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Imagine that you are a loyal employee of the a school district, giving that district almost 20 years of service, first as an outstanding teacher and then as a district worker.
When Alexa Rogers was only 5 years old, she met a little girl named Sam who was very similar to herself. Sam was bright, happy and always trying to give back to others. There was only one glaring difference between the two.
The two Republican candidates facing off in the state Senate District 16 primary discussed topics ranging from job growth to education funding during a forum hosted by the East Valley Tribune on July 9.
Republican candidates for Legislative District 18 come from varied backgrounds and experiences but have similar views on Common Core, Medicaid and the economy.
With the high school football season just around the corner, some teams will look to continue their run of success while others will look to regain it.
“I’m outraged over the white flag going up over the Brooklyn Bridge; it should have gone up over Capitol Hill. Everyone knows when the going gets tough, the tough talkers go on vacation.”
A Chandler family is in mourning after the death of one of its members during a trip to Hawaii earlier this month.
Miss Arizona Alexa Rogers signs autographs for students during a back-to-school drive at Chandler Dance Center on July 24. [Eric Smith/Tribune]
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July 23, 2014
A local charter school is moving into its new location just in time for the beginning of the school year. Pathfinder Academy will open the doors of its Monticello-inspired campus on Aug. 5, and will serve kindergarten through eighth grade with a classical-focused curriculum that teaches students in a style more akin to home schooling than the classroom style of public schools.
For those of us who work in education, “back to school” is certainly the best time of the year.
The start of each school year is an excellent time to set into place good habits that can lead to a success in the classroom and self-confidence for students. Take the time to write down steps for students — no matter their age — to help guide them as they return to school. Review them as needed. For the younger children, make the steps visible each day. Add picture reminders for students who are not reading yet.
As students across the state begin to head back to the classroom, schools are facing teacher shortages.
FINDING YOUR PLACE
Those first few weeks when the kids head back to school can be among the most hectic for families. The lazy days of summer quickly give way to crazy schedules, homework and after-school activities. And don’t forget somehow managing to slip dinner into the middle of all that.
The signs in front of local schools do not carry a message that most kids want to hear — “School Begins in Early August.” In spite of protests, our kids are now making the usual preparations: buying school supplies, school clothes and often a new backpack. Whether old or new, some guidelines for using backpacks will come in handy for both youth and their parents.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.
Alyssa Kimble, a soon-to-be fourth-grader in White Plains, N.Y., says she uses the desk in her bedroom for “everything” — creating lesson plans for her make-believe school, writing stories and storing stuff.
Two weeks ago, most of the nation’s top wrestlers were in town and a good portion of Arizona’s top high school competitors were there watching what it takes to be an elite competitor like Jordan Burroughs.
When fall rolls around and it's back to school and work, wouldn't you love to start your day with something tastier and more substantial than that all-too-typical bowl of cold cereal? It's just so boring day after day. And that's apart from the fact that most cereals will fail to tide you over until lunchtime.
Just because the schools are a little bit smaller doesn’t mean the competition isn’t just as stiff.
If asked the difference between jackrabbits and hares, would you know the answer? I have a gigantic hint for you; they both belong to the lagomorph order of mammals.