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While learning to play an instrument fosters the arts, it also teaches children valuable lessons about hard work and the importance of practice. But children everywhere are losing access to basic music classes in school.
Basha’s wrestling team is off to a very solid start. After finishing eighth in last year’s state tournament the Bears are looking to improve on that finish this year.
There’s an exciting new eatery in north Mesa, where a bistro has opened in one wing of Stonebridge Manor, an event venue which has, for some time, been a local favorite for weddings and receptions.
Rex Bowser sits down at a small table in the corner of a Starbucks in Chandler. The longtime Seton Catholic football coach sips his coffee in a laid-back, relaxed manner and begins to tell the story of his more than four-decade-long career.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses.
The University of Arizona may have won this year’s Territorial Cup, but Tempe is where you want to be if you are a student.
It’s been a good, long run for Hamilton High School principal Fred DePrez. But he has decided the time has come for him to walk away.
A teacher from a Mesa high school recently received state-level recognition. John-David Bowman, a teacher at Westwood High School, was recognized as “Arizona Teacher of the Year” by the Arizona Education Foundation.
It’s fair to say that not everyone has the time to create their favorite breakfast classics from scratch each morning, but a team of “Snoozers” will help create a meal to jump-start the day in Tempe beginning Dec. 10.
Officials from the town of Gilbert and Saint Xavier University have reached an agreement to give the school a temporary home in town and improve the aesthetics of a downtown building.
Valley Metro and Tempe officials reassured residents concerned about the costs and consequences of the city’s planned streetcar system at an occasionally contentious question-and-answer meeting on Monday, Dec. 1, at the Tempe Transportation Center, saying the project would be an economic boon and sometimes defending it to a few sharply skeptical questioners.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The dismantled Mexican American studies program at Tucson Unified School District has direct links to higher student achievement, according to a study published in the American Educational Research Journal, a national publication.
A Tucson fifth-grade teacher who has been a vocal opponent of Common Core claims his First Amendment rights were violated by state School Superintendent John Huppenthal.
“Magical, hilarious, and heart-warming” are three words ensemble cast member, Marie Lemon, used to describe "Elf the Musical," a traveling Broadway production presented by WestCoast Entertainment, on stage Dec. 2-3 at Mesa Arts Center.
“Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.” So said Red Redding to Andy Dufresne in that masterpiece, “The Shawshank Redemption.” If you have never seen the film, that is your immeasurable loss.
WASHINGTON – The number of foreign students in the U.S. grew 8 percent this year to a record 886,052, and Arizona colleges more than kept pace with a 16 percent increase in the same period, a new report says.
Julie Kent, an ASU alumna with a supply chain management background, said she never imagined herself entering the fashion world after college. Now, however, she’s become a local fashionista and the owner of a boutique in downtown Tempe.
Seven-year-old Krish Vyas of Tempe giggles and claps his hands after he strums a guitar. He marches, dances and roars to a song about dinosaurs. He beats drums in time to familiar songs, such as “This Old Man” or “Down by the Bay.”
The Arizona Department of Education named Tempe’s McClintock High School a National Title I Distinguished School earlier this month.
PHOENIX -- Thousands of Arizona "dreamers'' could be driving here legally within days.
San Diego resident and Navy veteran Jim Jengeleski walked into a Chandler dental office with a request.
It’s hard to be an art collector on a budget, but this weekend, you can purchase original works of art, crafted by local student artists, for as little as $30, at a student art market in downtown Tempe.
‘Dance is my first and best language,” Jessica Lang tells me, with a smile I can hear through the phone. Lang is a tour de force in the dance world; after being a freelance choreographer for 15 years she founded her own dance company in 2011 and has been devoting herself to the development of Jessica Lang Dance. “I was producing a lot as a freelance choreographer, but I didn’t feel like I was living up to my potential. Now I feel like I am building something that is very important and valued.”
PHOENIX (AP) — A self-described graduate from the "new school of self-made moguls" has been convicted of money laundering and related crimes after earlier pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges.