Differences in brains of boys, girls should guide teaching strategies

It’s not often that a New York Times best-selling author comes to town, but Dr. Michael Gurian was well-received by area residents during a free workshop sponsored by the Tempe Union High School District.

Therapists agree: Veggie gardens grow happier kids

Can gardening help heal minds?

Study finds Kyrene teacher, admin salaries more competitive than 2013-2014

The Kyrene district is more competitive in compensating teachers and administrative staff this school year, according to research presented to the Governing Board by the Fox Lawson Group.

Workshop: Boys and girls learn differently

Not only are boys different anatomically than girls; they also learn differently

School’s lunchtime veggie bar foretells a persimmony future

Connie Allen, the physical education teacher at Mariposa School in Tempe, noticed when she would walk through the lunchroom that students’ diets were not exactly exemplary.

New governing board members list priorities for their terms

The Kyrene School District greeted the New Year with a new line-up on its Governing Board.

How effects of Prop. 206 will be felt by area schools

For minimum wage employees, the recent passage of Prop. 206 represents an increase from $8.05 to $10 an hour, hopefully to put more jingle in workers’ pockets.

Connolly middle schoolers ‘ASPIRE’ to succeed

Project Based Learning electives aren’t your typical elective.

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.

Kyrene superintendent lists progress toward achieving district’s enrollment stability

As 2017 is now upon us, I wanted to share with the community the progress we have made on the “Superintendent’s Priorities” during the first half of the 2016-17 school year.
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