Proposed music park will strike new chord with kids at Paloma

The proposed Harmony Park, at Kyrene de la Paloma in Chandler, will sound to music lovers like an experience that is an equal mix...

New school worth the wait—Frank Elementary to open in August

By Robyn Martinez Another new school year is right around the corner, and students at Frank Elementary School will be welcomed back to a brand-new...

ASU President: Plenty to ‘Crow’ about

By Noah Kutz To those who ask what ASU’s ranking “#1 in innovation” actually means, ask no further. Perhaps if you’ve seen a billboard or...

‘Second Step’ seen as first step to kids’ social, emotional growth

Staff introduced a new pilot program called “Second Step,” which addresses social-emotional topics such as values, friendships and peer conflict at the middle-school level. Currently, the program is being piloted at Aprende Middle School, with successful results.
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Tempe High school athletes tackle a new challenge: Helping kids learn to read

Reading is the foundation of any well-rounded education. For some fortunate kids, reading is a joy they embrace at school each day. For others their...

Schools chief extends accolades to incoming Tempe Elementary staff

By Robyn Martinez “We have the best students on the planet. And they deserve the best teachers – and here you are,” said Tempe...

Teen suicide focus of Aprende ‘Stand Up, Speak Up’ launch

By Diana Whittle Students at Aprende Middle School are taking a stand against teen suicide and self harm.  Though it’s a difficult topic, the kids...

In response to racial complaints, Kyrene focuses on inclusion

Editor's note: The following statement from Erin Helm, the Kyrene school district's communications director, relates to actions taken recently by the district board and...

Schools become former cop’s new full-time beat

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...

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

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...