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Saying it's really a legal contract between the state and parents, Superintendent of Schools John Huppenthal is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to uphold the legality of what amounts to a voucher program for students.
Registration is open for Gilbert parents interested in getting their kids an introduction to wrestling during the holidays.
Following the general trend in home décor, holiday trim and accessories this year are an eclectic mix of traditional and non-traditional colors and styles.
While attending Prescott Valley High School in 2009, Mirannda Hays was in search of a topic for a research paper on developmental disabilities. The week of the assignment, Hays’ 6-year-old cousin was diagnosed with autism and her research topic suddenly became clear.
WASHINGTON — Some schools are letting kids with live lice in their hair back in the classroom, a less restrictive policy that has parents scratching their heads.
Chandler teens learned valuable lessons in driving during the Driving Skills for Life event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on Wednesday and Thursday.
Campo Verde coach Tricia Metfy gives instructions to her team during a timeout at the state volleyball semi-finals, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Mesquite High School. [Jerry Burch/Special to Tribune]
Beth Calhoun was unemployed for several months after she got out of the Air Force six years ago, and even when she again began to collect a paycheck it was for a job and not a career.
An anti-bullying allegory writ on the largest possible scale, "Ender's Game" frames an interstellar battle between mankind and pushy ant-like aliens, called Formics, in which Earth's fate hinges on a tiny group of military cadets, most of whom haven't even hit puberty yet. At face value, the film presents an electrifying star-wars scenario — that rare case where an epic space battle transpires entirely within the span of two hours — while at the same time managing to deliver a higher pedagogical message about tolerance, empathy and coping under pressure. Against considerable odds, this risky-sounding Orson Scott Card adaptation actually works, as director Gavin Hood pulls off the sort of teen-targeted franchise starter Summit was hoping for.
Last November the voters of Gilbert School District resoundingly defeated the override. This year, the GPS board has voted to give raises, increase the primary property tax rate, and is now asking for another tax increase, at a taxpayer cost of $328,000.
To be named a Blue Ribbon School is the highest achievement an elementary, middle or high school can achieve.
PHOENIX — Education groups are making a last-ditch effort to halt what is now a limited school voucher program before it spreads.
PHOENIX — Attorney General Tom Horne illegally coordinated his 2010 campaign with what was supposed to be an independent committee, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk concluded Thursday.
Football is — among so many things — a game of attrition, which explains why many schools struggle either suddenly or gradually. That’s happening everywhere around East Valley football programs these days, seemingly with more frequency than ever (at least it feels that way).
Music can be a way for someone to express him or her self or perhaps a stress reliever; for Tempe’s Connolly Middle School, music is the program that sets the Tempe school’s students apart.
This bulletin has been prepared for the use of teachers, school administrators, and curriculum development committees. It will also be useful to members of your boards of trustees and to the general public in helping to interpret the philosophy and objectives of the elementary schools.”
Mesa High School senior Karina Rivera remembered the moment when she realized her school was special.
In an effort to assist officers with the daily grind of safeguarding the communities they serve, East Valley police departments are home to various volunteer programs that provide much-needed leverage to the departments’ time and budgets.
Higley High School is one of 20 schools to be recognized next month for civic engagement by the Arizona Department of Education.
Gilbert coach Tim Rutt yells out instructions during the game against the Mesquite Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Gilbert high school. [Brant Clinard/ Special to Tribune]
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.
When your college-student son or daughter lives somewhere other than your own roof, you certainly have every reason to expect that where he or she lives is a safe and stable place.
Camp Tontozona - The foundation for Todd Graham's coaching career was set by a man he never met and another who came into his life at just the right time.
A few months ago, Alan and Mike DeNaro of Massachusetts packed for a flight to Phoenix. When they arrived, father and son drove 15 minutes from the airport to the world-famous Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, where Mike participated in an Advanced Teen Driving 3-Day course.
After years of promises that test-driven accountability would yield miracles, scandals with school ratings are popping up all over the country.