Schools become former cop’s new full-time beat

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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...

Marcos theater coach nominated for Tony Award

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Our entertainment writer, M.V. Moorhead, interviewed Marcos de Niza High School drama teacher Patrick McChesney this month. McChesney has been nominated for the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award.

Study results: Kyrene enrollment on rebound

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A drop in enrollment for Kyrene schools appears poised to begin a reversal, due to a stronger birth rate and more turnover in neighborhoods, according to a new update.

Workshop teaches middle school kids how to be courageous

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Kids live in a scary world today, says Scott Segerson, performing arts teacher at Kyrene Del Pueblo Middle School.

Bridging the funding gap: now is not the time to fail

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                When the subject of selling ads on the sides of Kyrene school buses first came up, we expressed our thoughts on the matter...

New grading system praised for helping teachers

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Kyrene schools fell only one percentage point short of achieving the state’s highest rating for overall academic achievement, according to the Arizona Department of...

Cielo 1st-grade teacher among nine receiving national board certification

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Longtime Kyrene del Cielo teacher Susan Bryant is one of nine Kyrene professionals this year to receive National Teacher Board Certification. “It took about year,...

Longtime CdS teacher honored for work on dual-enrollment model for psychology credit

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Joe Maisel, teacher at Corona del Sol High School and Rio Salado College, has been awarded the 2009-10 Outstanding Faculty in Psychology for Rio...

A dramatic change in how kids learn

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Registration is under way for parents hoping to enroll their children in Kyrene’s first Traditional Academy, which starts Aug. 6 at Sureño Elementary School....

Technology links Kyrene kids to a global classroom

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In the not so recent past, local elementary schools had computer labs filled only with buzzing Macintosh computers with games that would seem weirdly...
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