Education

Tucson's 2017 Women of Influence Winners

Via insidetucsonbusiness.com 2017 Women of Influence winners Administrative Champion Nicky Bauer Advertising/Public Relations Champion Stephanie Healy Arts/Culture Champion Linda Chorney Community Service Champion Kellie Terhune Neeley Non Profit Champion Judy McDermott Education Champion Brooke Meyer Financial/Banking Champion Laura Nagore Healthcare Champion Leigh Neumayer Licensed Professional Champion Annie Rolfe Mentorship Award Melissa Curran Outstanding Entrepreneur Mary Darling Public Service Award Cheryl Horvath Recreation/Hospitality Champion Suzanne Kaiser Rising Star Brandi Haga-Blackman Business

AZ Hyperloop

Over 100 Arizona students are working together to compete in SpaceX’sworldwide Hyperloop pod competition to bring high-speed mass transportation to the state. Via bizjournals.com AZLoop is the state’s competition team comprised of students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona State University in Tempe, Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, said Lynne Nethken, AZLoop’s project co-lead. “We’re working our way through several qualifier

Via azcapitoltimes.com Arizona schools overall spent less of the money they received last year in the classroom than in any of the 16 years the state has been keeping track. The new report Wednesday from the Auditor General’s Office found that 53.5 cents out of every dollar spent to educate Arizona youngsters in 2015 went for instruction. That includes everything from teachers, aides and even coaches to supplies like pencils

Sanchez gets $200k pay day

Board cites ‘confidentiality’ in not commenting on details of deal Via tusonsentinel.com With a split Governing Board looking to oust him, Tucson Unified School District Superintendent H.T. Sanchez resigned Tuesday, with an agreement that will pay him $200,000 to walk away from the district — and binds board members with confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses. The Board voted 3-2 to accept Sanchez’s resignation and approve the separation agreement. The superintendent of

The University of Arizona has closed the books on a big fundraising campaign and says it came in nearly $100 million above the $1.5 billion goal. The university says additional gifts and commitments counted before Dec. 31 but after the goal was reached in November raised the final total of the “Arizona NOW” campaign to nearly $1.6 billion. The university says it’ll use the money for purposes such as supporting