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Almost a decade ago actor Julian Sands was approached by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter to prepare a special selection of his poems for a charity event in London.
Creative Communication has announced its spring 2015 Essay, Poetry and Art contests.
Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps — and today in the Daily News-Sun.
Art livens up downtown Mesa storefronts
The Irish Cultural Center, 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, will present the annual winter solstice celebration Dec. 21.
‘Dance is my first and best language,” Jessica Lang tells me, with a smile I can hear through the phone. Lang is a tour de force in the dance world; after being a freelance choreographer for 15 years she founded her own dance company in 2011 and has been devoting herself to the development of Jessica Lang Dance. “I was producing a lot as a freelance choreographer, but I didn’t feel like I was living up to my potential. Now I feel like I am building something that is very important and valued.”
Ria Cheruvu is on the precipice of completing a major milestone in life, as she’s very, very close to receiving her high school diploma. What makes her story a little less common than the average high school graduate is the time of life when she’s graduating; the Arizona Connections Academy student is at an age when many students are picking up the basics of algebra.
Who wants to talk birth control? Abortion? Adoption? Childbirth? Those four issues became the latest imbroglio involving the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board.
“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,” goes the French proverb credited to Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” It’s not that a society or organization cannot be transformed. But such change is often cosmetic or superficial. Reality isn’t altered at the deeper, more profound levels.
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Red Mountain Library in Mesa will host a book signing by author Erik J. Ekstrom for his military-based anthology.
July 28, 2014
Regarding Mr. Maruca’s column from June 17: “What higher standards mean for the students in my classroom.” Re: Common Core.
Mesa Community College students Bill Alewyn and David Klose received awards at the annual Student Literary Competition hosted by the League of Innovation.
The implementation of Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards is making a difference in student success beyond the classroom. Using these standards, learners are required to think more critically and become more involved in justifying their responses when answering higher-level questions. I am spending less time lecturing and more time teaching critical thinking skills so that my students have the ability to discover the correct answer, but can also explain the process that they took to work through the problem. Students take a more active role by acquiring ownership of their learning. This builds self-confidence and allows for higher levels of success.
Things are always worse the second time around, the deputy police chief warns the buddy-cop team of Jenko and Schmidt in "22 Jump Street."
First, I’d like to thank the teachers, faculty, family and friends here today to celebrate the end of a chapter in our lives … and the beginning of a new one.
Summer’s here and it’s time for some fun in the sun. But how do you make sure your kids don’t encounter an educational backslide? Many teachers and parents refer to this phenomenon as the “Summer Brain Drain.”
Poems are difficult to understand and even harder to write, yet three Valley poets are adding new writing constraints to their daily poems in an attempt to make the art form more accessible for everyone.