(Photo by Patrick Jervis/East Valley Institute of Technology)
Jun 4, 2018

State’s largest trade schools to get additional funds in FY 2019

Amid budget negotiations dominated by talks of pay raises for K-12 teachers, some Arizona trade schools got a long-awaited boost in funding.

In this January 24, 2018, photo, Gov. Doug Ducey meets with students at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf. The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind received additional funds for fiscal-year 2019 to hire more teachers. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind)
Jun 4, 2018

Lawmakers boost funding for state schools for deaf and blind

After years of going seemingly unnoticed at the state Legislature, the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind had an especially productive 2018 session.

Jun 4, 2018

State budget allocates $1 million for K-12 coding initiative

As K-12 curricula moves into the 21st century, Arizona will kick-start a new initiative to train teachers how to code — lessons they can then pass onto their students.

Jun 4, 2018

Non-profit opens charter schools to serve poorest students

A Phoenix nonprofit aiming to open 25 A-rated charter schools serving students in the city’s urban core by 2020 is well on its way to meeting its goal.

Thousands of teachers, students and public education advocates rallied at the Arizona Capitol on March 28, 2018. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 4, 2018

20% teacher pay raise made to be permanent

With Arizona’s 2018-2019 state budget now signed by the governor, I wanted to clearly explain how the 20-percent teacher pay raise was determined, how it will be provided to schools, who will be receiving raises and how much should educators expect – as there has been a great deal of misinformation about how this actually […]

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Feb 26, 2018

Arizona looks for uptick in manufacturing jobs

Arizona has seen a steady decline of manufacturing jobs spanning decades, but hopes are a boom in automotive research will bring it to an end.

In this August 2012 photo, a carpenter drives a nail into the frame of a home under construction in Phoenix. (Photo by LeBlanc/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Feb 26, 2018

Construction industry relies on training programs, ex-prisoners to fill jobs

Since the recession that plagued the previous decade, Arizona has struggled to grow one of its biggest contributors to the economy: the construction industry.

Feb 26, 2018

Building skilled workforce best way to drive an economy

Focus on those that create good jobs – the small and medium sized businesses that desperately need reliable, competent workers to help them meet the ever growing demands of their customers. Encourage them, support them, and they will create the good jobs we all want!

Feb 26, 2018

New and innovative ideas drive Arizona’s economic success

Arizona is a leader in welcoming new technologies and partnerships, while removing the barriers of government to drive Arizona’s economic success.

Feb 26, 2018

Arizona physicians work to keep residents and economy healthy

The AMA Economic Impact Study shows the tangible value physicians provide. We want to do all we can to encourage more physicians to come to Arizona so that we can keep our state’s health and economy strong.

The Governor’s Office is working to revamp the state’s water laws. In this photo, an irrigation ditch provides water for a farm in the East Valley near Recker and Williams Field roads. (Photo by Ellen O'Brien/Arizona Capitol Times)
Feb 26, 2018

Flow of water in desert brings life to Arizona’s economy

Water is life. Its management is a state trust responsibility. In Arizona’s arid environment, rivers, streams, and springs are vital to sustaining a diversity of plants and animals and are tied to the well-being of human communities and our state and local economies.

Feb 5, 2018

Planning for Arizona’s 280-mile section of I-11 rolls along

The Arizona Department of Transportation has reached a critical stage in planning the state’s first leg of an interstate highway expected to make transportation throughout Arizona and beyond more efficient.