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Arizona needs a state strategy for financial aid

Published by Arizona Republic

Of the $2.4 billion spent on financial aid in Arizona, nearly all is spent at the four-year college level. And less than one-half of 1 percent of that cash comes from state appropriations.  More >>

Arizona's public universities striving to increase graduation rates

Published by Cronkite News

Smoothing the way from community colleges, online classes and financial aid are a few of the tools Arizona's universities are utilizing to increase graduation rates.  More >>

The high price of not graduating college in four years

Published by Wall Street Journal

Graduating on time can save students thousands of dollars.  More >>

Homeland Security extending program for "dreamers"

Published by Arizona Public Media

The Department of Homeland Security announced that the program protecting people brought into the country illegally as children will remain in place. More >>

San Luis students excel on ACT exams

Published by Yuma Sun

Twenty elementary school students have been recognized for high scores achieved on ACT college entrance exams.   More >>

Arizona ranks 46th in the nation for education, health and family

Published by Arizona Daily Star

Arizona ranks among low for children’s well-being in education, health, economics and family, according to the Kids Count annual report. More >>

Arizona students earn $115,000 in scholarships to state's public universities

Published by AZCentral

Twenty-two high school students have been awarded Flinn scholarships.  More >>

Navajo school instills resilience in youth through language preservation

Published by Cronkite News

The Navajo language and culture are the backbone of the school.  More >>

Copper View students qualify for national math competition

Published by Sahuarita Sun

Fifth-graders at an Arizona school qualified for a national math competition at Texas A&M University.  More >>

Three local schools earn an A+

Published by Your West Valley

Schools were evaluated in areas such as student focus and support, culture, active teaching/learning, curriculum, leadership, community/parent involvement and assessment data. More >>

Arizona GED Day is May 1

Published by KVOA

Starbucks, Chicanos por la Causa and Rio Salado College are partnering to help students earn their GED.  More >>

Teacher shortage becoming critical for Arizona

Published by Arizona Republic

Arizonans continually cite education as a top issue facing our state, but statistics show that we aren't giving our teachers what they need to achieve.  More >>

Student coding competition comes to ASU Polytechnic

Published by Arizona Republic

High-school and middle-school students from all over Arizona will come together April 12-13 in Mesa for the fifth annual coding competition known as SPARK Game Jam. More >>

Wright Flight program teaches students their goals are attainable

Published by Camp Verde Bugle

The Wright Flight program, founded in 1986, is actually about reaching one’s goals. More >>

Local girl recognized for writing children's book

Published by White Mountain Independent

 Daniela K. A. Lee, 15, a local resident and up-and-coming author, was recently honored at a National Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss birthday event in Harmony Texas. More >>

Family Night a scientific success at Grand Canyon School

Published by Grand Canyon News

After being postponed because of a power outage, Grand Canyon School’s Family Night was a resounding success. More >>

Arizona high school takes state championship in academic decathlon

Published by Arizona Daily Star

Canyon del Oro High School won for the fourth consecutive year.  More >>

Factory workers increasingly require higher education

Published by New York Times

United States students are offered few feasible routes to middle-skill careers. More >>

Higher education leaders stress need for educational attainment

Published by AZ Big Media

Obtaining a college degree is increasinly important for workers.  More >>

Six-year old girls already have gendered beliefs about intelligence

Published by The Atlantic

Girls felt that brilliance was most associated with boys.  More >>

Success in college dependent on faculty

Published by American Council on Education

The American Council on Education has released a white paper detailing the relationship between attainment and quality instruction.  More >>

Reversing the dramatic decline in Arizona's grant aid for higher education

Published by Tucson Sentinel

Now more than ever, increasing college attainment is a major priority for Arizona. More >>

Education is a central theme of Gov. Ducey's State of the State

Published by AZED News

Increased K-12 education funding, permanent salary increases for teachers and student loan forgiveness are central to the governor's education agenda.  More >>

Arizonans overwhelmingly support education

Published by AZED News

Arizona voters believe that education is the most important issue in our state.  More >>

Verde Valley students helped with college tuition

Published by Journalaz.com

A scholarship awareness night helps secure funds for higher education.  More >>

Career Center specialist helps guide students to college

Published by Expect More Arizona

Graduates of one Valley high school have received nearly $60 million in scholarship offers since 2010. More >>

