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Beginning next year, several students at Coronado Elementary School will take their first steps toward learning the most widely spoken language in the world while learning more about the origin country’s culture.
Education of students, adults equally important in fight to curb underage drinking, Mesa alliance says
New York City has a zillion charms, but it may not be the ideal place to celebrate Halloween. Here's the problem — where do you display your jack-o'-lantern if you live in an apartment building with no porch?
Andrew Rascon of Chandler’s Fulton Elementary Kids Express and the ICAN program in Chandler are finalists for Arizona Center for After-school Excellence awards.
“What sound does our Sammy Snake make?”
This Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be the final day to vote in the Phoenix City Council election.
The Goldwater Institute has filed a case against the city of Phoenix to end pension spiking and an Ahwatukee Foothills resident is a plaintiff in the case.
Say “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” and you’ll likely stir up images of Snoopy, Kermit or Sponge Bob balloons or memories from childhood of sitting around the television while the smell of cooking turkey fills the living room.
The impact quality early education programs can make in the lives of children and their families will influence their educational journey throughout their lives.
The recent announcement that the Gila Indian River Community (GRIC) voted not to allow the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway from being built on tribal land, it is all but assured to be built in Ahwatukee.
The adage “it takes a village to raise a child” is taking form near downtown Mesa.
Parents looking for before- and after-school options can find information about quality programs Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) Afterschool Directory.
Most of the time, we live in a chip-free home. No potato chips. No tortilla chips. Not even any vegetable chips.
For years, cookbook writer Sally Sampson had wanted to write for children. No one was interested.
Gilbert Unified School District has launched registration for its VIK Club before- and after-school program.
Time for a confession. As a child, I never once celebrated Mother's Day. My parents thought the holiday was nothing more than a cheesy excuse to sell greeting cards, and who was I to argue?
Just after the school bell rang last Friday morning, Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary Principal Dave Maloney headed straight for his school’s media center to do live morning announcements.
While visiting a second-grade classroom in Chandler some seven years ago, Barbara Blalock witnessed a 7-year-old girl hand in her right tennis shoe as collateral. She was borrowing a pencil from her teacher.
When I took office last year, I made three commitments about the city’s budget. I made the commitment to cut wasteful spending and build a smarter government that does more with less. I committed to use our savings and increased revenues from a recovering economy to lower taxes. And I made the commitment not to accelerate any tax cut if the result hurt our public’s safety.
The city of Phoenix is reaching out to residents over the next few months to get input on the city manager’s trial budget, which does not call for an early removal of the city’s food sales tax.
During a recent school day in Mesa, two girls in the district’s preschool program at the Mesa Education Center practiced writing the names of their classmates at a small desk. Another group of girls “washed” their babies in a pretend tub.
In the same vein of “To Kill a Mocking Bird” and “Catcher in the Rye,” Rudolfo Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima” has evolved into one of the most widely beloved and challenged books of all time. In some high schools this best-selling Chicano novel is considered a mandatory reading. Other schools have banished the book for its use of profanity, references to witchcraft, and religious themes.
Arizona is facing a literacy crisis and it begins in early childhood.
Engineering, lessons on the elements of art in design and digital electronics could all lead to future careers for Mesa students.
Higley Unified School District’s will hold open houses in February for families to learn about its preschool programs.