Smart lab yields smart kids

Keeping adolescent scholars engaged is a daily struggle for middle school teachers.

How effects of Prop. 206 will be felt by area schools

For minimum wage employees, the recent passage of Prop. 206 represents an increase from $8.05 to $10 an hour, hopefully to put more jingle in workers’ pockets.

‘We the People’: Winners all

Most people know Corona del Sol for its dominant boys’ basketball team. Winning a state championship the past four years in a row can do that.

WEB, ‘Where Everyone Belongs’

The growing nationwide program adopted at Kyrene middle schools says it all: We're a place “Where Everyone Belongs."

Kyrene budgets partially restored

Governing Board members have agreed to provide some financial relief to budget-squeezed Kyrene schools with the restoration of $300,000, which should be available in January.
Arredondo Kids

Arredondo teachers deliver surprising ‘congrats’ to students

Arredondo took note of all its students who had met or exceeded their winter testing goals and created small posters that staff members would hang up on the doors of the students’ homes as a surprise.

Full-disclosure policy on personnel issues: Interesting idea, but is it one we really want?

We got a call from Dr. David Schauer the other day, wanting to make sure we had all the available details regarding the seemingly...

Marcos students do a good turn

By Diana Whittle The Empty Bowls project in Tempe is more than just a fundraising endeavor to benefit needy families: it’s also a chance for...

Niños staff unveils plan to boost student achievement

Story by Diana Whittle Student achievement in Kyrene schools is closely aligned with the performance of a school’s administrator and teachers, with both increasingly required to work as a team. “We’ve...

They may be ‘Junior’ Achievers but what they achieved was grown-up, indeed

Junior Achievement’s “18 Under 18 Awards” gives outstanding teens in Arizona the recognition that they deserve for their display of leadership, community service and entrepreneurial spirit.