How a rural Alabama school system outdid the country with gains in math – Associated Press

Photo: Piedmont Elementary School math teacher Cassie Holbrooks helps a small group of fourth-grade students with a three-digit subtraction problem in Piedmont, Ala. While the rest of the country’s schools were losing ground in math during the COVID pandemic, student performance in a rural Alabama school district was soaring. Piedmont City schools notched significant improvement

City of Prescott

City of Prescott Reports No Wastewater Entering Surface Water

Granite Creek Park Remains Closed for Testing and Cleanup  As of noon on March 23, 2023, no wastewater was entering into the surface waterways. However, Granite Creek Park will remain closed until crews can complete inspection, clean-up and disinfection of the area. Citizens are urged to obey signs and stay out of posted closure areas.

Public Health

Sonora Quest Laboratories Offers Respiratory 3-with-1 Combination Testing for COVID-19, RSV, and Influenza

 Sonora Quest Laboratories, Arizona’s leading diagnostic laboratory, announced the launch of its qualitative, multi-target, molecular diagnostics testing that uses only one patient sample to aid in the detection of COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza. This 3-with-1 respiratory virus combination testing is available with a health care provider’s order. COVID-19, RSV, and the flu


Yavapai County Elections Department Central Tabulation Equipment Tested Successfully

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office successfully conducted the required Logic and Accuracy testing of the Yavapai County Elections Department central tabulation equipment today. Testing was mandatory prior to starting the recount of the General Election by a court order issued Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court. After an automatic recount is ordered, the county


PFAS Detected in Two City of Prescott Wells

The City of Prescott tests its drinking water supply regularly to ensure that it meets all drinking water quality standards.  Recent test results found the presence of man-made chemicals called Perfluoriooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in two of its water production wells located in the airport area.  While PFOA and PFOS are not

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