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Members of the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board are backing away from a controversial decision they made to redact a portion of a widely used biology textbook.
So the Great Textbook Redaction ends not with a bang, but a whimper.
As the sun set Tuesday evening, Mesa unveiled a bold new look for the Fiesta District. Gigantic entry monuments at the intersection of Southern Avenue and Alma School Road were lit up for the first time, demarcating the entrance to an area once famous for its retail and now a prime target in the city’s campaign for economic rejuvenation.
Mesa Mayor John Giles and Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh look at the lit monument during the Fiesta District monument sign lighting ceremony on the corner of Southern Ave and Alma School Rd on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.
Mesa TV & Appliance salesman Brian Richardson has a problem: His customers can’t turn left into his driveway.
Zaharis Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Scott Ritter posed a question to his students: What could they do to improve the lighting near the parking lot at their school in Mesa that would be efficient and environmentally responsible?
A teacher from a Mesa high school recently received state-level recognition. John-David Bowman, a teacher at Westwood High School, was recognized as “Arizona Teacher of the Year” by the Arizona Education Foundation.
A SWAT team will help Mesa police officers and firefighters break down the doors of Cardon Children’s Medical Center on Dec. 10. Their mission: deliver toys to ill children of the East Valley.
Well, can you blame them if they don’t want to be sued by Baha’is, Buddhists, Hindus, pagans, Shintoists, Sikhs and Jains, etc., for not allowing their public-school students to observe their religious holidays? “Diversity” has become the progressive/liberal/socialist/Democrat mantra. Our liberal local and federal judges, appellate courts, and four Supreme Court justices no longer consider America as a Judeo-Christian nation, even though America’s Founding Fathers and successive administrations until the 1960s thought so.
Thanksgiving is coming.
Oh, boy. Here we go. Another wild ride in Arizona education.
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.
Following the lead of the state races, the majority of voters in Legislative districts 16 and 25 chose the GOP candidates to represent them in the state House and Senate.
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 results released Tuesday have voters in the Mesa Public Schools district tabbing two new members and approving the district's override continuation.
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.
This Election Day will present a long ballot for Mesa voters. Among top issues is the Mesa Public Schools board election, including an up/down vote on the proposed override the district is requesting, as well as four separate city utility bond proposals totaling well over $500 million. Similarly, Maricopa County is proposing $935 million in bonds for the county health care system.
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.
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.
Even if you do not have a child in the Gilbert Public Schools, the Gilbert School Board election is important to you. As the largest employer in Gilbert, the Gilbert Public School District is important to the economic development of the community. An unprecedented number of Gilbert teachers and administrators have resigned and are taking jobs in neighboring school districts where they will make more money and be treated with respect. Teacher applications for Gilbert school openings are down. Prospective homebuyers are asking questions about the Gilbert School Board as they consider where to buy a home in the East Valley. This is because three of the five school board members (Burk, Colvin and Smith) have focused on politics and ideology rather than enhancing student achievement. Remember how the three held up the approval of Apple to establish an operation in Mesa? Quality public schools are in the best interest of everyone in the community.
Q: Why are you running?
Having to account for growing student enrollment, Leading Edge Academy came up with a unique solution to the problem — open up a brand-new facility at a former grocery store.