Arizona Education

2015-03-23

  Arizona Education: Latino College Success

We will discuss efforts to improve Latino college success, including a look at College Success Arizona, a program that helps Latinos graduate. Discussing the issue will be Dr. Delia Saenz, an Arizona State University Associate Professor of Psychology and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, David Adame, Chief Economic Development Officer of Chicanos Por La Causa, and Maria Harper-Marinick, executive vice president, chancellor and provost for the Maricopa County Community College District.



2015-03-19

  Maricopa Achieving a College Education (ACE) Program

Maricopa Community Colleges run a nationally recognized program called Achieving a College Education (ACE). The program has proven successful in motivating students to finish high school and continue on to get a college degree. Linda Mazon Gutierrez, president and CEO for the Hispanic Women's Corporation and Stella Torres, director of the Maricopa ACE Programs for the Maricopa County Community Colleges District discuss the program.



2015-03-18

  03/18/15 American Graduate Special

We’ll take a look at one Phoenix program helping youth reconnect. Also, we’ll have panel discussion on the topic of disconnected youth. Also, hear about a group working to improve education in our state, will discuss who is graduating, who is not and why. Learn the story of one student who has come back to school.



2015-03-16

  Using Sports to Teach Literature

Local English teacher William Tecku will discuss how teaching sports literature positively impacts students' reading and writing skills. He will also talk about how he uses sports literature in the classroom and his own baseball poetry, which he will read during a presentation at a Mesa public library.



2015-03-12

  ASU Human Fossil Discovery

The earliest known fossil of the human genus was discovered by a team from Arizona State University in Ethiopia in 2013. The lower jaw with five teeth is dated to 2.8 million years ago, setting back the first known example of the human genus 400,000 years. William Kimbel, director of ASU’s Institute of Human Origins, and ASU anthropology graduate student Chalachew Seyoum, who discovered the fossil, will discuss the extraordinary find.



2015-03-10

  University Budget Cuts

The budget passed by state lawmakers contains a cut of nearly $100 million for universities and cuts all state funding for some community college districts. Patrick Morales, vice president of the Arizona Students’ Association, will talk about the cuts and how they might impact students.



2015-03-05

  At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years

“At Work in Arizona: The First 100 Years,” is a coffee table book filled with photos depicting the history of work in Arizona. Among the photos are a Jerome mine train in 1900 and a Tucson pressed brick company in the 1920s. The book was commissioned by Alliance Bank and Jim Lundy, president and CEO of the bank, and Marilyn Szabo, curator of the book, will talk about the book and how proceeds benefit education in our state.



2015-03-03

  Common Core Opposition

Legislation has failed to try and stop Common Core teaching standards in Arizona, but the issue could be revived later in the session. State Representative and teacher Paul Boyer will talk about the pros and cons of Common Core along with Amanda McAdams, a former teacher of the year.



2015-03-02

  University Funding

Governor Doug Ducey has proposed cutting nearly $78 million from university budgets in Arizona. Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen Klein will discuss the possible impact of that possible cut.



2015-03-02

  ASU Biomimicry Center

Biomimicry is the effort of researchers to use nature’s methods to help develop new technology. A new cooperative venture at Arizona State University aims to make ASU a key academic hub for biomimicry, and will launch March 3. ASU is joining forces with Biomimicry 3.8, a consulting and training firm, to open the new center. Prasad Boradkar, co-director of the Biomimicry Center, and Dayna Baumeister, the other co-director, will tell us more.



 

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