Arizona remains deadlocked on permanent solution to fund education

In recent days, Arizona residents have witnessed the most dramatic display ever by public school educators—a walk off the job.

Kids get a jump start on careers of the future

Story by Diana Whittle Photo by Billy Hardiman For middle-school students who like to learn from hands-on projects, a new program in the Tempe district may provide a custom-made fit. Fees...

Layoffs authorized to help ease $5.3 mil in Kyrene budget cuts

Chief Financial Officer Karin Smith and Kyrene Superintendent Dr. David Schauer explain budget crunch to members of district’s governing board at April 26 session....

Rule vs exchange students draws ire

Two exchange students were denied the right to participate in May 19 graduation activities with fellow seniors at Marcos de Niza High School, according to a petition being circulated through auspices of an online organization known as iPetitions.com.

2014 Seton grad writes her way to $103k in scholarships

By Amy Wolff When Elise Goitia, a senior at Seton Catholic Prep and Tempe resident, submitted her young adult novel Lark to San Diego State University’s National Writer’s Conference,...

Kyrene loses ground in salary competitiveness for teachers

Teachers in the East Valley can receive higher compensation in several nearby school districts, when compared to Kyrene.

Holocaust essays win national recognition for KMS teens

By Diana Nelson EDITOR’S NOTE: Scroll down for the complete award-winning essays by Isabella Horton and Andreya Aitchison. Top honoree says her goal in writing...
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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...

Report reveals teacher pay is likley locked at current level

Few words pique a crowd’s interest like money, which is why a discussion on teachers’ compensation sounded interesting. However, what at first seemed promising...

Four to compete for Kyrene’s top job

Four candidates have been selected to interview for the job of superintendent of the Kyrene School District, succeeding Dr. David Schauer, who departed the...
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