Do you have what it takes to break a Guinness World Record? Would you slice 38 potatoes in a minute while hopping on a shovel? Walk more than 328 feet with an electric lawnmower balanced on your chin? Do 27,000 jumping jacks?
Arizona's economy relies on a skilled workforce that's prepared to tackle the complexities of 21st century jobs. Eileen Klein, president of the Arizona Board of Regents, moderated a panel discussion by local education champions on the importance of a birth-to-career education approach for our community. Click on the photo to view a visual recap.
A poverty simulation. United Way was going to show me what it's like to be poor in less than two hours. I thought I had it in the bag. I know how to dress up ramen so it seems like a real meal. I've donated plasma to make rent. I could handle this.
But I soon found out that real poverty - the kind that exists without a car your parents bought you - is an all-consuming syndrome. It's a collection of afflictions that feed on each other and conspire to perpetuate the cycle.