School district looks at ways to retain teachers

Published by Your West Valley

The need for teachers is a real issue in the Peoria Unified School District.  More >>

Investing in preschool beats the stock market

Published by NPR

High-quality preschool helps participants thrive through life.  More >>

Low-income Arizona schools find success

Published by Arizona Daily Star

Some Arizona schools in low-income areas are beating the odds.  More >>

Navajo woman earns degree from Oxford

Published by Navajo Times

Molita Yazzie earned her master's degree in social and cultural anthropology from Oxford University.  More >>

Arizona's graduation rate lags behind nation's

Published by Arizona Republic

High school graduation rates reached an all-time high of 83 percent last year nationally, but Arizona still lags behind the nation. More >>

Leaders call for full-day kindergarten

Published by AZED News

Arizona leaders renew calls for increased focus and funding on what some have called “the new first grade.” More >>

GradNation encouraged by high school graduation rate

Published by America's Promise Alliance

The high school graduation reached a record high, up from 82.3 percent in 2014 to 83.2 percent for 2015. More >>

Attainment plan revised by Lumina Foundation

Published by Inside Higher Ed

The Lumina Foundation released a revised strategic plan for achieving its goal of 60 percent of Americans holding a college degree, certificate or other high-quality credential by 2025. More >>

Gov. Ducey: Arizona needs more college graduates

Published by Arizona Republic

Earning a certificate or degree after high school opens the door to countless economic opportunities. More >>

Arizona's great universities can't thrive on scraps

Published by Arizona Republic

Recent rankings name Arizona State University as the most innovative national university and the University of Arizona in the top 100 innovative universities.  More >>

College Success Arizona's Rich Nickel discusses the importance of attainment

Published by Council Conversations by Surprise City Council

Rich Nickel joined "Council Conversations," a production of the Surprise City Council to talk about Achieve60AZ.  More >>

Achieve60AZ: Increasing degrees, certifications will boost income and state's economy

Published by AZEDNews

A new initiative aims to dramatically increase the percentage of Arizonans who have completed post-secondary training or education.  More >>

Making the world their oyster

Published by Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Preparing students for success in the workforce and community

Published by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Office of Education

Ducey boosts goal for education beyond high school

Published by Capitol Media Services

ABOR issues statement on Achieve60AZ launch

Published by Arizona Board of Regents

“The mission of Achieve60AZ is well aligned with the goals of Arizona’s public university enterprise." More >>

What does ‘workforce readiness’ actually mean?

Published by eCampus News

Leaders from universities and businesses weigh in on how to best prepare students for a job after graduation.  More >>

Closing achievement gap among Arizona issues to watch

Published by AZED News

Here are 10 Arizona education issues to watch this year.  More >>

Arizona mayors knock on doors to encourage teens to return to school

Published by AZED News

Steps to Success brings together elected officials, school leaders, celebrities and business owners to encourage teens to re-enroll in high school.  More >>

Educator from Lake Havasu is national rural teacher of the year

Published by AZED News

Virginia Sautner has been named the Monsanto Fund National Rural Teacher of the Year. More >>

Future Ready Iowa Alliance focuses on attainment

Published by The Gazette

Gov. Terry Branstad announced a goal to equip more citizens with post high school education or training by 2025.  More >>

Top 5 percent of Rio Rico graduating class honored

Published by AZEDNEWS

The top 5% of the Rio Rico High School 2016 graduating seniors and their invited special educators were honored at the 5th Annual Excellence in Education Banquet sponsored by the Friends of the SCVUSD No. 35 Foundation. The event was held at the Tubac Golf Resort. More >>

Diane Douglas honors school counselors of the year

Published by AZEDNEWS

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today honored Cadi Angeli, 2016 Arizona School Counselor of the Year, and Katherine Pastor, 2016 National School Counselor of the Year. Both were joined by colleagues and family members for a welcome reception at the Arizona Department of Education before being formally recognized at this morning’s Arizona State Board of Education meeting. More >>

5 Ways to Thank a Leader

Published by Expect More Arizona

Teaching is the profession that makes all other professions possible. Educators at all levels strive to enrich and enlighten children; to encourage and inspire them in ways that will shape their future for the better. And whether or not you have children in school now, you probably had at least one teacher who made a difference in your life. More >>

Postsecondary education opportunities in the Verde Valley

Published by Verde Valley TV

Lattie Coor, chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona and Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall talk about postsecondary education.  More >>

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