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Kermit was originally found as a stray and brought in to the Yuma Humane Society. He is estimated to be about 6 years old. The guess on what he is … Chihuahua mix? All that is known for sure is he’s absolutely adorable. Kermit needs a child-free home as he has a bit of sensitivity when being handled. Don’t let that scare you though … the volunteers that work with Kermit at the shelter can go over/explain what exactly that means. He is a very sweet boy. He is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped. Kermit’s adoption fee is $125.
With the 2014-15 school year about to start, the Kyrene School District is hosting its Meet the Teacher night to decrease any first-day nerves.
A friend who has some experience with rodeo horses sent me a most picturesque proverb: “Let go or be dragged.” Whether this phrase was first spoken by a Zen master who had achieved enlightenment on the mountainside, or by a battered cowboy nursing his shattered bones and pulling cacti from his backside makes no difference. It is the unmistakable truth.
Andrew Walter sat down with the Ahwatukee Foothills News and East Valley Tribune on July 11 to answer questions dealing with the economy, education and the Veteran Affairs scandal.
The Chandler Police Department has released information about a convicted sex offender who has moved to the city.
Parents have no inherent legal right to question or cross examine their children at hearings to determine if the youngsters should be permanently removed from their home, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
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Attorneys for the state are telling a federal judge there's a good reason Arizona won't let gays marry: They can't reproduce, at least not without the help of a third person.
The beginning of the school year provides opportunities for fresh ideas and positive changes to enhance learning experiences for all children. During the spring and summer, the Kyrene School District Governing Board and district leaders were hard at work considering ideas that would impact the budget for the 2014-15 school year. The final budget approved on July 8 was not only balanced, it also represents an investment in spending for whole-child programs such as art, music, physical education, library, math/literacy coaches who provide support and a change to the start times for Kyrene middle schools. This budget also demonstrates the board’s commitment to invest in one of our most valuable resources — teachers and staff who received a cost of living increase.
One young man from Mesa who grew up in the foster care system is in Washington, D.C., learning about the political process and help change the way the Capitol makes policy regarding foster kids. Craig Stuart is interning in the office of Rep. Trent Franks with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Foster Youth Internship (FYI) program.
Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.
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.
Outside of the Chandler Fashion 20 movie theater at Chandler Fashion Center on Friday night, the Chandler Police Department hosted a family friendly event geared to prevent children and animals from suffering hot car deaths and injuries.
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.
The transition to middle school means more opportunities for creative classes, learning, athletics and growth, but it can also create some of the toughest months for students.
A new preschool has opened up in Mesa after fresh renovations. Munchkins Preschool has 16,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor playground and six classrooms.
The Chandler Unified School District is a premier district of choice. Academic achievement is a high priority in the district as evidenced by test scores that exceed state and national averages. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding educational programs at all grade levels.
Jordan Center for Early Education is celebrating its one-year anniversary.
The sun has just set. From where I sit, up on a ridge, I hear music from two simultaneous song sessions filling the Valley below. When campfires turn to embers, youngsters will peel themselves away from the festivities and make their drowsy way to their bunks. Their dreams will no doubt be filled with obstacle courses and tie-dye, hikes and ropes courses. Another day at summer camp is done.
Who is Arizona State University Police Officer Stewart Ferrin, the officer who has been accused of abusing ASU Professor Ersula Ore?
Mother Kristy Nicoll speaks about her child's experience at school during the grand opening of Pieceful Solutions Gilbert campus on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Pieceful Solutions Gilbert campus is a school for junior and high school students with autism.
A Tucson man is going to get a second — and improved — chance to escape child molestation charges because the police department threw out a an audio tape of an interview with the victim.