Friday, November 30, 2012

Education: arizona

  • Arizona Won't Give Dream Act Kids Licenses

    To qualify, people must have come to the United States before they were 16, lived in the country for at least five years before the program's announcement, be enrolled in school or have graduated or obtained a general education development certificate ...

  • Graduation rates in Arizona lagging

    Arizona ranks in the bottom half of states in four-year graduation rates, according to newly released figures that the U.S.

  • President Hart balances family life and higher education

    Randy Hart, a retired attorney, is the "lowest-paid full-time employee of the University of Arizona because he loves this place," Hart joked.

  • Challenger Space Center Arizona presents inaugural Chairman's Awards at ...

    Honeywell has been a steadfast annual supporter of Challenger Space Center Arizona's educational programs. Since the center opened its doors in 2000, more than 345,000 children have been impacted by these powerful STEM learning initiatives.

  • Arizona mayors seek education forum

    Smith says ensuring a quality education for Arizona's children and building a well-educated workforce are "too important to be impacted by city boundaries.

  • Mayors' group wants business leaders, elected officials to talk education

    At Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix on Monday, Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, says his group supports efforts by Arizona's mayors to promote discussion of education among business leaders and ...

  • Mayors have right idea on education

    Their interest and dedication demonstrate that mayors understand the economic impact of education. The bipartisan partnership between Mayors Stanton and Smith, as well as many other Arizona mayors, shows that education is not a partisan problem, ...

  • Experts: School key to recovery

    Arizona may be emerging from the Great Recession, but without a strong commitment to education, particularly when it comes to boosting graduation rates for Hispanics, the recovery could be short-lived.

  • Two Arizona colleges to offer free online classes

    Some educators view the trend as a potential game-changer in higher education, especially if universities decide to offer credit for the courses.

  • Phoenix, Mesa mayors push to reform education

    Hoping to spur dialogue where others have failed, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith announced on Monday a new forum to tackle education reform in the state through a bipartisan group of Arizona mayors. The effort comes on the ...

  • English Language Learners in AZ Graduate at Lowest Rate in Nation

    Preliminary data released by the US Department of Education this week shows that only 25 percent of English Language Learners in Arizona graduate high school in four years. That's compared to Texas, where the English Language Learner graduation rate ...

  • Cactus Juice: Education details needed

    Details, please: This just in: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith want to facilitate a serious discussion about how we fund education in Arizona. The pair held a press conference Monday to say as much. Except that neither had details ...

  • How Arizona Charter School Officials Are Turning Public Funds Into Profit

    Education How Arizona Charter School Officials Are Turning Public Funds Into Profit. Posted by Steven Hale on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 5:00 AM.

  • Regents' vote suspends ability of Arizona Students' Association to collect fees

    The state Board of Regents on Monday suspended the ability of the Arizona Students' Association to impose its $2-a-semester fee amid questions of how the money is being spent.

  • ASU's new model enables UA to become more elite

    The UA can begin to raise its admission standards and try to attract top applicants from across the country, while ASU continues its accessible education model in order to make Arizona the place to go for higher education. If our state were able to ...

  • Arizona's Prop. 204 sales tax measure divides business community

    Roughly $2.19 million has been raised in campaign support of the proposition from education advocates and some sectors of the construction industry, according to campaign finance documents in the Arizona Secretary of State's Office. Opponents, which ...

  • Commit to education for thriving Flagstaff

    Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) commends all community action and participation around the recent election. The varying outcomes show that our important work directed toward the well-being and success of children and youth must ...

  • San Carlos Apache teacher named Exemplary Teacher in Arizona

    Hernandez has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science/Physical Education from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a Bilingual Emphasis from Northern Arizona University as well as a Reading ...

  • Senator Yee chosen to head Education Committee

    Yee has a long history with education policy. In California, she was chosen by then-Governor Pete Wilson to be a policy analyst to the California State Board of Education. She has also worked as a research analyst for the Arizona Senate Committee on ...

  • Critics: Arizona lax on charter purchasing practices

    Education experts and some legislators are critical of Arizona's lack of oversight when it comes to how charter schools purchase goods and services.

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