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According to Townhall.com and other sources, Stobridge Elementary School in Hayward, California may be shooting itself in the foot, publicity-wise.
Arizona students will still take the AIMS next year, but at least in Mesa, students will not have to take districtwide tests because the current assessments do not follow new education standards that will be taught in all classrooms.
If you are a senior who still browses through bookstores, you may be in for an unpleasant experience if you hit on a particular self-help section.
Piece by piece, the world is becoming a little smaller in Mesa — about 100,000 times smaller. But, in this case, small is actually quite big — as in 40 stories tall, and with astonishing detail.
The handwritten note on a piece of paper is taped to Dave Shapiro’s office window. It rested there Wednesday either as a joke or to mock his peers:
EDITOR'S NOTE — Aging America is a joint AP-APME project examining the aging of the baby boomers and the effect that this "silver tsunami" is having on the communities in which they live.
As part of the brash rash of wire-brush scouring on the Teflon coating that routinely seals the Obama presidency, a large heavy-duty cast-iron deal has been made of the IRS conducting audits on Tea Party-affiliated organizations. But scratch the surface and it makes a sort of perverse sense.
Some parents may be wondering how to keep their young child’s time occupied with summer on its way.
Pat Herrera, who resigned last week after an ultra-successful stint coaching baseball at Desert Ridge, has been hired at Skyline.
WASHINGTON — The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that's easier to describe than to solve: How can it broaden its appeal to up-for-grabs voters without alienating its conservative base?
PRESCOTT — A lot of pilots have never learned how to ditch their aircraft in water. Especially in Arizona, the "lesson" on that topic is usually a couple of paragraphs in a textbook and a checklist, and that lack of practical knowledge can be deadly.
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I can’t think of a country that doesn’t have something like Memorial Day. Whether democratic or totalitarian or anything in between, national honors are paid annually to those who have given their lives for their countries.
When she was a child growing up in North Carolina, it was commonplace for Angie Krc to watch her father work on cars.
NEW YORK — Thomas Sohmers, 17, of Hudson, Mass., has been working at a research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since he was 13, developing projects ranging from augmented reality eyewear to laser communications systems. This spring, his mom, Penny Mills, let him drop out of 11th grade. She says she "could see how much of the work he was doing at school wasn't relevant to what he wanted to learn."
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.
Southwest Ambulance and Rural/Metro employees in a group, hands-only CPR training session.
SH13E154TAICHI May 20, 2013 -- Debbie Nemeth teaches a tai chi class in Dunedin, Fla. (SHNS photo by Jim Damaske / Tampa Bay Times)
There have been highs and lows from the 2012-2013 athletic year.
In February, elementary physical education teachers challenged 5,000-plus fifth-graders in Mesa Public School District to make healthy food choices and get more exercise for 28 consecutive days as part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s Walk On! Challenge. Every fifth-grade student in the Mesa district had the opportunity to participate in the Walk On! Challenge, which was facilitated by the physical education teachers in each of the elementary schools in Mesa.
A punch to the gut. A smack to the head.
A “Celebration of Life” service to honor respected educator and leader among state high school sports circles Art Wagner is scheduled for Monday night at 6 p.m. at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts in Gilbert.
Here is a collection of thoughts and stories from those who've crossed paths (personally or professionally) with former Higley district athletic director Art Wagner, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on May 15.
History is one of our greatest teachers.