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Arizona charters excited by DeVos nomination

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Public school advocates in Arizona are withholding judgment – for now – on school-choice champion Betsy DeVos, who faces a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday on her nomination to become the next secretary of Education. “Perhaps when she realizes she’s responsible for where 80 percent of American parents send their kids, public schools, she’ll work to… Read More →

Teaching the teachers to stay in Arizona

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In a poorly-financed education system, Arizona teachers are battling low salaries, the pressures of mandatory testing and a lack of respect for their profession, making it harder for the state to entice and retain teachers, advocates say. One Paradise Valley mentoring program is trying to grow teachers at home and repair a broken pipeline. Volunteers… Read More →

College of St. Scholastica opens new midtown office

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The College of St. Scholastica’s administrative staff moved into new offices at 3550 N. Central Ave., #1020, Phoenix, 85012. Social work faculty already have office space at Mesa Community College (MCC) and at Phoenix College. The new 2,300-square-foot office, in midtown Phoenix along the light rail, will house the College’s administrative team and nursing faculty… Read More →

APS, Suns award $50K to teachers for STEM projects

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New technologies are changing the ways we live and work. Soon, driverless cars, artificial intelligence and virtual reality will be the norm. Today’s students must equip themselves with knowledge in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math to prepare for the jobs of the future. APS and the Phoenix Suns are investing in… Read More →

Bourgade student-led IT program raises bar for local schools

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Bourgade Catholic High School is raising the bar for the rest of the local valley schools in the realm of technology.  Bourgade Catholic boasts not only top of the line technology on campus, but has a student-run IT program called Hi Tech.  Bourgade Catholic has implemented the use of technology in every classroom throughout the… Read More →

Nicole Stanton appointed to James E. Rogers College of Law board

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The law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix office managing partner Nicole Stanton has been appointed to the Board of Visitors of the James E. Rogers College of Law. Members of the Board work to serve as both advisors to, and ambassadors for, the college, meeting once a year to discuss… Read More →

UA receives $1.5M to study cancer in firefighters

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Cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters, and the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is leading to collaborative project to develop the framework for a long-term study of cancer in firefighters. The UA program received a $1.5 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance… Read More →

UA Eller MBA ranked 6th in ROI by U.S. News & World Report

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The University of Arizona Eller College of Management Master of Business Administration (MBA) program ranked sixth nationally for its return on investment as a degree, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The average salary and signing bonus for Eller MBA students within three months of graduation was $100,850 in 2015. The… Read More →

ASU Research Park generates jobs, $1.4 billion in state income

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A recent study conducted by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals that ASU Research Park tenants generate 16,160 jobs for Arizona residents, provide labor income of $865 million for Arizona workers, and account for $1.418 billion in total income. Labor income is the… Read More →

The College of St. Scholastica continues Arizona expansion

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The College of St. Scholastica, a 104-year-old private Catholic Benedictine institution, has commenced its fall semester in Arizona with two milestones: opening a new office in downtown Phoenix, and planning for a first-ever spring social work cohort. On Nov. 1, St. Scholastica’s administrative staff became headquartered at 3550 N. Central Ave., #1020, Phoenix, 85012. Social work faculty… Read More →

NAU, UA health students collaborate to improve patient care

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A one-year inter-professional mentorship program is bringing together health profession students from Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix to better understand and improve the patient’s experience. The Community Health Mentor Program, which launched in 2015, stresses the importance of an inter-professional approach in order to provide successful health… Read More →

UAT offers STEM scholarship for veterans

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University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is offering veterans a chance to pursue a STEM career by partnering with Warriors Heart to advance job skills of alumni who complete their 28-day peer-to-peer healing program. Warriors Heart is the first and only private treatment center for “Warriors Only” (veterans and first responders) in the U.S. dealing with… Read More →

Arizona Science Center receives $265K donation

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On Nov. 5, Arizona Science Center unveiled the new “Innovation Hallway” at CREATE honoring Jon Madonna, a retiring AT&T board member, and his wife, Lynn Madonna, who is a Trustee with the Center. AT&T contributed $250,000 to the Arizona Science Center in Madonna’s name to support CREATE, which is a community hub dedicated to using… Read More →

Enterprise University offers retirement planning workshop

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Enterprise University, educational arm of Enterprise Bank & Trust, will feature a free workshop on how to plan for retirement on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Arizona Small Business Association in Phoenix. Designed for business leaders, managers and marketers, this workshop will highlight the specific factors behind a safe and strong retirement plan. Breakfast and… Read More →