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Have you ever sat in the international terminal at the airport and just listened to the mix of voices around you, all of them speaking in a language you don’t understand?
Over the past 25 years, the ANASAZI Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Mesa, has helped teenagers to “find their way in the world” through a wilderness experience program and what they call a new way of “walking.”
PHOENIX — The top performing school district in the state got there by borrowing liberally from the ideas and concepts of its neighbor.
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Arizona’s far East Valley will likely need new representation after State Sen. Rich Crandall was tabbed as the head of Wyoming’s Department of Education this week.
The influence of Arizona moms and dads on the state’s graduation rate starts at home, one education leader believes.
Mesa Unified School District, the largest in the state, tops the national average in graduation rates, according to a report issued in early June.
The graduation class of 2011 at Skyline High school in Mesa is given their diplomas during a ceremony,Thursday, May 26, 2011. 502 students graduated from Skyline High school. [Tim Hacker, Tribune]
Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday that Arizona no longer needs its 1-cent sales tax surcharge even though state spending, while below 2009 levels, still exceeds ongoing revenues.
NEW YORK — Thomas Sohmers, 17, of Hudson, Mass., has been working at a research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since he was 13, developing projects ranging from augmented reality eyewear to laser communications systems. This spring, his mom, Penny Mills, let him drop out of 11th grade. She says she "could see how much of the work he was doing at school wasn't relevant to what he wanted to learn."
FILE - In a Monday, May 20, 2013 file photo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Tumblr Chief Executive David Karp speak during a news conference, in New York. Karp, 26, who founded Tumblr, the online blogging forum, and sold it to Yahoo for $1.1 billion, doesn't even have a high school diploma. Karp's mother told the AP that she let him leave school because she realized "he needed the time in the day in order to create." (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2012 file photo, Tumblr founder David Karp participates in the "Bloomberg Leadership Summit" seminar in New York. Karp, 26, who founded Tumblr, the online blogging forum, and sold it to Yahoo for $1.1 billion, doesn't even have a high school diploma. Karp's mother told the AP that she let him leave school because she realized "he needed the time in the day in order to create." (AP Photo/Charles Sykes/Invision for Advertising Week)
Time marches on.
ASU's class of 2013 will get their diplomas this week in Tempe and at least one of the graduates will be a little older than the rest.
Marcos de Niza High School will give diplomas to 422 students this week.
Gilbert's Campo Verde High School will give diplomas to 455 students this year. Students earned more than $9.7 million in scholarships.
Tempe High School will give diplomas to 323 students this week. Tempe High's valedictorian is Hannah Wood.
There will be 589 graduates receiving diplomas from Gilbert High School this year.
Approx 750 graduates will receive diploma's from Mesa's Red Mountain High School this year.
Approximately 712 graduates will receive diplomas as part of the Class of 2013. The school reports 134 of those seniors are receiving a scholastic diploma.
About 568 graduates will receive diplomas this year from Mesa's Westwood High School.
An estimated 320 seniors will receive diplomas from Higley High School this year. The students have been awarded $5.5 million in scholarships.
Higley's Williams Field High School in Gilbert will see 340 students receive diplomas this year. Those students have already been awareded $5.6 million in scholarships.
About 400 graduates will receive diplomas this year from Mesa's Skyline High School.
Approximately 640 graduates will receive diplomas this year from Mesa's Dobson High School.