The dangers of distracted driving

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Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and distracted driving is a huge factor. Sending one text message while driving is equivalent...

Schools counting on voters to OK continuation of funds

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The Kyrene School District is asking voters to renew a 10 percent capital budget override and approve $117 million in bonds that would allow...

AIMS college fund hit by massive cuts; Corona grads could lose popular grants

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For local high school students, getting a university scholarship based on the statewide AIMS test will be harder—and their effort worth less money—due to...

Lure of science comes early with Cielo’s innovative ‘Discovery Room’

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Students at Kyrene del Cielo Elementary School are getting their hands dirty during daily science workshops in the one-of-a-kind “Discovery Room,” developed by a...

Candidates air views on school needs

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Eight governing board candidates for the Tempe Union High School and Kyrene School districts answered parents’ questions Sept. 21 during a public meeting held...

Kyrene opposes methodology that relies on test scores to grade best, worst classrooms

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The Los Angeles Times recently published a database of third- through fifth-grade teacher evaluations based on changes to their students’ test scores from one...

What makes a school district great

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What makes a school district great? Highly engaged and supportive communities are the most important factors. The Kyrene School District is an amazing example of...

Advanced-math classes won’t count in new GPA policy

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Students will be affected by a recent change in how grades are transferred to Tempe Union High Schools when a student takes an advanced...

Center for Educational Excellence adds YELP Program

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With the summer coming to an end, area charter schools are gearing up for the season with new programs and curriculums designed to challenge...

Kids use break to bone up on robotics

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This summer, local elementary and middle school students are being educated in a variety of unique subjects not normally taught during the school year,...
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