How public schools, ASU are meeting the challenges

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Editor’s note: The following article was published before Governor Ducey’s new executive order for schools to remain closed through the end of the school...

Tempe fire, police deliver a message for change to kids at Tempe schools

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Story and Photos by Noah Kutz Headlines across the nation read similarly: “They shared a bunk bed growing up. Both were killed by the police”...

High school producers to be awarded in Oscars-themed film contest

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Film and television students from the Tempe Union High School District just put a wrap on competition in the district’s second annual film festival. The...

Aprende school recognized for unique way it motivates students

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By Diana Nelson Students who needed just a bit more encouragement to excel in school are receiving it and their school just landed a notable...

Big Brothers, Sisters provide welcome one-on-one mentoring

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By Robyn Martinez Every Tuesday during the school year, Scales Technology Academy is filled with volunteers from Big Brothers Big Sisters. Each week, select second- through...

For aspiring young writers, pros offer some inside tips

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By Diana Nelson Kids at Kyrene Middle School, in the English-Language Arts class, received tips from professional, published writers during the recent Young Writers Conference. It’s...

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...

Annual Kyrene Foundation toy drive wraps up this week

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It’s time for The Kyrene Foundation Winter Wonderland Toy Drive.  In partnership with the Kyrene District, we are now collecting toys and gifts for Winter...

Founder’s pen-pal program grows with a $5k grant

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By Robyn Martinez Loneliness increasingly poses a challenge to older adults, a concern that’s being confronted by the Tempe Elementary School District’s Pen Pals for...

Survivor shares a sobering tale of Holocaust horrors

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Story & photo by Janie Magruder His talk was geared to meet the emotional maturity of fourth- and fifth-graders at Kyrene del Cielo Elementary who...
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