Each year, the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) recognizes special individuals or groups who have contributed to the success of medical care in Arizona. Recipients were recognized in an awards ceremony during the ArMA President’s Banquet at the Phoenix Country Club on May 30, which featured Gov. Jan Brewer as an award recipient and the keynote speaker. Brewer’s keynote speech provided an overview of the work to restore and expand the Arizona Medicaid program, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).
The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for recent graduates.
Three students from Ahwatukee excelled during the spring semester and earned sports on the dean’s list at their respective universities. Haleigh Spurlock at Graceland University; Daniel Rose, a sophomore majoring in video/television and film at Hofstra University; and Rachel Butler at Belmont University all qualified for the academic honor.
A bid by state lawmakers to take back the power to draw congressional lines is legally flawed and should be rejected, the lead attorney for the Independent Redistricting Commission told the nation's high court.
Manu Kondapi a senior at Horizon Honors High School has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2014-2015. Kondapi will study Hindi in India for the summer. The NSLI-Y program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly-taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. The State Department offers approximately 625 students per year the chance to study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish overseas through NSLI-Y
Many Americans have heard of the National School Lunch Program. It is one of the most successful ways we fight childhood hunger, both here in Arizona and across the U.S. Through the program, 461,802 Arizona children received free- or reduced-price lunch during the 2013-14 school year; across the country, 19.5 million students received healthy meals.
Arizona State University Online has reached a significant enrollment milestone with more than 10,000 enrolled students as of the spring 2014 semester, a significant growth increase since the program was launched in the fall of 2010 with less than 100 students. Headquartered at ASU’s SkySong Campus in Scottsdale, ASU Online students are located across the country and internationally in countries such as Slovenia and Japan.
The 2015 budget signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer last month contains one important provision some school reformers believe represents a true gamer in the struggle to improve the educational outcomes for all students.
During the final week of class, Ahwatukee attorney Mark Breyer popped into a Kyrene School District campus to reward a great teacher for a year’s worth of hard work. Breyer made a special trip to see Stacy White, third-grade teacher at Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary. He brought along a special plaque, a giant check for $250, and great news, that Mrs. White has been selected as Breyer Law’s Teacher of the Month for April.
Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce public policy members hosted Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal during Friday’s meeting, where he spoke about the different waves of education from a state and national level.
Teaching Chinese can be forced or presented in an unnatural way. We found a method of teaching behaviors, building upon a child’s natural curiosity, using hands on materials, teaching through multiple senses, and other fantastic philosophies in a pedagogy called Montessori. However, we couldn’t find an effective educational program in Arizona that teaches Mandarin Chinese. So Ling obtained a job at an International Montessori School in Hong Kong and we packed our bags and moved to Hong Kong.
The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2014-2015 academic year, was recently presented to Francesca Olguin, a senior at Mountain Pointe High School. The scholarship was presented at the Mountain Pointe High School awards ceremony on May 7, by Susan Conaway and Becky Hill.