Betsy DeVos Pushes $5 Billion Plan To Fund Tuition For Private School Students

by on December 9, 2019 0

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday touted her $5 billion plan to fund tuition for private school students, telling a room of supportive parents and lobbyists that it would improve the quality of education. DeVos praised Arizona’s devotion to school choice programs that provide public funding for private and charter schools. “Arizona is...

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Papago Plaza Breaks Ground On Redevelopment

by on December 9, 2019 0

Sigma Contracting, Inc. today broke ground at iconic Papago Plaza in Scottsdale for up to 88,000 square feet in new retail and office buildings and a 120,000-square-foot parking garage. Sigma’s portion of the project is valued at $11 million to $16 million and will consist of the complete demolition of the original Papago Plaza, 1408 N. Scottsdale...

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Department Of Homeland Security May Require US Citizens Be Photographed At Airports

by on December 6, 2019 0

Federal officials are considering requiring that all travelers — including American citizens — be photographed as they enter or leave the country as part of an identification system using facial-recognition technology. The Department of Homeland Security says it expects to publish a proposed rule next July. Critics are already raising objections. Sen. Edward Markey,...

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Arizona Universities Recruiting Students For Esports Programs

by on December 3, 2019 0

Schools are taking different approaches to recruiting for their esports programs, because esports didn’t exist 20 years ago. For Arizona universities, their methods run the spectrum. Grand Canyon University has a wide range of tools to bring in prospective esports athletes, with a state-of-the-art facility stocked with top-of-the-line gaming computers and a stage resembling...

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