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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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KSD ready for the 2014-15 school year
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 1:47 pm

The beginning of the school year provides opportunities for fresh ideas and positive changes to enhance learning experiences for all children. During the spring and summer, the Kyrene School District Governing Board and district leaders were hard at work considering ideas that would impact the budget for the 2014-15 school year. The final budget approved on July 8 was not only balanced, it also represents an investment in spending for whole-child programs such as art, music, physical education, library, math/literacy coaches who provide support and a change to the start times for Kyrene middle schools. This budget also demonstrates the board’s commitment to invest in one of our most valuable resources — teachers and staff who received a cost of living increase.

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Class of 2015: Understanding the ‘CA4’ Common Application
Posted: July 28, 2014

Summer vacation provides every student with a much-deserved opportunity for rest, relaxation and time with family and friends. For rising seniors it should also be a time to prepare for the college application season. Many students will use the Common Application (www.commonapp.org) if they are applying to out-of-state institutions. Here are some answers to a few questions you might have regarding the Common Application.

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New high school, junior high tailored to autistic students
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 10:00 am

People speak about autism as if it were the embodiment of hopelessness. It’s a disorder marked by lacking — a lack of social awareness, a lack of communication skills from an early age, a lack of understanding of emotions — and one that doesn’t have a cure. It’s treated and discussed as if it were a death sentence for life.

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Sunday 07/27/2014
School officials try healthier cafeteria options
Posted: July 27, 2014

Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu recently as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students.

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Add zing to notebooks, store-bought or DIY
Posted: July 27, 2014

When it’s time to start stocking the school backpack, it’s easy to just grab a stack of plain, boring notebooks.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Bedroom desk? It’s somewhere under all that junk
Updated: July 31, 2014 - 4:57 pm

Alyssa Kimble, a soon-to-be fourth-grader in White Plains, N.Y., says she uses the desk in her bedroom for “everything” — creating lesson plans for her make-believe school, writing stories and storing stuff.

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New projects, programs abound at EVIT
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 11:52 am

As the 2014-15 school year is about to start, we are excited about a number of new programs and projects we are offering at the East Valley Institute of Technology.

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Keeping teachers healthy and happy
Updated: August 05, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Breanne Moro has always shown a passion when it came to living a healthier lifestyle.

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A do-ahead dinner to make back to school smoother
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Those first few weeks when the kids head back to school can be among the most hectic for families. The lazy days of summer quickly give way to crazy schedules, homework and after-school activities. And don’t forget somehow managing to slip dinner into the middle of all that.

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Tips to avoid backpack-related injuries
Updated: February 03, 2015 - 10:54 am

The signs in front of local schools do not carry a message that most kids want to hear — “School Begins in Early August.” In spite of protests, our kids are now making the usual preparations: buying school supplies, school clothes and often a new backpack. Whether old or new, some guidelines for using backpacks will come in handy for both youth and their parents.

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Challenging routines during school time
Posted: July 25, 2014

As our children prepare for back to school, routines are going to change and new schedules are going to form. The demands of homework, extracurricular activities, and sports often cause children and teens to go off their daily routines. Meal times, sleeping schedules, and regular hygiene habits alter, of which, all three factors are extremely important for proper health and mental development.

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BASIS continues to grow across E.V.
Posted: July 25, 2014

For those of us who work in education, “back to school” is certainly the best time of the year.

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Mountain Pointe, Kyrene Akimel receive A+ ratings from state foundation
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 7:09 am

One of Principal Bruce Kipper’s favorite phrases is “the pie is unlimited,” and he uses it frequently to describe the future of Mountain Pointe High School.

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Horizon alum begins teaching career at alma mater
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 11:16 am

A new school year offers students and teachers a clean slate to build and grow a successful educational experience.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Important dates
Posted: July 24, 2014

Kyrene School District Calendar

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Saturday 07/23/2011
Kyrene curriculum department welcomes new employees
Updated: March 16, 2012 - 1:53 pm

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Friday 07/22/2011
Matching temperament types to children’s roles in the classroom
Updated: February 27, 2012 - 5:13 pm

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Boot camps make transition to high school easier
Updated: March 16, 2012 - 1:53 pm

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Thursday marks third anniversary of deadliest fire in Arizona history

PHOENIX — Nineteen Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters died in Yarnell, northwest of Phoenix, on June 30, 2013 when a sudden wind shift from…

Published: June 30, 2016 - 12:58 pm @ http://ktar.com/story/1149799/thursday-marks-third…

Study: Marijuana legalization would generate $82M in taxes for Arizona

PHOENIX — Arizonans would buy nearly $500 million worth of marijuana a year by 2020 if voters agree in November to allows its use here for rec…

Published: June 30, 2016 - 12:56 pm @ http://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/study-ma…

Arizona in desperate need of blood donations

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Arizona is in desperate need of blood right now. Independence Day weekend marks the slowest time of year for donations. Th…

Published: June 30, 2016 - 12:53 pm @ http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/arizona-in…

AIF Blog

President of the United States Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Allan Golston, leads the foundation’s efforts to ensure th…

Published: June 30, 2016 - 12:45 pm @ http://www.aspenideas.org/blog/serving-new-majorit…

Real Life

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Published: June 30, 2016 - 12:44 pm @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ReqVoSZOM

The Asteroid Hunters

On August 18, 2015, an otherwise unexceptional summer Tuesday, NASA issued a press release titled "There is No Asteroid Threatening Earth." Th…

Published: June 30, 2016 - 12:43 pm @ http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a17822/the-a…

BOMBSHELL: Dark Money and the Fight to Defund Public Schools in California!

In 2012, Californians voted on Proposition 30, which raised taxes on the richest citizens in order to raise funding for public schools and cha…

Published: June 30, 2016 - 12:45 pm @ https://dianeravitch.net/2016/06/30/bombshell-dark…

Self-Driving, 3D Printed Bus to Hit the Road in U.S.

Local Motors, the maker of a 3D printed car that it hopes to deliver to the mass market, has now put its first self-driving vehicle on display…

Published: June 30, 2016 - 12:15 pm @ https://www.pddnet.com/news/2016/06/self-driving-3…

AZ Mom's Guide to the month of JULY

Even though it’s scorching outside, there are plenty of July events to keep families busy all month long. Take a look at our list to plan your…

Published: June 30, 2016 - 12:14 pm @ http://scottsdale.citymomsblog.com/2016/06/30/az-m…

Federal Judge Orders Release Of Tucson Border Patrol Holding Cell Photos

Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 1:22pmUpdated: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 2:54pm A federal judge earlier this week compelled the U.S. Ho…

Published: June 30, 2016 - 11:57 am @ http://kjzz.org/content/327775/federal-judge-order…

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