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Want to keep and recruit teachers? Bump their pay by 15 grand, suggests Arizona Town Hall

Posted by   /  November 27, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

Report also recommends closing loopholes in the corporate income tax system, creating a statewide property tax, creating a sales tax on energy that is sold out of state and on tourism and entertainment activities By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa | Arizona Daily Sun Members of the 110th Arizona Town Hall are recommending that the state spend around […]

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Statement from Cronkite Dean on Rescinding of 2015 Award to Charlie Rose

Posted by   /  November 25, 2017  /  Education, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

November 24, 2017 (Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless they contain errors of fact.) The Cronkite School is rescinding the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism given to Charlie Rose in 2015. This unprecedented action is taken with the utmost seriousness and deliberation. We are not in the business of trying […]

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Poll queries voters on soda tax for schools, marijuana legalization and in-state tuition for immigrants

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

By Mike Sunnucks | Phoenix Business Journal A new Arizona poll shows voters, especially women, backing a new tax on sodas to boost school funding. The same poll by Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights shows opposition to legalizing marijuana and offering in-state tuition to immigrant students. The latter gets into the status of young immigrants in […]

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Recess should count toward school funding, Arizona senator says

Posted by   /  November 19, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via The Daily Courier The way Sen. Warren Petersen sees it, elementary school children are being rushed through lunch and recess by schools that are fearful of losing state aid. So the Gilbert Republican is proposing to give them more time. He has crafted legislation to say that […]

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Expert: UA lacks accountability, transparency needed to combat sexual violence

Posted by   /  November 18, 2017  /  Education, Sports  /  No Comments

By Caitlin Schmidt | Arizona Daily Star The University of Arizona is falling short on its commitment to teach Wildcat athletes and coaches about preventing sexual assault and domestic violence, a national expert says. Brenda Tracy works closely with the NCAA on issues involving violence toward women and lobbies for her cause in Washington, D.C. […]

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School choice group’s ad campaign not to sway voters, spokesman says

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

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A nonprofit funded at least in part by the Koch brothers is financing a six-figure TV campaign that a spokesman said is designed to “educate” Arizonans about school choice. But Brian Faughnan said it isn’t designed to sway votes on a measure on next […]

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Legacy charter school to develop two campuses totaling $42M

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

By Angela Gonzales | Phoenix Business Journal Legacy Traditional Schools is building a campus in East Mesa and one in the West Valley totaling $41.7 million in development costs. The projects are being financed by Industrial Development Authority bonds. A Nov. 15 groundbreaking for the East Mesa campus will allow for a fall 2018 opening […]

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Phoenix, Phoenixes or Phoenices? Petitioner worries new Utah school mascot’s name will invite crude jokes.

Posted by   /  November 14, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

Farmington resident Kyle Fraughton argues that the plural of Phoenix is too similar in sound to male anatomy By Benjamin Wood | The Salt Lake Tribune Teenagers find ways to mock any opposing school’s mascot, but Farmington resident Kyle Fraughton said the proposed symbol for a new high school in Davis County makes it too […]

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Fresno State prof to pay $17K, undergo free speech training after censoring students

Posted by   /  November 13, 2017  /  Education  /  No Comments

ADI News Services A Fresno State University professor will pay $17,000 and undergo First Amendment training by attorneys with the Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom as part of a legal settlement after he instructed students from his class to join him in defacing and erasing a pro-life student group’s sidewalk chalk messages. On Friday, a federal […]

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Juveniles in Maricopa County adult jail don’t receive accredited education

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

By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is not providing accredited educational services to the juveniles held in its adult jail. During last week’s meeting of the ad hoc committee on juvenile justice, MCSO Deputy Chief of Custody Brian Lee said 27 civilian Sheriff’s Office employees oversee the program. MCSO […]

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