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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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Search for airline pilots takes off at Phoenix-area airports

Posted by   /  June 17, 2019  /  Education, Transportation  /  No Comments

Olivia Mickevicius and Ahkeel Leach after a preflight equipment check at the American Airlines Cadet Academy in Mesa, Ariz., where they are training to become pilots, May 30, 2019 /Caitlin O’Hara/The New York Times It’s a conundrum bordering on a crisis for the global airline industry: More people are flying to more places, but the […]

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GCU growing beyond capacity

Posted by   /  June 14, 2019  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia If you’ve driven out by Grand Canyon University in west Phoenix in the past six months you may have seen what appears to be a never-ending stretch of construction on the campus’ new dorms. Practically every free bit of space around the private Christian university’s campus has been purchased by the college to build […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Colorado school officials ask voters to consider tearing down, rebuilding Columbine High School

Posted by   /  June 7, 2019  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Mike James | USA TODAY  It was the place that spawned a new breed of attacks on innocent people. Now, 20 years later, Columbine High School faces scrutiny of another kind: Whether it should be torn down and replaced. Calling the infamous Colorado shooting “a macabre source of inspiration” for troubled people around the […]

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Yuma campus board discusses new education hub

Posted by   /  May 30, 2019  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Mara Knaub for Yuma Sun | AZBEX After receiving $100K in grant funding for a proposed “multiversity” campus, the inaugural Board of Directors met April 26 to begin discussing the project. The Yuma Multiversity Campus will serve as an education hub for existing institutions of higher education and the degrees they offer. The board discussed bringing […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Racial slurs and death threats: A feud between two Utah high school coaches reaches a boiling point

Posted by   /  May 21, 2019  /  Education, Regional News, Sports  /  No Comments

Screen garb from school video of developing altercation. By Alex Vejar | The Salt Lake City Tribune Intermountain Christian School and Tabiona High each called for punishment of the opposing school’s head boys’ basketball coach for alleged behavior during two incidents where racial slurs, taunting and death threats were said to have occurred. Lawyers representing […]

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Teens say they’re ignored at the Legislature

Posted by   /  May 17, 2019  /  Education, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

Jordan Harb, the Mesa high school senior who helped organize students about school violence, says May 13, 2019, what he hopes a new school safety task force will accomplish. At left in the background is state schools chief Kathy Hoffman who is organizing the study. /Photo by Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services By Julia Shumway Katie […]

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Lawmaker to take bid to ban politics in classroom to ballot

Posted by   /  May 7, 2019  /  Education, Legislature 2019 Regular Session  /  No Comments

One of many Red for Ed signs sits at the Arizona Capitol on April 26, 2018, when teachers walked out of their classrooms to seek higher pay. Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, is now working with a group to put a measure on the 2020 ballot to block educators from engaging in classroom political advocacy. […]

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Lawmakers OK suicide prevention training in schools

Posted by   /  May 5, 2019  /  Education, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Paul Maryniak | East Valley Tribune  In a rare display of bipartisanship, Democrats and Republicans in the State Legislature unanimously passed a bill requiring suicide prevention training for all school personnel who deal with students in grades 6 through 12. Responding to the anguish of parents who lost sons and daughters to suicide – […]

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