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It’s no secret that men like Keith Richards, John Lennon and Frank Sinatra are the first to be mentioned when talking about the evolution of music. But what about women like Joan Jett and Tina Turner, who are equally responsible for putting rock and roll on the map?
Looking up at the headshots on the wall, Wanda Manville carefully goes over almost each photo, explaining the dancer’s name, background and where they are now. I suddenly realize that Manville, the 74-year-old owner and director of Tempe Dance Academy, has a genuine personal connection to each of the faces displayed on the wall.
For high school students, being a part of a team can really make a difference in kids’ successes, and Hamilton High School’s Anthony Campo is among several who chose to join a team to gain an opportunity.
The Big Attack
The U.S. Army and the Pro Football Hall of Fame will recognize Campo Verde High School wrestler Parker Hawk on Dec. 11 as one of 10 finalists for the U.S. Army – Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence.
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.
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.
Two open houses are scheduled this week for parents who want to learn more about the Higley Unified School District’s early childhood education programs.
In the past, exceeding on the AIMS testing meant that Arizona high school students could qualify for free tuition at one of the three Arizona universities. Now that the scholarship has been slashed by about three-fourths the original amount, some East Valley high schools are supplying students with their own incentives to encourage high test scores.
PHOENIX — Attorneys for four Arizona groups involved with voter registration are trying to get a federal judge to kill a bid by Secretary of State Ken Bennett to require proof of citizenship from all who register to vote.
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.
Step right up and meet the man who, some say, is the greatest man in American history — George Washington. Though, you will actually be meeting George Fairfax, the man who portrays Washington for a living. Originally from Virginia, Fairfax lives and breathes Washington and will transport you through time to a place where the General is the most respected man in the country.
Mesa police Sgt. Rob Scantlebury and his squad spend most of their time in plain clothes, quietly working cases involving street drug dealers, prostitutes and thieves.
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.
I am a college senior at the top of my class preparing to start a career in Elementary & Special Education and am extremely disappointed in Gilbert’s disinterest in improving the quality of its school system. Teacher pay in the Gilbert Public Schools has been frozen for years and stripping funding from them at this juncture will only ensure that this trend continues!
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.
A snap decision outside of some Mesa convenience stores resulted in tough lessons for 10 shoppers during a recent police operation.
Education of students, adults equally important in fight to curb underage drinking, Mesa alliance says
To many teenagers, homecoming has become an expected part of their high school experience. But one group of Corona del Sol High School students received a special invitation to their first homecoming dance just this year.
Officials: Nearly half of teens drink; 20 percent get alcohol from parents
A public forum is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Mesa to discuss issues that face people with developmental disabilities.
The conclusion of a six-year project by the state led to one Mesa school becoming a role model for other schools to follow.
PHOENIX — Education groups are making a last-ditch effort to halt what is now a limited school voucher program before it spreads.
“If you’ve got the money honey, I’ve got the time; we’ll go honky tonkin’ and we’ll have a time.”
Sandy, a Mesa resident, is one of over one million Americans living with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. Her husband had hemophilia and was infected with HIV during a blood transfusion. A few months after his death in 1994, Sandy decided to get tested. The result: positive.