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The State Board of Education recently voted to appoint Christine M. Thompson as executive director for the organization. Thompson succeeds Vince Yanez who announced earlier this month that he will leave the post to accept a position at the Arizona Community Foundation.
The state’s charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
Arizona’s four-year public universities had the nation’s largest in-state tuition and fees increase over the past five years, according to the nonprofit organization that oversees the SAT.
At many places of work, it’s “open enrollment” season — the time where you get to make changes to the various benefits you receive from your employer. As you review your overall benefits package, what areas should you focus on?
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Arizona State University President Michael Crow will help lead a committee charged with developing a national agenda for public research intensive universities. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) announced the creation of the Committee of Research Intensive Public Universities to advise the association on key initiatives and policies. The APLU is an organization that represents a wide range of American universities and their common interests. APLU is engaged in several activities of great interest to research intensive public universities. APLU will obtain the committee’s view on projects of particular interest to research-intensive public universities and the committee is expected to be of substantive value and stimulate APLU engagement on issues of importance to research-intensive public universities.
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.
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.
The Desert Vista Girls Lacrosse Club has immediate openings for a head varsity coach and assistant varsity/JV coach for the girls rapidly expanding lacrosse program. During the 2013 season the team expanded to having both varsity and junior varsity teams with 35 players.
As African-American males in Arizona, we are stunned though not altogether surprised at the bold assumptions, presumptions, and downright racist stereotypes Linda Turley-Hansen offers in “Not racism, and not guns; it’s moral absence that’s doing the killing” (AFN, Sept. 6).
Seton Catholic Preparatory started a new school year with 160 incoming freshmen students as well as a new “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” policy to accommodate the different ways students learn. The school is hosting different events during the month of September:
Bill Richardson asked that AZ PASS (Arizona People Acting for a Safer Society) monitor events in Arkansas surrounding a plan to arm teachers (“Are our kids safer this fall?” AFN, Aug. 21). We are happy to let the people of Ahwatukee know that the Arkansas Education Commissioner did not let the plan that Mr. Richardson likes so much take effect due to safety concerns. Common sense often prevails. I would guess too that not too many insurance companies want to write school liability insurance policies when teachers are walking around schools with loaded guns (http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/08/19/arm-teachers-arkansas).
The Kyrene School District recently announced its policy on providing free and reduced-price meals for children under the National School Lunch Program.
The Ahwatukee-based group fighting against the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway is not settling down now that the comment period is over on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the freeway. They’re gearing up with more events and informational meetings hoping to bring more awareness to people in Ahwatukee to the problems the freeway presents.
May 24, 2013 marked my last day of work for the 2012-2013 school year. As soon as I received notification that my final paycheck was available, I literally “threw up the deuces,” hugged my colleagues, and “eased on down the road.” I was determined to have a carefree summer — one devoid of daily commentaries regarding instructional strategies and the effectiveness of Common Core.
Arizona got a B on a recent national report card that graded states for their efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools.
Arizona is renewing its bid to let election officials here demand proof of citizenship from everyone registering to vote, paving the way for yet another lawsuit.
Arizona schools need more money and it’s time for the governor and lawmakers to provide it, state School Superintendent John Huppenthal said Thursday.
A federal judge on Wednesday ruled the Arizona Board of Regents did not infringe on the First Amendment Rights of the Arizona Students’ Association by cutting off its automatic access to student fees.
When he was young, he rose before dawn to tackle chores on the farm. As the years wore on and he no longer had to do so much of the physical labor himself, he still started his day at 4 in the morning, getting farm business out of the way by 6 so he could get on with other important matters, like serving the school board, Rotary Club and Methodist Church.
Cars were bumper-to-bumper Monday morning along 48th Street and Frye Road as parents dropped off their excited kids at Horizon Community Learning Center (HCLC) for the first day of school.
For a couple of hours last week, it looked like the Senate would give Alex Miller a chance to relax.
Duke University awarded more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees during its annual commencement ceremony on May 12. Jacqueline Xu, Desert Vista High School Class of 2009, valedictorian with a Bachelor of Science in economics, had the highest distinction in public policy. She completed AB requirements in a second major.
Will you ever receive a sizable inheritance? You can’t plan on it. But if you do get one, you can plan on using it to help achieve some of your key financial goals.
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.