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Survey shows slim support for education tax

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

“52.4 percent of those questioned still believe that more funding for education is necessary.”/AFN File Photo By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Ahwatukee Foothills  A new statewide survey shows that a majority of voters are willing to hike sales taxes for education — but not by as much as some are seeking. The […]

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Arizona group proposes tax increases to raise $1.5 billion for education

Posted by   /  August 7, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Lily Altavena | Arizona Republic  Arizona sales and property taxes could raise an additional $1.5 billion for education under a proposal by an education nonprofit. Arizona sales and property taxes could raise an additional $1.5 billion for education under a proposal by an education nonprofit. (Photo: Nick Oza/The Republic) Corrections & Clarifications: A previous […]

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ASU, UA land in ranking of 100 best universities in the world for ‘academic prestige, scholarly excellence, and sheer intellectual horsepower’

Posted by   /  August 1, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

On the “100 Best Universities in the World Today” list, UA ranked No. 62, and. ASU landed at No. 80./Pixabay.com By Tim Gallen | Phoenix Business Journal Two of the world’s 100 best universities are right here in Arizona. Both University of Arizona and Arizona State University cracked the new ranking from TheBestSchools.org, a site […]

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To cheat and lie in L.A.: How the college admissions scandal ensnared the richest families in Southern California

Posted by   /  July 31, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

Illustration by Sean McCabe Bogus applications. Forged ACT tests. Dubious extracurriculars polished to a sheen. How the parents involved in the college-admissions scandal became drawn into Rick Singer’s web, lusting after the crookedest education money could buy. By Evgenia Peretz | Vanity Fair It was so not like Jane Buckingham to behave this way. After […]

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Tucson, Phoenix low on the list of most educated cities, survey finds

Posted by   /  July 22, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor /Photo: Creative Commons/CC BY-SA 2.5) By Adam McCann | WalletHub Cities want to attract highly educated workers to fuel their economic growth and tax revenues. Higher levels of education tend to lead to higher salaries. And the more that graduates earn, the more tax dollars they contribute over time, according […]

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Rep. Longdon raising money for schools by offering to shave her hair

Posted by   /  July 20, 2019  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

“My hair has been a running joke for a long time,” she told Arizona Mirror. By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror Would you shave your head to raise money for schools in your area? That’s what Rep. Jennifer Longdon, D-Phoenix, is willing to do.  Longdon launched the “Shave it or Save it” fundraiser to raise […]

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Arizona charges less than almost anyone else to graze cattle. Public schools miss out on the money

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

Ranchers in Arizona pay the lowest rates of the Western states to lease state land. Some say they should paying more. Molly Duerig/Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona Republic By Mackenzie Shuman, Harrison Mantas, Yael Grauer, Molly Duerig and Grayson Schmidt | Howard Center for Investigative Journalism It was more than a century […]

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Decision 2019: Prosperity of Scottsdale hangs in balance

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

Figurehead: Scottsdale Schools Superintendent Dr. John Kriekard is at the helm of the unified school district, where local voters will be asked to extend override district-wide appropriations. /File photo  By Melissa Rosequist | Scottsdale Independent   In a few months, Scottsdale voters will begin receiving their 2019 ballot containing two initiatives that could shape the city […]

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Flake headed to Harvard

Posted by   /  June 22, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

By KTAR.com Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is going to the Ivy League, joining the Harvard resident fellows program in the fall. The Hill Flake, a Republican who spent 12 years in the House of Representatives, said in a tweet posted Thursday morning he looked forward to being at the famous Massachusetts campus. […]

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Central Arizona College receives Gold Circle of Excellence Award

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Angela Askey | Queen Creek Independent Central Arizona College was recently named a 2019 Gold Circle of Excellence award winner by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for their entry, “Central Arizona College and Sundt Construction: Education at the Speed of Industry.” Each year the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards recognize hundreds of […]

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