The growing nationwide program adopted at Kyrene middle schools says it all: We’re a place “Where Everyone Belongs.”
Helping the children of immigrant parents learn how to play a meaningful role in American society—and prepare themselves for satisfying, productive futures in their new country—has been the longtime goal of Maria Plata.
It’s been 20 years, but tears still roll down Sonya Brinton’s cheeks as she recalls what happened to her family on that fateful night during the summer of 1996.
Keeping adolescent scholars engaged is a daily struggle for middle school teachers.
Dr. Jan Vesely, a deputy/assistant superintendent in Tucson’s Sunnyside School District and a veteran educator, has been offered a contract to succeed Kyrene Superintendent Dr. David Schauer, who retired following 20 years with the district.
By Joyce Coronel Fourth-grader Charles Roberts and 18 of his fourth-grade classmates charge through the library doors after school on Wednesdays. The children know that just inside the library they’ll find not only a snack, but the individual attention they crave. It’s all part of Salt River Project’s afterschool tutoring program at Hudson Elementary in […]
Four candidates have been selected to interview for the job of superintendent of the Kyrene School District, succeeding Dr. David Schauer, who departed the post unexpectedly three months ahead of his planned June 30 retirement. According to an announcement from the district Governing Board, the candidates include: Dr. M. Susan DePrez, Assistant Superintendent, Mesa Public […]
Editor’s note: The following message was received from Kyrene Governing Board President Bernadette Coggins at 5:16 p.m. Monday, March 21, after we had left for the day. The text of Coggins’ message is posted here in its unedited entirety. We will continue to keep you updated. A message from the Kyrene Governing Board March […]
Dr. David Schauer, who has headed the Kyrene School District for the past 10 years, announced on Thursday that he was ending his role as district superintendent, “with deep regret,” effective immediately. A letter signed by Schauer said the district’s governing board had requested that he use his accrued vacation days prior to the […]
An emerging trend in education is mandatory testing for traits commonly known as social-emotional learning. Its focus is to teach life skills such as self-control, discipline and conscientiousness.