Education experts offer insiders’ look at needs, concerns, values

Approximately 20 percent of the positions now open in Arizona’s school districts remain unfilled, many of them associated with higher-level math and science departments and...

‘Not in Our Town’… Tempe council pledges to fight bullying

By Susie Steckner Mayor Mark Mitchell and the Tempe City Council are joining local education and youth leaders in pledging to stand up to bullying...

Kyrene, Tempe elementary schools praised for good behavior

By Diana Nelson Good behavior, we all know, pays off. And the Kyrene School District found confirmation of that truism with recognition for its success...

‘You are not alone’… Schools work to stem crisis of youth suicides

By Robyn Martinez “You are not alone.” That message, along with Teen Lifeline’s phone number for one who may be contemplating suicide, is on the reverse...

Tragedy of teen suicide propels group to action: 30 volunteers respond to middle-school’s mental...

By Diana Nelson The tragic loss of young students to suicide that left a school community devastated was the catalyst that drove one woman...

Smoked out: Schools accelerate efforts to snuff out vaping epidemic

Seven deaths nationwide have been linked to vaping, and school districts in Tempe are stepping up their campaigns to educate students and parents about...

Astronaut Mark Kelly to students: Reach for the stars

By Gabrielle Dunton “If you ever wonder what it’s like to fly in a rocket ship, I gotta tell you, it is a lot...

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...

The impact of concussion: What our high schools are doing to minimize injury on...

By Sammie Ann Wicks It’s a sport that abounds with every heroic human metaphor—watching it, playing it—we glimpse humanity’s highest good cast on the world...

Kyrene initiative: Reaching out to peers seen as key to early detection of distress

By Sammie Ann Wicks Students returning to Kyrene district classes this month are being introduced to innovative outreach programs, both inside and outside the formal...
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