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Fulton Homes hosts “Stuff the Bus”

Posted by   /  June 13, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Melissa Larsen | Arizona Foothills Magazine In order to get deserving families prepared for the impending school year, Fulton Homes is donating school supplies via its “Stuff the Bus” campaign. They are partnering once again with KEZ 99.9 for the annual donation drive which runs from June 5 to July 15 at Chandler Fashion Center. The school bus will be […]

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Poll shows Robin Hood approach to education funding supported by voters

Posted by   /  June 9, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  By Griselda Zetino | KTAR A proposed ballot measure that would tax the wealthy to fund public schools has strong support from Arizona voters, a new poll found. The poll by FM3 Research, a California-based research firm, shows 65 percent of the Arizona voters surveyed support the Invest in Education Act. “What we see […]

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Educators not surprised by Fort Worth’s play to lure Arizona teachers

Posted by   /  June 6, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Sarabeth Henne | Cronkite News State educators said they were not surprised to see a Texas school district erecting billboards around Phoenix in hopes of luring underpaid Arizona teachers away – and said they wouldn’t be surprised if the effort is successful. There is nothing subtle about the five billboards that the Fort Worth Independent […]

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Arizona public colleges, universities report 14.8 percent default rate on student loans

Posted by   /  June 6, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

Arizona Business Daily At South Mountain Community College, 33.3 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education. The analysis uses data that tracks borrowers at publicly controlled colleges and […]

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Ducey says lessons on evolution to remain in public schools

Posted by   /  May 29, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey said Monday he believes evolution should remain part of the science standards for public high schools, despite what is being proposed by the state’s top school official. “I believe in God,” the governor said. “I believe God created humanity,” he continued. […]

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Lasting effect of grassroots movements at Capitol questioned

Posted by   /  May 28, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Paulina Pineda | Arizona Capitol Times It was the year of the protests at the Arizona Capitol, but lawmakers and a professor disagree on whether the political movements that took hold this year will have a lasting effect. Lawmakers conducted business for much of the session in front of fired-up audiences of students and […]

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Teacher pay disputes go to the district level

Posted by   /  May 26, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Some Republicans have expressed interest in dictating how dollars are spent in school districts By Ben Giles, Arizona Capitol Times Arizona lawmakers, roundly criticized this year over poorly funded public schools, want to make one thing clear: They’re not the ones responsible for giving teachers raises. “We don’t set teacher pay. That’s a district decision,” […]

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Ariz. law school among 3 suing Bar Association over standards

Posted by   /  May 25, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Anne Ryman | Arizona Republic Three for-profit law schools, including Arizona Summit Law School, are suing the American Bar Association, accusing the national accrediting body of abuses of power and unequal treatment. The lawsuits, filed in federal court over the past two weeks, allege the ABA applies “arbitrarily” the standards required for law-school accreditation […]

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Grijalva, Dems call on education secretary to take back remarks about undocumented students

Posted by   /  May 25, 2018  /  Education, Immigration  /  1 Comment

DeVos stands by her remarks By Bryan Pietsch | Cronkite News Democratic lawmakers and advocates demanded Thursday that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos disavow her statement from earlier this week that schools can decide whether to turn over undocumented students to immigration officials. If she does not, they said, she should resign. “She’s already proven that […]

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Arrest of medical marijuana patient on campus illegal, court rules, a victory for patients, says Laura Bianchi, director Medical Cannabis Department

Posted by   /  May 23, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education, Medical Marijuana  /  No Comments

By  Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Medical marijuana patients are free to have their drug on college and university campuses without having to fear arrest, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled this morning. The justices said the 2010 Arizona Medical Marijuana Act gave those who have certain medical conditions permission to […]

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