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Regional News: Utah students could benefit from proposed Arizona voucher expansion

Posted by   /  February 14, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Education  /  No Comments

By Dillon Rosenblatt and Arren Kimbel-Sannit/Arizona Capitol Times The Legislature has another bill that would appear to expand the state’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program to a small group of students living near the Arizona-Utah border.  Rep. Regina Cobb, R-Kingman, introduced HB 2898, which would expand ESA vouchers to non-public schools within two miles of the […]

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Regional News: You’ll soon be able to earn a degree in cannabis from a Colorado university

Posted by   /  February 8, 2020  /  Cannabis and Hemp, Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

CSU-Pueblo wins state approval to begin offering “Cannabis, Biology and Chemistry” degree By Elizabeth Hernandez | The Denver Post Photo by Vince Chandler / The Denver Post Colorado State University-Pueblo received state approval Friday for the state’s first cannabis-related degree program, to be launched this fall. The program — called “Cannabis, Biology and Chemistry” — […]

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Judge orders Attorney General to pay $1M in legal fees to regents

Posted by   /  February 8, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich  /Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services | Arizona Capitol Times  Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announces a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents on Sept. 8. The suit alleges ABOR is not adhering to a constitutional requirement that tuition for residents attending state universities […]

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Regional News: Bill would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain professional licenses in New Mexico

Posted by   /  January 31, 2020  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

KQRE By Kai Porter | KOB Some lawmakers in New Mexico want to allow undocumented immigrants to be able to obtain occupational or professional licenses. Supporters say the bill would help fill shortages in professions that require licenses – like doctors. “I went to medical school to treat New Mexican families,” said Yazmin Irazoqui-Ruiz, who […]

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Ducey asks 9th Circuit to void court decision on land trust

Posted by   /  January 29, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that could affect his ability and that of future governors to tap a special education trust account to funnel more cash into schools. But the new filings with the 9th Circuit […]

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Sadly, School of Architecture at Taliesin to Close after 88 Years of Fostering Frank Lloyd Wright’s Vision for ‘Organic Architecture’

Posted by   /  January 28, 2020  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

 In this photo taken Nov. 23, 2018, is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Ariz. The architecture school that architect Frank Lloyd Wright started nearly 90 years ago is closing. School officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, that the School of Architecture at Taliesin, which encompasses Wright properties in Wisconsin and Arizona, will shutter […]

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ASU not planning to cancel classes because of student with coronavirus

Posted by   /  January 28, 2020  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

 A medical worker in protective gear checks a patient suspected of being ill with coronavirus at a community health station in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home […]

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GOP lawmaker wants law to balance viewpoints on campus

Posted by   /  January 24, 2020  /  2020 Legislature, Education  /  No Comments

HB 2238 requires the Board of Regents to establish, fund and staff a new Office of Public Policy Events at each university. By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A Glendale Republican lawmaker says he’s found a way to ensure that university students get all sides of controversial issues: force the […]

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New push to tax wealthiest Arizonans for K-12 funding launches

Posted by   /  January 13, 2020  /  Education, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Marisol Garcia, a teacher in the Isaac Elementary School District, speaks in favor of the Invest in Education Act at a Jan. 13, 2020, press conference at the Capitol. /Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy / Arizona Mirror By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror Arizona schools would get nearly $1 billion in new funding annually from a […]

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Arizona Department of Education sued over vouchers

Posted by   /  January 7, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

The Goldwater Institute today sued the Arizona Department of Education, alleging it mishandled the state’s school voucher program in a way that breaks state law, Arizona Capitol Times reported. The lawsuit, filed in Maricopa County Superior Court on behalf of several families, alleges the department engaged in illegal rulemaking when it developed its Empowerment Scholarship Account handbook […]

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