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My personal mission is to be a spark that ignites positive, sustainable change in the lives of youth. Thankfully, I have an opportunity to partner with key stakeholders in the process of fulfilling this mission (i.e. parents).
The Kyrene Parent Summit will be hosting “A Night of Education for Parents” this Thursday.
Don Kennedy obviously subscribes to the theory, say the same thing over and over and some people will begin to believe it .
Common Core has been the enemy du jour of the tea party these days — at least when partiers are not busy trying to defund Obamacare or failing to stop Medicare expansion here in Arizona.
Facing ongoing hostility from some quarters over what they see as federal intrusion, Gov. Jan Brewer issued an edict Friday directing her agencies to stop using the term “Common Core” when referring to new education standards.
Education administrators from the East Valley and the state highlighted their success and the challenges they face in their efforts to improve Arizona’s test scores during an event hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
Something Lynette Nelson said regarding Common Core Standards (“Common Core is a step ....” July 21, AFN) is exactly right on target, and it’s missed by too many teachers, administrators, schools and school districts.
What if you learned the United States government was keeping a record of your health history in a huge data base without your knowledge or consent? Such is the case with the Affordable Health Care for America Act (Obamacare.)
Don Kennedy’s commentary regarding Arizona’s adoption of Common Core Standards and Medicaid Expansion (“Will our political beliefs bankrupt us?” June 30, AFN) are a classic example of using fear to prevent positive change. He goes so far as to invoke the names of Hitler and Lenin to make his “point.”
Your political beliefs control your future. They will drive you to support the liberty offered by our constitutional republic or they will cause you to aid and abet the dreary mediocrity of the level playing field of the socialists who would destroy our constitutional republic.
Our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution say the United States of America is a sovereign nation. Well, the UN and our progressive pols have other ideas.
If anyone kicks off their retirement with a bang, it’s K.R. Scott.
Having observed the failure of our education system by dumbing-down our children for the past 50 years, concern has to be expressed about the “new” Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI).
Kyrene School District is hosting its second Parent Summit this week with educational classes for parents that includes dinner and childcare.
Just as schools in Ahwatukee are starting and finishing their spring testing of AIMS, incoming freshmen for next school year are beginning to wrap their heads around the idea of their familiar testing coming to an end.
As we survey the panoply of absurd ideas our legislators, both state and national, face from special interest groups these days, we have to wonder what has become of that rare commodity: common sense.
Calling it "an important part of improving education,'' Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Thursday to eliminate the AIMS test -- including the graduation requirement -- paving the way for something else to measure the new Common Core standards already being implemented in Arizona schools.
Arizona high schoolers may soon be rid of having to pass AIMS -- or any standardized test -- to graduate.
Parents, teachers, education leaders and activists gathered last week at the State Capitol for an informational meeting that discussed the new Common Core state standards and the possibility of replacing AIMS testing.
Twenty-three students at Horizon Honors High School performed rehearsed pieces for their peers, staff and parents this week, all historical icons from the Harlem Renaissance.
The state House voted to require that teacher-education programs be revamped to conform with the new Common Core Standards.
Arizona is facing a literacy crisis and it begins in early childhood.
When conversations first began about how to achieve the Arizona we want, we set an ambitious goal: Identify a vision and set goals for Arizona that could mobilize people and communities throughout the state.
The Kyrene School District Governing Board focused on results of a recent district-wide Gallup Poll of its schools during its monthly meeting Tuesday evening.
After the Court of Appeals ruling regarding school district inflation funding last month seemingly came out as a win for education, some school and political officials said the money is not likely to come in this fall.