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Camelot Homes celebrates 50 years in the Valley

Posted by   /  December 6, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

The Hancock family celebrates their local achievements with a donation to Arizona State University. / Keith and Melissa Photographers / Scottsdale Independent Homebuilder invests $60K in ASU student artists, designers Scottsdale Independent Camelot Homes is marking its 50th anniversary with a major investment in Arizona arts education. The company is donating $50,000 for endowed scholarships […]

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Former lawmaker Bev Hermon remembered as supporter of charter schools, people with disabilities

Posted by   /  December 4, 2019  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Photograph of Bev Hermon, a member of the Arizona State Legislature. /Photo: Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records By Andrew Oxford | Arizona Republic  A former Arizona legislator who helped create the state’s charter school system and advocated for people with disabilities died Nov. 26 following an illness. Bev Hermon was 86. Colleagues and […]

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Republican lawmaker doesn’t want environmental justice taught in schools

Posted by   /  November 27, 2019  /  Education, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Parker Shea | Arizona Mirror An Arizona House Republican wants to remove lessons about the social and economic consequences of climate change from the statewide requirements for K-12 environmental education. House Education Committee Vice-Chairman John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, introduced legislation this month that would strike “a discussion of economic and social implications” from the […]

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Survey: Arizonans concerned most about water, education and the state’s finances

Posted by   /  November 25, 2019  /  Economy, Education, Featured News, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

The future of the state’s water supply is an issue that is on the mind of many Arizonans /Photo: Ed Spyra/Morrison Institute By Maria Polletta, /Arizona Republic Heading into 2020, more Arizonans are worried about the future of the state’s water, children and finances than are focused on hot-button issues like immigration or gun control, […]

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Republican lawmaker again proposes to repeal Arizona’s English-only law

Posted by   /  November 21, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Laura Gómez | Arizona Mirror Amethyst Hinton Sainz, an English Learner educator, teaches a lesson at Rhodes Junior High in Mesa./Kelsey Mo/Cronkite News Rep. John Fillmore is again proposing to repeal a 19-year-old voter-approved law that forbids students who are learning English from getting instruction in any other language.  Fillmore, an Apache Junction Republican, […]

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UA College of Medicine-Phoenix grows medical class size to stem doctor shortages

Posted by   /  November 19, 2019  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Daja Henry | Downtown Devil The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix campus announced last week that it will expand its class size from 80 to 100 in 2020 to combat the state’s intensifying physician shortage. The expansion is just the next step a plan that was initiated at the university’s inception, said Glen […]

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UA’s $14-million gamble: Consultant gave pricey advice to devise strategic plan

Posted by   /  November 9, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

 University of Arizona President Robert Robbins addresses those attending a banquet announcing the 360 Initiative in the University of Arizona Student Union’s North Ballroom, on Nov. 1, 2019. /Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star By Carol Ann Alaimo and Justin Sayers | Arizona Daily  The University of Arizona paid more than $14 million to a […]

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Education groups consider measure to tax rich – and poor

Posted by   /  November 8, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

Joe Thomas, president of the Arizona Education Association, speaks at a July 5, 2018, press conference to explain why teachers and their allies decided the best way to get new money into the classroom was a tax on the richest Arizonans. A court kicked the measure off the ballot and now education leaders are considering […]

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ASU student voter turnout has surged in the past four years

Posted by   /  November 6, 2019  /  2020 Elections, Education  /  No Comments

A new report shows more students are showing up to vote By Endia Fontanez | State Press ASU students have become more politically engaged in recent years, according to a report from the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, an initiative at Tufts University. The report, dubbed the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, […]

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Voters reject Glendale City Council pay raise in landslide, approve DVUSD funding measures

Posted by   /  November 6, 2019  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Glendale City Council members pose for a photo. From left, Barrel District Councilman Bart Turner, Sahuaro District Councilman Ray Malnar, Vice Mayor Joyce Clark of the Yucca District, Mayor Jerry Weiers, Cholla District Councilwoman Lauren Tolmachoff, Ocotillo District Councilman Jamie Aldama and Cactus District Councilman Ian Hugh. /Submitted photo By Mark Carlisle | Daily Independent […]

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