Confronting a 21st century challenge with new academic standards
For Arizona’s economy to create and sustain high-growth, high-wage jobs, our education system must develop students whose skills thrive in a globally, competitive world.
It’s time for Mayor Weiers to support West Valley casino project
Dear Mayor Weiers,
I urge that you and the council members reconsider your position of opposition to the West Valley Resort and Casino development project.
We must stay the course with Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards
The magic of what we teach our children in school is about so much more than a set of dry standards from which we derive a test.
To help my sick son get the medicine he needs, I’m suing Arizona
My 5 -year-old son Zander has had two brain surgeries. During each, doctors removed portions of his brain. After the second, his recovery was difficult; it took months before he could walk again.
Tribal economic development requires vision, persistence
For countless centuries, the people of the Gila River Indian Community — the “River People” of Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh ancestry — farmed alongside the central Arizona riverbanks that give our community its name. Our farming heritage taught my people all about the value of diversification and persistence, two key elements that have guided the renaissance of our community’s economy.
What did we learn from the shutdown?
Government is a word, strange and overused, for the things we decide to do together. And if there is one lesson that the recent 16-day government shutdown taught us, it is this: there are a lot of things we Americans have decided to do, together, and people were angry when these things were taken away.
3 West Valley mayors urge casino development
Mayors Bob Barrett of Peoria, Adolfo Gamez of Tolleson and Sharon Wolcott of Surprise As mayors of our respective cities we work every day to help create the best possible environment for our citizens to succeed. We also recognize that as neighbors there are unique opportunities in which our cities can work together for the benefit of the entire West Valley.
Mayors urge U.S. Senate to pass law keeping more casinos out of Phoenix area
As mayors of our respective cities, we have pledged to protect the best interests of our communities and believe that the recent passage of H.R. 1410, the Keeping the Promise Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives, is a significant step in the right direction. We urge our Arizona senators to take a leadership role on this issue as it makes its way to the Senate.
If McCutcheon vs. FEC overturns contribution caps, will your campaign be ready?
The U.S. Supreme Court, which heard oral argument in McCutcheon vs. FEC this week, may overturn the aggregate contribution caps that have governed federal elections since 1974. If so, candidates should prepare now for the political landscape that will exist come June.
‘Expect More Arizona’ sponsors education initiative, Twitter Town Hall
Election season is back and, along with it, the opportunity to encourage candidates and voters to make education a top priority. Vote 4 Education is Expect More Arizona’s annual initiative that asks Arizonans to make education a priority when they vote. The non-partisan, statewide campaign is a part of Expect More Arizona’s advocacy efforts to provide world-class education in Arizona.
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