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Educational Services Sector

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    August 21, 2012

    Arizona State University's Party-School Reputation Apparently Dead at Age 25

    After a 25-year run as one of the nation's top party schools, Arizona State University's party-school reputation is likely dead in the eyes of national party-analysts.Just a week after Newsweek gave ASU one of the school's lowest party rankings of all-time at 24th in the nation, the just-released Pr ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    ASU Climbs Back to the Bottom, Ranks 17th in Princeton Reviews' Top 20 Party Schools

    graphicshunt.com​It appears that Arizona State University students are just drunk enough to somewhat impress the folks at the Princeton Review.ASU ranked number 17 this year in the publication's list of top party schools in the nation, which is an improvement from last year's ranking of... oh wait ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Scottsdale Culinary Institute Changes Its Name

    ​Get ready to say a mouthful as the Scottsdale Culinary Institute changes its name to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Maybe we should be excited--Julia Child, who was featured in the now-on-DVD movie Julie & Julia, attended the Le Cordon Bleu school in Paris. There are cur ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    The Party's Over: ASU Drops to 20th on National "Party School Survey"

      Did you ever think you'd live to see the day when ASU students weren't partying enough? Well, it's arrived.​Un-tap the keg, and turn out the lights; Arizona State University's reign as one of the nations top party schools is coming to an end, according to a recent survey. This year ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    High School Students V.S. Immigrants: Who Makes the Grade?

    Arizona Department of Education Superintendent Tom Horne If they weren't born here, 96.5 percent of Arizona high school students would not qualify to be United States citizens, according to a study released last week by the Goldwater Institute. The "Freedom From Responsibility" survey shows that o ... More >>

  • News

    June 14, 2007

    An "F" for Effort

    Sandra Dowling left a huge mess. Now she's trying to stop the cleanup

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    November 2, 2006

    Breathless

    Despite a lot of hoopla at the beginning of Napolitano's administration, environmental protections for kids have not improved much

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    December 15, 2005

    Fast Times at Westwind junior high

    Any way you add it up, kids at one Valley middle school were dealing meth out of their backpacks

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    December 8, 2005

    Crash Course

    Fundamentalist Mormons lose control of Colorado City's school district, as a criminal investigation continues

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    June 30, 2005

    On a Wing and a Prayer

    Finding the Colorado City school district's airplane could lead to polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs' arrest

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    May 19, 2005

    Education Reclamation

    A new state law wrests control of Colorado City schools away from polygamist zealots

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    April 7, 2005

    Derail Polygamy's Money Train

    A bill before the Legislature would allow the state to begin reforming a society that steals public money and abuses underage girls

    Commentary

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    November 25, 2004

    Arrest the Polyg Prophet Now!

    What are authorities waiting for? Pedophile Warren Jeffs has looted school coffers and is on the run

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    July 10, 2003

    Profits of Polygamy

    Arizona launches a probe into alleged improper spending by the Colorado City school district

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    February 13, 2003

    Schoolhouse Shock

    How much longer will schools be able to keep up with fast-growing communities?

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    December 27, 2001

    Letters

    From the week of December 27, 2001

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    December 13, 2001

    Learning Disorder

    The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections fails the state's worst kids

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    March 23, 2000

    Master of Her Domain

    County schools chief Dowling is still a one-woman school board

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    March 23, 2000

    Habla Di, Habla Da, Strife Goes On

    Federal ruling in bilingual-education lawsuit goes unheeded by state officials

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    November 25, 1999
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    October 7, 1999

    Murphy's Law

    Year after year, Murphy school district officials watched their students die in a hail of violence. They decided to take matters into their own hands.

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    August 19, 1999

    Charter Charter Bang Bang

    It takes a report card to keep the Valley's alternative education scene straight

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    March 18, 1999

    Bilingual Blues

    This is not the way your grandfather learned English

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    July 23, 1998

    A Different School of Thought

    The state's unabashed enthusiasm for charter schools stops at the borders of Indian reservations

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    March 5, 1998

    Colonel Sandra?

    Maricopa County schools chief's foes hope to wing Sandy Dowling's latest power play

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    December 18, 1997

    So Sue Me

    The court has spoken; lawmakers stand in defiance. But if the state Legislature doesn't come up with a constitutional school finance plan by July, school's out forever.

