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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.