Move on When Ready, a program that allows high school students to move on to college and career when they have mastered certain subjects, is celebrating its fifth anniversary February 10. When students master subject matter, they earn the Grand Canyon High School Diploma, which is based on mastery of skills as opposed to seat time. Sybil Francis, the executive director of the Center for the Future of Arizona, which runs Move on When Ready, will discuss the program along with Michael O'Sullivan, chief executive of Cambridge International Examinations, an organization that provides international qualifications for students ages five to 19.
Michael Horn is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Education at The Clayton Christensen Institute For Disruptive Innovation, a think tank that applies the theories of “Disruptive Innovation” to problems in social areas. He will talk about how Disruptive Innovation theories, where innovative, simpler and more affordable ideas replace older, more complicated and expensive ideas, can be used to improve education by identifying the root causes of schools’ struggles and suggest ways to customize learning for students.
Arizona Horizon hosts the first debate for the candidates seeking the U.S. Senate seat of retiring U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. The hour long debate, starting at 5pm, includes the three candidates running for Senate: Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, Democrat Dr. Rich Carmona, and Libertarian Marc Victor.
A debate featuring Congressman Jeff Flake; investment company executive Wil Cardon; small business owner Bryan Hackbarth; and radio talk show host Clair “Van” Van Steenwyk, the four Republican candidates competing to fill retiring Senator Jon Kyl’s seat in the United States Senate.
Starting August 2, Arizona law requires children riding in a motor vehicle to be seated in a child restraint system, such as a booster seat, until their 8th birthday or until they’re at least 4 feet 9 inches tall. AAA Arizona spokesperson Linda Gorman discusses the new law.
Political consultant Wes Gullett and pollster Mike O’Neil talk about the outcome of the special election to fill former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ empty seat in Congress and what it says about the current political environment.
The BCS has recommended a four-team championship series to replace the current controversial system to determine a champion in college football. Robert Shelton, Executive Director of the Fiesta Bowl, will talk about the new plan and how the Fiesta Bowl may be involved.
Dennis Braswell was named to replace Pamela Gorman in the state senate. There will be other new lawmakers soon as other lawmakers have resigned recently, all to run for congress. Dennis Welch of the Arizona Guardian discusses the changes at the legislature.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter is retiring this summer at the end of the Court’s current term. ASU law professor Paul Bender talks about Justice Souter’s impact on the nation’s high court and about President Obama’s opportunity to nominate someone to replace him.
Bob Robb, political columnist for The Arizona Republic, talks about reports that Governor Janet Napolitano may leave the state to join President-elect Barack Obama's new administration and the woman who would replace her as governor, Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer.
sept. 11 is Election Day. In the city of Phoenix, three council seats and the mayoral seat are on the ballot. There are also several ballot measures. Other cities will hold elections that day as well. Arizona Republic columnist Richard De Uriarte will talk about the elections.
A new spacecraft called the Orion will soon replace the Space Shuttle. Some components for the new space vehicle will be built here in the Valley by Honeywell Aerospace. Astronaut Mark Kelly and Former Astronaut Bill Gregory talk about the new space vehicle and the parts being built for it in the Valley.
John Roberts has been nominated to replace the late William Rehnquist as chief of the U.S. Supreme Court. Channel 8 is carrying his confirmation hearing gavel to gavel each day this week. ASU Law Professor Paul Bender will talk about the hearings and Roberts' nomination.