All-day kindergarten to remain free

Kyrene schools will continue to offer free all-day kindergarten, provided that no budget changes will be made to programs affecting the middle schools, according...

‘Sense of joy’ pervades classrooms at one of area’s top AIMS schools

Kathy Covert doesn’t want to sound boastful, but it’s hard not to. In its latest release of academic data, the Arizona Department of Education...

$100,000 goal set for Fiesta del Sol fundraiser

  It’s time to make plans to attend—and donate to—Fiesta del Sol, celebrating its fourth annual run for East Valley Sol charities. The event is...

Bullying Awareness campaign through October

In the high-tech age of texting and social media, children have become more susceptible to bullying than ever before – even for many talented individuals, like U.S. gold medalist Gabby Douglas, who recently reported being “devastated” by negative online comments about her performance in Rio.

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...

Corona enrollment concerns prompt petition campaign; signatures near 2,000 mark, says backer

A petition campaign to solve a suggested overenrollment problem at Corona del Sol High School has nearly reached its preliminary goal of 2,000 signatures, according to one...

Brainy idea: Pedaling basics of bike repair

Recycle a Bicycle: How could the brains behind this idea have picked a catchier moniker for their budding bike repair class?

Aprende teacher joins elite crew on 2010 training mission

Kyrene Aprende Middle School teacher Samantha Vancel and other participants in Honeywell’s annual space academy at U.S. Space Center in Huntsville, Ala., donned astronaut...

Second-graders get Googly eyed over campus maps

Visitors at Fuller Elementary School certainly won’t have trouble finding their way around campus thanks to Jessica Foster’s second-grade class.  

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.