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While last week I primarily looked back at the year, with plenty of changes in our state this week; it’s time to look ahead.
With so many stores opening with specials on Thanksgiving night, much of the luster and craziness has been taken away from “Black Friday.” Big-ticket electronic items had people waiting in line all across Tucson on Thursday night, which made things far less busy on Friday.
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(NAPSI)—When it comes to assessing the institutional benefits derived from school voucher programs, opportunities for financial savings stand out.
A recent study finds that school vouchers that help families pay for private school tuition saved states and districts more than $1.7 billion over a 20-year period.(NAPS)
(BPT) - Do you want to give more than a present that gets a smile and then ends-up stored in a closet? This year, people have a new mindset for holiday giving and it embraces the idea that gifts can help motivate people to do the things they have always wanted to do. From tools that help someone complete their first marathon to activities that bring the family together, consider these gift ideas with greater meaning for the jolliest holiday yet.
(NAPSI)—Many parents of school-age children are unhappy with the amount of time spent on standardized tests and have strong opinions on other controversial education policies, including Common Core and school vouchers.
It’s that time again, when I write up my election endorsements. Anyone who’s read this column knows I’m a strong Democrat, so it should come as no surprise I’m supporting Democrats all the way down the line. However, to those of you who vote for both Democrats and Republicans, here are a few reasons to favor the D’s this time around.
(NAPSI)—If you or someone you care about is among the nearly one in three Americans who help an elderly family member make health care decisions, here are a few facts and tips that can help you have far more than the germ of an idea about the flu and what to do about it:
Since Independents can vote in the primary, I have decided to pay particular attention to the statements of the candidates running for governor and congress. Democrats are running unopposed.
There are clear reasons why the “Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart calls Arizona the meth lab for making laws. We continue to make the national news not for the great things we are doing, but because of the crazy things our elected officials continue to do.
State Sen. Al Melvin has formally withdrawn from the Governor’s race after failing to gather enough $5 contributions to qualify for Clean Elections funding.
1. Tea Party-backed challenger upsets Eric Cantor in GOP primary
The annual Spring Game returns to Arizona Stadium for the first time since 2011! This is your first chance to get a look at the 2014 Arizona Wildcats football team. The day starts with the A-Club Celebrity Flag Football Game at 11:15 a.m. The Spring Game will start at approximately 1 p.m. The first 800 fans will receive vouchers for free admission to the Spring Fling carnival.
The Explorer failed to note that an article in its 2/19/14 issue that criticized the school voucher system for students was written by Mr. Safier, who is/was a school teacher and is, therefore, biased about the relative success of public schools vs. charter schools. Charter schools have enabled tens of thousands of underprivileged children to acquire superior educations by avoiding failed public school systems.
How’s this for an idea? Pay parents to keep their kids home from school. And how about this? Encourage parents to skimp on their children’s educations by promising to pay part of the cost of college.
During the past year, Pima Community College (PCC) has been in the headlines a lot for negative reasons. Of course, that negative attention is warranted thanks to behavior primarily from administrative nonsense. Sadly, the negative shadow extends over the entire college, including teachers and staff who honestly work hard to educate our young and older students.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today sharply criticized House leaders for failing to move forward with an appropriations bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.
I rarely find myself agreeing with anything my conservative counterpart here at The Explorer, Richard Brinkley, has to say. The two of us are usually miles apart on the issues – centuries apart sometimes. But every once in awhile, the stars and planets align in strange ways, creating odd alliances, and this is one of those moments. Brinkley and I agree that there’s something very wrong with the latest national educational directive, the Common Core Curriculum.
This summer, guests at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa will be the first to experience the pristine rejuvenated guest rooms and newly-remodeled resort pools for rates starting at $99 per night.
Over the next week, thousands of young adults will walk across a stage to receive their high school diplomas. Many of them will take that special certificate knowing what the next step in life will be, others will still be trying to figure out the next chapter.
Let’s say you decide to start a school for sixth through 12th graders that gives students a rigorous, world class education: demanding courses, lots of homework, sky-high expectations.
After forming an exploratory committee to consider running for governor, Sen. Al Melvin, R-District 11, is confident that his bold ideas could lead him to the state’s top position in 2014.
The GOP race is becoming a crowded field as Sen. Al Melvin, R-District 11, has announced that he is forming an exploratory committee.
During the past four years, Bernardo Serna has often driven to the main Gates Pass parking lot, then ridden his bike or hiked along a westside trail. The Pima Community College accounting student always carries his camera to record his frequent encounters with reptiles and amphibians in the Tucson Mountains.