January 2017

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The spirited debate over the issue revealed differing views in the community about charter schools, spared in part because the Higley Unified School District once had its eye on the same land.
January 31, 2017
A part-human, part-pig embryo. It sounds like science fiction, but it’s not. At a lab in California, researchers successfully took human stem cells and transplanted them into pig embryos, and let them grow for several weeks.
January 31, 2017
What is a universe? Is it what’s around us in a random room, or does it have to do with what surrounds us in the solar system? We spoke with Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek and physicist Lawrence Krauss, ASU’s Origins Project director, about the universe and the doomsday clock.
January 31, 2017
Former CIA operative Evan McMullin ran as a third-party candidate for president in November. Some Donald Trump fans — and conservatives — were afraid McMullin might tip the election by taking votes from Trump. Now, McMullin has announced he’ll be leading a conservative, grassroots movement to counter Trump and his administration.
January 31, 2017
ASU sign
A couple of Republican state lawmakers want to tear up the current Arizona Board of Regents and rebuild it, sort of.
January 31, 2017
kids in school uniforms
State lawmakers will be deciding this year whether to make every student in an Arizona district and charter school eligible to use taxpayer money to go to private schools.
January 31, 2017
Start-ups looking for some seed money are starting to turn away from venture capital and turn to crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter.
January 31, 2017
There’s been a sharp increase in the number of H-2A visas issued over the past few years. These are visas issued to foreign nationals who come to the U.S. temporarily for agriculture work.
January 31, 2017
Noah Abraham has taught English for years. And last Saturday night in Central Phoenix, he was preparing to teach a Saturday evening class for Syrian refugees. Refugees who come from all over the country, come from all walks of life, and have different levels of literacy.
January 31, 2017
students raising their hands
Summer break is a few months away, but some teachers already know they won’t be back next year.
January 31, 2017

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