Victor Silva, the head coach of Desert Vista High School’s speech and debate team, has been named educator of the year for Arizona by the National Federation of High Schools Speech, Debate, and Theater Association.
The state Board of Education is poised next Monday to adopt a formula for letter-grading schools that some members question – and that Kyrene School District officials are trying to derail.
The Tempe Union High School District governing board voted 3-2 to appoint Kevin J. Mendivil, the associate superintendent, as its next superintendent, effective July 1.
Some people never get over their early years at school.
Alice Wong, who graduated in May from Desert Vista High School. represented Arizona at the National Youth Science Camp, joining 108 other delegates from 50 states and eight countries in the prestigious annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics program.
The two internal candidates vying to become Tempe Union High School District’s next superintendent are longtime educators with records of service to the district.
Tempe Union High School District might have a superintendent-elect as early as Sept. 13 if the governing board likes one of two internal candidates who are seeking the job.
As the new school year gets into full swing this week, teacher shortages are not nearly as high in Ahwatukee and the East Valley as experts say they are across Arizona.
Kyrene school officials are wrestling with a multi-million-dollar problem in their effort to improve the district’s attractiveness to parents amid the increasing competition for more students.
Ahwatukee resident Manroop “Mandy” Kaur has taken a big step toward realizing her dream by participating in the White Coat Ceremony at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.
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