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Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on the history of Mountain Park Ranch. Part two will appear in Sunday’s AFN.
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.
Calling them a federal “dictate,” Sen. Al Melvin convinced Republican colleagues in the Senate to vote Tuesday to scrap the Common Core education standards the state and schools adopted just four years earlier.
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.
There’s something very powerful, profound, and cathartic about the 40 days of Lent. Even at times in my life when I felt alienated from the body of Christ, wanted nothing to do with “organized” religion, or pushed faithful living to the edges of my being, Lent has always been important in my life. On Ash Wednesday (March 5 this year), the church calls us all to the observance of a holy Lent. It’s a strange and compelling invitation.
1) The goal of Common Core is to prepare students to be both college and career ready after high school.
The easy, popular, and most plausible case to be made for the Division I boys basketball champion is, again, Corona del Sol. Everyone will be chasing the Aztecs in this final week of the state tournaments, everyone still playing knows and acknowledges as such, and Corona has proven any number of cases to be made why they can win a third consecutive state title.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ben Baldanza, the CEO of Spirit Airlines, leans over his kitchen table, takes another look at the board and plots out his strategy.
Too few Arizona students graduate from high school prepared for college, career and life. Did you know that just 7 out of 10 students graduate from high school, and of those who do, more than half aren’t eligible for admission into a state university? What’s more, 42 percent of employers say that their employees lack the basic skills needed to be successful in the workplace.
The Phoenix Mountain Preservation Council (PMPC) will take members of the public on a hike in South Mountain Preserve Saturday, Jan. 18 to a peak with a view of the area the South Mountain Freeway is expected to go.
The once cloudy futures of two Southeast Valley ice rinks are headed for brighter days.
Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) invited community members from the district to overhear a discussion on the thoughts of Planned Parenthood introducing a new-based curricula to sex education in each of the seven high schools.
One thing is certain: 2014 will be an interesting year for the real estate industry. The housing recovery will continue and Phoenix will see home-price appreciation continue in 2014. A new set of mortgage rules will emerge. Here are some of our housing market predictions, projections and expectations for 2014.
To achieve any goal, whether it’s losing body fat, living a healthier lifestyle, relocating to a new city or changing careers, it starts with a conscious shift in mind set and being intentional.
A local women-run marketing business is celebrating its few years of success by reaching out to help another local woman-run business with a grant.
Businesses, churches and individuals are coming together across Ahwatukee Foothills to provide Christmas cheer to kids and teens in local foster group homes.
There are some startling conclusions we can draw from the election results of Nov. 5 in regards to the Kyrene and Tempe Union High School district’s Maintenance and Operation Override campaigns.
My wife and I have lived in the Lakewood community in Ahwatukee for 18 1/2 years. When we moved here in 1995 we still had an 8-year-old daughter living with us. She entered third grade at Kyrene de los Lagos, completing fourth and fifth grades there. She went through sixth, seventh and eighth grades at Akimel and graduated from Desert Vista in 2004.
The Ahwatukee Sunshine Group has been in full swing in its charitable giving by making as many wooden toys as they can, which will be donated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Arizonans lacking insurance can now begin the process of purchasing their own through the recently opened health insurance marketplace.
As you’re well aware, a partial government shutdown began Oct. 1. No matter what one’s views are on the political issues that led to this event, it’s probably fair to say that a shutdown is not particularly good news, on many fronts. Although essential services will continue, including Social Security and Medicare payments, other governmental functions will be disrupted, and hundreds of thousands of workers will be furloughed. So, as a citizen, you may well have concerns about the shutdown. But how will the shutdown affect you as an investor?
After a week of discussion, the Kyrene School District Governing Board unanimously approved its resolution against the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway and Pecos Road alignment.
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Keeping students completely engaged with everyday curriculum can be a relentless process, but Kyrene Traditional Academy (KTA) offers a more old school approach when it comes to learning.