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A program launched by Mesa’s Rotary clubs reached a milestone this year when members breached the 50,000 mark for the number of dictionaries donated to Mesa students in just short of a decade.
Three years ago, Mesa Public Schools started using a creative mechanism to bring more money into the district: advertising on their school buses, and the decision has brought in upwards of $100,000 per year.
I can’t imagine being a Child Protective Services caseworker. But I can imagine why most of those men and women went into those jobs: an idealistic view that their work could make a difference in children’s lives, maybe save some kids from horrible fates, maybe find ways to change a dysfunctional family into a loving one.
Who says that when our life is over that we’re forgotten, that our music dies?
LOS ANGELES — While some say school safety hinges on guns, cameras or alarms in classrooms, Mark Gomer and Kristi Schiller think specially trained dogs should take point in preventing violence in schools.
Thousands of people are expected to attend this Sunday’s Walk Now for Autism Speaks event to raise funds for the organization while providing more information about an oft-misunderstood disorder.
To be named a Blue Ribbon School is the highest achievement an elementary, middle or high school can achieve.
Creation of internal training videos filled much of Mike Holland’s time at Chandler Education TV. But the station’s first foray into documentary filmmaking could result in the ultimate prize.
Last week’s column about the Los Angeles Dodgers taking a dip in the Arizona Diamondbacks swimming pool after beating the local team to win their division elicited some backlash from a reader who thought I should be dealing with weightier subjects.
Common Core has been the enemy du jour of the tea party these days — at least when partiers are not busy trying to defund Obamacare or failing to stop Medicare expansion here in Arizona.
Dianne Szonn believes technology should be embraced and used as a daily learning tool in classrooms. Szoon, a fifth-grade teacher at Red Mountain Elementary School in Mesa, designed the school’s website and holds technology education sessions with co-workers, students and even parents. For Szonn, computer technology gives students and teachers an upper hand in learning and teaching.
Mesa High School senior Karina Rivera remembered the moment when she realized her school was special.
Arizona students are back in class and in addition to notebooks and lunch boxes, some parents are packing smartphones or tablets in their kid’s backpacks. Some school districts are even requesting that kids bring their own technology to school to enhance their learning.
Higley High School is one of 20 schools to be recognized next month for civic engagement by the Arizona Department of Education.
Education administrators from the East Valley and the state highlighted their success and the challenges they face in their efforts to improve Arizona’s test scores during an event hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce last week.
Higley Unified School District will go ahead with plans to charter its two newest schools after a 3-2 vote Monday by the district board.
Basha HS grad finished 2012-13 a top-ranked high school competitor
More than 3,000 Chandler High School students shed the doldrums of a short summer and woke up for their first day of school on July 22. It wasn't anything overly unique for the students, all of whom have gone through the pomp-and-circumstance for at least a decade, but that Monday morning kicked off a milestone for Chandler High — the start of its 100th school year.
Although miles apart in distance, BASIS’ two newest Arizona campuses in Mesa and Ahwatukee have similar visions about what they want to accomplish in their first year as they try to live up to the organization’s sterling reputation.
In 2010, Arizona joined 46 states in raising the bar for academic requirements by adopting Arizona Common Core Standards.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.
As children are preparing to go back to school, parents and their kids are getting ready mentally and physically.
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?
Slow down, drivers. School is in session.