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To parents and residents living within the Gilbert Public Schools geographic area:
Sandy, a Mesa resident, is one of over one million Americans living with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Her husband had hemophilia and was infected with HIV during a blood transfusion. A few months after his death in 1994, Sandy decided to get tested. The result: positive.
While representing their state at a national education summit, Mesa-based sophomores Jasmine Betancourt and Yaqub Elmi found a little inspiration as they complete their high-school years.
From left, Epimenio Negrete, Jr., Mesa High student Jasmine Betancourt, Red Mountain student Yaqub Elmi, Socorro Barragan Nieves and Esther Avila Rodriguez represented Arizona at an education summit held in New York City last weekend. [Gary Trujillo/Be A Leader Foundation]
Paulette Compton’s husband had an MBA and was trained in the military to fly planes, helicopters and blimps. But faced with doctor’s recommendation to get a chest X-ray to determine the cause of a persistent cough, he refused.
Arizona students are back in class and in addition to notebooks and lunch boxes, some parents are packing smartphones or tablets in their kid’s backpacks. Some school districts are even requesting that kids bring their own technology to school to enhance their learning.
Patriotic music, inspirational messages, the flag flown at half mast and a moment of silence were all part of a stirring 9/11 Memorial Tribute help in Gilbert Wednesday morning.
Sometimes adolescents just speak a different language.
Money spent on policy, but not necessarily on enforcement
Higley Unified School District will go ahead with plans to charter its two newest schools after a 3-2 vote Monday by the district board.
Six Mesa schools were honored this month for civic engagement by the Arizona Department of Education.
Local city officials tout economic development plans, education programs and the will to progress as signs of the potential of the East Valley as a major player on the bioscience sector.
Backpacks aren’t just for carrying expensive textbooks, crinkled homework assignments, and eraser shavings. For Mesa-based non-profit United Food Bank, they’re a means to feed.
A few years of planning and searching for just the right place in Arizona came to fruition for Upper Iowa University when it opened up its 19th center in Mesa on Aug. 5.
In 2010, Arizona joined 46 states in raising the bar for academic requirements by adopting Arizona Common Core Standards.
The general manager of a Chandler Firehouse Subs location recently received an award for being the best at his position in the entire company.
Arizona children entering third grade this year are the first who will have to prove that they can read at an acceptable level or face being held back.
Arizona's leading education organizations today launched a long-term, statewide, community-giving effort aimed at providing the financial assistance necessary to meet the full-range of education needs of the children and families of the 19 hotshot crew members who died fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire. The Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Education Fund will provide the 13 children, three unborn children, and the spouses and fiancées of the crew members all reasonable assistance with education-related expenses throughout the children’s school-age years. The goal is to raise $5 million.
The Gilbert Unified School District governing board began interviewing candidates for interim superintendent this week in behind closed-door meetings.
The Walton Group of Companies, a Canadian company whose U.S. headquarters are based in Scottsdale, has pledged to improve the well-being of needy children in Arizona with a $25,000 donation to Phoenix Suns Charities.
As the economy continues to recover, competition is intense in virtually every industry. The auto insurance providers slug it out for market share. The cell phone service carriers fight tooth and nail for subscribers. Even universities battle it out to attract students, not to mention benefactors and research dollars.
Once faced with what could have been crippling challenges, a former NFL veteran is now giving back in a big way—including sponsoring a benefit event in June designed to help young people achieve their goals.
Stephen Rayleigh and Matt Lyon thought they were done with careers in drones after they left the Army in 2010 and enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
The Mesa Preservation Foundation, Arizona Preservation Foundation and State Historic Preservation Office/Arizona State Parks, in conjunction with the 2013 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference, will present a free Historic Homeowner's Expo June 15 at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa, 1011 W. Holmes Ave. in Mesa.