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It’s difficult to comprehend the struggle a child suffering in a third-world country goes through every day and how your small contribution to a nonprofit makes a difference. The African Children’s Choir, performing this month in the East Valley, will give you that personal experience with not only the cause but the kids you’re supporting.
It's a conundrum many parents face: what to do with the steady flow of drawings, paintings, collages and more that children bring home from school and camp? Which are the keepers and — besides sticking them up on the refrigerator with magnets — how can you display them creatively?
Actor and Mesa native Charlie LeSueur recently left his footprints in cement at the Superstition Mountain Museum for his work preserving a part of television history. Now, LeSueur is working to make a new footprint by developing the theatrical talents of students at Sequoia Star Academy in his role as its performing arts director.
There is a new choice in public charter schools that will be debuting two brand new campuses late summer 2014, just in time for the next school year. EAGLE (Expecting Academic Greatness with a Loving Emphasis) College Prep will debut their Maryvale and Mesa campuses and initially offer kindergarten through third grade and build out a new grade each consecutive school year until they reach 8th grade. The new campuses will join the two existing EAGLE College Prep schools in South Phoenix.
With the new year now in full swing, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce continues to work to identify the programs and services that can best serve our business community. Like most businesses, we move steadily forward in pursuit of our goals.
The share of education tax dollars that actually wind up in Arizona classrooms slid again last year to the lowest level in the 13 years the state has monitored it.
Despite the gubernatorial veto of legislation billed as promoting religious freedom, the Center for Arizona Policy has a long history of getting lawmakers and governors – at least Republican governors – to do what it wants.
Republican and Chandler resident Martin Sepulveda announced he has withdrawn from the Arizona State Treasurer race today after receiving news that he will be assigned a new position in the Navy Reserve.
Train enthusiasts have an opportunity to learn about the history of Arizona railways as the Arizona Railway Museum will celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 1 at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.
Mesa shoppers’ frequent trips to spend money at Superstition Springs Mall in 2013 helped several Mesa Public Schools make money in 2014.
Two years ago the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to get voters to kill the Citizens Clean Elections Act, claiming it's wrong for politicians to get public money. Now some of those same GOP lawmakers want to belly up to the bar and get handouts of public dollars for everything from sending out communications to constituents to buying tickets for special events.
State lawmakers hope to use fees paid by medical marijuana users and dispensaries to convince everyone else not to inhale.
A couple hundred high school students from across Arizona are competing against one another to create a mobile app to benefit Gilbert’s public safety department.
An Arizona congressman wants a federal investigation into whether the state's top school official violated student privacy laws.
A good education can make all the difference for students in lower-income areas, which is why some schools are turning to Beat the Odds — a kind of principal support group that is raising the bar on underperforming schools.
Saying there are too many questions and too little time to answer them, a Southern Arizona lawmaker has quashed her proposal to split away a portion of Pima County.
Benjamin Franklin High School will host a special lecture from a guest speaker scheduled for Feb. 19.
“I couldn’t give them the help they need.”
From wooden wine stoppers to mirrors, light pulls and more, Mark Svoboda, owner of Turning Heads Art Work, really does create pieces that cause fans to look twice.
A House panel agreed Monday to allow hundreds of thousands of children to attend private and parochial schools at public expense, a vote one legislator said is part of a radical agenda to destroy public schools.
Perhaps no living poet other than Maya Angelou shares the same respect as Nikki Giovanni.
For the rest of this month and a week into the next, residents of Gilbert and Chandler can find out how science plays a very strong and direct role in their day-to-day lives.
Amid a schedule filled to the brim with extracurricular activities, Gilbert’s Williams Field High School freshman Tre’ Bugg will find room for an unexpected trip that could play a prominent role in his future.
Grammy-nominated country singer Jo Dee Messina has always maintained a close relationship with her fans. Most recently, they funded her upcoming album, “My Time, Our Music,” through a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $100,000.
Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Chandler has a population of nearly 575 students, 18 of which are about to embark on the musical mastery of the famed show, “Godspell.”