Kyrene official says data reveal is what African-American students, parents find troubling

Data prepared and released by officials of the Kyrene School District show disturbing trends by race, pointing to more behavioral problems and less academic achievement among black students.

At Marcos, Army ‘Challenge’ pushes teens beyond average

The hefty U.S. Army truck parked outside the gymnasium at Marcos de Niza on a rainy Monday morning was the first clue that the day’s physical education class was going to be anything but average.

Racial equality in Kyrene schools to spark discussion at Oct. 23 session

Members of the Kyrene Superintendent’s Community Council will focus on the topic at a Governing Board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the district’s main office.

‘Real Talk’ produces a slice of real teen views

“Where’s that pizza going?” the student asked. “We get that question all the time,” Dodds chuckled.

Student mentors help rookies take the sometimes scary step to middle school

The jump from elementary school to middle school can be a tricky one but there’s an innovative program that can help students make that transition a bit more gracefully.

KMS welcomes new principal, embraces IB curriculum

Kyrene Middle School is gaining momentum on its turn-around mission—to improve its scholastic ranking and also its reputation in the community—under the leadership of newly appointed principal Julio Martinez.

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

Corona Grad Night still needs volunteers, donors

The Corona Grad Night tradition continues and volunteers are still needed.

High schools mobilize to help teens combat rise in stress-related ills

Complaints of bullying through social media, combined with fears of school shootings, and even the unpredictable threat of terrorism, are all recent social and emotional issues that add to societal stress and impact teens.

Corona students among those attending RedForEd rally

Corona del Sol students were among the thousands of those who traveled to downtown Phoenix to join in the #RedforEd march that inundated the state capitol complex.
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