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At first glance, Sheila Breen and Katharine Heffernan appear to have little in common.
Manu Kondapi a senior at Horizon Honors High School has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2014-2015. Kondapi will study Hindi in India for the summer. The NSLI-Y program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly-taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs. The State Department offers approximately 625 students per year the chance to study Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish overseas through NSLI-Y
So, the latest expose to come out about Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is that he trolls on both liberal and conservative blogs using the names Thucydides and Falcon 9, defending none other than (drum roll please) John Huppenthal! And many of the comments can be traced back to the IP address of the Arizona Department of Education. WOW!
Lauren Dudley, a junior at Desert Vista High School, will be enjoying her summer vacation by studying abroad for six weeks in China.
Stand for Children Arizona is proud to announce that education leader and advocate Rebecca Gau has joined the organization as executive director.
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.
Teens from all over the state are anxiously ditching backpacks and books for a variety of summer activities. These less structured days often mean more time behind the wheel as these young drivers have the time and the desire to gain much-needed driving experience. Before handing over the keys, parents should know car crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, with the next three months being acutely dangerous for teens.
John Huppenthal was a no show at the The Arizona PTA-hosted Candidates Forum for the role of superintendent of public instruction that was held in Mesa on May 28. What a “profile in courage” he is. How can anyone vote for someone who is so unconcerned with students that he is not even willing to meet with the PTA?
Gov. Jan Brewer announced staff changes among her education policy team.
The Desert Vista athletic program was awarded the H.A. Hendrickson Award, which is presented to the top program in the two biggest divisions.
Arizona Christian University (ACU) announced the addition of Dr. Barry Asmus to the faculty. Asmus will be teaching a course based on his recent book, coauthored with Dr. Wayne Grudem, “Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution.”
In 2008 the United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) appointed a committee of national experts to revise existing physical activity guidelines to include recommended amounts of physical activity for people of all ages (www.health.gov/paguidelines/guidelines). The guidelines for children recommended:
Are John Huppenthal’s days as superintendent of public instruction numbered? Is he politically DOA?
The Mountain Pointe High School student body witnessed a DUI mock crash on the school’s football field Friday in an effort to show the affects of drunk driving.
Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School athletic secretary, Rita Carney, is being recognized as Outstanding Office Manager by the Commitment to Schools Organization of the Kyrene School District.
You didn’t see it on your calendar, but Tax Freedom Day fell on April 21 this year. So, why not mark the occasion by beginning to look for ways to become a “tax-smart” investor?
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” — Roy Disney.
Now that the Supreme Court has heard oral arguments based on two lawsuits challenging the Affordable Care Act provision requiring employers to provide contraceptive coverage as part of their health care plans, it might be a good time to take a look back before moving forward.
Chandler Regional Medical Center Vaccine for Children Program will be offering a free vaccine clinic at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School, 11820 S. Warner-Elliot Loop, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1.
A Senate panel voted Tuesday to set up a “virtual fence” along the U.S.-Mexico border – but provided absolutely no cash to do that.
Left-wing politicians loudly proclaim their concern for the poor and minorities. But is it a fraud?
Hospice of the Valley will enhance its care for veteran patients with a $50,000 grant from the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (AZPHC).
Phoenix took in $46 million more revenue this year than last year, but is facing a $39 million deficit? Doesn’t make sense to anyone. Because it is not real.
More than 100 third- and fourth-grade students from Kyrene de los Lagos participated in an educational event as part of the 2014 Arizona Weights and Measures Week.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.