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Arizona schools chief Kathy Hoffman voices support for vaccinations

Posted by   /  February 20, 2019  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

KTAR.com The top education official in Arizona voiced her support for vaccinations in a state that ranked among the top in the nation for exemption rates this past year. Kathy Hoffman, Arizona’s superintendent of public instruction, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Wednesday that she strongly supports immunization as a matter of school safety. “I […]

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House panel approves bill to quash political activity in classrooms

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Education, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

  By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times The president of the state’s largest teachers’ union warned a House committee Monday of a potential Red for Ed resurgence if they advanced a contentious bill from Rep. Kelly Townsend last night, which they did. Townsend’s House Bill 2015, which opponents view as retaliation for last year’s […]

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Bill would ask Arizona voters to increase sales tax to pay for education

Posted by   /  February 19, 2019  /  Education, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star A House panel voted Monday to ask voters to increase what they pay in sales taxes to fund public education. The proposal would put a measure on the 2020 ballot to boost the current 0.6-of-a-cent sales tax earmarked for schools to a full […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Oakland teachers plan to go on strike Thursday

Posted by   /  February 17, 2019  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

  By Roland Li | San Francisco Chronicle Oakland teachers will strike Thursday in a call for higher wages and more investment in city schools, union officials announced Saturday. Teachers have been working without a contract since July 2017 and can’t afford to live in the city, said Keith Brown, president of the Oakland Education […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] The Denver teachers strike is over. They won.

Posted by   /  February 15, 2019  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

  Denver teachers snagged $23 million in pay raises during a three-day strike By Alexia Fernández Campbell | Vox Denver’s teachers may soon be returning to school. More than 2,000 educators, who have been on strike since Monday, said they reached a tentative deal Thursday with the local school district. Details are not yet available, […]

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2 Arizona politicians’ contracts with public tech school scrutinized

Posted by   /  February 13, 2019  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Lindsey Collom  | Arizona Republic Contracts with two Arizona politicians, including the current speaker of the house, are under scrutiny as part of an investigation into an East Valley technical education district. Speaker of the House Rusty Bowers, while serving in the state Legislature, was paid more than twice the going rate for substitute […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] After talks break off, Denver teachers set to strike Monday

Posted by   /  February 10, 2019  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

  By Madeline Holcombe | CNN Denver teachers will strike on Monday after negotiations with Denver Public Schools fell through, the Denver Classroom Teachers Association said Saturday. The parties had been negotiating for 14 months to overhaul the district’s compensation system, which the union said is tied to the city’s teacher turnover rate. The union […]

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ASU at Mesa City Center aims to be world-class hub for digital innovation

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

  ASU Now Arizona State University’s new location in downtown Mesa will train students in the transdisciplinary digital expertise that technology companies are now demanding, according to ASU President Michael Crow. “This will be the place with everything digital you can possibly imagine, every level of creativity, every level of new company idea and spinout […]

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Raising the Bar: Arizona’s law schools have high Bar exam passage rates, among most expensive

Posted by   /  January 26, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

Law schools may face tougher sanctions if too many graduates fail bar exam By Anne Ryman, Johnathan Ellis, R.J. Walcott and Melanie Payne | USA Today am Goldstein graduated from law school in 2013, eager to embark on a legal career. Five years later, he is still waiting. After eight attempts, Goldstein has not passed the bar […]

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Gateway Academy unveils new Virtual Reality Lab to help Autistic kids

Posted by   /  January 23, 2019  /  Education  /  No Comments

(SCOTTSDALE)– How can virtual reality serve education? Gateway Academy will address this question and celebrate school choice at the grand opening of its Virtual Reality Lab at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Hundreds of legislators, educators, parents, and students will attend the event, which will feature a keynote address by Arizona Director of Implementation […]

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