A proposal to give a university tuition discount to some immigrant students in the United States illegally has been rejected by the Arizona Board of Regents. The board nixed a proposal from Regent Dennis DeConcini, with other regents saying it would not survive a legal challenge.
There’s one area of education that is always ripe for controversy in Arizona, and that’s how to teach English Language Learners. Each state varies tremendously in how it handles these students, but that can be a problem as states move toward more common standards.
A joint legislative committee held a hearing on Wednesday to investigate the licensing practices of the Arizona Medical Board. A state ombudsman’s report on the board found the board was not following state regulations for licensing physicians.
January 8, 2011. The shootings by Jared Loughner at a Tucson Safeway destroyed a number of lives and transformed countless others. The incident has left former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords still working on therapy to overcome the brain injury she suffered.
On Sunday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel published an in-depth report on how states are doing with the requirement to draw a bit of blood from newborns and have the blood tested for a number of possible conditions or disorders within 24 to 72 hours. According to the data, Maryvale Hospital in Phoenix had the worst record last year.
The so-called “stand your ground” law is in effect in 22 states including Arizona. According to the National Council of State Legislatures, at least nine of those states use specific language that a person may “stand his or her ground” in response to a suspected attacker.