PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years, every state had a law on the books.
Families make dozens of decisions every day. Some are as simple as choosing what to eat for dinner or where to go on vacation, but other decisions have a greater impact on the success of their children.
Learning a new skill and meeting new friends doesn’t have to be a challenge this year with My Wine Cellar in Ahwatukee Foothills and MWC Bistro in Gilbert offering a full array of events to do just that.
The Desert Vista girls volleyball team will be honored Friday in a prep rally at the school at 9 a.m. and presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy as part of the fifth annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions for Girls’ Volleyball.
T.W. Lewis Foundation announced a partnership with Teach For America-Phoenix. The non-profit organization has been actively involved in education in the Valley for more than 20 years, working alongside veteran teachers, school and community leaders, and parents to help ensure an excellent education for all children across the metro area. In support of their mission, T.W. Lewis Foundation is sponsoring a challenge grant, which will gift $150,000 over a three-year period to Teach For America. When the challenge is met, the total amount garnered for Teach For America in 2016 will be $300,000.
‘Medical tourism” often carries international connotations — Americans seeking treatment abroad, for instance, where the cost of procedures for joint implants and pacemakers overseas may be a fraction of what it is in the U.S. But the economics of domestic medical tourism are catching up.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an innovative program that transforms local middle and high school students into real entrepreneurial successes. The Ahwatukee Chamber Community Foundation is excited to announce its partnership with YEA! to pilot the program this fall.
The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants to create a “world class education system” and a balanced state budget. But Glenn Hamer, the organization's president, said his members will fight any effort in the session that begins Monday to repeal some yet-to-be-implemented tax cuts approved several years ago.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has named Florence Crittenton of Arizona and the ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as 2014 Neighborhood Builders. The nonprofits are being recognized for their work to address workforce development, education and basic human needs.
The Kyrene School District is offering two meetings this week to give parents searching for a school for their children for the 2015-16 school year information about the district’s kindergarten programs.
Arizonans now have easy access to more than 500 books about their state, thanks to a new ebook platform hosted by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records. Titles range from historical fiction to academic biographies, haunted tour guides to thrilling mysteries.
They can't gather their first signature for more than seven months, but foes of Republican Diane Douglas, newly elected the state school superintendent, now have the legal ability to start soliciting funds for the effort.