Parathelete’s wisdom: ‘If you put your mind to it, you can do it’

Todd Key knows what it’s like to be different, to be shunned.

Kyrene’s new direction provides wider choices than charters

As the Kyrene School District's new superintendent, Dr. Jan Vesely, shared her priorities during two recent community forums, it became clear that greater educational choice is a driving force behind her 90-day plan for the district.

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.

Superintendent’s 90-day game plan adds 2 key players

There’s a new administration in town and Superintendent Jan Vesely is becoming known as a change-agent in the Kryene District.

Donations sought as family resource center adds one Saturday per month

Throughout the year, local families have been able to rely on an abundant offering of good will from the staff at Tempe’s Family Resource Center. In dire situations, an emergency helping hand could even be counted on.

Swim team faces a rare dilemma: Too much water

You’d think a swim meet couldn't have too much water

Tempe Elementary, Kyrene among top scorers for school bus safety

In the wake of an Arizona Republic exposé that revealed shocking safety failures in some Arizona school buses, parents of students in the Tempe Elementary and Kyrene school districts can breathe easy.

Kyrene schools chief lays out strategy for next 90 days

The new school year is moving with lightning pace, but Kyrene’s new superintendent, Dr. Jan Vesely, still found time to develop her personal-performance targets for the next 90 days.

Kids get hands-on experience during Arredondo remodel

Students from Arredondo Elementary School will get some real-world experience while their campus undergoes a major remodeling expected to last a full year.

New season, new coach: At 35-0, it was all Padres

The Padres are making some noise once again in 2016.