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Arizona State University president vows to support DACA students

Posted by   /  February 16, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By KTAR.com The head of the largest public university in Arizona vowed to continue to support young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and later attended state universities. Arizona State University President Michael Crow told KTAR News 92.3 FM that he has always supported advancing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients who […]

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Senate president offering ‘gift on a silver platter’ to get Democrats on his School Tuition Organizations bill

Posted by   /  February 16, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Senate President Steve Yarbrough threatened to strip a key provision out of a bill that would severely reduce the annual growth of a tax credit for private school scholarships. Democrats have balked at what Yarbrough, R-Chandler, has called a “grand bargain,” his offer to phase down a 20 […]

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ASU joins Janet Napolitano’s call for low-carbon future

Posted by   /  February 14, 2018  /  Education, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Arizona State University is part of a new coalition of 13 leading research universities that will help communities achieve their climate goals and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. The group, called the University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, includes distinguished universities from the United States, Canada and Mexico. The universities have committed to […]

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Reining in private school tax credits

Posted by   /  February 10, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Opponents say reform is a guise for expansion of STOs By Ricardo Cano | The Republic Arizona Senate President Steve Yarbrough, who for years ran a private-school tax-credit organization of his own, is pushing legislation that he says will rein in the cost of the state’s ballooning tax-credit program. “The proposed reduction in the cap […]

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[ANALYSIS] There’s no rest in the quest to be the best, but hitting .300 ain’t bad

Posted by   /  February 9, 2018  /  By Phil Riske, Education, Rose Law Group, Sports  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer hen I was in high school, my dad told me he didn’t care what career I chose, “just try to be the best.” When I didn’t try or fell short of best, I paid psychological and physical prices. I was reminded of all that reading the story of Peter […]

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Yarbrough bill to curb private  school tax credits called a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’

Posted by   /  February 2, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times A Republican proposal to end the dramatic annual growth of tax credits for private school scholarships also expands access to those scholarships in ways that makes public school advocates wary. Senate President Steve Yarbrough’s SB1467 would phase down a 20 percent annual increase in the cap on a […]

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Judge rules voters can have the last word on school vouchers

Posted by   /  January 31, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

Appeal is anticipated By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A judge has refused to block voters from getting the last word on whether they want to expand a system of vouchers that uses public funds to send children to private and parochial schools. In a six-page ruling made public Tuesday, […]

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School choice, the debate

Posted by   /  January 28, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Molly Longman | Phoenix New Times Carlos Alfaro struggled to keep up in school as a child. Carrie Brown was a star student. Alfaro’s family immigrated to the United States from Mexico; Brown grew up in conservative Kansas. Life brought both of them to Arizona and gave each a deep appreciation of the value […]

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ASU partners with Wexford for Phoenix Biomedical Campus expansion

Posted by   /  January 24, 2018  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Thomas Triolo | Downtown Devil Arizona State University partnered with Wexford Science and Technology for the first phase of their plan to expand the Phoenix Biomedical Campus north of Fillmore. Wexford is a company that focuses on partnering with universities and research institutions to build mixed-use research communities. “We do it for really one […]

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Maricopa Unified School District takes 1st, 2nd in Arizona regional of Future City

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

InMaricopa The MUSD middle school 20+1 programs finished first and second place in the Arizona Regional Future City Competition. A team of students from Maricopa Wells Middle School, who named their city Innovacia, won the Arizona Regional Future City competition. The team has won an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Nationals […]

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