College and Career Readiness: Success Through Technology

Posted on September 28, 2016 • Category: College Going

By Mindy Riesenberg 

Counseling departments at high schools have a huge task – helping all students reach their unique goals by connecting their passion to their future. 

The winner of this year’s Hobson Education Advances Award for College and Career Readiness, Flagstaff High School, has found a way to fully streamline the counseling process by using a cutting-edge platform to assist its students in advancing personally, socially and academically.

Ten years ago, Flagstaff High School counselor (and…

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Green Sports Alliance

Posted on September 22, 2016 • Category: Community Involvement

By Zackary Moran-Norris

Arizona sports teams associated with the Green Sports Alliance are having a growing influence in the effort to promote sustainable communities throughout the state.

The Green Sports Alliance is a worldwide union of over 300 professional and collegiate sports teams and venues that promote renewable energy, recycling and other innovative strategies that benefit the environment.

The Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Coyotes, University of Arizona Wildcats and the Arizona State University Sun…

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Make money, conserve water in the Verde Valley

Posted on September 16, 2016 • Category: Water, Forests & Open Spaces

A group of public officials, conservationists and economic development experts have spent three years working on a pilot program that pays residents and business owners to conserve water. Friends of the Verde River Greenway and its partners, including The Nature Conservancy Arizona, hope that the Verde River Water Offset Exchange program helps to preserve the Verde River while highlighting water conservation.

Mindy Riesenberg, a former Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for the Future of…

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