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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.
To be named a Blue Ribbon School is the highest achievement an elementary, middle or high school can achieve.
A total of four schools in Arizona, including two that cover East Valley students, received recognition from the U.S. Department of Education for student achievement and growth.
Will the Obama-haters please get off of this kick regarding the final leg of the Keystone Pipeline being our nation’s salvation for energy independence. Please!
On Nov. 5, 2009 an Army major “psychiatrist jihadist” shouts “Allahu Akbar” and guns down more than 40 people, fatally injuring 13 in a gun free zone at Fort Hood. On July 20, 2012, a crazed man enters a theater in Aurora, Colo., guns down 70 people, fatally injuring 12 in a gun free zone. At Sandy Hook Elementary, also a gun-free zone, on December 14 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shoots 20 children and 6 adults. In Washington, D.C., on Sept. 16, a shooter kills at least 12 people in a gun free zone of a Naval yard reinforced with military security.
The Gilbert Unified School District governing board began interviewing candidates for interim superintendent this week in behind closed-door meetings.
Once faced with what could have been crippling challenges, a former NFL veteran is now giving back in a big way—including sponsoring a benefit event in June designed to help young people achieve their goals.
Mesa teachers showed up en masse to the district’s school board's April 9 meeting to show their support, but also remind them that it’s time for a raise.
Washington -- The CEOs of American Airlines and US Airways told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee last week that not only would a merger of their airlines not hurt Phoenix, it could bring more international flights to the city.
When they’re not practicing their archery skills, engaging audiences with their impressive public speaking abilities, exploring Arizona or rescuing birds and reptiles, the state’s top 27 spellers, ranging in age from 9-14, are studying words like ‘vivisepulture’ and ‘ursprache’ in preparation for the 2013 AEF Arizona Spelling Bee. This year’s annual AEF Arizona Spelling Bee will be held Saturday in Phoenix.
Students now in the Jordan Elementary School attendance area in Chandler may be reassigned to Pomeroy or Washington elementary schools, according to a plan presented this week by the Mesa Unified School District.
The city of Phoenix will hold a meeting open to the public on Thursday, March 14 at 9 a.m. to discuss an application for a zoning variance that would allow a medical marijuana dispensary to open in a shopping center at Chandler Boulevard and 48th Street in Ahwatukee Foothills.
WASHINGTON — Seeking to focus on nation-building at home, President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to call for more spending on infrastructure and manufacturing, while also announcing the withdrawal of 34,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan within a year.
PHOENIX -- A Senate panel set the stage Wednesday for a confrontation between state and federal law enforcement over gun laws.
Guns and lots of them are on display for sale in Mesa this weekend.
It’s lunchtime for the older 2-year-olds at Mesa’s Montessori International School. Three young children eat at a table about a foot tall, while their classmates settle down on their mats for naptime. A girl in pigtails spears a blueberry with her fork. A young boy peels a banana.
New York -- Well aware that the television audience may be particularly sensitive, the Showtime network aired a disclaimer warning audiences of violent content in the season finales of its dramas “Homeland” and “Dexter” last weekend. It was two days after a gunman killed 26 people in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
WASHINGTON — The question surfaces each time a mass murder unfolds: Will this one change the political calculus in Washington against tougher gun control?
President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he talks about the Connecticut elementary school shooting, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in the White House briefing room in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
High above Washington D.C., Preston Smith pilots his plane. Air traffic control says in his ears, “As soon as it says climb, you may climb.”
A meeting to better organize the battle against roof rats now invading Mesa’s Orange Grove neighborhood is set for Thursday.
Tempe Elementary School District students will soon be seeing a healthy, fresh change to their school lunches as the district works with a chef to introduce different foods into the lunch rotation.
Take note, Arizona high school students: There’s a new diploma in town.
Too often in our politics, education is used as a political football by both sides of the aisle. Candidates make campaign promises to earn votes that they fail to fulfill, and our students pay the price.