Hey, kids, when it comes time for AzMERIT here’s a tip: R.E.L.A.X

With state testing kicking off at many Tempe Elementary schools, it can be a nerve-wracking time for students. Taking place on the last day before testing...

Chandler Chamber spotlight: State schools chief lists objectives for reforming system

By Noah Kutz High schoolers and parents, listen up. Arizona’s superintendent of public instruction has plans for the reform of the state’s public school system,...

Asst. principal takes school’s top job: New Marcos principal aims at furthering a notable...

By Diana Nelson When school starts next fall, the students at Marcos de Niza High School will be greeted by a new principal, but...

S.A.F.E. program a Lifeline for teens at five area high schools

Last year may have been only the tip of a rapidly melting iceberg of suicidal ideation among Tempe, West Chandler and other Valley teenagers:...

Proposed music park will strike new chord with kids at Paloma

The proposed Harmony Park, at Kyrene de la Paloma in Chandler, will sound to music lovers like an experience that is an equal mix...

In response to racial complaints, Kyrene focuses on inclusion

Editor's note: The following statement from Erin Helm, the Kyrene school district's communications director, relates to actions taken recently by the district board and...

A new look at learning: More freedom to explore

By Diana Nelson An innovative, new style of classroom learning will begin at Kyrene de las Manitas in the next school year, after being approved...

Fame-bound? No easy journey

As they grow toward adulthood, aspiring stage performers tend to see the world through red-carpet-colored glasses. Scott Harnisch was no exception Now, as a music...

Newly devised purchasing strategy seen as a plus for Tempe school’s math students

By Robyn Martinez The siren call of video games and smart phones can often make learning math basics a bit dry for some students, but...

Kyrene School District: State of the District message from Dr. Vesely

Jan Vesely, Ed.D. – Superintendent The Kyrene School District has been educating children since 1888, and over the past 130 years, we have worked...
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