Special bounty for special teens: harvesting an unlikely crop

By Noah Kutz Not everyone has the opportunity to watch their food grow from seedlings in the garden to veggies on the plate. For Tempe...

Kids cash in by earning baccalaureate status: one penny at a time

By Diana Nelson Curriculum at Kyrene Middle School is now global, and the community is taking notice. Work is in the final review phase for...

Garden project lets kids dig in to healthy eating

By Diana Nelson Kids at Kyrene del Cielo Elementary School in West Chandler are developing healthier eating habits at the same time they’re learning how to grow...

Forum Q&A sets a path to addressing racial inequities

By Diana Nelson Connecting constituencies, solving problems and reaching maximum potential: It’s the trademark attribute of a consulting firm that has launched the first stage...

Holocaust essays win national recognition for KMS teens

By Diana Nelson EDITOR’S NOTE: Scroll down for the complete award-winning essays by Isabella Horton and Andreya Aitchison. Top honoree says her goal in writing...

Viral video: Schools’ response opens pathway for dialogue

By Diana Nelson Racial tension re-emerged after a recent video surfaced on social media bemoaning the lack of events to observe Black History Month at...

Hey, kids, when it comes time for AzMERIT here’s a tip: R.E.L.A.X

With state testing kicking off at many Tempe Elementary schools, it can be a nerve-wracking time for students. Taking place on the last day before testing...

Chandler Chamber spotlight: State schools chief lists objectives for reforming system

By Noah Kutz High schoolers and parents, listen up. Arizona’s superintendent of public instruction has plans for the reform of the state’s public school system,...

Asst. principal takes school’s top job: New Marcos principal aims at furthering a notable...

By Diana Nelson When school starts next fall, the students at Marcos de Niza High School will be greeted by a new principal, but...

S.A.F.E. program a Lifeline for teens at five area high schools

Last year may have been only the tip of a rapidly melting iceberg of suicidal ideation among Tempe, West Chandler and other Valley teenagers:...
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