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We need to truly measure students’ knowledge and skills

Chad Heinrich is vice president of public affairs for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
by in Az Business Leaders | Featured

In the business world, when something isn’t working, we work hard to change and adapt it to better meet the needs of the market. The same should be expected of our education system in Arizona. For years we’ve been operating off a system that isn’t hitting the mark and meeting the needs of future employers.… Read More →

STEM Education – Making The Grade For Growth

Chalkboard - Making the Grade for Growth

Arizona Leaders know it’s a problem. “When one of our top employers of scientists and engineers says that if he had the decision to make all over again, he would never bring his business and its thousands of high-wage jobs to Arizona because of the lack of commitment to education, that is a call to… Read More →

West-MEC Provides Career And Tech Training To West Valley Teens

West-MEC provides career and tech training

Keeping with its goal of enhancing the education system in the West Valley, WESTMARC is a major proponent of West-MEC — the Western Maricopa Education Center District. West-MEC is a public school district that provides Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to more than 21,000 high school students in the West Valley. West-MEC was formed… Read More →