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AZ Earn to Learn – Investing in College Success

| March 12, 2015
AZ Earn to Learn – Investing in College Success

March 10, 2015 • Helios Education Foundation Did you know that by 2018, 61 percent of Arizona’s jobs will require some form of postsecondary training?  Yet, currently in Arizona, only 36 percent of working-age adults have completed at least a two-year degree. …Read the full article HERE

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Students Tell AZ Governor of School Challenges

| March 12, 2015
Students Tell AZ Governor of School Challenges

March 9, 2015 • Public News Service PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is hearing directly from school students about the challenges they face each day. Dana Wolfe Naimark, president with Children’s Action Alliance, says students from across the state recently sent letters to the governor that tell a story of overcrowding and underfunding education. […]

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NAU mulling tuition hike to fill budget gap

| March 10, 2015
NAU mulling tuition hike to fill budget gap

March 10, 2015 • Arizona Daily Sun Now that the FY2016 Arizona budget is lacking only the governor’s signature, local officials are parsing the language to determine how or if it affects their operations. NAU is to receive $17.3 million less next year from the state, up for an original proposed cut by Gov. Doug […]

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Many worried about how new state budget will affect student’s futures

| March 10, 2015
Many worried about how new state budget will affect student’s futures

March 8, 2015 • FOX 10 Arizona PHOENIX – A budget is now headed to Governor Doug Ducey’s desk. It cuts millions from state universities, but what does it mean for students? That’s the question on many people’s minds tonight. It’s still unclear how exactly the budget will affect university students. Many wonder if classes […]

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VIEWPOINTS: Bridging the Latino Achievement Gap

| March 10, 2015
VIEWPOINTS: Bridging the Latino Achievement Gap

March 8, 2015 • By Paul J. Luna and Tommy Espinoza • Helios Education Foundation Arizona must prioritize the educational success and degree attainment of our students in order to secure the future economic viability of our state.  As native Arizonans, we know that the most important thing we can do for the future is […]

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Budget packs wallop for universities, hospitals

| March 8, 2015
Budget packs wallop for universities, hospitals

March 7, 2015 • The Republic • azcentral The loss of more than half a billion dollars in federal matching funds for Medicaid. Deep cuts at Arizona’s three universities. Community colleges in the state’s two largest counties losing all of their state funding. Counties and cities losing tax revenue. The budget state lawmakers approved Saturday […]

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Excellence in Arts Education, Excellence in Science Education awards presented at 2015 Viola Awards Gala

| March 8, 2015
Excellence in Arts Education, Excellence in Science Education awards presented at 2015 Viola Awards Gala

March 7, 2015 • Flagstaff Arts Council Educator Thomas Byers at Northland Prep was named the winner of the Excellence in Arts Education award, with David Thompson at NAUTeach named the winner of the Excellence in Science Education at 2015 Viola Awards Gala held on March 7 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff. The […]

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Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council presents inaugural College and Career Resource Fair in Flagstaff

| March 8, 2015
Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council presents inaugural College and Career Resource Fair in Flagstaff

March 7, 2015 • Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council The Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council presented its inaugural “College & Career Resource Fair” on March 7 at Killip Elementary School in Flagstaff. The fair, open to parents, high school students and community members, presented information to help area youth prepare for employment, internships, job shadowing, high-school-to-college transition and financial […]

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Guest Opinion: Reversing higher education standards would cripple economy, education

| March 8, 2015
Guest Opinion: Reversing higher education standards would cripple economy, education

March 5, 2015 • Arizona Capitol Times While signs of economic recovery are a welcome relief, Arizona is by no means out of the ashes just yet. Our state has consistently had one of the lowest-ranked education systems in the country, a problem that severely hinders the development of a workforce with 21st century skills. […]

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CHAC partners to present College & Career Resource Fair at Killip Elementary on March 7 in Flagstaff

| March 6, 2015
CHAC partners to present College & Career Resource Fair at Killip Elementary on March 7 in Flagstaff

March 6, 2015 • Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council The Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council will present its inaugural “College & Career Resource Fair” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Killip Elementary School, 2300 E. 6th Ave., Flagstaff. The fair is open to parents, high school students and interested community members. Free admission to […]

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