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Student/family aid initiative fills 600 requests for help

  By Diana Nelson Imagine a social-media application that brings out the best in people—one that gives the community a chance to be generous as well as a specific purpose—and there you have the concept...

Best start toward lifetime literacy: Read to kids while they’re young

By Diana Nelson Children in the Kyrene District may be ready to read at a younger age, thanks to active encouragement by Sharyn Weinheimer, who says that literacy is the most important indicator...

Keeping up with kids’ tech savvy poses quandary for today’s teachers

By Diana Nelson Students and teachers agree— technology is cool. The question is, how can teachers keep it relevant in an academic setting—in other words, away from ubiquitous social media sites and mindless...

How to cool down your risk as our heat goes up

By Diana Nelson The summer swelter has arrived, and with it some sound advice to make sure you have plenty of your favorite icy beverages on hand along with an assortment of...

Corona research hopeful gets a buzz from global science entry

By Diana Nelson What led to Angela Ding’s brainy decision to enter one of the world’s top science and engineering competitions? You might say it was just a random bee in her bonnet. As...

Hawaii still safe, popular vacation lure, says expert

If you love tropical breezes, wide sandy beaches and unrivaled natural beauty, this might be the year to visit the state of Hawaii.

Parents unite to confront growing cases of teen suicide

It never feels right for a parent to survive their child -- particularly one who deliberately chose to die by suicide. Yet, as rates of teen suicide rise in the East Valley, more residents continue to experience this immeasurable loss. 

Aprende teacher inducted into ranks of nationally certified elite

Laura Motoush, art teacher at Aprende Middle School in Chandler, recently joined the ranks of top-tier educators by becoming nationally certified

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