Tempe Union earns best finance honor

For the 26th year in a row, the Tempe Union High School District has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Now that Prop 123 has passed, where do we go from here?

Although Proposition 123 passed with the slimmest margin possible—little more than one percent of the vote—officials in the three Tempe school districts say they’re grateful for the win.

Making the grade: two Kyrene schools earned A+ status

Generally, it’s students who brag to their families about earning an A+.

Congratulations, Class of 2016

Tempe's high schools have once again sent their best and finest on to the next step toward the future—a time when these outstanding young people, the Class of 2016, will go forward into a new and challenging world.Cor

Rule vs exchange students draws ire

Two exchange students were denied the right to participate in May 19 graduation activities with fellow seniors at Marcos de Niza High School, according to a petition being circulated through auspices of an online organization known as iPetitions.com.

WEB, ‘Where Everyone Belongs’

The growing nationwide program adopted at Kyrene middle schools says it all: We're a place “Where Everyone Belongs."

Teacher honored for helping immigrant students reach for the stars

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.

Teen actors play a lifesaving role vs. drunken driving

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.

Smart lab yields smart kids

Keeping adolescent scholars engaged is a daily struggle for middle school teachers.

Veteran educator offered position as Kyrene schools superintendent

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.
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