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Teachers, staff and community members have a “walk in” Wednesday morning before school hours at Mingus Union High School to bring attention to the state of education in Arizona. VVN/Vyto Starinskas

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Verde Valley teachers say walkout a painful but necessary decision

The decision by Arizona teachers to walk off the job April 26 represents one of the most agonizing personal and professional decisions they’ve ever made, according to five local teacher representatives to the Arizona Education Association.

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Arizona PTA withdraws support of governor’s plan to boost teacher salaries

Calling the governor’s plan not financially sustainable, the Arizona PTA has withdrawn its backing for Gov. Doug Ducey’s teacher pay hike plan.