Survey shows link between teacher satisfaction, student success

Gallup, the well-known pollster, reports that the majority of teachers in the Kyrene district say they care about the quality of their job performance and believe strongly in their professional mission as educators.

National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists from TUHSD honored at reception

Sixteen bright and talented seniors from Corona del Sol High School and 7 seniors from McClintock High School were among those honored at a recent ceremony and reception.

Kyrene studies validate achievement lapses among minorities; new approach could set a benchmark

The Kyrene School District has a reputation for innovation and high academic outcomes. Now, it hopes to build on that status by being first in the state to also focus on educational equity.

Alternative to suspension keeps kids in classroom

When Michelle Hirsch walked into Mr. Robert Harding’s classroom at Pueblo Middle School, the 15 kids seated attentively at their desks might have been...

4 from Corona found camaraderie during years together in med program

Four Corona del Sol graduates have spread their wings and are ready to take flight as physician assistants this month. The four will be among 90 students who graduate from the Physician Assistant program at Midwestern University in Glendale Aug. 25.

Candidates air views on school needs

Eight governing board candidates for the Tempe Union High School and Kyrene School districts answered parents’ questions Sept. 21 during a public meeting held...

Best start toward lifetime literacy: Read to kids while they’re young

By Diana Nelson Children in the Kyrene District may be ready to read at a younger age, thanks to active encouragement by Sharyn Weinheimer, who...

Strategies outlined to educate kids, parents

Recent research suggests that bullying is quickly becoming a national epidemic.  A 2011 nationwide study found that 40 percent of teachers and school staff...

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...

An ‘Ultimate’ challenge

It was, in a word, the “Ultimate” opportunity for 300-plus kids in area-wide Kyrene schools to compete in a sport that requires no more...