Education Briefs

 Erica Cardenas

Library initiates Nook® borrowing program

EDUCATION BRIEFS Internet safety education Head of the Class Increase the size of a book’s text with a touch of your finger or carry eight books at once that all fit nicely in a backpack or purse.  These are just a few of the benefits of using a digital e-book reader, and the Glendale libraries […]




 Erica Cardenas

ASU hosts summer journalism institutes

EDUCATION BRIEFS Scholarships for service Southwest Skill Center launches new program Thirty-eight high school students learned digital and broadcast journalism skills last month at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. The students, many from under-represented communities, lived on campus and attended classes at the Cronkite School, part of ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Participants received full […]




 Erica Cardenas

Southwest Skill Center launches new program

EDUCATION BRIEFS Scholarships for service ASU hosts summer journalism institutes A new Industrial Electronics Technology Program to be launched at Estrella Mountain Community College’s Southwest Skill Center (EMCC-SWSC) this month is set to bring some “hard” skills to their current educational offerings. The EMCC-SWSC already has a long-standing reputation for excellence in their “soft skill” […]




 Erica Cardenas

Scholarships for service

EDUCATION BRIEFS Southwest Skill Center launches new program ASU hosts summer journalism institutes University of Phoenix and AMVETS (American Veterans), a vocal advocate for veterans’ education, are awarding $350,000 in the form of 50 scholarships worth $7,000 apiece to active-duty service members, veterans and eligible family members to pursue a degree at the University of […]




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After-school STEM experiments

EDUCATION BRIEFS 2013 Teacher of the Year Leadership and learning New College of Veterinary Medicine For nine consecutive weeks, 250 middle school students from the Kyrene School District performed a variety of STEM experiments. Recently, the results were presented to more than 750 community members as part of the ASU Citizen Scientist-Engineer @ Kyrene after-school […]




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2013 Teacher of the Year

EDUCATION BRIEFS After-school STEM experiments Leadership and learning New College of Veterinary Medicine The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering excellence in education, is now accepting nominations for the “2013 Teacher of the Year.” Any pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public school teacher across Arizona is eligible.  Nomination forms must be submitted […]




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Leadership and learning

EDUCATION BRIEFS After-school STEM experiments 2013 Teacher of the Year New College of Veterinary Medicine The Junior League of Phoenix aims at providing Valley women with the opportunity to build skills while volunteering in the community. Now through June 30, the Junior League of Phoenix is accepting applications for its 2012-2013 provisional class.  An informational […]




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New College of Veterinary Medicine

EDUCATION BRIEFS After-school STEM experiments 2013 Teacher of the Year Leadership and learning Midwestern University has announced the establishment of a College of Veterinary Medicine on its Glendale campus. The new program plans to welcome its inaugural class of 100 students in the Fall of 2014.  The Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine will be […]




 Erica Cardenas

Governor Brewer vetoes education savings program expansion

EDUCATION BRIEFS New educational alliance established Anthem College wins ecology grant Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed House Bill 2626, which would have expanded the state’s education savings accounts program. School choice advocates had rallied in support of the bill, which they claim would have offered parents an unprecedented level of choice for their children’s education.  […]




 Erica Cardenas

Anthem College wins ecology grant

EDUCATION BRIEFS New educational alliance established Governor Brewer vetoes education savings program expansion The National Technical Honors Society at Anthem College-Phoenix was recently awarded a grant from the Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! environmental education program to support a student-led campus recycling project. Anthem’s “Green Team” was the only recipient in Arizona. The Anthem team will […]