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Authorities say a Tempe school resource officer accidentally fired her department-issued Taser during a demonstration, striking a student in the arm with one probe.
One of the many surprises in Wes Anderson's rich, layered and quirkily entertaining new film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," is the emergence of a new comic actor, one with impeccable timing and just the right mix of gravitas and utter zaniness.
The Queen Creek High School baseball team will look to the experience of its upperclassmen as it starts the 2014 season.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The rising popularity of hummus across the nation has been good for farmers like Aaron Flansburg.
An elite team from the season’s tipoff, Desert Vista’s girls completed a remarkable transformation in the past 15 months. A program saddled with unhappiness made a coaching change in the middle of the 2012-2013 season, and despite an upswing to end last season, J’ontar Coleman again interviewed and pleaded for one year to show what the Thunder could do. That worked well. A top team from start to finish this season behind the returning core of Kristine Anigwe, Jahnae Martin, Emily Wolph and Mountain View-transfer Sabrina Haines, the Thunder lost twice all season, and shook off a miserable start to the Div. I championship game against Westview to steamroll the Knights and the 53-35 victory gave the program its first state championship in school history.
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Higley Unified School District will host community performances at both of its high schools this week.
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.
Three seventh- and eighth-grade students from Payne Junior High School in the Chandler Unified School District were honored for their creative writing talents by the Arizona Education Foundation in the 2014 Polly Rosenbaum Writing Contest.
The private sector can always do a better job.
Higley Unified School District has a variety of events happening at its schools next week.
WASHINGTON — Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills — but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.
I know shopping online is the craze nowadays, but it can be bland. I recall that thrill in trying out the latest gadgets at the local Five & Dime, the intrigue I felt in browsing through that Army Surplus store, the entice in a candy shop, and the joy I had in playing around at the toy store.
Kelsey Moore (right) slides into Leah Carillo (middle) as the two teams fight for the ball Feb. 14, 2014 at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert. The Fountain Hills Falcons defeated the Seton Catholic Sentinels 2-0 to clinch the division 3 state championship.
When the night got tough, Hamilton conveniently remembered what's gotten its boys soccer team to this point for five years running.
Students who attend San Tan Learning Center in Gilbert will see a couple of changes, one small and one large, when they head back to school after this summer.
There's never a shortage of head-scratching and even jaw-dropping when it comes to logistics around Arizona high school sports these days, most recently in soccer.
The Accelerated Middle School (AMS) at Basha High School put together a power team of three bright students at the beginning of the school year and entered the regional Future City Competition at the Phoenix Convention Center in January.
NEW YORK - Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote and created a gallery of slackers, charlatans and other characters so vivid that he was regarded as one of the world's finest actors, was found dead in his apartment Sunday with what officials said was a needle in his arm. He was 46.
Accelerated Middle School at Basha High students Ryan Tran (from left), Jon Gonsalves and Truman Idso after winning the Future City regional competition at the Phoenix Convention Center last month.
It’s a scary fact for many parents that Arizona is ranked 49th in the U.S. for its education system. Most parents are unsure of the alternative options that exist for their child’s education aside from expensive private schools or moving out of state.
ASPEN, Colo. — This winter I put my relationship to the ultimate test: a romantic ski vacation.
The youth, inexperienced mantra surrounding Seton Catholic’s girls basketball team won’t let go, even as the Sentinels are, yet again, flying high on scoreboards this winter.
Not everything lawmakers will face this session revolves around how to divide up the limited dollars available. They also will be taking up some matters of policy.
My wish for a new year? Plenty, mostly good health and happiness for my family and yours.