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In the past, exceeding on the AIMS testing meant that Arizona high school students could qualify for free tuition at one of the three Arizona universities. Now that the scholarship has been slashed by about three-fourths the original amount, some East Valley high schools are supplying students with their own incentives to encourage high test scores.
NEW YORK — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via's mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall.
In addition to teaching their students each day, writing lesson plans and connecting with parents, most Arizona teachers have gone through a myriad of district- and state-mandated training sessions. Many give up weekends or evenings to attend these trainings to better prepare themselves to provide the best opportunities for our students. For some, that would be sufficient. For others, it’s only the beginning.
It’s a simple case of supply and demand.
The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will add several new degrees to its offerings beginning in 2014.
This photo provided by GentSupplyCo.com shows flasks printed with vintage drawings of dapper gentlemen that give old school charm to a collection of flasks and other barware. (AP Photo/GentSupplyCo.com)
Spring cleaning is coming late in Tempe this year.
Frustrated by the ease at which digital photos can be taken and doctored, some artists are kicking it old school: They've revived wet plate collodion photography, a medium invented and popular during the mid-1800s.
NEW YORK — In the decade Sarah Tetley has worked with college students, she's seen a change in care packages sent from home.
CORRECTS LOCATION TO NEW LONDON - This Sept. 19 photo supplied by Connecticut College in New London, Conn., shows Lina Hajj, a dining services staff member, assembling a “birthday bash” care package that parents can order online for pick-up by their kids on campus. Premade care packages for college students offered by schools and by commercial gift-basket companies are replacing homemade care packages. (AP Photo/Connecticut College)
Although it is still September, Halloween enthusiasts are already gearing up for this year’s festivities. Thankfully there is the second annual Keen Halloween Sept. 28 and 29 at Metro Center Mall in Phoenix.
ACAPULCO, Mexico — The death toll in massive flooding in southern and central Mexico rose to 57 on Wednesday as desperation mounted in the cut-off resort of Acapulco, where residents looted a store and thousands of exhausted, despondent tourists waited to be ferried out by air.
Pencils in hand and eyes focused on their work Wednesday, a group of second graders at Higley Unified School District’s Coronado Elementary School carefully retold the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
LOS ANGELES — For $349, your dog can learn to fly.
Copperstar Repertory Company, a local performing arts nonprofit, is reaching out to the greater East Valley this season as it opens a new studio in Chandler and begin performances at the Mesa Arts Center and the Tempe Center for the Arts.
When silica, soda and lime meet high heat, a beautiful alchemy occurs. The result — a taffy-like substance otherwise known as glass — has inspired creative minds for centuries.
In the first half Marcos de Niza’s Josh Eckley struck through the air; in the second half he struck on the ground. And it was just enough for Eckley and his Padres receivers to squeak out a high-octane win over host Horizon, 56-53, which saw Eckley log 310 total yards.
PHOENIX — Don't look for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry to give up this coming year on its perennial bid to limit how union dues can be used to affect politics.
When your college-student son or daughter lives somewhere other than your own roof, you certainly have every reason to expect that where he or she lives is a safe and stable place.
With its size and expeditious growth so far, Mesa’s Eastmark has understandably stolen much of the attention paid to real estate in thae East Valley this summer. But at 480 acres, with 1,600 lots planned, The Bridges at Gilbert has quickly become the next big addition to the local housing market.
Researchers at Arizona State University say rising interest rates don't appear to be affecting the Phoenix-area housing market, which is making a comeback.
The merger between American Airlines and US Airways was supposed to cap an era of consolidation that helped the airline industry return to profitability. And it would produce a stronger competitor to giants United and Delta.
Dallas - The merger between American Airlines and US Airways was supposed to cap an era of consolidation that helped the airline industry return to profitability. And it would produce a stronger competitor to giants United and Delta.
Donations are being accepted at local Staples stores to help children in need who attend the Boys & Girls Club of the East Valley and other Valley Boys & Girls Clubs.
Last week there was some good news and some not so good news for East Valley cities.