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Education of students, adults equally important in fight to curb underage drinking, Mesa alliance says
East Valley resident, business-owner dives into new career
A recent Bloomberg.com report showing college tuition in the U.S. has increased 538 percent since 1985 while medical care rose 286 percent during the same time span may surprise some, but not Chris Ordway. As a college funding adviser for the Phoenix-based non-profit HEFAR Group — an acronym for Higher Education Financial Aid Resources — Ordway works daily with families trying to plan for the high cost of sending their children to college.
Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe have released the names of the induction classes for their respective hall of fames.
Nearly 300 people gathered Sunday night to remember a teenager killed in an accident in San Tan Valley Saturday evening.
Parents, you can already picture those first mornings of the school year: the challenge of dragging cranky kids out of their beds at dawn after two months of mellow summer mornings.
As the bleachers next to the arena are raised at Welcome Home Ranch, it signals the beginning of not only a new era for the farm at Val Vista Drive and Hunt Highway, but a new beginning for the long-standing East Valley tradition that is Gilbert Days.
Mesa Unified School District, the largest in the state, tops the national average in graduation rates, according to a report issued in early June.
Graduation is just days away. Then, they’ll be moving on to the next phases of their life.
Marcos de Niza High School will give diplomas to 422 students this week.
The valedictorians for Tempe's Corona del Sol are:
About 568 graduates will receive diplomas this year from Mesa's Westwood High School.
BASIS Mesa, the acclaimed charter school's newest campus, is taking shape as construction crews move dirt and the school's new leader takes her first steps to recruit students and hire teachers.
“Reveille” mini camps offer a wake-up call for addicts, their families and helpers; while a two-hour workshop for couples provides the means for “Reunification.”
Republicans who control the Arizona Senate pushed through a bill Monday allowing designated teachers, administrators or other employees in rural schools to carry a handgun and allowing retired police officers who work in schools statewide to carry guns.
Attorney General Tom Horne and an Arizona Republican lawmaker are pushing a plan to let principals, teachers and janitors at public schools carry guns.
MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students fills the hallways. Her tail wags with the first pat on the head, then another and another.
In this Jan. 14, 2013 photo, Douglas Berg, a social worker at Prospect High School, left, and guidance counselor Lynn Thornton stand in the school's office with Junie, a "therapy dog," at the school in Mt. Prospect, Ill. Stress, anxiety and panic attacks are on the rise at many U.S. high schools, due to heightened academic expectations and troubles at home made worse by the shaky economy. So some schools are trying unconventional methods, such as therapy dogs, to help students cope. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)
In American political culture, we prove we’re concerned about something by spending money on it. Americans are obviously concerned about protecting schools from more mass shootings after Newtown. But in this case, the best response may not be the most expensive.
It's a tough day for students at a Tempe high school as news of a fellow classmate's death starts to sink in for many.
Arizona State University President Michael Crow will receive the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society’s highest award for his support of veterans through his leadership, actions and advocacy.
An idea that has so far escaped our state’s politicians in the long and weary immigration debate has surfaced relatively early in the gun-violence debate: comprehensive reform.
A Mesa senator and public safety officials hope a plan to add school resources officers and mental health assessment and counseling will make its way to the ballot for approval.
PHOENIX – Arizona can protect schools and communities from gun violence by making campuses more secure, increasing services for the mentally ill and tightening gun ownership laws, the top Democrat in the state House said Wednesday.