‘Second Step’ seen as first step to kids’ social, emotional growth

Staff introduced a new pilot program called “Second Step,” which addresses social-emotional topics such as values, friendships and peer conflict at the middle-school level. Currently, the program is being piloted at Aprende Middle School, with successful results.
Tempe High Football tutors

Tempe High school athletes tackle a new challenge: Helping kids learn to read

Reading is the foundation of any well-rounded education. For some fortunate kids, reading is a joy they embrace at school each day. For others their...

Crisis readiness: How Tempe schools prepare for the worst

It happened again. When the gunfire ceased in Parkland, Florida, a small community north of Fort Lauderdale, 17 people were dead. Families were shattered. Students...

Pay inequity unresolved, but teachers get next best: A sincere thanks

A simple thank-you goes a long way in letting someone know you appreciate their work.

Final Word … By Sean Bowie

Corona suicide spurs legislation to slow mounting crisis

Teachers stay in background as kids take a deserved bow

  The school parking lot had completely filled as the sun went down at Rover Elementary. Parents and children were walking in, welcome banners were posted...

Advice to kids who want to succeed: ‘Rise Up’

Classroom learning, as we’ve all been told, may be the mainstay of education, but it’s only one pathway in the diverse road to becoming a happy, successful adult.

Hey, buddy, will you come over and sit with us?

Photos and story by Gabrielle Olson Communication Specialist Tempe Elementary School District Feeling excluded is often painful, lonely, and confusing for children. At Broadmor Elementary, students and...

$500k grant helps fund Tempe’s free pre-school offering

In line with its commitment to support early childhood education, a major Valley grant-making organization has awarded half a million dollars to Tempe’s free...

Kyrene joins the battle confronting crisis of suicidal, at-risk teens

After an alarming uptick in teen suicides in the East Valley late last year, Kyrene educators and students were among thousands who took action by attending a conference aimed at prevention.