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David Schauer, superintendent of the Kyrene School District, speaks at a training event for Kyrene Kids Club staff at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School on Thursday, July 30, 2014.
David Schauer, superintendent of the Kyrene School District, poses for a picture at a training event for Kyrene Kids Club staff at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary School on Thursday, July 30, 2014.
Political signs lining the streets declare the names and goals of candidates for several offices in the state of Arizona but across the East Valley and Ahwatukee Foothills, there are also signs calling some incumbent Republican legislators “liberal.”
It’s late summer now and that means primary elections are right around the corner. The congressional race for District 9 is one of the most competitive races in the entire state. As the race heats up, the name you need to know is that of Republican candidate Andrew Walter. I support Andrew as a doctor, and as a close personal friend.
The state is asking federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 34,000 inmates, saying there's no evidence each and every prisoner is at risk.
To answer Bill Richardson’s two main questions, “Do we keep Democrat Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema to represent us or do we elect someone else?” And, “Are Rogers and Walter the best Republicans can come up with to challenge Sinema in CD 9?”
I support Andrew Walter in his campaign to become the next representative of our district, Congressional District 9. He displays natural leadership skills as evident from his NFL career. Andrew has the ability to connect with the younger generation but still understands the issues of other generations. He’s truly concerned with the state of the country and all the families currently struggling.
Mountain Pointe will begin the year the same way the Pride ended last football season.
The race for justice of the peace in the Kyrene District is, so far, peaceful
As we begin another school year, I am reminded of a quote by Jonathan Kozol who wrote, “A dream does not die on its own. A dream is vanquished by the choices ordinary people make about real things in their own lives.”
With the 2014-15 school year about to start, the Kyrene School District is hosting its Meet the Teacher night to decrease any first-day nerves.
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.
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.
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.
District 18 Republican state senate candidates Jeff Dial and Tom Morrissey discussed Common Core standards, Medicaid, job growth and legislative pay increase during a forum hosted by the East Valley Tribune on July 11.
Republican candidates for Legislative District 18 come from varied backgrounds and experiences but have similar views on Common Core, Medicaid and the economy.
Andrew Walter sat down with the Ahwatukee Foothills News and East Valley Tribune on July 11 to answer questions dealing with the economy, education and the Veteran Affairs scandal.