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The Governing Board of the Mesa Public School District will ask voters in November to renew the override of the district’s budget. This extra 10 percent, taken from the local primary property tax, allows the district to make up for budget cuts in state aid, which is the source of two-thirds of the budget.
Higley Unified School District campuses will offer families the opportunity to tour two Early Childhood Development Centers every Wednesday in July from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from noon to 3 p.m.
In a recent column I wrote about raising the level of confidence of the public, especially when it comes to voluntarily raising property taxes by voting for an override. I didn’t have the space at that time to fully comment that efforts to raise confidence in Gilbert Public Schools are well underway.
What has been a quiet primary just got ugly Tuesday night when Andrew Walter and Wendy Rogers went head to head at a debate in Mesa.
The governing board of the Chandler Unified School District approved a new range of fees for extracurricular activities at Chandler schools.
The Chandler Unified School District Governing Board on Wednesday night unanimously approved the adopted expenditure budget for fiscal year 2014-15, which saw an increase from the previous school year thanks to a bumped-up override.
Rejecting arguments the state cannot afford it, a judge has ordered Gov. Jan Brewer and the Republican-controlled Legislature to come up with an extra $316 million immediately — and potentially $2.9 billion over five years — to make up for aid to schools they illegally withheld.
Before-and-after school care provider Kids Club is now open for the 2014-15 school year.
Calling the state policy motivated by animosity, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ordered that “dreamers” who the federal government allow to work in this country also be issued Arizona driver's licenses, at least for the time being.
Regarding Mr. Maruca’s column from June 17: “What higher standards mean for the students in my classroom.” Re: Common Core.
Gubernatorial hopefuls Tuesday discussed issues related to education, immigration and the state’s economy as part of a series of five forums for statewide elections.
The 2015 budget signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer last month contains one important provision some school reformers believe represents a true gamer in the struggle to improve the educational outcomes for all students.
A trial is set for September in the case of a former Highland High School Junior ROTC instructor accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with one of his students.
Remember the film “Clueless”? It could easily describe the brief but notable career of Daryl Colvin on the Gilbert Public School board.
So, the latest expose to come out about Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal is that he trolls on both liberal and conservative blogs using the names Thucydides and Falcon 9, defending none other than (drum roll please) John Huppenthal! And many of the comments can be traced back to the IP address of the Arizona Department of Education. WOW!
Meat consumption is a hot topic across the country and the world, with health, environmental and animal rights organizations all decrying the woes of the meat-eating culture in which we live. One Arizona native is working to make a change by promoting Meatless Monday, a holiday from eating meat.
The AvanceED/NCA Arizona Circle of Excellence Award was recently awarded to Higley Unified School District Superintendent Denise Birdwell for her dedication to and achievement in education.
Coronado Elementary School in the Higley Unified School District will offer a Mandarin immersion program for kindergarteners and first-graders this coming school year.
Arizona School Administrators, Inc. named Superintendent Dr. Michael Cowan of
WASHINGTON — Home-schooling mom Jenni White gave some of the loudest cheers when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation to repeal the Common Core education standards.
Claiming new evidence of a pattern of misconduct, Attorney General Tom Horne on Tuesday asked a federal judge to dissolve the police department that patrols the polygamous twin communities of Colorado City and Hildale, Utah.
A sign is posted telling students to take a vegetable or fruit with their lunch at Wingate Elementary School, May 29, 2014 in Wingate, Pa. District officials had been working on more diverse fruit and veggie selections and heartier portions of those healthier choices long before the U.S. Department of Agriculture required it. They also had been working to switch to whole-grain breads. But the Bald Eagle Area School District has seen an increase in students packing lunches since implementing new lunch standards. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT
Students wait on the lunch line as they must take a vegetable or fruit with their lunch at Wingate Elementary School, May 29, 2014 in Wingate, Pa. District officials had been working on more diverse fruit and veggie selections and heartier portions of those healthier choices long before the U.S. Department of Agriculture required it. They also had been working to switch to whole-grain breads. But the Bald Eagle Area School District has seen an increase in students packing lunches since implementing new lunch standards. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT