Final Word … By Sean Bowie

Corona suicide spurs legislation to slow mounting crisis

Advice to kids who want to succeed: ‘Rise Up’

Classroom learning, as we’ve all been told, may be the mainstay of education, but it’s only one pathway in the diverse road to becoming a happy, successful adult.

‘Blake’ Norvell remembered for his passion, infectious smile

Blake Norvell is gone, but his achievements—and his smile—won’t be forgotten. William “Blake” Norvell died May 28, and it took only days for family and...

High schools mobilize to help teens combat rise in stress-related ills

Complaints of bullying through social media, combined with fears of school shootings, and even the unpredictable threat of terrorism, are all recent social and emotional issues that add to societal stress and impact teens.

$500k grant helps fund Tempe’s free pre-school offering

In line with its commitment to support early childhood education, a major Valley grant-making organization has awarded half a million dollars to Tempe’s free...

One life at a time: How one bus driver’s compassion made a life-changing difference

Some days you wonder if you are making a difference. You question if your life has purpose. Are you in the right place? Are you are doing what you were meant to do with your life?

Student mentors help rookies take the sometimes scary step to middle school

The jump from elementary school to middle school can be a tricky one but there’s an innovative program that can help students make that transition a bit more gracefully.
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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.

Pay inequity unresolved, but teachers get next best: A sincere thanks

A simple thank-you goes a long way in letting someone know you appreciate their work.

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. 
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