Crisis readiness: How Tempe schools prepare for the worst

It happened again. When the gunfire ceased in Parkland, Florida, a small community north of Fort Lauderdale, 17 people were dead. Families were shattered. Students...

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.

Final Word … By Sean Bowie

Corona suicide spurs legislation to slow mounting crisis

Teachers stay in background as kids take a deserved bow

  The school parking lot had completely filled as the sun went down at Rover Elementary. Parents and children were walking in, welcome banners were posted...

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.

Hey, buddy, will you come over and sit with us?

Photos and story by Gabrielle Olson Communication Specialist Tempe Elementary School District Feeling excluded is often painful, lonely, and confusing for children. At Broadmor Elementary, students and...

$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...

Kyrene joins the battle confronting crisis of suicidal, at-risk teens

After an alarming uptick in teen suicides in the East Valley late last year, Kyrene educators and students were among thousands who took action by attending a conference aimed at prevention.

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?

A ‘Bolt’ of warmth, help . . . and love

Motivation and support come in many forms, including a cold nose and a warm heart.
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