One life at a time: How one bus driver’s compassion made a life-changing difference

Some days you wonder if you are making a difference. You question if your life has purpose. Are you in the right place? Are you are doing what you were meant to do with your life?

‘Blake’ Norvell remembered for his passion, infectious smile

Blake Norvell is gone, but his achievements—and his smile—won’t be forgotten. William “Blake” Norvell died May 28, and it took only days for family 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...

High schools mobilize to help teens combat rise in stress-related ills

Complaints of bullying through social media, combined with fears of school shootings, and even the unpredictable threat of terrorism, are all recent social and emotional issues that add to societal stress and impact teens.
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Arredondo teachers deliver surprising ‘congrats’ to students

Arredondo took note of all its students who had met or exceeded their winter testing goals and created small posters that staff members would hang up on the doors of the students’ homes as a surprise.

They may be ‘Junior’ Achievers but what they achieved was grown-up, indeed

Junior Achievement’s “18 Under 18 Awards” gives outstanding teens in Arizona the recognition that they deserve for their display of leadership, community service and entrepreneurial spirit. 

Kids who are raising money for their war-weary counterparts discover worlds of difference

Half a world away, young students living in war-torn and poverty-stricken locations—such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan--make their best efforts each day to gain an education in makeshift schoolrooms, while working with few educational supplies.

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.
ASU, Compadre alliance

ASU, Compadre alliance using new model to prepare students for future

Students collaborate with peers and instructors, both in person at the school and online each day so that learning is not accomplished in isolation.

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.
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