U.S. Department of Education Awards Nearly $1 Billion to 56 States to Provide Students with Safer Learning Environments 

by on September 29, 2022 0

The U.S. Department of Education announced awards totaling nearly $1 billion through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA). The Stronger Connections grants will help schools provide all students with safe and supportive learning opportunities and environments that are critical for their success. The United States Department of Education awarded $20,826,927 to Arizona. Through the BSCA, and...

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Arizona Department of Education Releases Statewide Assessment Results Showing Overall Gains in Student Performance 

by on September 8, 2022 0

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) released this week the statewide assessment results, Arizona’s Academic Standards Assessment or AASA, from school year 2021/2022, showing overall gains. Arizona’s public district and charter schools test students in Grades 3-8, and in Grade 11, students take the ACT. It is important to note that this is the...

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Vice Mayor Pastor, Councilwoman Ansari and Aliento Launch New Phoenix Promise Program  

by on September 1, 2022 0

On Wednesday, the Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a contract with the Maricopa County Community College District Foundation to implement the Phoenix Promise Program, a tuition assistance program for eligible Phoenix residents attending Maricopa County Community College District schools. On June 7, 2022, City Council approved a budget of $5 million from the City’s...

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Arizona Department of Education, DonorsChoose Team Up Again with New $5 Million Effort to Support Educators and Students

by on August 29, 2022 0

This week, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced that the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) would allocate $5 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to help PreK-12th grade public school educators get classroom resources through DonorsChoose, a nonprofit crowdfunding platform. The collaboration between ADE and DonorsChoose will provide teachers with up to $600...

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Final Student Loan Pause Extension Through December 31 and Targeted Debt Cancellation

by on August 25, 2022 0

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education announced a final extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections through December 31, 2022. Borrowers should plan to resume payments in January 2023. While the economy continues to improve, COVID cases remain at an elevated level, and the President has made clear that...

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Congressman Stanton and MCCCD Leaders Announce New Funding for Bioscience Program Expansion

by on August 9, 2022 0

On Monday, Congressman Greg Stanton and Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) leaders gathered at the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) LabForce to announce the $1 million in federal Community Project Funding secured in a House Appropriations bill for bioscience program development at the Maricopa Community Colleges. In April, MCCCD submitted a proposal for...

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City of Phoenix & Maricopa Community Colleges Launch New “Route to Relief” Partnership Program to Kick Start Workforce Development 

by on July 27, 2022 0

Photo Credit: The City of Phoenix​ This week, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Dr. Steven R. Gonzales, Interim Chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges announced the official launch of a new partnership called “Route to Relief.” The new program, supported by the City’s federal pandemic relief dollars, provides free tuition, monthly stipends and employment...

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ASU Enters Partnership with US Space Force For Space Exploration, Engineering and Defense Research

by on June 9, 2022 0

The U.S. Space Force and Arizona State University signed an agreement Tuesday making ASU the newest member of the service’s University Partnership Program. USSF Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Lisa Costa joined ASU President Michael M. Crow on ASU’s Tempe campus to finalize the agreement and to learn more about the university’s space initiatives and capabilities. Home to...

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ADE Awards $6.2 Million to Center for the Future of Arizona

by on May 23, 2022 0

The Arizona Department of Education recently announced funding for the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA). “CFA is a proven leader in helping students understand the career paths available to them and how they can strengthen our state’s communities,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman. “The Department’s partnership with CFA will pay...

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