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The Arizona Educational Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year program. This program recognizes 10 exceptionally skilled and dedicated Arizona public school teachers. One winning teacher will be sent to Washington D.C., to meet the president and will receive prize package including a $15,000 cash award, professional speech training, a full scholarship toward an advanced degree at Argosy University Phoenix and the chance to attend international Space Camp.
School districts in the East Valley are working the numbers to figure how much they will have to pay utilities, pay teachers next year or spend on textbooks.
Expect More Arizona, a statewide education advocacy organization dedicated to raising education expectations in Arizona announced four Excellence Tour Spotlight award winners during an event held on Tuesday, including Mesa's Great Hearts Academies. According to a release, "the Phoenix finalists for the Expect More Excellence Tour demonstrate and celebrate what Arizonans are doing today to elevate world-class education in the community."
Chandler’s Arizona College Prep-Erie earned a Top 100 on Newsweek’s 2013 America’s Best High Schools list.
Recently I spoke out in support of a critical effort underway in Arizona: keeping the state’s rooftop solar industry alive. Like school choice and healthcare choice, solar choice should be a core part of the Arizona agenda, and my party’s message.
Mesa’s Red Mountain High School finished fourth overall in its first U.S. Academic Decathlon last week.
Thousands of students in poorly performing public schools could soon get what amounts to a voucher from the state to go elsewhere -- or even get educated at home -- a move that could remove hundreds of millions of dollars a year from public schools.
Two BASIS schools in Arizona were ranked among the top 10 high schools in the country this week by U.S. News & World Report.
BASIS Mesa, the acclaimed charter school's newest campus, is taking shape as construction crews move dirt and the school's new leader takes her first steps to recruit students and hire teachers.
Construction is under way on the BASIS Mesa campus that is being built at Eastmark in east Mesa. The public charter school will open in the fall for students in grades five through 10.
Mesa's Sun Valley High School is in the running for a State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant to help fund career training for the school, and it needs the community’s votes.
When Kris Johnson bought her home 12 years ago, she fell in love with the high ceilings and open floor plan. It’s a unique home in Arizona because the neighborhood is patterned after a New England village, complete with shake roofs and a community lake.
Students in school districts and public charter schools across Arizona are preparing for testing this month.
Down a run with two outs in the bottom of the sixth, McClintock’s Andi Blodgett smacked a clutch two-run single to complete a nine-run rally as the Chargers’ beat visiting Westwood 10-9, Tuesday.
Saying the state has done all it legally needs, a federal judge on Friday threw out a 21-year-old lawsuit claiming that Arizona does not do enough to ensure that all students have an opportunity to learn English.
Siblings and grandchildren would gain new admission preferences under a charter schools measure backed by Arizona lawmakers.
Supporters of Gov. Jan Brewer’s performance-based education funding model for school districts and charter holders say concerns about the formula’s effects on schools in low-income areas don’t take into account the bigger picture.
The developing Eastmark community in east Mesa will be home to the newest BASIS school, the charter school operator announced this week.
A new online tool is designed to help parents, students, teachers and school leaders around Arizona see how newly-proposed performance funding will benefit their local schools.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. — In 11 years of teaching, ditching students' desk chairs in favor of yoga balls is one of the best decisions Robbi Giuliano thinks she ever made.
Our higher education system is acknowledged as the best in the world, Yet, our primary and secondary educational system is currently failing our children. While we are scorned yet admired as the most powerful country in the world, other countries are also laughing at us for continuing to deliver such an inapt system of education.
Sometimes, it takes a pair of outside eyes to see what those who are closest often overlook. Such was the case last year when the East Valley Institute of Technology was touted by TIME magazine as “learning that works.” The writer traveled to Mesa, toured EVIT and saw first-hand how we prepare young people for productive, successful lives while meeting the needs of business and industry. Hearing from EVIT students made the biggest impact. Kids want to come to EVIT. They love it here.
The Gilbert Unified School District governing board plans to create a committee structure next week to look at how to expand the popular Gilbert Classical Academy after plans to move it to Gilbert Junior High School’s campus were dropped.