Teacher Belen Meza congratulates Lauren Mester for identifying the day of the week in spanish in the Bienvenidos Dual Language Kids Club Early Learning Center at Kyrene De Los Lagos Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.
Teacher Belen Meza helps Kyle Mady identify the day of the week in spanish in the Bienvenidos Dual Language Kids Club Early Learning Center at Kyrene De Los Lagos Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.
People speak about autism as if it were the embodiment of hopelessness. It’s a disorder marked by lacking — a lack of social awareness, a lack of communication skills from an early age, a lack of understanding of emotions — and one that doesn’t have a cure. It’s treated and discussed as if it were a death sentence for life.
Arizona schools chief John Huppenthal sparred with his Republican primary challenger, Diane Douglas, Tuesday evening in a debate that focused on the state's new Common Core school standards but also touched on anonymous blog posts Huppenthal made that forced him to apologize.
The state's top school official apologized and repudiated anonymous blog posts he has made for at least the last four years equating welfare recipients with “lazy pigs” and declaring there should be no Spanish-language radio, TV, billboards and newspapers.
State School Superintendent John Huppenthal answers one of a series of questions to him at of a press conference Wednesday where he repudiated comments made in anonymous blogs about "lazy pigs" who get welfare and a diatribe against people who speak Spanish. But Huppenthal said he will not quit and will pursue his campaign for reelection. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
TripAdvisor honored the Orpheum Theatre with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide, recognizes hospitality excellence in establishments that consistently receive outstanding TripAdvisor traveler reviews.
I have a very low tolerance for temperatures above 85 degrees, so living in Arizona in summertime is a challenge. I have friends who love heat, the hotter the better, and it’s hard to understand that I’m not just complaining. Some days I really do feel like I am struggling to survive.
Schools are out for the summer throughout Ahwatukee, and the Kyrene School District is hosting its Kyrene Summer Academy at Kyrene de la Colina Elementary so students can be active throughout the break.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald