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The East Valley Institute of Technology is still accepting enrollment for the 2014-15 school year in most classes, including the new Future Engineers program at the East Campus.
The beginning of the school year provides opportunities for fresh ideas and positive changes to enhance learning experiences for all children. During the spring and summer, the Kyrene School District Governing Board and district leaders were hard at work considering ideas that would impact the budget for the 2014-15 school year. The final budget approved on July 8 was not only balanced, it also represents an investment in spending for whole-child programs such as art, music, physical education, library, math/literacy coaches who provide support and a change to the start times for Kyrene middle schools. This budget also demonstrates the board’s commitment to invest in one of our most valuable resources — teachers and staff who received a cost of living increase.
A local charter school is moving into its new location just in time for the beginning of the school year. Pathfinder Academy will open the doors of its Monticello-inspired campus on Aug. 5, and will serve kindergarten through eighth grade with a classical-focused curriculum that teaches students in a style more akin to home schooling than the classroom style of public schools.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.
The Chandler Unified School District is a premier district of choice. Academic achievement is a high priority in the district as evidenced by test scores that exceed state and national averages. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding educational programs at all grade levels.
Chandler Unified School District Governing Board Superintendent Camille Casteel
Tempe Union High School District Assistant Superintendent Anna Battle was approved for a four-year term on the National Federation of State High School Associations’ Board of Directors (NFHS).
Arizona schools chief John Huppenthal sparred with his Republican primary challenger, Diane Douglas, Tuesday evening in a debate that focused on the state's new Common Core school standards but also touched on anonymous blog posts Huppenthal made that forced him to apologize.
Am I confused? Of course, my wife and kids and probably most of my friends would tell you that’s my normal state of mind.
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.
I was reading the racist comments that State Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal wrote anonymously on the Internet and wondered why are most Arizonans supporting him, like me?
What’s with our Republican politicians here in Arizona?
The right wing of the Republican Party has pretty much had its way with the people and state of Arizona. From corrupt and wacky governors to a border hawk sheriff shacked up with an illegal alien, a Legislature run by the likes of Russell Pearce and a herd of kooks and an attorney general who gives a whole new meaning to crooked lawyer.
State School Superintendent John Huppenthal answers one of a series of questions to him at of a press conference Wednesday where he repudiated comments made in anonymous blogs about "lazy pigs" who get welfare and a diatribe against people who speak Spanish. But Huppenthal said he will not quit and will pursue his campaign for reelection. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
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!
It’s no wonder that public education in Arizona is in a downward spiral.
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.
Arizona School Administrators, Inc. named Superintendent Dr. Michael Cowan of
Voters in Gilbert won’t receive a third opportunity to weigh the pros and cons of an override after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board voted down adding it to the November ballot in a heated 3-2 vote.
John Huppenthal was a no show at the The Arizona PTA hosted Candidates Forum for the role of superintendent of public instruction that was held in Mesa on May 28. What a “profile in courage” he is. How can anyone vote for someone who is so unconcerned with students that he is not even willing to meet with the PTA?
Kabuki Theater is often invoked when folks in a public arena play what the audience knows are pre-determined parts with a pre-determined outcome.
Is this a tipping point for one of Arizona’s top-performing school districts? Has Gilbert Public Schools, justifiably proud of its many achievements and recognized for its students’ learning, come to a time when all of its successes might be negated by the behavior of just a few people?
Arizona is pulling out of a controversial multi-state consortium that is crafting tests for students.
Interim Mayor Alex Finter and EVIT Superintendent Sally Downey congratulate Stephen West, whose company, Udall Shumway, won the Heart of Mesa award. [Courtesy Mesa United Way]