New principals at four Kyrene schools when classes start Monday, Aug. 10

The Kyrene district will welcome four new principals when the new school year starts Monday, Aug. 10. Longtime Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School principal Tom...

Educators confront some of the coming year’s challenges,

By Michelle Hirsch Is Common Core really in jeopardy or is it here to stay? This seemed to be the No. 1 question posed to eight...

Technology takes a bow on school’s stage of 21st Century academics

When you’re four feet tall and full of energy, you might be able to build a castle or a pirate ship before lunch.

$3.9 million school-funding report raises questions

Kyrene schools may be the recipient of nearly $4 million in federal education funding, but the suggestion, mentioned on a U.S. government education website,...

Kyrene’s new direction provides wider choices than charters

As the Kyrene School District's new superintendent, Dr. Jan Vesely, shared her priorities during two recent community forums, it became clear that greater educational choice is a driving force behind her 90-day plan for the district.

Never too early to launch budding scientists

This year, Kyrene Middle School is on the forefront of technology-assisted learning with a soon-to-be implemented learning center, a model of what other Kyrene...

Kids use break to bone up on robotics

This summer, local elementary and middle school students are being educated in a variety of unique subjects not normally taught during the school year,...

Kyrene board advances boundary study

By Diana Whittle New boundaries for elementary schools in the Kyrene district have been approved, and the initial changes are expected to begin for the...

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...
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