Education Development

Technology company HopSkipDrive provides key transportation support to help students in foster care prepare for college

Student transportation technology firm HopSkipDrive and First Star, an advocacy organization for high-school-aged teens in foster care, are partnering to provide transportation for students in foster care to attend the First Star Arizona State University Academy.  Launched in 2011 at UCLA, First Star Academies offer a long-term college-prep program for high school students in foster […]

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Arizona Autism Charter Schools to open Entrepreneurial Training Center

Arizona Autism Charter Schools next week will open a new Entrepreneurial Training Center as part of an effort to better prepare high school students and young adults on the autism spectrum for their future careers.  Four social enterprise businesses will operate out of the center: a coffee shop, a silk screening and retail shop, a

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Freeport-McMoRan and Education Forward Arizona launch new workforce program

Freeport-McMoRan and Education Forward Arizona are launching a new initiative to provide students with career opportunities.  The program, called Guarantee Your Future with Freeport, will offer 25 students education, training, and experience via a paid-summer internship and mentoring at the company.  At the conclusion of the program it also provides participants with the opportunity for

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Antiquated Arizona K-12 funding formula hurts students, schools

Over four decades ago, the State of Arizona instituted “equalization funding” in order to balance funding amounts for public schools across the state.  Unfortunately, the state’s practice has never lived up to this promise. And Arizona students are losing out.  Consider students who attend public charter schools. On average, they receive $2,300 less in total

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Arizona competition of National Civics Bee celebrates civics education, sends contestant to national finals in November

Sixteen Arizona middle-schoolers on Friday took center stage at the Arizona competition of the National Civics Bee, showing off not only their knowledge of American civics, but also their creative ideas for tackling some of their communities’ most pressing challenges. Held at the Flinn Foundation in central Phoenix, the event was a collaboration of the

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