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Bright Beginnings Charter School Offers Accelerated Curriculum for Student Success
The state House voted unanimously Tuesday to encourage more high schoolers to take computer science courses.
Legendary science fiction writer Harlan Ellison is working with IDW Publishing to resurrect the original script for his classic Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever” in comic book form. A five-part miniseries based on Ellison’s teleplay will expand on the story, one of the franchise’s most famous and acclaimed but also a far cry from the author’s vision.
In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the class of 2011 was not proficient in math. In Arizona, that number jumped to 3 out of 4 students.
The City of Tempe is accepting police officer recruit and lateral applications from March 3 through 17.
There is a new choice in public charter schools that will be debuting two brand new campuses late summer 2014, just in time for the next school year. EAGLE (Expecting Academic Greatness with a Loving Emphasis) College Prep will debut their Maryvale and Mesa campuses and initially offer kindergarten through third grade and build out a new grade each consecutive school year until they reach 8th grade. The new campuses will join the two existing EAGLE College Prep schools in South Phoenix.
Libraries in Mesa will host workshops to provide information on the Affordable Care Act, Healthcare Marketplace and Healthcare.gov.
A prolific science fiction writer and roleplaying game designer has passed away.
Dr. Sharon A. Kortman is the Senior Vice President of Learning at Arizona Science Center. She also serves on the Next Generation Science Standards Leadership Team and AZ Committee for the Development of the Next Generation Science Standards. She co-founded and directed BEST (Beginning Educator Support Team) and was an administrative associate professor at Arizona State University.
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.
Dear Gilbert School Board Members,
This image released by Focus Features shows Jared Leto as Rayon in a scene from "Dallas Buyers Club." The case of “Dallas Buyers Club” (six nominations, including best picture) is remarkable. A film that’s now counted among the nine best of the year by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took nearly two decades to get made. (AP Photo/Focus Features, Anne Marie Fox, File)
Staff and volunteers will mix together a little water, some algae, creative engineering and air power to create a night of learning and fun at Power Ranch Elementary School’s STEM Night on Feb. 27.
Benedictine University at Mesa will hold its first spring open house on March 2 from noon to 3 p.m.
Wanna go culture crazy without breaking the piggy bank? Then check out a Culture Pass from your local library. This first come, first served voucher system, sponsored by Act One, gives you and a guest free admission to participating arts and cultural institutions like the Arizona Science Center, Scottsdale Museum for Contemporary Art, Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo. Visit Act1az.org/culture-pass to find a participating library near you.
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
Higley Unified School District has a variety of events happening at its schools next week.
Get your kids excited about sound with hands-on activities at the award-winning Musical Instrument Museum allowing them to touch, hear and experience music at its most basic level. Activities are age-centric and include a tour of the Conservation Lab (ages 10 and older), a demo of the giant octobasse, an interactive electronic music demo, as well as drumming and sing-a-longs for the little ones.
Experience the culture of Japan without leaving Arizona this weekend at Phoenix’s Heritage and Science Park for the 30th annual Matsuri Festival of Japan. The two-day celebration encompasses everything Japanese, from cuisine to taiko drumming.
The Town of Queen Creek was once considered the far reaching outskirts of Phoenix, but this small town oasis – now a thriving east valley community – embraces its farming heritage while carefully watching over its growth and development. Business and town leaders seek to preserve the Town’s family-friendly, small-town spirit while providing economic opportunities and a high quality of life for residents.