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Sen. Allen’s proposed university tuition freeze goes down to defeat

Posted by   /  February 18, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jade Yeban | Arizona Capitol Times After several weeks of fighting for a four-year tuition freeze program for the three state universities, Republican Sen. Sylvia Allen of Snowflake saw her legislation rejected by a 3-4 vote in the Senate Education Committee. Allen’s SB1061 would have required universities to implement a tuition freeze so students […]

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Surprise will be home to Ottawa University’s new residential campus in the fall

Posted by   /  February 17, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Ottawa University is opening a 35-acre residential campus in Surprise this fall, complete with dorms and 19 varsity men’s and women’s sports teams. Kevin Eichner, president of Ottawa University, said he has been exploring the idea of a residential campus since 2010. “In 2011, we came very close […]

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Grand Canyon University expansion has enhanced the area, officials say

Posted by   /  February 16, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

‘To see a 30 percent increase in home values while subsequently seeing a 30 percent decrease in crime is just incredible results,’ Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says. Grand Canyon University unveiled several new facilities at its Phoenix campus on Wednesday, as state and local officials commended the school for helping to revitalize the surrounding area […]

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Oro Valley lawmaker drops bid to break up Board of Regents

Posted by   /  February 15, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star The Arizona Board of Regents will remain intact, and with all its powers, after a legislator agreed not to try to break it up this year. Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, said Tuesday he will not force a vote on his legislation to create separate […]

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Prescott protesters target Gosar, McCain over DeVos appointment

Posted by   /  February 13, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  Plan weekly protests from 1 to 2 p.m. every Tuesday in downtown Prescott A group of more than 100 local members of the Yavapai County Democratic Party, progressives, Sierra Club members, Veterans for Peace and others joined to demonstrate for the second Tuesday in two weeks in front of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar and […]

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Republican lawmakers aim to create separate state university governing boards

Posted by   /  January 26, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying the Board of Regents is “out of control” in its spending, two Republican representatives want to blow up the system and give each university its own governing board. The plan by Mark Finchem of Oro Valley and Jill Norgaard of Phoenix would retain […]

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Napolitano back at work after hospitalization for cancer treatment complications

Posted by   /  January 24, 2017  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Staff Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former Arizona governor returned to work Friday after being hospitalized last week after side effects from cancer treatment. Spokeswoman Dianne Klein said she Napolitano is back to her full schedule and is doing “extremely well.” Napolitano, a former U.S. […]

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Teaching the teachers to stay in Arizona

Posted by   /  January 18, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Keerthi Vedantam | Cronkite News In a poorly-financed education system, Arizona teachers are battling low salaries, the pressures of mandatory testing and a lack of respect for their profession, making it harder for the state to entice and retain teachers, advocates say. One Paradise Valley mentoring program is trying to grow teachers at home […]

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Arizona bill to ban school ‘’social justice’’ courses dies quickly

Posted by   /  January 18, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Hank Stephenson | Arizona Capitol Times Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe’s bill to ban K-12 schools and universities from teaching “social justice” is dead for the year, according to the chairman of the committee to which it has been assigned. Republican Rep. Paul Boyer, chairman of the House Education Committee, said he would not hear […]

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Janet Napolitano hospitalized, fighting cancer

Posted by   /  January 17, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Nanette Asimov | SF Gate University of California President Janet Napolitano has been hospitalized for side effects related to cancer, which was diagnosed in August but made public only on Tuesday. Napolitano, who ran the Department of Homeland Security before leaving in 2013 to take over the 10-campus UC system, “has consistently performed her […]

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