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Tuesday 07/26/2016
Tempe Union committed to students and community
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 1:19 pm

As I reach the mid-point of my term as a member of the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board, I continue to be impressed by our exceptional students and school programs.

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Monday 07/25/2016
Back to school also should mean back to the doctor for children
Posted: July 25, 2016

With another school year on the horizon, preparing your child for optimal success in the classroom doesn’t just involve shopping for school supplies.

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Expert weighs in on changes and challenges in the college application process
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:40 pm

After 30 years of teaching and counseling students and families through the college admissions process and assisting them to find their best match of college, I have observed the changes and challenges in the college application process with interest and concern.

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Sunday 07/24/2016
Save money and time on back-to-school necessities
Posted: July 24, 2016

After a relaxing summer, back-to-school worries can be stressful and expensive, from purchasing new school supplies to planning lunches.

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Take a weight off your child: beware of heavy backpacks
Posted: July 24, 2016

Starting a new school year can be stressful enough without adding another weight to your child’s shoulders -- a heavy backpack.

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How your child can eat healthy throughout the school year
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 1:04 pm


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Chandler school board president says students are ‘extraordinary’
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:38 pm

The first day of school is Monday and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome students and staff.

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Saturday 07/23/2016
EVIT offers multiple paths to college, careers
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:41 pm

With the first day of school around the corner, this is the time of year in which parents focus on beginnings. Their child is starting kindergarten or going to a new school or transitioning from elementary to middle or middle to high school.

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How to help your child overcome math anxiety
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 1:05 pm

Were you a math whiz growing up, or did you struggle and feel anxious at the mere mention of math? As a parent, you surely don't want your child to experience the same thing.

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State audit says Kyrene has too much space, but lauds per pupil spending
Posted: July 23, 2016

Kyrene School District officials are objecting to the harshest criticism in a state audit of its 2012-13 finances. The report that praised the district for efficient classroom spending but suggested it wasted $2.2 million on excessive classroom space.

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Friday 07/22/2016
Arizona official says proposed school regulations need tweaking
Posted: July 22, 2016

An Arizona school superintendent testified last week that, without changes, proposed regulations implementing the law to replace No Child Left Behind could throw the state back into an “unfortunate” debate like the one over Common Core.

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Kyrene’s new assistant chief kisses 100-mile commute goodbye
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 1:48 pm

For new Kyrene School District Assistant Superintendent Laura Toenjes, working in the East Valley again is like a homecoming.

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Inspire Kids Montessori to offer toddler tech classes
Updated: July 29, 2016 - 9:37 am

Even toddlers can get a little geeky.

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Pet Safety Tips and Signs of Heat Exhaustion
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 1:20 pm

Pet safety tips:

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Thursday 07/21/2016
New principals take helm at Kyrene’s middle schools here
Posted: July 21, 2016


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10 questions Kyrene parents ask about kindergarten
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 10:31 am

Why is Kyrene school a good choice for my child’s kindergarten?

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A message to parents from Kyrene schools’ new leader
Updated: July 22, 2016 - 10:32 am

 It is a great honor for me to be joining the Kyrene School District community. Kyrene is unquestionably one of the finest school districts in the state, and I am humbled to serve as your superintendent.

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New Kyrene superintendent’s motto: Work hard, be nice
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 1:18 pm

When Kyrene School District Jan Vesely officially began her duties July 1, the first item she hung on her office walls was not one of her many degrees.

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Monday 07/28/2014
A healthy after-school snack that eats like a treat
Posted: July 28, 2014

The words hungry kids heading home from school hate most? “Have a piece of fruit.”

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New principal Barela aims to continue traditions at DV
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 1:47 pm

The 2014-15 school year is right around the corner, and Desert Vista High School’s new principal, Christine Barela, plans to continue the tradition of success for which the school is known.

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Ranked: Every Amazon Original Series So Far

Right at the beginning of the summer, we took on the slightly crazy task of watching every Netflix Original Series so far, and ranking each sh…

Published: September 24, 2016 - 3:38 pm @ http://theplaylist.net/ranked-every-amazon-origina…

Native Americans Lead Conservation Efforts in Rio Grande Valley

After a bitter primary fight Trump gets Cruz’s backing; a lawsuit challenges solitary confinement of children; and Americans urged to get out …

Published: September 24, 2016 - 3:08 pm @ http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-09-22/native…

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can

I BELIEVE THAT THE RHYTHMS OF DANCE RELECT THE VERY HEARTBEAT OF THE UNIVERSE. After all, the human body was made to move, and that is true wh…

Published: September 24, 2016 - 3:06 pm @ http://www.rogerebert.com/chazs-blog/im-dancing-as…

Can The Eagles' "Take It Easy" Save Winslow, Arizona?

Sativa Peterson A A One morning last January, my dad called, sad and disgruntled. Sad because news outlets had begun reporting that Glenn Frey…

Published: September 24, 2016 - 2:37 pm @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/music/can-the-eagle…

Degrassi: Next Class Recap: Truth Will Set You Free

Ashley Harris A A Every week, we're recapping season two of Degrassi: Next Class. #TheseAreMyConfessions. Finally, we have an arc worthy of a …

Published: September 24, 2016 - 2:34 pm @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/degrassi-next-…

Sheriff on Obama: “I Don’t Care Where He’s From, We Are Looking At A Forged Document, Period!”

In recent days GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump swept under the rug the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah.  Many fol…

Published: September 24, 2016 - 2:07 pm @ http://constitution.com/sheriff-obama-dont-care-he…

UPDATE: Preliminary NTSB report on Gilbert plane crash

GILBERT, AZ - The National Transportation Safety Board have released an initial report on a plane that crashed into a Gilbert home. NTSB repor…

Published: September 24, 2016 - 1:34 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…

Cardinals Ready Themselves For Road

Cardinals wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Jaron Brown, along with their teammates, were 7-1 on the road last season. BUFFAL…

Published: September 24, 2016 - 1:36 pm @ http://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article…

New York Liberty Stars Talk Upcoming Playoff Game With Phoenix Mercury

The New York Liberty (21-13) may have clinched the third seed in the WNBA playoffs, but that only qualified them for a matchup with the Diana …

Published: September 24, 2016 - 1:35 pm @ http://www.vibe.com/2016/09/new-york-liberty-stars…

Local Restaurants & Family Farms

After all, Mesa does mean table. Our bountiful harvest is one that we proudly share with our visitors. Fresh experiences and a treasured herit…

Published: September 24, 2016 - 1:37 pm @ http://www.visitmesa.com/restaurants/local-favorites/


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