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NAU brightens sustainable outlook with solar deal

solar panels, renewable energy

Northern Arizona University took its latest step toward long-term sustainable operations Tuesday by announcing that the university will host a large solar panel system on campus. NAU President Rita Cheng signed documents at a ceremony on campus to mark the project’s launch. Student representatives and officials from Arizona Public Service also attended. “There are many people… Read More →

Lottery transfers $64M to Arizona beneficiaries

Lottery

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Lottery are announcing a record breaking third quarter transfer of funds to statewide community organizations for fiscal year 2016. More than $64 million was transferred to Lottery beneficiaries in the third quarter, which is approximately $20 million more than the average quarterly transfer. The increase is a result of… Read More →

Intel Science Fair needs judges and volunteers

Intel Corporation Headquarters in Santa Clara, CA

Supported by over 30 organizations including the Arizona Technology Council, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), is currently seeking judges and volunteers for this year’s event. Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories will gather Sunday, May 8, 2016 to Friday, May 13, 2016, to showcase their independent… Read More →

Most Influential Minority Business Leaders of 2016

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Here’s a reason that Arizona businesses might want to embrace Latinos: Hispanics now make up more than 30 percent of the state’s population, while non-Hispanic whites have dropped to 56 percent of the population, according to Arizona’s latest census numbers. Now, consider this, nearly 45 percent of Arizonans under age 5 are Hispanic, outnumbering the… Read More →

Local young entrepreneurs make it big In business

Entrepreneurs

Local middle and high school students from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Ahwatukee Class of 2016 will reveal seven new start-up businesses to the public, at the YEA! Trade Show on Saturday, April 30th, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, at Arizona Mills Mall 5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., Tempe, AZ 85282. The presentation is a culmination of… Read More →

Tempe-based SaaS firm matches students with right school

Quality Education and Jobs Initiative

Finding the perfect school, and program can be tough for students looking to get a post-secondary education that’s right for them. Higher Ed Growth‘s call-center platform, EduMaximizer, uses an algorithm that hopes to match students with an appropriate school and program to help them succeed. “We think it’s very important, really, to get a prospect… Read More →

TCA teaches educators about personal finances

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Take Charge America, Inc., a national nonprofit credit counseling and debt management agency based in Phoenix, is partnering with Phoenix Union High School District (PUHSD) to offer personal financial management and credit counseling resources and services to the district’s nearly 3,000 full- and part-time employees. “Changes in the payroll process for a select group of… Read More →

Helios initiative aims to boost college admission rates

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In an effort to close the achievement gap, and boost college admission rates in Arizona, the Helios Education Foundation launched an initiative that will provide 145,000 students college application assistance and access to the ACT Test. Over the next five years, the Helios Foundation, along with College Success Arizona, AzCAN and the ACT, will invest… Read More →

Arizona SciTech launches STEM education initiative

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Arizona SciTech, the state’s leading innovator and proponent of STEM education, announces the launch of a joint initiative between hi-tech businesses, community members, educators, students and parents to create the first ever AZ STEM School Community of Practice. A Community of Practice is based upon the latest business strategy, where various stakeholders come together; they understand that knowledge… Read More →

Author of Phoenix ‘brain drain’ revises numbers

Bennett Dwosh, a recent Arizona State University graduate, said being at the bottom of a list of cities to work after graduation would cause concern. (Photo courtesy of Bennett Dwosh)

A study analyzing which metropolitan areas retain their university graduates the most has come under fire after the Phoenix metro area landed in the basement of the rankings. Officials with the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Arizona Commerce Authority fought back, and the study’s author has revised the numbers. Jonathan Rothwell, a fellow at… Read More →

Ballard Spahr marks milestone with diversity scholarship

ASU's Arizona Center for Law and Society

Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a $125,000 gift to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The first scholarship from the Ballard Spahr Diversity Scholarship—$25,000 for one year of tuition—will be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year, and the recipient will be known as the Ballard… Read More →

Pieceful Solutions, Arizona Humane Society team up

Pieceful Solutions Teachers Get In the Spirit

Pieceful Solutions, which operates three K-12 schools for students with autism spectrum disorders, is teaming up with the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) for a special canine training session as part of its Autism Awareness Month activities in April. Ten students from 5th through 12th grade will be participating in clicker training with local owned and… Read More →

Cardinals, SRP host ‘Marquee Math Competition’

University of Phoenix Stadium, Photo: Flickr, Ken Lund

The Arizona Cardinals and SRP will host the seventh annual “Marquee Math Competition” for students from 10 Valley high schools at University of Phoenix Stadium on Friday, April 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students from Valley high schools including Highland, Campo Verde, Mesquite, Mountain Pointe, Red Mountain, Tolleson, Westwood, Gilbert Classic Academy, University and Williams… Read More →

Subaru Superstore of Chandler boosts education

Subaru Superstore of Chandler

Subaru of America, Inc. (“SOA”) and Subaru Superstore of Chandler presented two checks Tuesday for $36,000 & $48,000 to Chandler Education Foundation and Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. Chandler Education Foundation and Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation were both beneficiaries in the 2015 Subaru Share the Love event. From November 19, 2015 to… Read More →