards up to proficiency.

But what about high-performing students who are already there?

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a D.C.-based education policy think tank, believes Arizona is not doing enough to help those students achieve their potential.

Brandon Wright is the institute’s editorial director.

Last month, the Arizona Board of Education adopted a new school accountability plan, which takes effect for the current school year.

Karol Schmidt is the board’s executive director.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.