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Every Friday, more than 2,000 school children from low-income families in the Southeast Valley are discreetly given a backpack of food to ensure they have enough to eat during the weekend so they’ll return on Monday nourished, alert and ready to learn. The backpacks are provided by Arizona Brainfood, which is supported by Mesa United Way and a number of local businesses and philanthropic organizations.
In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the class of 2011 was not proficient in math. In Arizona, that number jumped to 3 out of 4 students.
Kathleen Casprowitz worked in sales for Xerox 30 years ago in British Columbia, Canada, but always had an interest in education.
The share of education tax dollars that actually wind up in Arizona classrooms slid again last year to the lowest level in the 13 years the state has monitored it.
Despite the gubernatorial veto of legislation billed as promoting religious freedom, the Center for Arizona Policy has a long history of getting lawmakers and governors – at least Republican governors – to do what it wants.
Saying it will protect students from “maniacal, homicidal” killers, a House panel voted Wednesday to let schools designate one employee at each site have access to have a gun.
Staff and volunteers will mix together a little water, some algae, creative engineering and air power to create a night of learning and fun at Power Ranch Elementary School’s STEM Night on Feb. 27.
1) The goal of Common Core is to prepare students to be both college and career ready after high school.
“If dozens of skilled teachers and administrators are suddenly bolting from the Gilbert Public Schools, parents are loudly protesting, the interim superintendent throws up his hands to quit early because these people can’t be helped, and if a forceful demand for your resignation is met with standing ovations and cheers from an overflowing board room, then it is time to take the high road. Step away from the dais, and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.”
Mesa Public Schools will host the High School Harp Ensemble on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
An upcoming 5K event hosted by Red Mountain High School in Mesa will serve as both a scholarship fundraiser and a tribute to the man who had a profound influence on the lives of students and teachers alike.
A good education can make all the difference for students in lower-income areas, which is why some schools are turning to Beat the Odds — a kind of principal support group that is raising the bar on underperforming schools.
The state public schools' chief is defending his effort to convince parents to use tax dollars to send their children to private and parochial schools.
While the fools fool around, the government’s being stolen away from them.
Truth be told, Campo Verde football coach Max Ragsdale doesn’t really know how he wound up receiving the 2013 Semper Fi Coach Award for the state of Arizona over the weekend.
Amid a schedule filled to the brim with extracurricular activities, Gilbert’s Williams Field High School freshman Tre’ Bugg will find room for an unexpected trip that could play a prominent role in his future.
Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Chandler has a population of nearly 575 students, 18 of which are about to embark on the musical mastery of the famed show, “Godspell.”
Two schools in the Mesa Public Schools district are among the 10 semifinalists in a statewide competition sponsored by Bookmans, giving them a chance to win thousands of dollars.
Katie Cuppy was born very premature at 29 weeks gestation, weighing only 2 pounds at birth. Her parents spent many days wondering if their first child would survive.
Rejecting claims it will lead to discrimination, a House panel voted 5-2 Tuesday to give individuals and the businesses they own more rights to refuse to provide services based on their religious beliefs.
The Accelerated Middle School (AMS) at Basha High School put together a power team of three bright students at the beginning of the school year and entered the regional Future City Competition at the Phoenix Convention Center in January.
State education officials have been blocked by a judge from taking nearly $5.9 million away from charter schools.
Rather than selling cookie dough and wrapping paper, several elementary schools in Chandler and across the state are turning to a new school-sponsored run. For students, the opportunity is the right blend of fun and fundraising.
A number of strategies put into place over the last year have led to a marked decrease in failing grades for students at Mesquite High School.
Gilbert’s first post-secondary educational option won’t open for more than a year, but local educational and civil leaders anticipate the campus to have a notable affect on the town’s educational landscape.