Schools

Budget squeeze may cut textbooks from new class budgets

Proposed new textbooks for Corona del Sol, Marcos de Niza and other district high schools are now on display at offices of the Tempe Union High School District. The books will be...

Schools seek feedback for 7th, 8th grade sex-ed program

Due to what are said to be increased rates of sexual activity, pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections among Arizona's teens, members of the Kyrene School District's Health Steering Committee have concluded that...

Waggoner roof-collapse update – Possible long-term effects worry some parents

Kyrene schools superintendent Dr. David Schauer met with a crowd of concerned parents at a swiftly coordinated meeting March 18 to address questions about the collapse of the roof on the multipurpose...

Program helps kids accept others’ disabilities

While visiting Kyrene de las Manitas Elementary School on Feb. 24, Gabrielle Ford and her dog Izzy, with a host of young eyes watching, shared their story. Ford and Izzy, who both are...

$3.9 million school-funding report raises questions

Kyrene schools may be the recipient of nearly $4 million in federal education funding, but the suggestion, mentioned on a U.S. government education website, may have raised more questions than it answered. The...

Marcos program gives students new ability to accept diversity

In some form or another, diversity issues confront young people all around the world. Now, at Marcos de Niza High School, students are learning how to better understand some of those issues...

No changes in AIMS scores following 3-year experiment

More than 100 audience members at a Jan. 29 report session, predominately Kyrene administrators and teachers, heard an Arizona State University professor report that there has been no measurable increase or decrease...
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