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Children across Maricopa County will receive a small packet of books to improve their literacy skills thanks to a recent donation from Intel.
The opening bell rang as the iconic “For the Love of Money” by The O’Jays played and 350 high school students all at once began yelling while gesturing and scrawling down notes from reports.
Paulette Compton’s husband had an MBA and was trained in the military to fly planes, helicopters and blimps. But faced with doctor’s recommendation to get a chest X-ray to determine the cause of a persistent cough, he refused.
Assistant to Attorney General Rear Admiral Nadine Simmons spoke to Arizona State University students, faculty and staff Sept. 26 on the future of health care and the Affordable Care Act.
Arizona students are back in class and in addition to notebooks and lunch boxes, some parents are packing smartphones or tablets in their kid’s backpacks. Some school districts are even requesting that kids bring their own technology to school to enhance their learning.
A low-income housing development in Mesa will move forward with its second phase after receiving approval for funding last week.
Arizona got a B on a recent national report card that graded states for their efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools.
Arizona children entering third grade this year are the first who will have to prove that they can read at an acceptable level or face being held back.
Small groups, one-on-one learning and weekly assessments are on teacher Karen Meyer’s agenda in order to make sure every one of her third-grade students passes a required reading test this year.
For years, cookbook writer Sally Sampson had wanted to write for children. No one was interested.
Arizona no longer needs to get federal government sign-off on changes in its voting law.
College students have spoken and lecture-based learning is prehistoric. An emerging trend on which colleges are reporting solid success rates is lecture-free classes. This approach to learning is being designed to promote deeper student learning, collaborative learning, skilled communication, self-managed learning, and cross-disciplinary and technology-enhanced coursework. Lecture-free classes are a response to growing criticism of the traditional, often passive lecture-based college classes which some educators say are a turn-off to students, leading to aggravation and poor grades.
The 94th annual Children’s Book Week, the national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading, officially starts May 13, but youngsters can join activities sooner at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe:
Not so long ago, there was a certain image associated with being vegetarian. It usually involved Birkenstocks, lentil loaf and an agenda.
This undated publicity photo provided by publisher is Ten Speed Press shows the cover of Deborah Madison's cookbook, "Vegetable Literacy," published by Ten Speed Press.
Wednesday, May 1 is Customer Appreciation Day at Joe’s Real BBQ in Gilbert. Anyone who shows up between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and then from 4 p.m. through the rest of the evening — until they run out of food — will get a free BBQ sandwich made from pecan-smoked meats like chicken breast, pulled pork and beef brisket and pit ham; a free side, like sweet cut corn, potato salad, mac and cheese or BBQ pit beans; and a free drink.
This will be a great year for women – and in part, you have the Girls Scouts to thank for that.
The Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Arizona (BBB) is co-hosting two free financial education seminars with Take Charge America, Inc., a national non-profit credit counseling agency based in Phoenix. The purpose: to educate East Valley seniors about current financial issues and strategies, and to help them protect their savings.
Students at Mesa Westwood High School are getting a exposure to the art of spoken word thanks to Mesa Arts Center’s hosting of “Word Becomes Flesh,” a choreopoem performance that was held at the center last week and parts of which will be shown during spark! Mesa Festival of Creativity being held at the center March 16-17.
Combine three little pigs, a trip to one of the most renowned arts centers in the state and a group of school children, and that makes for one exciting field trip.
Twenty years ago, accountant Sharon Lechter decided to devote her career to financial education and literacy after her oldest son graduated from high school and soon fell into credit card debt.
Arizona is facing a literacy crisis and it begins in early childhood.
Terri Clark is the State of Arizona’s literacy director, a consulting position funded by the Virginia G. Piper Cheritable Trust in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Head Start Collaboration Office, First Things First and other philanthropic partners.
Assistance League of East Valley collected 635 books during a Children's Book Drive in support of volunteerism on Make a Difference Day on Oct. 27. The books have been donated to Children First Academy for homeless children, Head Start programs in the Tempe Elementary District, a rural school where many children's parents are incarcerated and Adams Elementary in Mesa.
Few of you know about this new government takeover of our education system. It’s being touted as the greatest thing since The Bill of Rights. As Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education said, this is “absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lift American education to a new level—and make us more competitive in the global economy.”