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The Chandler Fire Department will offer rides on a fire truck in exchange for presents to donate to local children during its annual Holiday Toy Drive at Chandler Fashion Center on Dec. 14.
In the past, exceeding on the AIMS testing meant that Arizona high school students could qualify for free tuition at one of the three Arizona universities. Now that the scholarship has been slashed by about three-fourths the original amount, some East Valley high schools are supplying students with their own incentives to encourage high test scores.
Education funding measures in the Chandler Unified and Higley Unified School Districts hold slim leads in the latest results from Tuesday's elections, with thousands of ballots still expected to be counted.
Unofficial voting results show school districts that teach students from Chandler having success with their efforts to pass an override. The districts located in the other municipalities, however, are facing much tougher sledding.
On Nov. 5, voters across the East Valley will vote on several items concerning additional city- and school-district funding that would add millions of dollars to continue funding education efforts or to continue city and school-district improvements.
Residents of Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert participated in numerous projects within the city and school districts last weekend as part of the annual Make a Difference Day.
Having lived in the Chandler community for more than 20 years, I have watched the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) improve student achievement and become a top-rated district. Now that I am charged with implementing education policy statewide, I am especially impressed with Chandler’s ability to rise to the top in a number of endeavors.
To be named a Blue Ribbon School is the highest achievement an elementary, middle or high school can achieve.
Budget overrides for Gilbert Public Schools as well as the Chandler Unified, Higley Unified, Queen Creek Unified and Tempe Union School Districts were voted down soundly a year ago. But that isn’t stopping the five districts — and a few others in the East Valley — from giving voters another chance to keep education budgets at their current mark.
Creation of internal training videos filled much of Mike Holland’s time at Chandler Education TV. But the station’s first foray into documentary filmmaking could result in the ultimate prize.
Like most high school seniors, Isabella Weems is balancing school work with extracurricular activities, all while deciding where she will attend college after graduation.
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce announced it will support the override attempts going on by three school districts with ties to the city.
Higley Unified School District works to make decisions that are financially sound every day.
Mesa High School senior Karina Rivera remembered the moment when she realized her school was special.
Higley High School is one of 20 schools to be recognized next month for civic engagement by the Arizona Department of Education.
Education administrators from the East Valley and the state highlighted their success and the challenges they face in their efforts to improve Arizona’s test scores during an event hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce last week.
Chandler Unified School District enrollment is up nearly 940 students this year, far more than the 700-student increase projected.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.
As they try to fight less-than-flattering perceptions from the past and more difficult graduation requirements, Career Technical Education programs across the East Valley have redefined their offerings to stay in step with evolving career fields.
With the school year approaching, many local school districts are flaunting success with online schooling for today’s busy, on-the-go, technology wielding student.
Slow down, drivers. School is in session.
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Queen Creek Middle School shown, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 in Queen Creek. Results of the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards test taken by students last spring were released and among the top 15 school districts in the state are Queen Creek, Higley and Chandler unified school districts. [Tim Hacker/Tribune]