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Arizona Board of Regents to discuss Arizona Wildcats basketball program after federal court revelations

Posted by   /  October 30, 2018  /  Education, Sports  /  No Comments

  By Anne Ryman | Arizona Republic The Arizona Board of Regents has called an executive-session meeting for Thursday to discuss the University of Arizona’s men’s basketball program after new allegations surfaced in a federal court trial about assistant coaches offering money to recruits. The regents, who oversee the state universities and approve head coaching […]

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The digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected

Posted by   /  October 29, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  America’s public schools are still promoting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether. By Nellie Bowles | The New York Times The parents in Overland Park, Kan., were fed up. They wanted their children off screens, but they needed strength in numbers. First, because no […]

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After teacher walkouts, Arizona Republicans jostle onto education platform

Posted by   /  October 28, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Education  /  No Comments

  By Dana Goldstein | The New York Times Campaign signs are clustered on street corners and highway ramps across this low-slung, sun-baked city, proclaiming “#YesforEd” and “Protect Public Education.” In TV commercials, the Republican governor promises to “put more money in the classroom, not bureaucracy.” “Our schools are falling apart,” his Democratic challenger counters. […]

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Full #InvestInEd opinion released; AZ Supreme Court voted 5-2 to knock it off ballot

Posted by   /  October 26, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Courts/Law, Education  /  No Comments

  By Lily Altavena | Arizona Republic Arizona Supreme Court justices voted 5-2 to remove an education tax measure born out of May’s teacher walkout, #InvestInEd, from the November ballot. Justices Robert Brutinel, John Pelander, Clint Bolick, Andrew Gould and John Lopez voted to knock the measure off the ballot, while Chief Justice Scott Bales […]

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$80 million bonds sought for Benjamin Franklin Charter School projects in Queen Creek

Posted by   /  October 23, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  Queen Creek Independent The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 24 is slated to adopt a resolution approving the proceedings of the Industrial Development Authority for the issuance of $80 million in education revenue bonds to Benjamin Franklin Charter School projects in Queen Creek and Gilbert. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in […]

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What Is Harvard trying to hide?

Posted by   /  October 22, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  For years, reporters have been trying to get elite universities to be more transparent about their admissions process. It might take a court to pry it all open — with unforeseen consequences By Josh Gerstein | POLITICO The long war over affirmative action turned hot again last week, as Harvard and lawyers for Asian-American […]

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Misconduct claims led to probes of 16 University of Arizona athletes, staffers since 2012

Posted by   /  October 22, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Education, Sports  /  No Comments

  By Caitlin Schmidt and Haille Saal | Arizona Daily Star Federal suit against UA yields findings University of Arizona police investigated 16 student-athletes and athletic department employees for sexual assault or dating violence over a six-year span beginning in 2012, according to a document produced in court by the school’s attorney. The document is […]

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Scottsdale schools talks rebuilding amid shrinking student enrollment

Posted by   /  October 16, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  By Lorraine Longhi | Arizona Republic Scottsdale’s schools have about 4,800 fewer students than its 27,214-student peak in 2002 and are projected to shrink further over the next decade. The Scottsdale Unified School District has enrolled just more than 22,000 students this school year and the count is projected to dip to just more than 20,000 […]

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Report: Arizona saw biggest post-recession tuition increases in nation

Posted by   /  October 12, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

  By Daniel Perle | Cronkite News Arizona universities have posted the largest tuition increases in the nation since the start of the recession, with the $5,355 increase per student more than twice the national average, according to a recent national survey. One of the authors of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report […]

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Oh, so many are in her debt: Rose Law Group Notable Cartoonable

Posted by   /  October 11, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

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