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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 →

Wells Fargo invests $7.3M in Arizona schools, nonprofits

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has announced that it invested more than $7.3 million in schools and nonprofits in Arizona in 2014 – totaling more than $20,000 in daily giving to local nonprofit organizations.  Wells Fargo team members personally pledged more than $3.4 million of the total in addition to recording 90,757 volunteer hours… Read More →

Bank of America picks Neighborhood Builders

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The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Florence Crittenton of Arizona and the ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as 2014 Neighborhood Builders. The nonprofits are being recognized for their work to address workforce development, education and basic human needs. Currently marking its tenth anniversary, Neighborhood Builders is a strategic investment in communities that… Read More →

Experts say quality education equals quality jobs for Arizona

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The formula is simple: W = $. A well-qualified, educated workforce equals high-paying, deeply entrenched Arizona jobs and statewide economic growth. “There are too many buzzwords and not enough solutions,” muses Rick Heumann, Chandler’s vice-mayor and a passionate education advocate. “If we don’t do something now, we’re going to lose an entire generation. The legislature… Read More →

G&K’s Antonuccio Elected to Phoenix Day’s Board

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that associate Laura E. Antonuccio has been elected to serve on the board of directors for Phoenix Day. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in November 2015, Phoenix Day is the oldest, continuously operating early childhood education and youth development center in Arizona. It provides affordable education and childcare… Read More →

Arizona Lottery Breaks Sales Records

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The Arizona Lottery reports a record-breaking $724 million in sales, a 4.5 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, and the highest amount in the Arizona Lottery’s 33-year history. Lottery beneficiaries received more than $175 million in net funding during the year. As a result of revenues for beneficiaries increasing 33 percent over the past… Read More →

Bioscience Roadmap gets an extension through 2025

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The strategic plan that has guided Arizona’s fast-growing bioscience sector for nearly 12 years is gearing up for a new decade. “Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap: 2014-2025” will be unveiled starting April 8 at events in Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff, the state’s three metropolitan areas that feature growing bioscience hubs. The plan includes updated strategies that can… Read More →

U. of Phoenix offers Cybersecurity Scholarships

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University of Phoenix, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc., and the (ISC)2® Foundation, today announced they are offering nine full-tuition scholarships. (ISC)2 Foundation is the non-profit charitable trust for (ISC)² that aims to empower students, teachers and the general public to secure their online lives with community cyber security education and awareness. The scholarships… Read More →

RED AWARDS 2014: Most Sustainable Project

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by in AZRE Magazine

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 9th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2013 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in… Read More →

McCarthy Building Companies Promotes Bryan Kuster

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Newsmakers

McCarthy Building Companies promoted Bryan Kuster to Project Director for the Education Services business unit of the Southwest division. In this position, Kuster will oversee K-12 projects in Arizona and will forge a true collaboration with the owner, design team and subcontractors; serve as a liaison between the office and field teams; champion job-site safety… Read More →

Hartsock Named CEO of P.V. Nonprofit Organization

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The Be Kind People Project™, a Paradise Valley nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the nation’s educational environment by recognizing teachers and positively impacting students, announced today that Lisa Hartsock has been named Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. Working with founder Marcia Meyer, Hartsock will spearhead the next phase of the organization’s rapid growth and… Read More →