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In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the class of 2011 was not proficient in math. In Arizona, that number jumped to three out of four students.
I feel extremely blessed to work with tweens and teens as they learn to navigate the many challenges of adolescence. Aside from the countless benefits of teaching what I love, this journey has rewarded me in countless other ways. For example, although my daughters are young (6 and almost 2), my daily interactions with youth have helped to shape who I am as a parent.
You would think that a former state senator would understand that you have to cobble together a majority if you want to change things. Tom Patterson (Feb. 25 guest commentary, “GOP ineptitude is exhausting its base”) apparently didn’t get the memo.
With the new year now in full swing, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce continues to work to identify the programs and services that can best serve our business community. Like most businesses, we move steadily forward in pursuit of our goals.
Dancing dragons, presidential poems and Chinese songs came together Wednesday during Coronado’s ACE assembly, which recognized leadership and an increasing appreciation of other cultures.
Here is a re-posting of my intro story on Desert Vista's J'ontar Coleman when he took over in mid-January 2013.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes. Most cases of chronic sinusitis are not caused by infection but are actually an immune disorder caused by fungus. Mayo Clinic researchers found that “fungal organisms were present in 96 percent of patients who had surgery for chronic sinusitis, and that inflammatory cells were clumped around the fungi, which indicated that the condition was an immune disorder caused by fungus.”
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but few could justifiably question the beauty of a Hayao Miyazaki film. A revered master of animation, the Oscar-winning director/writer makes something as simple as a hazy sky so ravishing, it can take your breath away.
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The hype and rhetoric on both sides of SB 1062 now awaiting action by Gov. Jan Brewer may disguise the fact the measure does far less than some have suggested.
The state Senate sent Gov. Jan Brewer controversial legislation billed as protecting religious freedom on Monday even as two more senators who voted last week for SB 1062 now say that was a mistake.
1) The goal of Common Core is to prepare students to be both college and career ready after high school.
The W.P. Carey School of Business’ February housing report reveals that new home sales are showing the largest percentage price increase in all three measures over the last year for the greater Phoenix area.
Stephanie J. Kallahan, daughter of Pamela Kallahan of Ahwatukee, was named to the dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Saint Michael’s College. Kallahan is a sophomore psychology major at the liberal arts and sciences, residential Catholic college located in Burlington, Vt. Students who complete a minimum of 12 credits and achieve a GPA of at least 3.4 at the end of a semester are recognized for their scholarship by inclusion on the dean’s list.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the No. 1 cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. CVD is one of the most misdiagnosed and mistreated conditions in medicine. The top risk factors for CVD include hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes and obesity, a.k.a. diobesity, and smoking, which are poorly treated and often with toxic pharmaceutical drugs. Many physicians fail to measure or are completely unaware of the other risk factors and, therefore, do not treat them.
It’s a good thing to have some savings. When you put the money in a low-risk account, you can be pretty sure it will be readily available when you need it. Nonetheless, “saving” is not “investing” — and knowing the difference could pay off for you far into the future.
WASHINGTON — Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills — but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.
A good education can make all the difference for students in lower-income areas, which is why some schools are turning to Beat the Odds — a kind of principal support group that is raising the bar on underperforming schools.
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” We’re hearing this wonderful admonition a lot these days. Apparently, the original source is an old Chinese proverb, one more importation from America’s trading partners and it’s a good one.
When Hall of Famer Dot Wilkinson decided to help raise funds for Hospice of the Valley, she did what she’s always done best: get her hands on a ball. Wilkinson, a title-winning softball player and bowler, agreed to autograph 100 softballs for $20 each. Fans from around the world jumped at the chance to own a small piece of sporting history.
ATLANTA — Health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America.
What makes up the shoulder?
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce celebrated 20 years in existence and a successful 2013 during the 15th Annual Chamber Day of Champions on Friday, Feb. 7.
It is with sadness that we report the passing of Shirley Eubanks, former membership director of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce. Shirley joined the chamber in 1998 where she recruited new members, helped local businesses grow and supported the community. She worked for the organization until she retired in 2011.