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University backers retooling Payson campus plan

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

By Peter Aleshire | Payson Roundup Backers of a plan to build a university in Payson say they’re “resizing” the campus, but still working with all the state universities to build a campus on 254 acres of land purchased more than a year ago from the U.S. Forest Service. “We continue to move forward with […]

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Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller blasts ASU president Michael Crow for ‘continued disparaging and erroneous remarks’

Posted by   /  August 17, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Cluff | azcentral sports Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller issued a statement Wednesday blasting ASU President Michael Crow for his “continued disparaging and erroneous remarks” toward the University. The statement was “shared with our GCU family to set the record straight” regarding some comments Crow made to the media on Tuesday. Crow’s […]

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Paradise district middle school campus delayed

Posted by   /  August 14, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Richard Smith | YourWestValley Tim Gonzales has been fairly calm this summer, for a school district director faced with construction delays on two of three campuses and the sudden departure of the principal of the district’s nationally-recognized high school. Mr. Gonzales is the executive director of Paradise Schools, who planned to open the year […]

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Voucher lawyers file suit to block referendum effort

Posted by   /  August 12, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Supporters of universal school vouchers filed suit Friday in a bid to keep a referendum on the legislation from ever getting to the ballot. The lawsuit filed in Maricopa County Superior Court contends that some of the people who circulated petitions to force a […]

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Regent says maintaining in-state tuition rate for ‘Dreamers’ is wrong

Posted by   /  August 12, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A five-year veteran of the Arizona Board of Regents said Friday his colleagues are wrong to keep allowing “Dreamers” to pay the same in-state tuition at state universities as legal Arizona residents. Regent Jay Heiler said his colleagues are acting in good faith in […]

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Regents ask AG to hold off on filing suit over ‘dreamers’ policy

Posted by   /  August 11, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Immigration  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Saying they are comfortable with their decision, members of the Board of Regents told Attorney General Mark Brnovich Thursday they have no plans to hike tuition for dreamers — at least not until the Supreme Court orders them to do it. In a letter […]

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ASU unveils $120M dorm built for engineers — complete with 3D printers, laser cutters and design tools

Posted by   /  August 10, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Arizona State University — which has the biggest engineering school in the nation — is unveiling its new $120 million dorm for engineers, featuring on-site digital classrooms and makerspaces that include 3D printers, laser cutters and other design tools for budding engineers. The 1,600-person co-ed residential community was […]

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[IN-DEPTH] Judge to rule whether banning Mexican-American studies is constitutional

Posted by   /  August 8, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

Arizona Republicans accused teachers of stoking racial discord. But the law they passed in response may violate the Constitution. By Roque Planas | The Huffington Post When Sean Arce, former director of Tucson’s banned Mexican-American studies program, took the witness stand in June, the state attorney’s line of questioning betrayed a clear agenda: She wanted […]

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Jonathan Gelbart Files for Superintendent of Public Instruction

Posted by   /  August 7, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) Tempe, AZ (August 7, 2017) – Jonathan Gelbart, former Director of Charter School Development for the nationally top-ranked BASIS Charter Schools, today announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction. He has resigned his position […]

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