LISTEN Bruce Arians Cardinals head coach

first_imgLISTEN: Bruce Arians, Cardinals head coach Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories After doubling the Arizona Cardinals’ wins last season from the year prior, Bruce Arians has proven he can turn around a program.Now, Arians will try to tackle an even bigger problem troubling the state and its children.The Arians Family Foundation (AFF) will host the inaugural Arizona Golf Classic in Scottsdale, March 7-9, to help children that are involved in the court system as a result of abuse or neglect by their families. “A lot of the guys are coming in are looking forward to having a great time,” Arians said. “The Kierland Westin is a fantastic facility and it’s going to be a great time. Also, LeAnn Rimes is going to come out and sing the National Anthem and sing a few songs afterwards.” 0 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Your browser does not support the audio element. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The event will raise money to bring CASAs (court-appointed special advocates) to the kids who need a voice.“It looks like it’s going to be a great start here in Arizona,” Arians told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “We’re trying to have a benefit for CASA. My wife Christine was a CASA for 15 years and I saw firsthand how you can change one life at a time. We have 10,000 children in foster care in Maricopa County and they need our help.”The AFF was founded last year by Arians, alongside his wife, Christine. The foundation motto, “A Voice For Children,” does just that — giving the help and resources that children need for a successful future.“We’re trying to raise enough money so we can train more CASAs so that each child can have a voice,” Arians said. “That’s the one stable factor in most of their lives.“I’ve seen what Christine has done with a number of kids who really had no future and I know two right now who are in college and have a future. We want to be that voice for them and that person that’s stable in their life.”Among those expected to attend are Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald, Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson.last_img read more

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Rep Reilly bill gives schools more flexibility in testing

first_img Categories: News,Reilly News State Representative John Reilly of Oakland Township has submitted legislation to allow local school districts to opt out of certain standardized testing.“Our districts have multiple federal and state assessments for each grade, and especially in high school, these myriad assessments are burdensome,” Reilly said. “In the 11th grade alone, students are mandated to take the SAT, M-STEP and WorkKeys assessments.”While the WorkKeys test is billed as an assessment of career readiness, critics say it tests nothing more than remedial algebra, reading comprehension and basic problem solving, making it unhelpful and duplicative of other exams.“School officials in my district have unanimously indicated that they would not administer the WorkKeys test if given the option,” Reilly said. “We should lessen the burden of standardized exams on our schools.  If a school sees value in the exam, this legislation would not prohibit them from using it, but we should end this unnecessary and unwanted mandate.”House Bill 4501 has been assigned to the House Education Reform Committee.##### 20Apr Rep. Reilly bill gives schools more flexibility in testinglast_img read more

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