Kyrene initiative: Reaching out to peers seen as key to early detection of distress

By Sammie Ann Wicks Students returning to Kyrene district classes this month are being introduced to innovative outreach programs, both inside and outside the formal...

Kindness: As school starts, a vital lesson to be learned

By Gabrielle Dunton Building positive relationships is the most important part of education. That was the message delivered to all TD3 staff at the annual...

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...

Schools chief extends accolades to incoming Tempe Elementary staff

By Robyn Martinez “We have the best students on the planet. And they deserve the best teachers – and here you are,” said Tempe...

Keeping up with kids’ tech savvy poses quandary for today’s teachers

By Diana Nelson Students and teachers agree— technology is cool. The question is, how can teachers keep it relevant in an academic setting—in other words,...

New school worth the wait—Frank Elementary to open in August

By Robyn Martinez Another new school year is right around the corner, and students at Frank Elementary School will be welcomed back to a brand-new...

Sister Cities delegates share a Tempe, Valley howdy

Commentary by Nicholas Johnsen When the long midsummer months of June and July come to mind, many here in the Valley think of fireworks,...
child with books donated by bus driver

Bus driver’s book giveaway opens new door for schoolkids

By Gabrielle Dunton With the long, hot days of summer underway, employees from Valley Metro are making an effort to ensure that Holdeman Elementary...
Sign outside of Kyrene stating that they are an IB school

Kyrene Middle School gains international distinction

By Sammie Ann Wicks It’s no surprise that anything employing the word baccalaureate and its built-in suggestion of academic excellence usually catches an admiring...
Angela Ding presents her research to audiences

Corona research hopeful gets a buzz from global science entry

By Diana Nelson What led to Angela Ding’s brainy decision to enter one of the world’s top science and engineering competitions? You might say it...
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