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Scottsdale schools talks rebuilding amid shrinking student enrollment

Posted by   /  October 16, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  By Lorraine Longhi | Arizona Republic Scottsdale’s schools have about 4,800 fewer students than its 27,214-student peak in 2002 and are projected to shrink further over the next decade. The Scottsdale Unified School District has enrolled just more than 22,000 students this school year and the count is projected to dip to just more than 20,000 […]

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Report: Arizona saw biggest post-recession tuition increases in nation

Posted by   /  October 12, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  By Daniel Perle | Cronkite News Arizona universities have posted the largest tuition increases in the nation since the start of the recession, with the $5,355 increase per student more than twice the national average, according to a recent national survey. One of the authors of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report […]

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Oh, so many are in her debt: Rose Law Group Notable Cartoonable

Posted by   /  October 11, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

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Yes means no on voucher ballot measure

Posted by   /  October 8, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Education  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times It seems a bit out of Alice in Wonderland. But if you support the goals of those who put Proposition 305 on the ballot — opposition to expansion of vouchers — you have to vote “no” in November. And if you’re opposed, a […]

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Why I chose to make Benjamin Franklin Charter School a non-profit

Posted by   /  September 29, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Rep. Eddie Farnsworth /opinion contributor | The Arizona Republic Opinion: I must take issue with recent articles and columns about Benjamin Franklin Charter School. They were grossly exaggerated. (Editor’s note:Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) I believe Arizona’s charter schools are one of the state’s great success stories. Test scores suggest […]

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ASU profs reflect on the civics lesson that was the Kavanaugh hearing

Posted by   /  September 28, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

‘Unfortunately, those who really should be seeing this probably aren’t watching today,’ said one professor By Daisy Finch | Cronkite News On a regular weekday, Professor Wei Li would be teaching her students in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. But Thursday, she stayed home, laptop on hand and tea nearby, with […]

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Judge tosses lawsuit against Arizona regents over out-of-state tuition

Posted by   /  September 26, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Out-of-state students who paid full tuition at state universities won’t be getting a refund. In an order released Tuesday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Teresa Sanders threw out a lawsuit filed earlier this year by three students from other states. They claimed that the […]

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Douglas proposes Christian-based academic standards

Posted by   /  September 24, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer/ Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A parade of teachers, parents and others lined up Monday to ask the state Board of Education to reject efforts by the state schools chief to alter — and they believe dilute — academic standards. During a meeting lasting hours, several people testified that […]

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The death of the school dress code

Posted by   /  September 20, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  AXIOS Dress codes of yore are starting to crumble in the face of critiques about sexism and racial inequity. Driving the news: School districts in California, Illinois and Oregon are explicitly allowing tank tops and short shorts, the AP reports. A suburban Houston school district in Texas is “reevaluating” a rule banning boys from […]

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Phoenix district looking at plans for new schools due to overcrowding

Posted by   /  September 20, 2018  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Mark Carlson | KTAR A growing number of students at west Phoenix high schools is creating new problems for district officials. The Phoenix Union High School District has been busy assessing whether new schools should be built or whether they should just redesign existing schools. Trevor Browne High School has an enrollment of […]

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