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Community members who reside within the Gilbert Public Schools’ boundaries will have to wait a little longer to find out exactly how the district will redact several of its textbooks, a decision that may have become finalized during the meeting.
The Higley Unified School District has named three finalists to fill the governing board seat vacated by Denise Standage.
Dear Gilbert Public Schools Board Members and Dr. Kishimoto,
Thanksgiving is coming.
Final election results released by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office have incumbent Venessa Whitener and Greg Wojtovich winning the two seats on the Higley Unified School District Governing Board.
Oh, boy. Here we go. Another wild ride in Arizona education.
Gateway Pointe Elementary School in Gilbert will host the Higley Unified School District’s first parent university event on Nov. 15.
Power Ranch Elementary School’s running club recently received a $1,750 that could double in the future.
I am a proud Highland High School AP Biology teacher. My school district’s board just voted (3 to 2) to censor a biology textbook that Highland has been using for over 10 years.
Arizona's statewide races reflect the national campaigns — an almost complete Republican victory, and an almost complete rejection of Barack Obama. Six years ago, who'd a thunk it? The guy was on top of the world. Now, he might slink off the world stage in a couple of years, as an afterthought. A conflation of events, opposition, and, frankly, incompetence, seem to have ruined his second term.
A big thank you to the Gilbert Public Schools board members who made a courageous and expeditious decision to resolve the biology textbook problem. I commend them for discerning judgement! Biology, as Mr. Colvin said, is about life, not death of the unborn, or preventing life. It is about the miracle of life. The textbooks should pertain to the study of life only — not sex education — end of story, end of debate. It is time to stop the culture of moral free-fall. The law, life and morality do matter.
Months of uncertainty for state educators concluded on Nov. 3 with the selection of a new state assessment test, although the details concerning the implementation of the exam remain up in the air.
Students and staff from the Higley Unified School District, along with community members from Gilbert and a bit beyond, recognized service members during the district’s seventh Veterans Day Celebration.
Congressional District 5 Republican Matt Salmon held off Democrat James Woods on Tuesday to retain his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Early projections from the Maricopa County Recorder's Office have Higley Unified School District Governing Board member Venessa Whitener keeping her spot on the board. The second seat, however, appears too close to call.
Tuesday night’s election resulted in two school board members for the Gilbert Public Schools, one for the Higley Unified School District, and an additional Higley spot that remains up in the air.
I am Jim Archambault, and I have been a physics teacher at Highland High School in Gilbert Public Schools for eight years. Some of the recent commentary in this paper has been about people rather than issues. Here is a list of several of the issues in the school board election as I see them.
For Gilbert residents, Election Day will be heavily focused on deciding who will serve on two of the town’s school boards, as well as who will represent them in the state House and Senate.
Teachers from two Higley Unified School District schools are finalists in a Super Bowl STEM contest.
Citing concerns it broke state law — and despite insistence from its superintendent to the contrary — the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board voted to redact pages from its textbooks tied to abortion and reproduction.
A recent guest editorial in this paper titled “Stand for Something or Fall for Anything” did not correctly represent the actions or the intent of multiple groups that support Jill Humpherys and Charlie Santa Cruz for the Gilbert School Board. We are taking this opportunity to share our passion for public education and support for Jill and Charlie with you.
Final call for regular season high school football before the November playoffs, so grab a beer and some tasty bites before heading to the field to watch the pigskin fly.
Who wants to talk birth control? Abortion? Adoption? Childbirth? Those four issues became the latest imbroglio involving the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board.
As a parent of two Gilbert Public School students, I join with other parents, teachers and Gilbert Chamber of Commerce who fully endorse Charles Santa Cruz and Jill Humpherys for the Gilbert School Board. These two important candidates will bring an even-keeled approach to our board and will put our district back on the path supporting our public school system.
Supporters of the Mesa Public Schools override say the $31.8 million dollars at stake are vital to keep the school district afloat, but opponents say the district would use those funds inefficiently.