Higher education reporter for The Arizona Republic/@azcentral. Story ideas, tips: alison.steinbach@arizonarepublic.com.

Phoenix, AZ
Joined January 2017
Board of Regents gave @ASU approval to launch a handful of new degree programs next school year:
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.@AZRegents just discussed annual report on college attainment. About 46% of Arizona’s 2020 high school class enrolled at 2- or 4-year college (down from ~53% in 2019, vs. national rate of 66% in 2019). Report: public.azregents.edu/Board/I…
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Lots of discussion on how to improve, including: help students get on track for college; engage families; train high school counselors; market new promise program; increase FAFSA completion rates; etc.
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A never-reported call from the White House. A plea to stop counting votes. A frantic desire to appease Trump & the most radical leaders of our state. Months in the making, a must-read investigation of the AZ audit by @ronaldjhansen @yvonnewingett azcentral.com/in-depth/news/… (thread)
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.@uarizona has the biggest and among the best adaptive athletics programs at any college in the country. It’s now at 9 wheelchair and adapted sports and about 50 athletes; many competed in the Paralympics this summer. azcentral.com/story/news/loc…
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Thanks @ArizonaAdaptive coaches/athletes for letting us visit and learn about the program, and @AntranikTaviti1 for the great photos.
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Earlier this year I got some documents showing there were serious problems at the Mesa Monkey Farm, a compound north of Mesa where the University of Washington houses the largest pigtailed macaque breeding facility in the US. THREAD🧵
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Arizona Students’ Association is launching a statewide ballot initiative: ‘as nearly free as possible’ seeks to cap tuition and increase state investment in public universities. Launch event at ASU now:
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Details of initiative: ▪️State pays at least half of resident student tuition or else new 2% corporate income tax surcharge. ▪️Tuition rates locked in for four years after student starts. ▪️Increases in tuition and fees limited to cost of living increases.
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The University of Arizona has responded to my public records request from earlier this year on how much men's basketball coach Sean Miller received after he was fired in April. Here's the exact amount down to the penny and the date the payment was made:
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