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Only a week after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board temporarily mucked up the Apple-related company deal to build a huge plant in east Mesa, the board majority struck again, again reflecting the highly partisan Tea Party nature of what’s supposed to be a non-partisan position.
When Andrew Kuhn was in the process of deciding where to transfer after his time at Mesa Community College, he had the well-know Arizona options: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University or University of Arizona.
Two East Valley municipalities each landed a spot on a list of 20 cities that continue to grow even in a slow economy.
Six Mesa schools were honored this month for civic engagement by the Arizona Department of Education.
New home to Westminster College, Wilkes University
Mesa sixth graders who demonstrate a high ability in math can take an advance course when the school year begins Wednesday – one with a teacher on the other side of a computer screen.
Local city officials tout economic development plans, education programs and the will to progress as signs of the potential of the East Valley as a major player on the bioscience sector.
Students from Chandler's Basha High School competed this summer at the National Math Convention in July. Also known as the Mu Alpha Theta National Convention, the organization gives schools a way to recognize and encourage those students who enjoy and excel in mathematics. More than 650 students attended from high schools and two-year colleges.
In 2010, Arizona joined 46 states in raising the bar for academic requirements by adopting Arizona Common Core Standards.
I went through the “Top of the Class 2013” lists for all of the East Valley High Schools in the Chandler, Gilbert, Higley, Tempe and Mesa school districts.
PRESCOTT — Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. Here are the stories of some of those who died:
The American Left loudly proclaims it’s compassion for the poor. Any community organizer worth his salt knows that the role of government is to take from “the rich” (who don’t need it anyway, as President Obama insists) and give to the poor.
Hundreds of teachers at religious schools around the state could soon be at risk of being laid off with no prospect of collecting jobless benefits.
School districts have begun enrolling children for next school year’s preschool and kindergarten-prep programs, and several parents may wonder whether their children are ready for such programs or even what their children could learn in preschool.
Mesa's Red Mountain High School Academic Decathlon team won the state competition, held Friday and Saturday at ASU West. The team garnered 48,408 points after competing in 10 events: essay, speech and interview plus seven written tests focused on mathematics, science, economics, language and literature, music, art and social science.
“No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future,” (2013 president’s inaugural address).
Chandler’s own Hamilton High School made a name for itself last week at the Ten80 Student Racing Challenge event. The student team posted the fastest time among all 10 schools in the remote control car relay race. The Ten80 Education/U.S. Army event aims to teach students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) principles that power seven-time Top Fuel Champion Tony Schumacher’s U.S. Army dragster.
Engineering, lessons on the elements of art in design and digital electronics could all lead to future careers for Mesa students.
A handful of Mesa Unified School District campuses could be converted next school year — one to house special needs programs and one to test creative education methods — under a plan proposed this week.
The first projects to be paid for by a recently approved $230 million school bond program in Mesa could include the demolition of Mesa Junior High School buildings and the purchase of 66 propane-operated vehicles, leaders said Tuesday night.
We are pleased to see that Gov. Brewer has prioritized resources for the implementation of Arizona’s Common Core Standards in her fiscal year 2014 budget.
Grades seven through 12 at Horizon Community Learning Center in Ahwatukee Foothills will see changes in the school day next year, including a new eight-period block schedule and a learning lab to support the Common Core Standards.
Mesa’s Pilgrim Lutheran School is offering free tuition this semester to students in grades two through seven. The school, now in its 41st year, wants to give families that haven’t previously been able to afford it a chance to try out a private, Christian education.
Mesa school officials will analyze every campus to assess safety measures in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., shootings last month.