Category archives for: Education

Dropoff time extended for tax credit donations

Offices of the Tempe Union High School District will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, for the convenience of those who wish to drop off last-minute tax-credit donations. Contributors who drop by will be treated to refreshments. The required forms are available at www.tuhsd.k12., and staff will be available […]

‘We the People’ competition draws an enthusiastic crowd — again

At Corona del Sol High School, it’s common to find crowds of support for sporting events. But on Dec. 8, the parking lot was packed for a different reason. It was a day that almost 350 students, from 14 schools across the Valley (plus their families and coaches), had been looking forward to: this year’s […]

Compadre teen-parenting program beneficiary of Diablos’ $10k grant

Tempe’s charitable Diablos again have shown their generosity with a $10,000 grant to the Tempe Union High School District’s Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program, housed at Compadre Academy. The grant was awarded to help ensure the program’s continuing ability to serve as a successful drop-out prevention service. Compadre’s program offers pregnant and parenting female students, […]

Budget woes in Kyrene District contribute to teachers’ ongoing stress

What ensures excellence in education? It’s a constant debate that incites passionate opinions at all levels of government and in the community, particularly putting a strain on teachers. For Dr. David Schauer, superintendent of the Kyrene School District, one way to minimize that stress would be to have an adequate budget to increase teachers’ pay, […]

Tempe Diablos launch2013 scholarship drive

Tempe Diablos, a well-recognized community group known for its support of charitable activities throughout the city, will once again provide scholarships for deserving students who plan to attend Arizona State University or one of the Maricopa community colleges. Since its inception, the program has awarded more than $2.3 million in scholarships at the current rate […]

Students playing an active role to help combat hunger, homelessness

Age-old issues of homelessness, poverty and hunger take on a new spin as budding social entrepreneurs gather to exchange ideas at Arizona State University’s Changemaker Central. Changemaker Central is a collaborative campus work space packed with resources, technological tools and networking opportunities. The goal of the program is to empower students to apply their education, […]

High school dropout effort is yielding results, say officials

Becoming a parent at a young age doesn’t necessarily mean dropping out of high school, and the Tempe Union High School District’s Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program appears to be proving the point. In fact, say representatives of the district’s non profit Educational Foundation, 933 students were prevented from dropping out or have returned to […]

Education starts at birth, so get that young brain to work early, says experts

Preparing a child for school doesn’t start at age three, or five or seven. Ideally, it begins at birth. That’s only one of the messages parents learned at a recent Parent Summit, held at Kyrene Middle School. The session covered a wide range of subjects, such as early childhood brain science, Internet safety, middle school […]

Brisas, Aprende scholars warm up the holidays

For the second year in a row, students from the Kyrene de las Brisas chapter of National Elementary Honor Society and the Aprende Middle School chapter of National Junior Honor Society will collaborate to create cozy fleece blankets for holiday giving to critically ill children. Families from both schools will pitch in by donating fleece […]

How-to’s of comic wizardry on stage again in new series at Tempe Arts Center

One person probably can’t teach another to be funny. On the other hand, if there’s funny somewhere inside a person, that person can probably be taught to use it to best advantage. This is what Tony Vicich has been doing for more than a decade now. A veteran stand-up comic himself, Vicich has been teaching […]

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