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Startup AZ Foundation presents Code Day Arizona

Code Day Arizona

Presented by Startup AZ Foundation, Code Day Arizona is a 24-hour statewide coding event that puts the focus on engaging young adults in underserved populations and areas with limited technical resources. Code Day Arizona will be held the weekend of Feb. 13 to 14, 2016, at University of Advancing Technology, in collaboration with State Farm,… Read More →

Arizona Science Center ties Sci-fi and tech together

A “Jurassic Park” egg incubator simulator is topped with a roaring dinosaur at the Arizona Science Center in the POPnology exhibit in Phoenix. (Photo by Kaitlyn Thompson/Cronkite News)

POPnology, an 8,000-square-foot exhibit packed with science fiction technology, will make its debut at the Arizona Science Center on Sunday. The exhibit features iconic science fiction devices from popular movies, books and television shows like “Jurassic Park,” “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars.” “There is so much fun in science,” said Chevy Humphrey, president… Read More →

Another report, another F for Arizona schools

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Arizona got an F for its support of public education on a new report card from a national education advocacy group, but the nation as a whole didn’t do much better, with no state getting better than a C. “The grades were not very high, but then support for public education was not very high,”… Read More →

Great Hearts Academies hosts community gala

Great Hearts Academies

Great Hearts Academies, a network of non-profit public charter schools, announced plans for an inaugural gala event on Oct. 1 to support its esteemed body of teachers. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix and is being co-chaired by Great Hearts parents and community leaders Bonnie and Jon… Read More →

UA earns grant to improve Arizona’s rural hospitals

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The Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health was awarded a three-year $1.5 million grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support the Arizona Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (AzFlex). The program provides quality, operational and performance improvement in Arizona’s rural hospitals and affiliated outpatient… Read More →

Arizona still gets D+ on schools report card


Arizona student test scores stayed level from 2013 to 2015 while scores nationally declined slightly, but the state’s marginal gains were not enough to lift it out of the bottom ranks on a new national report card. Arizona got a grade of D+ and was ranked 45th among states in the annual ranking by Education… Read More →

Great Hearts Academies plans new Phoenix campus

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Great Hearts Academies plans to open a new campus in Phoenix that it will build at the northwest corner of 32nd Street and Hearn Road. The campus will serve as a new home to two of the network’s growing academies, Archway North Phoenix and North Phoenix Prep, which opened in 2011 and currently reside in a… Read More →

Cronkite School, AZPBS launch crowdfunding campaign


Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Arizona PBS kicked off a crowdfunding campaign, Tuesday, to help Cronkite News students increase coverage of border and immigration issues during this election year. The Cronkite School is the first journalism program in the nation to establish a major partnership with Beacon, an… Read More →

UA in Top 25 for best graduate nursing programs

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The University of Arizona College of Nursing was ranked among the Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S News & World Report for 2016. Among 149 nursing schools nationwide, the UA rose to No. 23, up 13 spots from last year’s ranking. The UA was the only Arizona school recognized in the top 50. “Through our remarkable online programs, our… Read More →

Avnet Tech Games showcases emerging tech leaders

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Phoenix-based technology distributor, Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), opened registration for its 11th Annual Avnet Tech Games. College students around the state of Arizona are encouraged to team up and enter the STEM-based competition featuring real-world technology challenges resulting in college scholarships. The Avnet Tech Games competition will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at… Read More →

Research shows economic value of closing college gaps


Increasing college-bound and graduation rates in Arizona could inject more than $660,000 per college graduate back into the state’s economy, according to a recent College Success Arizona report, released Wednesday. The research found by equalizing college-going rates, Arizona could gain more than $2.3 Billion per graduating class. “Intuitively, we understood that increasing educational attainment rates… Read More →

UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center Receives $1.69M Grant

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The University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center received a five-year, $1.69 million renewal grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). First funded in 2000, the UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center serves as a regional and national resource center for training and educating the next generation of… Read More →

Simon Youth Foundations seeks scholarship applicants

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Graduating high school seniors living within fifty miles of Arizona Mills and Phoenix Premium Outlets are able to apply for a scholarship with Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students. Each year, Simon Youth Community Scholarships are awarded in every community across the country that is home… Read More →

Great Hearts Academies earns No. 1 ranking

Great Hearts Academies

Chandler Preparatory Academy, a public school within the Great Hearts network, was recognized as the top performing school district in Arizona by Niche, a national database offering insights into more than 120,000 K-12 schools. In total, four prep schools within the Great Hearts network achieved top spots in the ranking of Arizona charter high schools: Chandler… Read More →