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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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Kerry’s Blunt Words for Israel Denounced by Lawmakers in Both Parties

A bipartisan chorus of lawmakers, upset with President Obama’s decision last week to allow the passage of a United Nations resolution condemni…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:14 am @ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/28/us/politics/john…

Gov. Brown Appoints New Public Utility Commissioners to Replace Florio and Sandoval

Martha Guzman Aceves and Clifford Rechtschaffen both come from the governor’s office with strong environmental protection backgrounds. Martha …

Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:14 am @ https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/gov.-…

Obama preparing to penalize Russia for hacking

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to penalize Russia over the hacking of Democratic officials during this year's presidential…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:16 am @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/1…

Mail truck tips on Mesa street

MESA, Ariz. - A mail truck ended up on its side in a crash Wednesday. Mesa police say a single-vehicle collision left the United States Postal…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 10:12 am @ http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/mail-truck…

Reports of mall disturbances light up social media

A flurry of reports of mall melees and disturbances rippled across social media Monday on a day Americans swarmed shopping hubs for post-holid…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 9:51 am @ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/12/…

Graham, McCain want Russia sanctions after election hacking

Top Republican senators said Wednesday that the incoming Congress and President-elect Donald Trump should impose new and tougher sanctions on …

Published: December 31, 2016 - 9:13 am @ http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/28/graham-…

Immigration Is the Only Hope for States That Helped Trump

The decline of manufacturing does not explain the decline of Wisconsin. Photographer: Daniel Acker/BloombergFacebook Twitter Email Print Share…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 7:36 am @ https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-12-28…

Creator of the Red Solo Cup dies at 84

FOX 32 NEWS - The creator of the Red Solo Cup died on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the age of 84. Robert Leo Hulseman lived in Northfield, …

Published: December 31, 2016 - 7:07 am @ http://www.fox4news.com/trending/225996868-story

12 Cars You Can Legally Import to the US in 2017

slide-4320347 There were plenty of great vehicles produced abroad that Americans (outside of Canada) haven't been able to import until they hi…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 7:06 am @ http://www.autoblog.com/photos/cars-you-can-legall…

Raw sewage bubbles out of ground, Mesa apartment residents fed up

MESA, AZ - People who live at one apartment complex in Mesa said they have a problem that stinks — raw sewage bubbling up out of the ground an…

Published: December 31, 2016 - 6:35 am @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…

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