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A new report appears to confirm what Tucsonans have always thought: They're smarter than Phoenicians. Or at least better educated.
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.
“Facts” consistently prove the opposite is true when it comes to labels Republicans tag on Democrats. The one that stymies me the most is that Democrats are anti-business.
I was giving a short tour to a colleague from California recently. We drove down Rio Salado Parkway and Apache Boulevard, went past Arizona State University and the Biodesign Institute, stopped at Tempe Town Lake and strolled down Mill Avenue. I showed him the projects under way and described those planned. At the end of an hour he turned to me and said, “Wow! You really like your community.”
I was in the hardware store when I first heard the news, though I did not know what I was hearing. As the cashier tallied my purchase, I overheard a reporter on the store’s radio make the peculiar announcement that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. At the time, I thought of it as little more than a curiosity. How wrong I was.
Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, executive vice chancellor and provost of the Maricopa Community Colleges, has been re-elected as chair of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ACSFA). U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan first appointed Harper-Marinick to the committee in 2012.
The longtime funnyman has been making audiences laugh for nearly three decades, but that’s only a fraction of his repertoire. He’s also a film and television actor, co-owner of the Laugh Factory on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip, a philanthropist, chairman of the California Latino Water Coalition and a hardcore Republican who supported candidate Mitt Romney in the last presidential election.
It’s back-to-school time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farther — to their college dorms. And when that day comes, you’ll want to be financially prepared. So you’ll want to avoid making costly mistakes when preparing for, and paying, those big bills. Here are some of the most common of these errors:
Cera Hassinan was named to the dean’s list for academic excellence for the spring 2014 semester at Johns Hopkins University. To be selected for this honor, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale in a program of at least 14 credits with at least 12 graded credits.
The period between Thanksgiving of 1974 and December 1975 was the toughest year in the life of Diana Fisher.
A potential life-threatening complication a few years ago led Ahwatukee resident and diabetic Ryan Molyneaux to create Betic One, a resource for individuals struggling with Type 1 diabetes.
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.
As the 2014-15 school year is about to start, we are excited about a number of new programs and projects we are offering at the East Valley Institute of Technology.
Beginning today, pawnbrokers can charge higher interest, bigger prizes will be available at some bars and restaurants, and some cough medicines will be off-limits to minors. State health officials will be able to inspect abortion clinics without first getting a warrant.
Andrews-Sharer named to spring semester dean’s list
If there’s one movie that every new adult should see this year, it’s “Boyhood.” While we’ve gotten a lot of great coming-of-age stories in the past couple years like “The Spectacular Now” and “The Way Way Back,” Richard Linklater’s extraordinary film takes the genre to unfeasible new levels.
Kyle J. Pitman, son of Ronda Pitman of Phoenix and James Pitman, also of Phoenix, has been named to the dean’s list at Hamilton College for the 2014 spring semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have carried throughout the semester a course load of four or more graded credits with an average of 3.5 or above. Pitman, a rising sophomore, is a graduate of Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee.
The jobs may not be returning very fast, but a new report Monday shows the Arizonans who are employed are loosening up on their wallets.
Jackie Tucker turned around what could have been an extremely difficult day.
A resale franchise is thriving in the Ahwatukee Foothills.
Austin Filiere had a pretty solid junior season for the Hamilton Huskies. The shortstop’s 10 extra-base hits showed he had a little pop in his bat, and he got on base at a very solid .422 clip.
Are you thinking of investing in municipal bonds? If so, you may have good reason, particularly if you are in one of the higher tax brackets. After all, municipal bond interest payments typically are exempt from federal income taxes, and possibly state and local income taxes, too — although some “munis” are subject to the alternative minimum tax. However, since not all municipal bonds are the same, you’ll want to know the differences — especially in terms of risk.
After 28 years steering one of the best track programs in Arizona history, Valley Christian High School coach Dan Kuiper has stepped down from his position as the school’s track coach.
The 2015 budget signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer last month contains one important provision some school reformers believe represents a true gamer in the struggle to improve the educational outcomes for all students.
She still vividly remembers the day she went to fifth grade in the United States because it was the day that two boys slapped her across the face and laughed saying, “Go back to Mexico.”