Big Brothers, Sisters provide welcome one-on-one mentoring

By Robyn Martinez Every Tuesday during the school year, Scales Technology Academy is filled with volunteers from Big Brothers Big Sisters. Each week, select second- through...

For aspiring young writers, pros offer some inside tips

By Diana Nelson Kids at Kyrene Middle School, in the English-Language Arts class, received tips from professional, published writers during the recent Young Writers Conference. It’s...

Schools become former cop’s new full-time beat

By Joyce Coronel Noah Johnson spent 26 years with the Tempe Police Department. Now, he’s making sure students, staff and volunteers in the Kyrene school...

Annual Kyrene Foundation toy drive wraps up this week

It’s time for The Kyrene Foundation Winter Wonderland Toy Drive.  In partnership with the Kyrene District, we are now collecting toys and gifts for Winter...

Founder’s pen-pal program grows with a $5k grant

By Robyn Martinez Loneliness increasingly poses a challenge to older adults, a concern that’s being confronted by the Tempe Elementary School District’s Pen Pals for...

Survivor shares a sobering tale of Holocaust horrors

Story & photo by Janie Magruder His talk was geared to meet the emotional maturity of fourth- and fifth-graders at Kyrene del Cielo Elementary who...

Schools recognized for stressing the value of positive behavior

By Gabrielle Dunton “When your focus is on the good, it makes life a whole lot better.” That’s the first thing that comes to mind when...

ASU President: Plenty to ‘Crow’ about

By Noah Kutz To those who ask what ASU’s ranking “#1 in innovation” actually means, ask no further. Perhaps if you’ve seen a billboard or...

No-tuition grants open new doors for MCC, Tempe students

Special for Wrangler News Seventeen Mesa Community College dual enrollment students studying early childhood education at the East Valley Institute of Technology are recipients of...

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...
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