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Tempe-based SaaS firm matches students with right school

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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 →

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 →

Cardinals, SRP host ‘Marquee Math Competition’

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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 →

UAT will launch certificate program in cyber security

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University of Advancing Technology (UAT) now offers the option to earn a professional certificate in technology-centric disciplines. These certificate options derived from the reality that local businesses are starved of technology talent and as such find themselves having a difficult time scaling for growth. As a long time partner meeting the needs of business demands,… Read More →

Arrowhead Luxury Spa Building sells for $3.65M

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by in AZRE Magazine | Education

A luxury spa building, located in Peoria’s P83 Entertainment District, sold for $3.65 million to Arrowhead Equities, a Phoenix-based real estate investment firm, according to Capital Asset Management. The 29,222-square-foot Class A retail property will be repurposed into a education facility, and is located near 83rd Avenue and Bell Road. Arrowhead Equities LLC. purchased the property from… Read More →

Deco Communities campaign helps Valley students

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Education is the key that will open doors to a bright future.  That’s why Deco Communities is putting keys in the hands of the community to help open doors for vocational students in Phoenix and across the Valley this spring by launching Deco Keys to the Future, a one-for-one giving initiative that will debut at… Read More →

Grand Canyon University’s nonprofit bid halted

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An 18-month bid to transition Grand Canyon University from a for-profit university into a nonprofit ended Friday, after the university’s accreditor denied the school’s bid. University President Brian Mueller held a news conference, expressing his disappointment in the Higher Learning Commission’s decision to not allow the school to convert back into a nonprofit entity. Grand Canyon University… Read More →

Stand for Children Arizona hires CBS5 anchor

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Former morning anchor and chief journalist at KPHO/CBS5, Patrick McReynolds joined education nonprofit group, Stand for Children Arizona, as its marketing and communications director. “Patrick’s 24-year career has focused on storytelling around the globe, and we’re excited to have him on the team,” said Executive Director Rebcca Gau. “His passion for education and children make… Read More →

Great Hearts Academies hosts community gala

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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 →

Arizona still gets D+ on schools report card

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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 →

Arizona charter schools turn 20 boasting success

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Education

Nestled between a taco shop, a gas station and a church lies the Gilbert campus of Leading Edge Academy. A former Albertsons grocery store on the strip mall is what the small public school calls home. Leading Edge is one of more than 600 charter schools in Arizona, which has been fostering the often-misunderstood educational… Read More →

Ducey makes major impact during 1st year in office

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Resting on a table in the center of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s meeting room at the state capitol is an Arizona State University football helmet signed by Jake Plummer and Pat Tillman. “I am a proud Sun Devil,” Ducey gushes. But the state’s “first fan” can also boast about another first: Ducey is the first… Read More →