Kyrene district undertakes massive upgrade of security systems at 25 area schools

Chandler’s Mirada Elementary and 15 other Kyrene district schools recently underwent a massive overhaul of their school security systems, adding I.D. card recognition scanners...

Never too early to launch budding scientists

This year, Kyrene Middle School is on the forefront of technology-assisted learning with a soon-to-be implemented learning center, a model of what other Kyrene...

Dirty hands no obstacle to kids’ hunger project

For the first time, Kyrene Middle School students got their hands dirty while creating ceramic bowls in art class to be donated to this...

Regionals next for top spellers

Winners of the Kyrene District Spelling Bee will participate in regional competition to be held Friday, Feb. 18, at Tempe Elementary School District Office,...

More students now eligible to give graduation speeches

For the first time this year, Corona del Sol graduation will include two student speakers who may or may not be valedictorian and salutatorian. Changes...

Free, all-day kindergarten survives 3-2 vote

The Kyrene School District governing board has voted to fund free all-day kindergarten in all 19 of its schools at a cost of approximately...

All-day kindergarten: Why it is vital for our schools

Message from Dr. David Schauer, Superintendent of Kyrene Elementary Schools It’s Not Your Dad’s Kindergarten School districts in Arizona have recently had to make difficult choices...

Textbook rentals help community colleges reduce students’ costs

In its first semester of operation, a new Rent-a-Text program saved Maricopa Community College students $1.14 million, compared to the price of buying new...

Corona raises 7,000 pounds of food during annual bonfire event

Corona del Sol High School held its annual bonfire event Nov. 4, collecting more than 7,000 pounds of canned food for the St. Vincent...

School chiefs join forces in review of education’s progress, challenges

Superintendents from local public, private and charter school districts exercised their collective brainpower to address financing, teacher evaluation, student achievement and other education-related issues...
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