‘When disaster strikes, it’s too late’

Story by Lynn Johnson How would you fare in a disaster? Would you panic or would you be able to think logically and make informed decisions? Helping...

Tax credit donations spell benefit both for schools and you

The malls are packed with shoppers and stockings are hung by the fire, but local school districts hope residents will add one more item to their holiday to do list: a tax-credit donation.

Kyrene schools now must find other ways to meet $5.3 million deficit

Kyrene District staff answered questions from Governing Board members during a sometimes heated discussion of school budget issues at a May 24 public meeting....

Town hall advises parents how to drug-proof their kids

As a new school year gets underway, the Tempe Coalition wants parents to know there’s plenty they can do to help keep their kids safe and drug-free.

Community education programs continue expansion, seek room for yet more growth

There was a time when children between the ages 3 to 5 were left out of the traditional classroom, spending time in self-directed play or watching shows like Sesame Street.

Strategies outlined to educate kids, parents

Recent research suggests that bullying is quickly becoming a national epidemic.  A 2011 nationwide study found that 40 percent of teachers and school staff...

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.

Awareness Day opens a path to tolerance

In the small gym at Corona del Sol High School, 60 students gathered for one reason: to learn tolerance from one another. The occasion is...

Array of vacation offerings coming to Tempe Elementary

Is your kinder ready for Kindergarten?

For kids, opening the book on summer reading

By Joyce Coronel As temperatures continue to climb and the final day of the school year rapidly approaches, the daunting question looms: What to do...