The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago crunched some numbers from the Census Bureau and compiled a map of 300 cities, looking at which are peer cities in four categories: racial and socioeconomic composition, economic change and labor market conditions, demographic and economic future and housing.
Here’s the good news: in the last five years, high school graduation rates have increased in almost every state. But in some areas, there’s a long way to go. Rates remain especially low for certain subgroups of students, like those with disabilities or those learning English as a second language.
Humanism is a philosophy of life that is decidedly non-theistic. They believe in the responsibility to lead ethical lives, but they don’t believe in any kind of higher power. There’s actually a Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix that brings together humanists, atheists, agnostics and non-theists of all kinds.
Earlier this spring, a pile of boxes was found in a Valley warehouse, and the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office discovered 100,000 state-issued voter registration forms in those boxes. County Recorder Adrian Fontes, who took office in January, is concerned that what is in the aforementioned boxes may provide evidence that thousands of citizens were denied the opportunity to cast ballots.
A Phoenix business that makes golf-club covers is sharing the spotlight with the world’s largest missile maker. They are among four companies being honored in the Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program.
National conservative groups have encouraged college students to expose their professors’ liberal agendas. Once students out them on social media, a large network launches an online attack. At least four Arizona professors recently have become the targets of such smear campaigns.
Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation allowing people without formal teacher training to teach in Arizona classrooms. When SB 1042 goes into effect, a person with prior expertise in any subject matter will be allowed to become a teacher in Arizona.