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The background information that outlines the reasons why Tina Harguess won the Arizona Charter Schools Association Teacher of the Year award credits her for setting high standards, maintaining a similar standard of expectations and for collaborating with the rest of the staff. The thing is, Harguess doesn’t believe any of the educational activities she engages in are any different than what any other teacher currently accomplishes.
Beginning next year, several students at Coronado Elementary School will take their first steps toward learning the most widely spoken language in the world while learning more about the origin country’s culture.
I had the conversation in my aunt’s car on a South Dakota road. I’m talking about starting that conversation about your family’s heart history.
A potential impediment to Apple developing a facility in Mesa was cleared on Monday night after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board agreed to sign a letter of no objection to allow for the re-zoning of the property for tax purposes.
PORTLAND, Maine — A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, according to a new study.
We all know that the Star Trek mission is “to explore strange new worlds” and “seek out new life and new civilizations,” so it’s only logical that the Starship Enterprise would eventually end up at the Arizona State Fair. Nestled amongst the “Bacon A-Fair” food stands and “Tilt-A-Whirl” thrill rides, “Star Trek: The Exhibition” has landed.
Locations across the East Valley will accept old prescription drugs this Saturday as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s seventh-annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is appealing to dog and cat owners for information as it struggles to solve a mysterious outbreak of illness and deaths among pets that ate jerky treats.
Paulette Compton’s husband had an MBA and was trained in the military to fly planes, helicopters and blimps. But faced with doctor’s recommendation to get a chest X-ray to determine the cause of a persistent cough, he refused.
Why is it that you can seldom enter/exit the Gilbert Library without being asked to either sign a petition or donate money to the animal shelter. It becomes very annoying to constantly be asked for money (donations), when both entering and exiting the library. In my opinion, it takes away much of the joy of visiting our great library.
In an effort to educate the community on the potential health benefits and legality of medical marijuana, Salubrious Wellness Clinic will host an educational fair Saturday in Tempe.
Mesa High School senior Karina Rivera remembered the moment when she realized her school was special.
Arizona students are back in class and in addition to notebooks and lunch boxes, some parents are packing smartphones or tablets in their kid’s backpacks. Some school districts are even requesting that kids bring their own technology to school to enhance their learning.
The world we live in is a marvelous place. The Arizona Science Center wants you to learn more about it. That's why they're offering free general admission during their 'Never Stop Wondering' event, Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pencils in hand and eyes focused on their work Wednesday, a group of second graders at Higley Unified School District’s Coronado Elementary School carefully retold the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”
Yikes! The restaurant floor looked like feral pigs had torn up someone’s vegetable garden. My oldest child, a toddler, sat in a public high chair for the first time.
There are few stories as disheartening as those of Good Samaritans who come to the rescue of others – only to have kindness repaid with a nasty lawsuit. The first inclination for many is to help our fellow man, yet, as director of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), I’m often asked “should I help or stay out of the way?”
BOISE, Idaho — Boise has long been dubbed the "City of Trees," a nickname that always catches newcomers by surprise given the city's high-desert climate and summers with little or no rain.
NEW YORK — Emily Oster isn't a baby doctor. She's an economist and a mom who wanted to know more about all those rules handed down to women after the pregnancy stick goes pink.
High school seniors interested in science can now apply for the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search for a chance to win thousands of dollars and a week’s stay in Washington D.C.
Smart phones that respond to signals from plants? Laptops that coordinate irrigation at dozens of vineyards? Remote weather stations programmed to text frost alerts?
Do the zoo by day, and roast alive. Venture to the park after dark, and you'll save money and get in on numerous special activities rolled out just for Prowl and Play.
A tour of Orbital Sciences Corp. facility in Gilbert by NASA’s highest-ranking member on Aug. 9 provided a preview of a new satellite that will study earth’s carbon dioxide emissions starting next year.
Years of hard work, preparation and planning in Mesa will fall into place in a matter of weeks as the city’s newest colleges and universities welcome students.
In 2010, Arizona joined 46 states in raising the bar for academic requirements by adopting Arizona Common Core Standards.