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Legal battle resumes over law that killed Tucson schools ethnic studies program

Posted by   /  June 27, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

Huppenthal, Horne testifying By Yoohyun Jung | Arizona Daily Star The legal battle over an ethnic-studies program at Tucson’s largest school district resumed in court Monday, seven years after an Arizona law went into effect, leading to its demise. U.S. Circuit Judge A. Wallace Tashima is overseeing the bench trial in Tucson at the U.S. […]

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Is it okay for children to count on their fingers?

Posted by   /  June 26, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

Arizona Daily Independent Is it OK for children to count on their fingers? Generations of pupils have been discouraged by their teachers from using their hands when learning maths. But a new research article, published in Frontiers in Education shows using fingers may be a much more important part of maths learning than previously thought. […]

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Regents, lawmakers, look to mend fences after chairman’s resignation

Posted by   /  June 23, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Regents and lawmakers alike expect the June 18 resignation of the Arizona Board of Regents’ chairman can heal any lingering wounds between them, though Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, who is at the center of the controversy, said the resignation changes nothing. Greg Patterson, who secretly recorded a […]

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West-MEC campus in Surprise to open Aug. 2

Posted by   /  June 22, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Richard Smith | Independent Newsmedia The West-MEC Northwest campus in Surprise will open on schedule Aug. 2 with a full complement of 220 students. Construction is entering the final stages for Phase 1 – of at least four phases – at the 19.3-acre campus for the Joint Technical Education District, on the northwest side […]

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Regents adopt special tuition rate for ‘dreamers’ ahead of court ruling

Posted by   /  June 22, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A little-known policy of the Board of Regents could blunt the financial effect of a new court ruling denying dreamers in-state tuition. The policy says anyone who is a graduate of an Arizona high school but does not otherwise meet the definition of “residency” can […]

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The doctor is not in on ASU biomedical center in Phoenix

Posted by   /  June 22, 2017  /  Education, Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Brenna Goth | The Republic Plans to massively expand Arizona State University’s footprint on the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus with the help of a billionaire doctor are off, university officials confirmed Wednesday. ASU no longer is negotiating the development of about seven acres of city land with NantWorks, the company led by Dr. Patrick […]

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Ducey fills Greg Patterson’s ABOR seat with new regent

Posted by   /  June 20, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Gov. Doug Ducey has selected Karrin Taylor Robson as a regent for the Arizona Board of Regent left vacant by Chairman Greg Patterson. This week, Patterson resigned in the wake of a secretly taped meeting with an Arizona legislator. Taylor Robson is the founder and president of Arizona Strategies, a land-use strategy and real estate […]

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Arizona Board of Regents chair Greg Patterson steps down [UPDATE]

Posted by   /  June 20, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun Greg Patterson at his 2012 Senate confirmation hearing for the Board of Regents. Saying his spat with a lawmaker has become a “distraction,” Greg Patterson is stepping down as chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents and quitting the panel outright. In a letter […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 20, 2017: Traditional media outlets felt increasing pressure to respond to fake news articles and refute false claims.

Posted by   /  June 20, 2017  /  Education, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Colorado University study finds fake news twice as influential as fact-checking sites New Mexico: Los Alamos nuclear lab shutdown endangers U.S. arsenal California: Death Valley temperatures may hit 128 on summer’s first day. The heat may give you bragging rights. Or it can kill you Utah: At 87, eco-legend Ken Sleight of Ed Abbey fame […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for June 19, 2017: Lawmaker thinks smartphone ban oversteps government’s role into private family life.

Posted by   /  June 19, 2017  /  Education, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Colorado group wants to ban sale of smartphones for kids under 13 Should Utah charter schools be allowed to seize land? Everyone loves L.A. — and that’s the problem Nevada: Less than 10% voter turnout in municipal elections puzzles officials New Mexico lab ships mislabeled waste container to Colorado

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