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Free bike lamps will 'Light the Night' for Tucson cyclists

An event Tuesday evening will offer local riders free bicycle lights and information on riding safely and legally after dark. “Light the Night,” sponsored by the City of Tucson, PAG and Living Streets Alliance, will take place at 5 p.m. at the corner of North Campbell Avenue and East 3rd Street.... Read more»1

Charter school power broker turns public education into private profits

Baker Mitchell is a politically connected North Carolina businessman who celebrates the power of the free market. Every year, millions of public education dollars flow through Mitchell’s chain of four nonprofit charter schools to for-profit companies he controls.... Read more»

Arizona lags in homes with high-speed Internet

Arizona homes trailed the nation in both their access to high-speed Internet and their computer ownership, according to a recent report from the Census Bureau.... Read more»

What's open, what's closed for Thanksgiving

As the nation celebrates Thanksgiving Thursday, many government services and private businesses will be closed. Here’s what you need to know:... Read more»

Education secretary encourages teachers’ colleges to follow Az model

Education Secretary Arne Duncan cited Arizona State University as a school that is ‘raising the bar’ on teacher education, as he unveiled a plan to strengthen teacher training, The new rules will undergo a 60-day comment and could take effect by the middle of 2015.... Read more»

U.S., Az universities set foreign student enrollment records

While the number of foreign students enrolled in U.S. colleges rose 8 percent in the last year, schools in Arizona more than kept pace, with international enrollment growing by 16 percent. Arizona’s 15,442 foreign students ranked it 18th among states.... Read more»1

Obama gives 'sense of excitement' for those in sanctuary

President Obama’s announcement of new guidelines for immigration enforcement means that two people who sought sanctuary in Tucson churches while facing deportation have new hope that they won’t have to leave their families behind. Francisco Perez Cordoba and Rosa Robles Loreto watched the speech, surrounded by parishioners at their churches.... Read more»1

Video & full text of Obama's immigration speech

Obama to undocumented immigrants who fit certain criteria: “Here’s the deal ... you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law ... It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive.”... Read more»

FCC plan adds billions for school Internet connections

After months of pleas from the nation’s school leaders, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission agreed Monday that billions more dollars each year are needed to improve school and library Internet connections.... Read more»

ASU machine dispenses meds, not snacks

ASU students on the Tempe campus might grab potato chips or pop from vending machines on their way to class. And now they’re also able to grab prescription drugs from a machine.... Read more»

Factcheck: Biden's boasts

Biden was the keynote speaker at the AFL-CIO and American Federation of Teachers Summit on Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development on Nov. 13. His comments centered on job opportunities and education, and they included some exaggerations.... Read more»

'Light the Night' freebies will brighten way for Tucson cyclists

An event Tuesday evening will offer local riders free bicycle lights and information on riding safely and legally after dark. “Light the Night,” sponsored by the City of Tucson, PAG and Living Streets Alliance, will take place at 5 p.m. at the corner of North Columbus Boulevard and East Pima Street.... Read more»

Ducey: Review budget before settling $300M schools case

Doug Ducey said Monday the budget will quickly become his top priority when he takes office as governor, including what to do about a lawsuit that’s left the state owing more than $300 million to schools. That includes being open to reaching a settlement in the suit, he said.... Read more»1

By the numbers: Remembering America's veterans in 2014

This Veterans Day, and throughout the year, remember those who have served in our armed forces, and honor their struggles and sacrifices.... Read more»

Commentary

Against tenure? Why you should make an exception for your child’s teacher

Commentary: I get it. When a worker consistently fails to measure up to standards on the job, that worker deserves to be fired. Yet in the public school system, a very different code is in operation.... Read more»1

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