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If the ongoing political debates about education funding have not convinced you, a new study might: Arizona is the sixth worst place in the nation to be a teacher.
This year’s homecoming at Chandler High school was a little bit bigger than usual. That’s because, in addition to the regular festivities, the school also celebrated its centennial.
Republican Diane Douglas said voters should elect her as the next schools chief to save education in Arizona from “people in the ivory towers that actually have the audacity to refer to our children as human capital.”
Chandler resident Allison Desrosiers doesn’t like the term “single mother.” She doesn’t agree with the stereotypes that come along with it or the images that tend to come to mind with the term.
School officials are warning lawmakers that if they don't take a deal to settle the inflation adjustment lawsuit — and soon — taxpayers could be on the hook for another $1.3 billion.
A Tempe school football coach must miss his team's game Friday as part of a punishment for praying with his players.
Attorneys for the state are warning a federal judge that fewer “straight” couples will marry and existing marriages will become less stable if he allows gays to wed.
An internationally recognized theoretical physicist is making it his goal to give scientists their due recognition in the public eye.
A new report appears to confirm what Tucsonans have always thought: They're smarter than Phoenicians. Or at least better educated.
What is the big deal about public education these days? Does it really have an effect on my life if I don’t have children attending the public schools? The Justice Policy Institute issued a report in 2007 on Education and Public Safety. Research results found that “a 5-percent increase in male high school graduation rates would produce an annual savings (in the state) of almost $5 billion in crime-related expenses.” Are you aware that the Arizona high school graduation rate has fallen below the national average? Public Safety is the main concern of police departments across the state. Who, then, did the Arizona Police Association choose to endorse for Gilbert School Board? Jill Humpherys and Charles Santa Cruz.
The state's high court is being asked to decide when groups attacking politicians up for election have to disclose who is financing the effort.
An atlas may seem like a strange item to give to a child, but when Chandler resident Dan Fellner was given one by his father, he was hooked. He quickly memorized all of the capitals of all of the states in the U.S. and many of the world’s capitals, places he would dream of going.
Saying Diane Douglas is “promoting a sort of a paranoia,” former state schools chief Lisa Graham Keegan, elected as a Republican, is backing Democrat David Garcia for the top education post.
The stock market is a cruel and complicated thing. It has made millionaires of some and broken the spirits of countless others. Yet, despite all of its intricacies, an eighth-grader from Chandler managed to make sense of it all.
This morning, one of the Gilbert Public School teachers was going through the crosswalk. I stopped her and asked her what she thought of the Common Core.
The outcome of the race for governor could turn on who can scare the middle class more, especially over the high cost of college.
Past generations of Americans defied the odds to achieve the right to participate in the political process — overcoming menacing threats of violence, arrest, and coercion, all to earn the right to vote. As United States citizens, we pride ourselves on living in a country that has become the standard-bearer of democratic values worldwide. But a troubling pattern has taken hold, threatening this distinction for generations to come.
John G. Sperling, who overcame learning problems early in life and went on to found the for-profit University of Phoenix, has died, company officials said Sunday. He was 93.
Candidates for governor and their allies have so far spent close to $16 million in the race to come out on top this coming Tuesday in the Republican primary. And that's what we know about.
Arizona State University reports record enrollment for the fall semester, with increases in transfers, international students and veterans.
Lost in all the big statewide races in Arizona's primary election are hard-fought congressional battles in which Democrats are trying to clinch a Phoenix-area seat and Republicans are vying for the chance to unseat Democratic incumbents in three districts.
You won’t find many Dr. Seuss books in the hands of high school students. But the books’ messages can inspire for a lifetime, like this one: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
The state's elections director says an organization that has so far put nearly $1.7 million into this year's primary election likely is violating campaign finance laws.
Grand Canyon University announced on July 31 it will delay its Mesa campus by a year in order to focus resources on expanding the Phoenix location.
In a case with statewide and possibly immediate impact, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that “dark money” groups can be forced to disclose the source of their cash even if their commercials don't specifically advocate for anyone's election or defeat.