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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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Regional News: Colorado would repay first 2 years of student loans for grads who stay in state under ‘Get On Your Feet’ bill

Posted by   /  January 7, 2020  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

Gov. Jared Polis’ budget earmarked $14 million to advance-fund the program for 3 years In this 2015 file photo, University of Colorado student Liesy Geer studies for an art history final exam at Norlin Library on the Boulder campus./ Jeremy Papasso/Daily Camera By Elizabeth Hernandez | The Denver Post A bill in the works for […]

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Resolution seeks to end cooking the books on education budgets

Posted by   /  December 27, 2019  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror A GOP lawmaker wants voters to ban the state from using an accounting trick that has helped alleviate education budget cuts during fiscal downturns, but has left the state sitting on nearly a billion dollars in unpaid bills. Rep. Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, has sponsored House Concurrent Resolution 2008, which […]

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Academy of Math & Science will break ground in Avondale

Posted by   /  December 12, 2019  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia AZBigMedia The Academies of Math and Science (AMS), an advanced K-8 STEM school charter school network with 7 locations, are breaking ground in Avondale on Saturday, Dec. 14. AMS CEO Kim Chayka will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony celebration from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 10649 W. Buckeye Rd. at the crossroads of Buckeye Road and 107th […]

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New life at Thunderbird Global Management School prospers

Posted by   /  December 12, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

Rotarian Joe Cusack, Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Dean of Thunderbird School of Global Management greet Rotary Club of Scottsdale members and guests at a recent luncheon meeting held at Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch Golf Club’s Pavilion. / Submitted photo / Scottsdale Independent Dean presents school update to Scottsdale Rotary Club Scottsdale Independent The Rotary Club of Scottsdale […]

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University of Phoenix strikes $191 million deal to settle false advertising claims

Posted by   /  December 10, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

Getty Images By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A Phoenix-based national university known for promoting its programs has agreed to pay a record $191 million to settle claims it used deceptive advertising to attract prospective students. The deal with the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday requires the University of Phoenix […]

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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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