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UA wins approval to launch veterinary college

Posted by   /  October 18, 2019  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

The first class is expected to enroll in fall 2020 and graduate in 2023./Rendering by UA. By Justin Sayers | Arizona Daily Star   The University of Arizona has received the green light from the American Veterinary Medical Association to open its long-awaited College of Veterinary Medicine in Oro Valley. On the UA’s third attempt for […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] New law makes California first state to push back school start times

Posted by   /  October 14, 2019  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

Photo by Courtney Perry/For the Washington Post By Shelly Insheiwat | Fox 10 Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law on Sunday evening that bans California public high schools from starting before 8:30 a.m. and prohibits middle schools from beginning before 8 a.m. This will make California the first state in the nation to mandate […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] 17 Nevada charter schools on notice over performance

Posted by   /  October 8, 2019  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

A sixth grade classroom studies math at Democracy Prep in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.  By Amelia Pak-Harvey | Las Vegas Review-Journal The State Public Charter School Authority put 12 charter schools on a notice of concern Friday after the latest star rating results from 2018-19 showed low performance and gave five more schools […]

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Once on the verge of calamity, Thunderbird school has a resurgence

Posted by   /  October 7, 2019  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

An illustration of the Thunderbird School of Global Management. / Courtesy of ASU By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Republic Corrections & Clarifications: A previous headline incorrectly identified Thunderbird School of Global Management. Five years ago, Arizona’s homegrown international management school, once considered a leader for international business training, was on the brink. But on Monday, a renewed […]

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ASU in downtown Mesa: A sneak preview

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

By Jim Walsh | East Valley Tribune A 30×50-foot Jumbotron facing toward a pedestrian-friendly plaza and Main Street. Three complete movie production studios large enough to fit a car. An “enhanced immersion studio’’ allowing visitors to interact with 3D artwork.  With such a unique list of features and components, it’s not hard to understand the ASU@ […]

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Court says 2016 school funding measure illegal

Posted by   /  October 1, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey acted illegally in pushing his 2016 plan to take money for K-12 education out of a trust account without first getting congressional approval, a federal judge has ruled. In a sharply worded ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake said Ducey […]

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From running back to wrestler, Julia Chambers is stiff-arming skeptics, thriving at Skyline

Posted by   /  September 28, 2019  /  Education, Sports  /  No Comments

In the past she competed in wrestling, cross-country and track and field. /Photo by Sarah Farrell/Cronkite News By Stephen Perez, Cronkite News  On a fall Friday night, Julia Chambers cheering section at Skyline High School takes up an entire corner of the bleachers. “Every time she touches the ball or is on the field, people […]

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What cities and companies have in common

Posted by   /  September 26, 2019  /  Economy, Education  /  No Comments

By Kim Hart | Axios Cities and companies need the same thing: skilled workers. Driving the news: The metro areas that are more likely to benefit from a skilled workforce have populations that are less inclined to get additional education, per the Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Survey. That’s a big problem when you consider how many low- and […]

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EDITORIAL: Janet Napolitano left her mark on the UC system

Posted by   /  September 25, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

Janet Napolitano By Los Angeles Times Editorial Board  (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) When Janet Napolitano was named president of the University of California six years ago, skeptics were quick to raise their voices against the selection of a former Arizona governor and U.S. secretary of Homeland Security. They worried that […]

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Despite ‘modest gains,’ schools continue to see severe teacher shortage

Posted by   /  September 24, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Lindsay Walker | Cronkite News  Arizona schools started this academic year with 21% of all teaching positions vacant, and nearly half of the teachers who were on the payroll did not meet the state’s certification standards. And that was an improvement from last year. Arizona teachers last year staged statewide walkouts as part of […]

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