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(StatePoint) Americans have a lot on their minds during the holiday season, and the stress of ballooning budgets and crowded calendars can be enough to affect almost anyone’s well-being. With that in mind, why not use the holidays as an opportunity to give the most important gift of all?
(NAPSI)—If you’re like many people, you’ve asked yourself: “Who would want to hack me? There are a lot more lucrative targets out there for cyberthieves, right?”
(BPT) - With each school year, children and parents alike must adapt to new teachers, new classes and new activities. For children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD), the condition can add increased complexity to an already challenging situation. Certain school-year “checkpoints” – like the first report card, parent-teacher conferences, and the upcoming holiday and winter breaks – are opportunities for parents to assess how their children are adjusting and see if changes may need to be made to their treatment plans.
(NAPSI)—Sergeant First Class Michael D. Smith’s severe injuries sustained in a 2011 hit-and-run accident ultimately led to the loss of his right arm, but his optimism never wavered. Recovering at the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Smith worked toward one goal: remain in the Army for 20 years. Three years later, Smith became the first above-the-elbow amputee to return to active duty.
Dallas, Texas native Sgt. 1st Class Michael D. Smith exemplified resilience in the cycling competition at the U.S. Army Warrior Trials on June 15, 2014, at West Point, N.Y. He finished strong, even after his prosthetic arm broke off in the middle of the track, and took home a bronze medal. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber.) (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—When it comes to college, many economists say, you can’t afford not to go. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over a working life, high school graduates can expect to earn, on average, $1.2 million; those with a bachelor’s degree, $2.1 million; and people with a master’s degree, $2.5 million.
Working with 39 schools and looking into partnering with more, the University of Arizona is raising the level of interest in engineering by offering an introductory class to high school students.
State funding cuts in recent years have eliminated monies for building renewal, new-school construction, and soft capital – which is used for textbooks, computers and classroom supplies – for school districts across Arizona. This leaves districts to turn to voters to approve tax increases in the form of bonds and budget overrides for building and maintenance projects and the purchase of vehicles, equipment and supplies.
Americans don’t want someone else telling them how to educate their children.
As a local travel agent, I am often asked about good places to travel. When it comes to making those recommendations, I always look at cost, special events, travel time and if the food and fun are worth the time. One recommendation for travelers in March would be to visit San Miguel De Allende.
Junior Collin Davidson helps classmate and senior Caleb Mecham launch a catapult in Ironwood Ridge High School’s Engineering 102 HS class. The college-credit class is hands-on learning that is meant to help students find out if they have any interest in engineering.
(BPT) - For some, chillier weather can decrease the likelihood of sticking to a consistent workout routine. Luckily, there are plenty of small changes one can make to ensure that staying active during short winter days and long nights remains a priority. Not only does exercise benefit physical and mental well-being, but it also has a positive effect on the look and feel of skin.
(Family Features) As they gear up for Halloween this year, kids across the United States can make a difference in the lives of kids around the world by raising funds for those in need.
Call it luck, call it fate, call it whatever you want, but when Coyote Trail educator Sue Richey was honored for 40-years of service in the Marana Unified School District last week and number of different things had to happen to get her to that point.
Build it and they will come.
Blizzard Entertainment announced last week that they have canceled their seven year in the making MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) project called “Titan”. For years now, the project has remained a mystery to all but those in-the-know on Blizzard’s development team. With the game in the can, the mystery remains. What was Titan?
(BPT) - The holidays are typically everyone’s favorite time of the year. They’re filled with family, festivities, good cheer and good food. But for anyone juggling parental duties, work and online learning, relaxing and enjoying the holidays can be a challenge.
(BPT) - Fun, family, food – the holidays are packed with enjoyable activities. But hectic schedules, holiday stress, and tasty indulgences at every turn can lead to a few extra pounds by the year’s end. Fortunately, with a few smart strategies, joyful eating doesn’t have to result in holiday weight gain.
(StatePoint) Did you know that October 5-11, 2014 marks the 24th annual Mental Illness Awareness Week? In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of efforts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness to raise mental illness awareness.
(BPT) - Math, science, English and history – every day, children learn these important lessons in school. But every day at lunch, they walk into their school cafeterias to learn another important lesson: how to make independent nutrition choices. It’s like going to a restaurant without the grown-ups, and with K-12 schools serving up to 31 million students every day, it’s one of the largest restaurants in the country.
The desert is home to many hidden habitats which allow local life to flourish. While many Tucsonans are aware of habitats of the animal variety, many have yet to encounter one which is nestled away on the northwest side of town: Accelerated Learning Laboratory, a small charter school that offers preschool, elementary, and secondary school.
Last month, I invited about 160 people, including Pima County supervisors, Tucson City Council members, state legislators, educators, school board members, faith community members and nonprofit leaders, to understand the impact poverty has had not just on poor individuals and families, but on the community as a whole, and asked them to work together with the county to eradicate it.
Kristy Brower has a bright, open space for children to sit on the floor with their xylophones and a roomy niche to store her class set of violins— space that was once something of a luxury in a school that, until recently, just wasn’t big enough for all the enrichment educators wanted to provide at Harleson Elementary School.