Arizona dramatically lags in funding education for everyone. We used to have free all-day kindergarten. Now we don’t. We used to fully fund soft capital materials used in the classroom (textbooks, technology, and furniture). Now we don’t. We used to have full CORL funding for capital and operating costs. Now we don’t. Now we are asked to believe that our schools are to supply a great education with a 25 percent decrease in funding. How do we do that as we grope towards the bottom with this 25 percent cut?
Horizon Community Learning Center’s executive director, Betsy Fera, and Kyrene de la Estrella Elementary School’s principal, Michael Lamp, both received an Administrator’s Appreciation Award at the 2014 Arizona Health & Physical Education State Convention on Thursday afternoon.
This August, I began my 19th year as a public school educator in the field of American history and government. The message I convey to my students each year is that they can make an impact in the world that they live in. When they enter my classroom, they see the following statements on my back wall: Use Your Voice, Take A Stand, Make A Difference.
The way we light our world has fundamentally changed over the last decade in a way that has never happened in the history of man — our eyes are now exposed to as much light daily from electronics as from the sun. Smartphones, tablets, computer screens, LED TVs, and the federally-mandated CFL and LED light bulbs all emit high amounts of blue light which can cause serious issues for our eye care and our general health.
Preschoolers from Children of Hope Child Development Center in Ahwatukee were given a chance to participate in the Hug-A-Bear campaign by donating teddy bears to patients at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Republican Diane Douglas said voters should elect her as the next schools chief to save education in Arizona from “people in the ivory towers that actually have the audacity to refer to our children as human capital.”
To cap off the weeklong celebration of Constitution Week throughout the Kyrene School District, Kyrene del Milenio Elementary School invited Roxanne Song Ong, chief presiding judge of Phoenix Municipal Court, to speak to the second-grade students about government, the Constitution and what it’s like being a judge.
Arizona high schoolers who can't name at least one branch of government, define the United States as a capitalist country or at least know Phoenix is the state capitol could find themselves denied a diploma.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?