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Regents approve UA’s $137M Honors College complex

Posted by   /  September 29, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mikayla Mace | Arizona Daily Star The Arizona Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously approved for the University of Arizona to begin constructing a $137 million Honors College complex, described by the school as a “campus within a campus.” Regents also approved the 2019-2021 Capital Improvement Plan that includes $66 million in upgrades to […]

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Sleek, new and just for engineering students

Posted by   /  September 28, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

Arizona State unveils its new dormitory designed just for engineering majors, an unusual concept in residence life. By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf | Inside Higher Ed Engineering students at Arizona State University need not leave their slick new dormitory on the college’s Tempe campus for some of their classes. A couple of classrooms are just a quick walk […]

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Voucher foes respond to lawsuit seeking to toss referendum

Posted by   /  September 27, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Foes of universal school vouchers are counting on a gap in state law to preserve their bid to force a public vote on the issue. Roopali Desai, attorney for Save Our Schools Arizona, said Secretary of State Michele Reagan has determined there are more […]

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Arizona Board of Regents to review NCAA basketball scandal involving UA assistant coach

Posted by   /  September 27, 2017  /  Education, Featured News, Government and Politics, Sports  /  No Comments

By Anne Ryman | The Republic The Arizona Board of Regents is meeting to get legal advice on the NCAA basketball fraud and bribery investigation that has rocked college sports and resulted in the criminal charges against four assistant basketball coaches, including one at the University of Arizona. The regents, who oversee Arizona’s state universities, […]

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ASU Sun Devil Stadium renovation costs expected to top $307 million

Posted by   /  September 27, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

The last phase of construction on the ASU Sun Devil Stadium renovations is expected to begin in December with completion now targeted for June 2019. By Anne Ryman | The Republic The multiyear project to renovate Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium is expected to cost an additional $38.9 million, bringing the total price tag […]

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University of Phoenix phasing out around 20 campuses

Posted by   /  September 27, 2017  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

This story was updated with further comment from the school. By Joseph Flaherty | Phoenix New Times The University of Phoenix plans to scale back more brick-and-mortar campuses across the country, according to university employees and internal communications obtained by Phoenix New Times. The best-known for-profit university will phase out on-campus enrollment and teaching at around 20 locations, according to […]

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Study finds 1 in 5 public school teacher positions unfilled

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

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times More than 1,300 teaching positions are still unfilled four weeks into the school year according to a new report. The survey released Tuesday by the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association of 135 school districts and charter schools found that they began the year with […]

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7 East Valley teen suicides in 6 weeks alarm schools

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

By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune Seven East Valley teenagers committed suicide during a six-week period earlier this summer, creating a disturbing suicide cluster and a grassroots effort to do everything possible to prevent additional deaths. The unusual suicide cluster included six boys and a girl ranging from 13 to 18 years old. Six […]

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Voucher expansion ballot measure prompts questions on voter protection

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

By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times What is now Proposition 305 will not only put the fate of school voucher expansion into the hands of Arizonans, but is also likely to set precedent on how the Voter Protection Act applies to referenda. The argument is sure to be made that whatever voters decide in […]

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Ducey takes slap at AG and his lawsuit on tuition

Posted by   /  September 15, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Tuition is ‘as nearly free as possible,’ despite AG’s assertion otherwise, governor says By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media via The Daily Courier Arizona’s three universities are in compliance with constitutional requirements to keep instruction “as nearly free as possible,” Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday, despite what Attorney General Mark Brnovich contends. “Our universities are accessible […]

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