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.
Endorsements are valuable tools to measure and evaluate the qualifications of a candidate because they come from people who know and have worked closely with the candidate. Mitzi Epstein is running for Arizona House of Representative and has received a number of high-quality, indispensable endorsements. Mitzi Epstein is endorsed by these recognized leaders among others from across the Valley:
If you care about the trend in politics in Arizona, please take the time to read this opinion piece. Whether you agree with my political feelings or not, I hope you will use this guest commentary as an opportunity to think about the upcoming election and educate yourself on the issues and the candidates. If you have signed up for early voting, you will be receiving your early ballot in the mail soon. There are so many of us that vote in this way, it may very well be that this election is decided by mail-in ballots.
Kyrene de los Cerritos Elementary School celebrated its fifth annual Leadership Day earlier this week, which showed parents and members of the community how the school’s Leadership Academy molds its students for a successful future.
The foundation of a bridge rests on strong and solid footings. A strong bridge from graduation to the job’s market needs to be built by the Arizona Legislature in order to have a successful Arizona economy. You can’t have one without the other.
That is the “64 dollar” question and to help arrive at the answer here are some facts: Gee’s corporation (Bixby Village Golf Course, Inc.) paid $4 million in June of 2006 for The Lakes at Ahwatukee. The course contains approximately 100 acres. So the cost per acre was $40,000.
In Arizona, our state is divided into 30 legislative districts. Here in Ahwatukee, we belong to Legislative District 18 (LD18), along with some of Chandler and Tempe. Each district has one senator and two house representatives that represent us in the state Legislature. I think many people have already heard about Janie Hydrick, who is the best candidate for our single senate seat. But there is also a great candidate for the state House: Mitzi Epstein.
There are so many points to deny the Gee/Pulte proposal as stated by many Ahwatukee homeowners in the AFN and by Save the Lakes: traffic increase, pollution increase, lack of open space, lack of storm drainage, lack of good golf courses — revenue/jobs, negative property values...
The beginning of the school year provides opportunities for fresh ideas and positive changes to enhance learning experiences for all children. During the spring and summer, the Kyrene School District Governing Board and district leaders were hard at work considering ideas that would impact the budget for the 2014-15 school year. The final budget approved on July 8 was not only balanced, it also represents an investment in spending for whole-child programs such as art, music, physical education, library, math/literacy coaches who provide support and a change to the start times for Kyrene middle schools. This budget also demonstrates the board’s commitment to invest in one of our most valuable resources — teachers and staff who received a cost of living increase.
Kyrene School District’s governing board gave the OK to fix some critical roadways at several schools when it approved the 2014-15 Proposed Budget and Identification of Insurance and Condemnation Proceeds by a 3-1 vote during Tuesday evening’s governing board meeting.
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?