Community Colleges a Vital Part of Arizona’s Education Landscape

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Community Colleges a Vital Part of Arizona’s Education Landscape

by Colleen A. Smith, Ph.D., President, Coconino Community College.

As I pursued my doctorate degree, I had a university professorship squarely in my sights. When I first started teaching at a rural community college in Wyoming, I was still working on my Ph.D. I soon found a passion for the community college mission—I knew I was home, and I never looked back. It really …

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Take Action Today to Protect State Education Funding

by Expect More Arizona

The regular Arizona legislative session has officially ended, after adjourning temporarily amid shelter-in-place orders. A group of Senate Democrats and Republicans moved to adjourn early this week without taking action on just under 30 noncontroversial bills – effectively ending session and killing those bills. As a reminder, emergency education legislation and a baseline budget bill …

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Mother and son celebrate simultaneous college graduations

by Angie Castillo

Finishing college took a lot longer than I expected – 20 years actually! At first, I was uncomfortable telling people that I was graduating with my bachelor’s degree. I thought they might wonder why it took so long or what I was waiting for. Would they think it was strange that I was graduating at …

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Advice for Arizona’s Class of 2020

by Expect More Arizona

Congratulations to the class of 2020 (whether today was going to be the actual big day or not)! You have worked really hard to get here, and we couldn’t be prouder of you. May the next chapter of your lives exceed your expectations. We know our state will be stronger with your leadership. To find …

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