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Gov. Jan Brewer, who developed an international reputation for her vociferous attacks on illegal immigration, is ending her career as an elected politician at the end of the year.
Bright Beginnings Charter School Offers Accelerated Curriculum for Student Success
Incoming Gilbert Public Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto officially signed a contract that will pay her at least $200,000 per year on the same night the district’s governing board hired its second interim superintendent since July.
The East Valley Recycling Alliance, Trex, Bashas’ and Food City supermarkets, as well as the City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department, will host the “Bench the Bag” Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge now through March 31.
There is a new choice in public charter schools that will be debuting two brand new campuses late summer 2014, just in time for the next school year. EAGLE (Expecting Academic Greatness with a Loving Emphasis) College Prep will debut their Maryvale and Mesa campuses and initially offer kindergarten through third grade and build out a new grade each consecutive school year until they reach 8th grade. The new campuses will join the two existing EAGLE College Prep schools in South Phoenix.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and Vice Mayor Alex Finter visited Sequoia Charter Elementary School students on March 3 to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the 16th annual National Education Association's "Read Across America Day."
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith reads to students at Sequoia Elementary School in Mesa as part of Read Across America day on March 3. [Courtesy City of Mesa]
Mesa Vice Mayor Alex Finter reads a snippet from Dr. Seuss to a class at Sequoia Elementary School in Mesa as part of Read Across America day on March 3. [Courtesy City of Mesa]
Students at Coronado Elementary School celebrated Presidents Day and the Chinese New Year. [Courtesy Higley Unified School District]
Saying it will protect students from “maniacal, homicidal” killers, a House panel voted Wednesday to let schools designate one employee at each site have access to have a gun.
The Mesa Historic Preservation Board announced the winners of the Historical Fiction Writing Contest.
FILE - This Feb. 27, 2013 file photo shows first lady Michelle Obama and Food Network chef Rachel Ray discussing lunches with students from the Eastside and Northside Elementary Schools in Clinton, Miss. Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules expected to be proposed by the White House and the Agriculture Department Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, would limit marketing of unhealthy foods in schools, phasing out the advertising of sugary drinks and junk foods around school campuses and ensuring that other promotions in schools are in line with health standards that apply to school foods. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
Staff and volunteers will mix together a little water, some algae, creative engineering and air power to create a night of learning and fun at Power Ranch Elementary School’s STEM Night on Feb. 27.
Higley Unified School District has a variety of events happening at its schools next week.
Listen to live music while browsing a selection of hand-crafted bowls, pots, mugs, necklaces, platters and vases made by local artists and students, during this annual charity sale, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard at Tempe Library Complex.
Mesa shoppers’ frequent trips to spend money at Superstition Springs Mall in 2013 helped several Mesa Public Schools make money in 2014.
Abbi Zern, Sousa Elementary School's family support services coordinator, posed for a picture with the Superstition Springs Chick-fil-A Cow at the School Cents award celebration. Ten Mesa Public Schools received between $350 and $2,200 from shoppers purchasing items at the mall in 2013. [Courtesy Mesa Public Schools]
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and Vice Mayor Alex Finter joined students at Keller Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary schools on Feb. 18 to participate in Mesa’s Science in the School Day.
Mayor Scott Smith visits students at Keller Elementary School on Feb. 18, 2014. [Courtesy city of Mesa]
It's the dirty work of home life: dusting the shelves, mopping the floors and doing the laundry, load after load. Yet asking kids to help has gotten harder for some parents, caught up in the blur of today's competitive, time-pressed, child-focused world.
Edison Elementary Schools Principal Alex Macdonald, Beat the Odds Institute Director Dr. Marjorie Kaplan and Center for the Future of Arizona CEO Dr. Lattie Coor present the Beat the Odds silver award. [Courtesy Beat the Odds]
A good education can make all the difference for students in lower-income areas, which is why some schools are turning to Beat the Odds — a kind of principal support group that is raising the bar on underperforming schools.
Visit Mesa and Longbow Golf Club will host a junior golf clinic for 200 Mesa grade-school students on Feb. 18.
A Chandler man was shopping at Fry's Saturday with his wife, Joanne Pellechia, when she suddenly disappeared.
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 30, 1987 file photo, U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop sits with elementary school students at P.S. III in the Manhattan borough of New York to warn them of the dangers of smoking. In 1984, Koop called for a "smoke-free society" by the year 2000. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)