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Ducey vows no more school voucher expansion measures for now

Posted by   /  April 12, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey Tuesday said lifting an enrollment cap that will be imposed as a school voucher program expands is “not even a consideration.” At least not at this time. Ducey signed a bill on April 6 expanding Empowerment Scholarship Accounts to all children. The program, which would […]

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Toltec settling land acquisition lawsuits

Posted by   /  April 12, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Kevin Reagan | Pinal Central The Toltec School District is close to settling a number of civil suits it filed in a pursuit to buy land for future development. Starting in 2015, the school district filed more than a dozen civil complaints in Pinal County Superior Court against landowners it wanted to buy property […]

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Top teachers vent over Ducey signing voucher bill

Posted by   /  April 10, 2017  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Five current and former Arizona teachers of the year told Gov. Doug Ducey today that they feel betrayed after he signed an expansion of vouchers last week. Ducey signed a bill Thursday that will expand Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, which allow children to use money that ordinarily would have […]

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Getting rid of ‘Animal House’: Frats criticize ASU’s $70M Greek Leadership Village

Posted by   /  April 10, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times Arizona State University’s $70 million Greek Leadership Village in Tempe aims to be nothing like Animal House. Construction on the project began earlier this year on five acres at the southeast corner of Terrace and Rural roads, at the site of the old Cholla dormitory, which was razed […]

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State data does poor job of tracking private school aid

Posted by   /  April 10, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Public records attorney ‘shocked’ By Rob O’Dell and Yvonne Wingett | The Republic Thursday night, shortly before the deciding votes were cast to expand the state’s school-voucher program, state Sen. Debbie Lesko talked optimistically about its future impact. Allowing more students to tap taxpayer funds for private schooling or other education programs “will just provide […]

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McKeighan: Great Hearts investment offer is one worthy of exploration

Posted by   /  April 5, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Jace McKeighan | Scottsdale Independent What would you say if someone offered to pay $4.5 million to develop a public park on city-owned parkland at no cost to taxpayers? “Wow, that’s great” would seem to be the obvious answer. This is actually being proposed for approximately 13 acres adjacent to DC Ranch. DMB, the […]

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Lower house prices lead to higher student loan default rates

Posted by   /  April 1, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jillian Berman | MarketWatch Add this to the list of potential consequences of the housing bust: Rising student loan defaults. Drops in housing prices during the Great Recession account for between 24% and 32% of the rise in student loan defaults during the same period, according to a working paper distributed this week by […]

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ASU looks to expand leadership in bioscience

Posted by   /  March 20, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Even though it does not feature a medical school, Arizona State University is making progress toward becoming one of the leading bioscience research institutions in the United States, following nearly two decades of aggressive investment and program development. Since 2011, the first year the university began publishing research […]

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Read Ducey’s lips: Prop 301 tax now a ‘funding program’

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

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey is finally willing to talk about keeping public schools from falling off a financial cliff after 2020. And it involves a word at which he normally blanches: taxes. Ducey said late Tuesday he is supportive of efforts to ask voters to extend […]

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Former University of Phoenix properties get new owners, new life

Posted by   /  March 15, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks |Phoenix Business Journal Two office buildings in east Phoenix that used to house University of Phoenix operations have been sold with the new owners looking to modernize and bring some new vision to the office properties. The buildings are at 4150 South Riverpoint Parkway and 3125 East Wood Street in Riverpoint Business […]

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