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Education leaders call Prop 123 first step, still not enough

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Education advocates Monday applauded the approval of Proposition 123 but said Arizona education is still being shorted billions of dollars. Leaders for the Arizona PTA and the Arizona Education Association for teachers, said at a news conference at the Capitol that the measure to provide $3.5 billion over a decade is only a first step… Read More →

UA College of Medicine develops organ-on-a-chip tech

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In partnership with the University of Luxembourg, scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a new instrument for studying a biological model of the human gastrointestinal tract that mimics the actual conditions and processes that occur within the intestine. The research, published earlier this month in Nature Communications, will allow… Read More →

Arizona’s Catholic universities form coalition

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Arizona’s four private Catholic institutions of higher education have formed a coalition, Catholic Universities of Arizona, to support each other’s mission and to help students of all faiths complete an education that is meaningful and values-based. The four schools in the association include Benedictine University in Mesa, The College of St. Scholastica in Mesa and Phoenix, Saint Xavier University in Gilbert,… Read More →

How does Arizona grow its knowledge economy?

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You don’t hear many people in Arizona use the C-words these days. It’s become archaic. We are talking, of course, about Arizona’s economy and the fact that there was a time when it was defined by the five Cs — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. They were the forces that drove Arizona’s economy and… Read More →

Ducey declares Prop. 123 a win, but what’s next?

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Thursday night, Gov. Doug Ducey celebrated the passing of the ballot measure that will inject $3.5 billion into the state’s education system through an increase of state land trust withdrawals over the next 10 years without raising taxes. The special election for Prop. 123 was a close one that was initially reported as too close… Read More →

White House honors Arizona education professional

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On Wednesday, May 11th, the White House recognized Cynthia Tercero-Sandoval of Peoria, Ariz. as one of 12 education support professionals across the country as a “School Support White House Champion of Change.”  These individuals were selected by the White House for their leadership and tireless work to ensure that students in our nation’s schools receive… Read More →

Avnet, ASU launch innovation lab to spark growth

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Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) and its Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The organizations collaborated to create the Avnet Innovation Lab, which is designed to spur economic growth in the technology sector and enable aspiring entrepreneurs to advance their innovations. The lab will provide critical business consultation and venture support to entrepreneurs… Read More →

GCU’s Brian Mueller a finalist for EY honor

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Brian Mueller, president of Grand Canyon University, has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Mountain Desert Region that encompasses Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.  The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and… Read More →

Debate over Prop. 123 rages on as election nears

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A special election in which Arizona voters will decide whether to approve $3.5 billion to fund education over the next 10 years has drawn scrutiny over the plan to take money out of the state land trust. Gov. Doug Ducey is using his political capital to back Proposition 123, working with other supporters to convince… Read More →

5 reasons why you should teach your kid to code

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Do you think your kids are too young to learn how to code? This may surprise you, but thanks to many recent innovations in computer science education, your kids may be the perfect age to learn. Coding (also known as computer programming) makes computers, apps and websites do what you tell them to do. Many… Read More →

MCCCD names 1st Latina chancellor in Arizona

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Maricopa Community Colleges’ Governing Board voted to appoint Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick as Chancellor of one of the largest community college systems in the nation. Harper-Marinick becomes the first female and first Latina ever appointed Chancellor to a higher education institution in Arizona. “A new era has come to Maricopa Community Colleges as we congratulate Dr.… Read More →

NAU brightens sustainable outlook with solar deal

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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

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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

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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 →