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Three seventh- and eighth-grade students from Payne Junior High School in the Chandler Unified School District were honored for their creative writing talents by the Arizona Education Foundation in the 2014 Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest.
Chandler high-tech companies will open their doors to the public as part of the city’s Science Spectacular three-day event to encourage an interest in science and technology.
Marcus Behling studied all the words he was told to, but he knew the Chandler Unified School District spelling bee would come down to a word not on the distributed list.
Marcus Behling, a Arizona College Prep seventh grader and the Chandler Unified School District 2014 spelling bee champion.
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.
Change could be the one word that ends up best describing Chandler in 2014 — even if the extent of the change isn’t immediately felt. Here is a preview:
From education to economic development, the Town of Gilbert ended 2013 with solid economic prospects, a sterling reputation for safety and a couple of issues that irked several of its residence. But the year might be best known for how it contributed to the foundation of what the town can be in the near future.
From the perspectives of economic growth and city government, 2013 was a “banner year” for Chandler. That is how Mayor Jay Tibshraeny described it.
The Higley Unified School District is fortunate to be in the East Valley, surrounded by municipal leaders who place a high priority on education: Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith.
Perry High School seniors Gabrielle King and Parker Kauffman don’t play football, but they’re headed to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The Chandler Fire Department will offer rides on a fire truck in exchange for presents to donate to local children during its annual Holiday Toy Drive at Chandler Fashion Center on Dec. 14.
In the past, exceeding on the AIMS testing meant that Arizona high school students could qualify for free tuition at one of the three Arizona universities. Now that the scholarship has been slashed by about three-fourths the original amount, some East Valley high schools are supplying students with their own incentives to encourage high test scores.
Education funding measures in the Chandler Unified and Higley Unified School Districts hold slim leads in the latest results from Tuesday's elections, with thousands of ballots still expected to be counted.
Unofficial voting results show school districts that teach students from Chandler having success with their efforts to pass an override. The districts located in the other municipalities, however, are facing much tougher sledding.
On Nov. 5, voters across the East Valley will vote on several items concerning additional city- and school-district funding that would add millions of dollars to continue funding education efforts or to continue city and school-district improvements.
Residents of Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert participated in numerous projects within the city and school districts last weekend as part of the annual Make a Difference Day.
Having lived in the Chandler community for more than 20 years, I have watched the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) improve student achievement and become a top-rated district. Now that I am charged with implementing education policy statewide, I am especially impressed with Chandler’s ability to rise to the top in a number of endeavors.
To be named a Blue Ribbon School is the highest achievement an elementary, middle or high school can achieve.
Budget overrides for Gilbert Public Schools as well as the Chandler Unified, Higley Unified, Queen Creek Unified and Tempe Union School Districts were voted down soundly a year ago. But that isn’t stopping the five districts — and a few others in the East Valley — from giving voters another chance to keep education budgets at their current mark.
Creation of internal training videos filled much of Mike Holland’s time at Chandler Education TV. But the station’s first foray into documentary filmmaking could result in the ultimate prize.
Like most high school seniors, Isabella Weems is balancing school work with extracurricular activities, all while deciding where she will attend college after graduation.
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce announced it will support the override attempts going on by three school districts with ties to the city.
Higley Unified School District works to make decisions that are financially sound every day.
Mesa High School senior Karina Rivera remembered the moment when she realized her school was special.