State Rep. Jill Norgaard of Ahwatukee praised Kyrene School District’s creation of a pilot program to identify and help preschool children who are dyslexic.
The investigation into unusual spikes in Ahwatukee water customers’ usage last summer has ended with the city Water Services Department exonerated and scores of residents out hundreds of dollars in payments they called abnormally high.
The state’s top school official is trying to downplay – and in some cases remove entirely – references to evolution in the standards of what students are supposed to be taught in Arizona high schools.
Ahwatukee residents can learn about and weigh in on a proposed South Mountain Freeway interchange at 32nd Street or any other construction-related issue when the Arizona Department of Transportation holds an open house on that and other construction issues next week.
The two Kyrene middle schools in Chandler will continue to have school resource officers in 2018-19 under a proposal approved last week by the city council there.
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Danny Creed is a coach, but the 27-year Ahwatukee resident and Kansas native doesn’t stand on the sidelines making Xs and 0s to guide a team to victory.
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- City water meter probe comes up dry
- Chandler OKs officers in its Kyrene middle schools
- New 32nd St. interchange, other freeway issues on tap
- As homelessness grows, so does Ahwatukee prof’s outreach
- Y OPAS seeks drivers to help Ahwatukee seniors get around
- Districts warn teachers: Mind your T’s and Q’s
- State schools chief targeting use of ‘evolution’ in schools
- Save Our Schools targets 'dark money,' snubs tax surcharge
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The 2018 legislative session concluded last week, capped off by a nearly 24-hour work day on the budget last Wednesday. This session was focused on K-12 education funding, as we sought to get our local schools and our teachers more support.
Our economy and quality of life depend on educating our future workforce well and educating the whole child. The education budget bill does not meet our education needs.
Everyone has bias; this reality is neither good nor bad. How bias connects with power and authority begets racism. Racism is messy, and anti-black bias in America is alive and well, even at Starbucks.
Red for Ed came to the Kyrene School District headquarters on April 11. A grandparent of four granddaughters who have attended Kyrene community public schools, I decided to attend the Red for Ed Rally.
Check out the thermometer or step outside. The mercury is inching upward and before you know it, we’ll be broiling for a few months.
On the morning of March 21, video of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg being run down by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Tempe quickly became the most-watched drama on local television and across the Internet. This should come as no surprise. A barbarous bunch getting more bloodthirsty by the day, …
We were standing on the 14th hole of the Arizona Biltmore golf course when The Guy From Grand Rapids, maybe four beers and 80 strokes in, began to expound about his lack of desire. Not that kind of desire (for which I thank heavens). His lack of desire to see the Grand Canyon.
Spring is coming, producing not only longer and warmer days but also an overproduction both in our homes and on our streets of unwanted puppies and kittens. As a result, more animals will be dumped at local shelters or left to mature and reproduce on their own in our alleys and neighborhoods.
Some weeks, you cannot stomach another cynical look at our cynical times. Instead, you seek a few hundred words of inspiration. Then you spot Captain Benny Ashley shuffling across Columbus Avenue in midtown Phoenix and you know his is exactly the story to tell.
Their season was played under the dark clouds of team manager and senior Alex Depriest’s tragic death from diabetes and the looming teachers strike, but through it all, the Desert Vista High School boys volleyball team kept winning. Read more
Danny Creed is a coach, but the 27-year Ahwatukee resident and Kansas native doesn’t stand on the sidelines making Xs and 0s to guide a team to victory. Read more
The NFL Draft got underway last Thursday with Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield going first overall to the Cleveland Browns. The league’s annual selection meeting is a familiar place for many local high school players. Read more