Program pushes kids to reach their full potential

Kyrene unfolded its 2017 - 2018 school year with the launch of a newly redesigned program placing added emphasis on providing middle school students with the educational tools and support systems they need to achieve at maximum potential.

Teachers go back to schoolday roots

It was a homecoming—and a happily reminiscent one at that—for the new teachers who paid a first-time return visit to the same Kyrene school they attended as kids.

The Last Word

Today, young adults face a multitude of challenges not experienced by many previous generations.

Arredondo: New year, new kids, new look

Kids, parents and staff who returned to Arredondo Elementary School had a whole new look awaiting them, and a welcome one at that. The...

A Matter of Principals

Diana Whittle, our education reporter, takes a look at Kelly Alexander, retiring principal of Pueblo Middle School; and Dr. Kyle Ross, the new principal of the school.

Value of early learning for pre-schoolers leads to additional programs in Kyrene

The Kyrene district will offer more learning opportunities in the upcoming school year for pre-schoolers who are between the ages of 3 and 5.

Newly named chief financial officer faces a shrinking pipeline of schools funding

Sometimes, it has been said, the challenge facing school budgets is more like an out-of-control rollercoaster ride than a paper-and-pencil exercise—at least that analogy can be applied to the upcoming budget cycle for the Kyrene district.

Longtime Tempe Elementary staffers call it quits after decades

In this day and age of fast-paced living and instant gratification, you don’t often find people staying in the same job for more than five years anymore.

Kyrene schools chief takes a breath, views the future

It’s been a fast-paced year since my first meeting last July with Kyrene’s newly appointed Superintendent Dr. Jan Vesely. 

Foundation honors top Kyrene staffers

Strong employee engagement was on display at a recent special event to honor staff.
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