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In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the class of 2011 was not proficient in math. In Arizona, that number jumped to 3 out of 4 students.
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.
Kathleen Casprowitz worked in sales for Xerox 30 years ago in British Columbia, Canada, but always had an interest in education.
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.
Saying it will protect students from “maniacal, homicidal” killers, a House panel voted Wednesday to let schools designate one employee at each site have access to have a gun.
Dear Gilbert School Board Members,
Staff and volunteers will mix together a little water, some algae, creative engineering and air power to create a night of learning and fun at Power Ranch Elementary School’s STEM Night on Feb. 27.
1) The goal of Common Core is to prepare students to be both college and career ready after high school.
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
Skyline High School math teacher Erin McKelvey recently received the Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week award.
Mesa shoppers’ frequent trips to spend money at Superstition Springs Mall in 2013 helped several Mesa Public Schools make money in 2014.
Mesa Public Schools will host the High School Harp Ensemble on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
An upcoming 5K event hosted by Red Mountain High School in Mesa will serve as both a scholarship fundraiser and a tribute to the man who had a profound influence on the lives of students and teachers alike.
Parents are questioning Gilbert School officials over big changes at the district.
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.
“I couldn’t give them the help they need.”
A few months of searching to find a permanent leader for the district concluded on Feb. 11 with the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board’s vote to hire a new superintendent, although the decision came amid controversy over the process.
Uproar, panic and exacerbation have been popular in the Gilbert Public School district in recent months as finger-pointing, overly political agendas, selfishness and a disconnect from the populace have all been accusation thrown everywhere at the leadership, and, especially, the school board.
The state public schools' chief is defending his effort to convince parents to use tax dollars to send their children to private and parochial schools.
WASHINGTON — Columbus McKinney is taking his fifth Advanced Placement course at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, undeterred even though he didn't score high enough to get college credit on two of the AP classes he took previously.
Truth be told, Campo Verde football coach Max Ragsdale doesn’t really know how he wound up receiving the 2013 Semper Fi Coach Award for the state of Arizona over the weekend.
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.