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“If you moved to Gilbert because of the good schools, then you may become disappointed. New GPS board members want to turn Gilbert into a charter school district. Charter schools are a privatization of public schools that funnel your tax dollars to a small group of insiders. Charter schools do not outperform public schools. Do research, pay attention, and get involved.”
Gilbert’s Higley Unified School District will file papers with the state Department of Education to turn its two under-construction middle schools into charter schools this fall after a 4-1 vote by the governing board Thursday night.
Gilbert’s Higley Unified School District will file papers with the state Department of Education to turn its two under-construction middle schools into charter schools this fall after a 4-1 vote by th
The Gilbert Unified School District governing board is taking action to withdrawal from the Arizona School Board Association.
Sossaman Middle School, seen in a March 2013 photo, is under construction in the Higley Unified School District. The governing board could decide this week whether or not to make its new middle schools - Cooley and Sossaman - charter schools.
The Court of Appeals won't stop the state from continuing to fund a controversial voucher program, at least not now.
A construction worker fell approximately 30 feet at a construction site Monday morning in Gilbert.
The first residential phase of the long-awaited 3,200 acre Eastmark community in East Mesa will make its public debut Saturday.
The Arizona Educational Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year program. This program recognizes 10 exceptionally skilled and dedicated Arizona public school teachers. One winning teacher will be sent to Washington D.C., to meet the president and will receive prize package including a $15,000 cash award, professional speech training, a full scholarship toward an advanced degree at Argosy University Phoenix and the chance to attend international Space Camp.
School districts in the East Valley are working the numbers to figure how much they will have to pay utilities, pay teachers next year or spend on textbooks.
Expect More Arizona, a statewide education advocacy organization dedicated to raising education expectations in Arizona announced four Excellence Tour Spotlight award winners during an event held on Tuesday, including Mesa's Great Hearts Academies. According to a release, "the Phoenix finalists for the Expect More Excellence Tour demonstrate and celebrate what Arizonans are doing today to elevate world-class education in the community."
Chandler’s Arizona College Prep-Erie earned a Top 100 on Newsweek’s 2013 America’s Best High Schools list.
Gilbert's Highland High School will graduate 715 students in its Class of 2013. The students have earned $10 million in scholarships.
Recently I spoke out in support of a critical effort underway in Arizona: keeping the state’s rooftop solar industry alive. Like school choice and healthcare choice, solar choice should be a core part of the Arizona agenda, and my party’s message.
Mesa’s Red Mountain High School finished fourth overall in its first U.S. Academic Decathlon last week.
Thousands of students in poorly performing public schools could soon get what amounts to a voucher from the state to go elsewhere -- or even get educated at home -- a move that could remove hundreds of millions of dollars a year from public schools.
Two BASIS schools in Arizona were ranked among the top 10 high schools in the country this week by U.S. News & World Report.
BASIS Mesa, the acclaimed charter school's newest campus, is taking shape as construction crews move dirt and the school's new leader takes her first steps to recruit students and hire teachers.
Construction is under way on the BASIS Mesa campus that is being built at Eastmark in east Mesa. The public charter school will open in the fall for students in grades five through 10.
Mesa's Sun Valley High School is in the running for a State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant to help fund career training for the school, and it needs the community’s votes.
When Kris Johnson bought her home 12 years ago, she fell in love with the high ceilings and open floor plan. It’s a unique home in Arizona because the neighborhood is patterned after a New England village, complete with shake roofs and a community lake.
Students in school districts and public charter schools across Arizona are preparing for testing this month.
Here are the East Valley high school varsity football schedules for 2013. This list will be continuously updated.