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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.
Colleges offer high school seniors several application deadline options to control as well as predict the number of students who will actually matriculate to their institutions in the fall. Your job is to understand your options and plan a strategy that will best suit your goals for admission. Now is the time to make your plan as the first application deadlines are often in early November.
Here: Teen event at Ahwatukee’s Ironwood Library
Emily Oster isn’t a baby doctor. She’s an economist and a mom who wanted to know more about all those rules handed down to women after the pregnancy stick goes pink.
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.
The Keystone Montessori charter school has been part of Ahwatukee for almost 20 years, and recently was ranked No. 3 in the state for its excellence in the Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) testing.
With school starting bright and early tomorrow, students at Mountain Pointe High School will notice new vending machines offering nutritional snacks to give them the right amount of nourishment at school.
Arizona schools need more money and it’s time for the governor and lawmakers to provide it, state School Superintendent John Huppenthal said Thursday.
Ahwatukee native Dr. Robert Niebuhr is gearing up for the fall semester by opening a test preparation center in Tempe, designed to help foreign students and high school students be prepared for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and SAT test.
Some commuters in the Phoenix metropolitan area are able to take advantage of less congested rush-hour travel in the more than 175 miles of HOV lanes within the Valley freeway system. While any vehicle with two or more occupants can be in the lanes, some vehicles are allowed to use HOV lanes with just one occupant.
If you, a friend, or loved one has Original Medicare and needs certain medical equipment and supplies, you should know that Medicare is scheduled to expand its successful competitive bidding program to more areas of the country. This program will help you save money and ensure that you have access to quality medical equipment and supplies from suppliers you can trust. It will also help limit fraud and abuse in the Medicare Program.
After the high-profile shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010, Scott Rollefstad felt he had to do something to help keep other agents safe.
Summer School … these two words can sound like a one- to two-month jail sentence for students in school.
As anyone who has ever taken a standardized test knows, the last step in preparing for the test is to sharpen your No. 2 pencil. That may not be enough, however, for those thinking about taking college entrance exams. Planning and preparation for the ACT/SAT should begin now for rising seniors. Here are some topics to consider as you establish your test-taking strategies.
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.
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.
Police in Arizona remain free to use drones -- assuming they have them -- to spy on people.
How do you know when it is time to call on the services of a tutor to help your student in school? If you or your student are experiencing some of the following, it might be time to seriously think about a tutor for your student.
Sorry, but Nancy Pelosi is wrong. We do have a spending problem and the heart of the matter is our inability to control medical costs. Spending on health care now consumes an astonishing 18 percent of our total economic output. Rising Medicare and Medicaid costs are the main drivers of our national debt crisis. Yet health care costs continue to shoot up relentlessly.
When the (Kyrene School District Governing Board) decided to go to the 68-minute class schedule (3 to 2 vote), it was justified by statistics from an outside group the former superintendent brought in. Their claim was in order to compete with other districts, the students needed more academic time.
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.