Kids get a jump start on careers of the future

Story by Diana Whittle Photo by Billy Hardiman For middle-school students who like to learn from hands-on projects, a new program in the Tempe district may provide a custom-made fit. Fees...

Kyrene after-school program aims to nurture a lifelong appreciation

Story by Diana Whittle A new musical experience for fourth and fifth graders in the Kyrene School District begins this month on a high note, with 85 students enrolling...

Former teacher empowers kids to make positive choices

Mike Sissel has always had an interest in making an impact in his community. Today, armed with a vision, he is helping empower the...

Group works to lift Arizona’s 46th-place ranking for kids’ wellbeing

By Diana Whittle For the past 16 years, Tempe youth have had a friend in Lynette Stonefeld and the program she manages, “Commitment to Schools.” “We serve more...

Retirees ‘part of a family’ when they teach kids to read

When Lucy Carrera arrives at Kyrene de los Niños Elementary for her regular tutoring session, the kids say, “It’s like grandma’s here.” But, adds Carrera,...

Corona takes first in color guard competition

The smile on Kaelyn Forbes' face came as no surprise to the crowd of cheering onlookers when she and her Corona del Sol teammates...

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...

Teacher honored for helping immigrant students reach for the stars

Helping the children of immigrant parents learn how to play a meaningful role in American society—and prepare themselves for satisfying, productive futures in their new country—has been the longtime goal of Maria Plata.

Early enrollment numbers indicate stability for Kyrene district

It’s just the start of the school year, but enrollment figures always interest the Kyrene Governing Board, so officials supplied a report of student enrollment taken on the tenth day of classes, Aug. 14

8th grader aims high after win in distance marathon

It may be too early to predict, but Corona’s cross-country program could have another budding long-distance runner in the pipeline in Slade Sumners. Slade, who...
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