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    December 18, 1997

    Sandra D-Minus

    Former employees hand county schools chief flunking grade in public ethics

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    August 28, 1997

    Board Games

    Maricopa County schools chief Sandra Dowling plays to win--of course, as a governing board of one, she doesn't have much competition

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    January 30, 1997

    Enslaved by the Bell

    Does the newest member of the state Board of Education really believe that Satan lurks in Arizona classrooms?

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    December 19, 1996

    Teacher Dearest

    The free market alone was supposed to control charter schools, but the state is stepping in to clean up Gail Battistella's mess at Dragonfleye Charter School

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    December 19, 1996

    A Charter School Progress Report

    In praise of creative finances

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    June 27, 1996

    Educator Reprimanded

    State Board of Education censures former principal who failed to report molestation complaints

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    May 9, 1996

    Come Laud PUHSD

    Stop the presses: Here's some rare good news about public schools

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    March 28, 1996

    Counter Punch

    High school student who defended himself fights his suspension

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    March 7, 1996

    Townsel-ectomy

    Controversy--often racially charged--has been a constant companion of school administrator Charles Townsel. Now his job is on the line again and people in South Phoenix are choosing up sides.

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    February 15, 1996

    Strong-arm of the Law

    Law enforcement lobby imperils bill that would create a list of government records sealed from the public's view

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    December 28, 1995

    The High Cost of Education Reform

    The Symington administration touts market-based reform as a cure for Arizona's educational ills. Behind that rhetoric, state policies are driving public schools toward financial collapse.

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    September 28, 1995

    DOES NOT WORK TO CAPACITY

    PHOENIX UNION'S DESEGREGATION PROGRAM PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS. BUT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM FLUNKED OUT WHEN IT CAME TO EDUCATING KIDS.

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    August 10, 1995
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    July 6, 1995
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    March 30, 1995
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    January 26, 1995

    FIFE'S EMPTY PROMISE

    SYMINGTON PLEDGED TO IDENTIFY AND FIX "URGENT" PROBLEMS IN THE STATE'S POOREST SCHOOLS. BUT HE NEVER EXPECTED A $103 MILLION TAB.

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    January 5, 1995

    EDUCATION INTERRUPTUS

    A SCOTTSDALE PARENTS' GROUP WITH TIES TO PAY ROBERTSON IS MAKING SURE THE SEX-ED CURRICULUM DOESN'T GO ALL THE WAY

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    October 13, 1994

    HEAD OF THE CLASSES

    SCHOOL-BOARD ELECTIONS ARE IMPORTANT. VICIOUS, GOOFY AND CONFUSING, TOO.

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    September 8, 1994

    SEPARATE BUT MAS QUE IGUAL

    NEARLY HALF OF ARIZONA'S HISPANIC CHILDREN DROP OUT OF PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS. SOME PARENTS THINK THE SOLUTION IS HISPANIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.

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    January 26, 1994

    SHE'S NOT THEIR CUP OF TEA

    ONLY IN THE MADISON SCHOOL DISTRICT COULD A PERSONAL SQUABBLE END UP IN COURT

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    May 12, 1993

    ARIZONA'S EDUCATION SYSTEM IS READY FOR REFORM SCHOOL

    FOR ONCE, BIG BUSINESS AND EDUCATORS ARE IN CONCERT. BUT WILL LAWMAKERS FACE THE MUSIC

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    November 25, 1992

    SEX EDUCATION

    SLIPSHOD BACKROUND CHEDKS, SCHOOL BOARDS THAT CUT DEALS, AND COLLEAGUES WHO PROTECT THEIR OWN. WHEN IT COMES TO TEACHERS WHO MOLEST, THE BIG PICTURE ISN'T PRETTY.

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    November 18, 1992

    SEX EDUCATION

    NO ONE IN FLAGSTAFF COULD BELIEVE THE CHARGES AGAINST THE TOWN'S FAVORITE MUSIC TEACHER. THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAD HAPPENED IN MESA.

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    October 28, 1992

    SEX EDUCATION

    TWO VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS HIRED A CHILD MOLESTER WHO CALLED MOLESTER WHO CALLED HIMSELF "THE GOD OF A'S AND F'S." IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.

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