Carolyn Contreras works with a large caseload of students across the county who have landed themselves in court for truancy or other issues. They work—one phone call at a time—to help get them back in the classroom.
The move comes just a day after Greg Miller resigned not only as president of the board but entirely from the 11 member panel following more than a year of public disputes with state schools chief Diane Douglas.
Though Arizona has 11 privately operated prisons and detention facilities, none of their contracts are expected to be impacted by Thursday’s Justice Department announcement to phase out contracts with private prisons.
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, or DESI, just got formal approval from the US Energy Department – it’ll help answer some long-standing questions about the universe’s expansion, among other things.
“Nothing new has occurred from the D-backs’ perspective, as we continue to gather facts on this proposal,” said a statement from the team. “Now that it has been approved by the County, the team has given me the authority to speak with their representatives and we expect to interact and discuss the proposal.”
It may be true that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But humans may be able to learn a lot from senior dogs, including how to deal with aging. In her book "Senior Dogs Across America," photographer Nancy LeVine includes pictures of pooches as old as 21— or 147 in dog years.
The University of Arizona this month hosted military veterans, as part of the national Warrior-Scholar Project. It’s described as a college-prep academic boot camp for enlisted military vets who want to go back to college.