Arizona added more than 655,000 new housing units between 2000 and 2010, but U.S. Census Bureau figures made public on Thursday show a lot of them remain vacant.Read More »
Census figures set to be released Thursday show shifts in the state's population, with the percentage of Arizonans ages 14 and younger dropping in the past decade and an increase in the number of people ages 65 and older.Read More »
The former director of the Arizona State University Survey Research Center and the Cronkite/Eight Poll is again doing statewide polls.Read More »
Phoenix-area hotel and nightclub operators that rely on the Fiesta Bowl to bring in millions of dollars a year in revenue breathed a collective sigh of relief Wednesday after the announcement that the game will remain a part of the Bowl Championship Series.Read More »
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has created a stir with recent comments suggesting she believes she could run for another term — despite state constitutional limits that many believe would prohibit a campaign in 2014.Read More »
Arizona State University president Michael Crow says the school will cope with the latest $90 million reduction in state funding by increasing tuition, attracting more students and cutting costs in various places.Read More »
The sheer number of legislative proposals that were introduced this year seeking to defy the federal government seemed to affirm Arizona’s credentials as a bastion of the states’ rights movement.
But nearly all of the bills that would have allowed Arizona to band together with other states in attempts to check federal overreach fell by the wayside.
Carina Montes, an A-grade high school student and JROTC member, would normally have good chances as she applies for college scholarships. But Proposition 300, a voter-approved law that requires students who can’t prove citizenship to pay out-of-state tuition and denies them access to state and federal financial aid, is preventing even some of the most qualified students from getting access to a college education.Read More »
An understanding of the U.S. education system can increase parent involvement, but it’s not the only factor. Economic pressures, basic parenting skills and parents’ relationships with their children must also be addressed, according to Julie Rosen, executive director of the parent-support group Parenting Arizona.Read More »
The American Dream Academy is one of a growing number of organizations trying to boost the academic achievement of Latinos by teaching parents the basics of the U.S. education system and how to prepare children for college. Both are foreign concepts to many in the Latino immigrant community.Read More »