Publications

Monday, April 3, 2006
Grady Gammage Jr.

State Trust Lands are among the greatest public assets in Arizona’s portfolio. Set aside at statehood, the Arizona State Land Department manages more than 9 million acres of trust lands on behalf of 14  beneficiaries. The largest of which by far is Arizona Public Education K-12. The mission of the Land Department is to maximize revenues from these trust lands.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2006
Mary Jo Waits, Heather E. Campbell, Rebecca Gau, Ellen Jacobs, Tom Rex, Robert Hess

It’s true that, throughout Arizona and the Southwest, the odds are against high achievement in schools with a mostly Latino, mostly poor student enrollment. And, indeed, most schools with such demographics do have a hard time. But some such schools --beat the odds-- and achieve consistently high results or show steady gains. Why do these schools succeed where others fail? What is the DNA of a successful -beat-the-odds-- school? And can the components of success be replicated elsewhere, in schools which so far have fallen victim to the odds?

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Monday, March 6, 2006
Rick Heffernon, Rob Melnick, Lili Stiefel

Numerous studies have concluded that university science and technology research can lead to economic growth, particularly in the fast growing and high paying knowledge economy industries. Across the country and around the world, many state and national governments have heeded these studies and made substantial investments in their university research capacity. The common hope is to capitalize on the wealth and job creation that can be generated by a science and technology-based economy. Arizona is among the biggest recent investors.

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