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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.
NEW YORK — An exhibit of quilts, clothing, uniforms and other Civil War-era textiles reveals a complicated and heart-wrenching time.
This photo provided by the New-York Historical Society shows the 1820 “Candlewick” bedcover, quilted in exquisite detail in a white pearl and floral design on natural linen by Thankful Williams, of Mystic, Connecticut, on loan from the Connecticut Historical Society. It was made from a bale of cotton presented to her ship captain husband by a Charleston family grateful to him for safely delivering their baby aboard his ship. After leaving New York, the “Homefront and Battlefield” will be on view at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, from September 20, 2014 to January 1. (AP Photo/New-York Historical Society, Gavin Ashworth)
WASHINGTON — Genetically modified foods have been around for years, but most people in the United States have no idea if they are eating them.
Hamilton sat atop the state’s baseball power rankings all season — the Huskies also have been nationally ranked by publications such as Baseball America and are Max Preps’ No. 1 team in the country — so it was no surprise which team received the No. 1 seed in the Division I state tournament.
The Education Department on Thursday took the unprecedented step of releasing the names of the 55 colleges and universities currently facing a Title IX investigation over their handling of sexual abuse complaints.
AP- On its surface, "The Other Woman" is a very welcome thing: A movie starring talented, funny women with their own punch lines and everything. In the movies, this is bizarrely rare.
BALTIMORE — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College.
Hamilton came out fighting, unfortunately, they were missing 2 of their varsity players. Early in the match, it did not seem to matter much, they took 1st sets on courts 1, 2, and 6, while the Mt. Lions took 1st sets on courts 3,4, and 5. First court to finish was court 5 going for Red Mt. Then, the Lions quickly took court 3. The Huskies were playing phenomenal taking courts 2 and 6. Score all tied up at two, sound familiar? Court 1 eventually goes to Red Mt. in third set tie-breaker 10-4, as another unfortunate thing happens to Hamilton, there #1 player goes down to ankle injury. Red Mt. led 3 matches to 2 as court 4 went to Lions.
Courtesy of Red Mountain boys tennis coach Terry Graves: What a match. It was unbelievable. Came down to 3 tie-breakers to decide it.
The ASU Association of Filmmakers will host a fundraiser on March 25 at 8 p.m. in room COOR 170 on the ASU Tempe campus.
LOS ANGELES — Millions of pets across America live like little humans these days — and as long as people treat them that way, pet spending should keep climbing after a record 2013, industry spokesman Bob Vetere said Thursday.
Dear Arizona House of Representatives,
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Connecticut could become the first state to curb loud movies under proposed legislation that's drawing opposition from the Motion Picture Association of America.
Incoming Gilbert Public Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto officially signed a contract that will pay her at least $200,000 per year on the same night the district’s governing board hired its second interim superintendent since July.
NEW YORK — Traditionally, the American male was measured against the stoic hero who shook off all doubts, vanquished all foes and offered women a muscular shoulder to cry on.
A few months of searching to find a permanent leader for the district concluded on Feb. 11 with the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board’s vote to hire a new superintendent, although the decision came amid controversy over the process.
When the night got tough, Hamilton conveniently remembered what's gotten its boys soccer team to this point for five years running.
Do your young ones balk at bedtime? Get gnarly at naptime?
“If officer-involved shootings are not investigated and handled correctly and thoroughly, the involved agency, individual officer(s), and entire criminal justice system will likely face severe criticism, loss of public trust and confidence.” -- Crime Scene Handbook, by Dr. Henry Lee, Ph.D., the former director of the Connecticut State Police Crime Lab and a world-renowned forensic scientist.
Gasoline prices around Arizona are slightly lower at the pump this week.
Gasoline prices around Arizona are slightly higher again at the pump this week.Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.24 a gallon. That’s an increase of almost a penny from last week.This week’s national average is at $3.28 per gallon, down by nearly 2 cents last week.Tucson has Arizona’s lowest average gasoline price at $3.17 a gallon and Flagstaff has the highest at $3.34.Missouri has the lowest average gas prices in the continental U.S. at $2.99 a gallon with Connecticut having the highest at $3.66 a gallon.
HARTFORD, Conn. — Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There's an insurance policy for that.
Gasoline prices around Arizona are slightly higher again at the pump this week.
‘Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.”