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After pandemic and unrest, Marcos teen’s winning bus art offers hope

Teenager Sydney Storment's “Together We Go” is a colorful beacon of hope for Tempe and the East Valley.

Vending machines turn a page of history by dispensing books, not soda

Nevitt Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Samantha Kitchel raised $6,000 on DonorsChoose to fund a machine that dispenses books instead of food or drinks.

COVID-19 vaccinations for educators Friday and Saturday at Corona del Sol

Tempe and Chandler-area school and childcare professionals can receive COVID-19 vaccinations Feb. 19-20 at Corona del Sol High School, 1001 E. Knox Road. Both drive-through and walk-up appointments are available.

Kyrene Digital Academy 7th-grader prevails as bee goes V-I-R-T-U-A-L

Drew Passmonick, a seventh-grader at Kyrene Digital Academy, is the 2021 Kyrene School District Spelling Bee champion.

AIA cancels high school winter sports amid increasing COVID-19 cases

The Arizona Interscholastic Association, the governing body of high school sports in the state, on Friday announced that it has canceled the winter sports season after twice moving back the starting date due to increasing cases of COVID-19.

Grievances grow as parents confront open-and-shut school schedules

Parents in Tempe's three public-school districts have grown weary of campuses being shut down in favor of virtual-only learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continuity in tough times led Kyrene to promote assistant superintendent

Laura Toenjes, who has been an administrator in the Kyrene School District since 2016, must manage the COVID-19 pandemic when she becomes district superintendent on Jan. 1.

Corona in elite Open Division playoffs

After Corona del Sol High finished the regular-season a perfect 8-0, the Aztecs were among eight teams awarded berths in the Arizona Open Division football playoffs.
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