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A solid foundation set from 2013 projects has Gilbert Mayor John Lewis highly optimistic for the town’s economic success for 2014.
From education to economic development, the Town of Gilbert ended 2013 with solid economic prospects, a sterling reputation for safety and a couple of issues that irked several of its residence. But the year might be best known for how it contributed to the foundation of what the town can be in the near future.
With a week left until the end of the year and the 2013 tax season, school districts across the East Valley are accepting tax donations that will benefit their extracurricular activities.
The Higley Unified School District is fortunate to be in the East Valley, surrounded by municipal leaders who place a high priority on education: Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Mesa Mayor Scott Smith.
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.
It took a full-size school bus and a box truck to deliver all the food gathered by Williams Field High School students to United Food Bank Arizona in Mesa on Friday.
Amid cannon fire, flyovers and parachutists, the Higley Unified School District honored many veterans during its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8 — one of several events in the East Valley to recognize those who have served.
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.
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.
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.
With its size and expeditious growth so far, Mesa’s Eastmark has understandably stolen much of the attention paid to real estate in the East Valley this summer. But at 480 acres, with 1,600 lots planned, The Bridges at Gilbert has quickly become the next big addition to the local housing market.
Parents, guardians and grandparents will all find useful classes offered through Mesa Unified School District's Parent University.
Six Mesa schools were honored this month for civic engagement by the Arizona Department of Education.
Mesa sixth graders who demonstrate a high ability in math can take an advance course when the school year begins Wednesday – one with a teacher on the other side of a computer screen.
Chandler Unified School District enrollment is up nearly 940 students this year, far more than the 700-student increase projected.
Local city officials tout economic development plans, education programs and the will to progress as signs of the potential of the East Valley as a major player on the bioscience sector.
Parents of Mesa ninth-graders can learn about the district's sexual-awareness curriculum and meet the teachers in the next few weeks.
The Mesa Unified School District earned a certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
Matthew Miller, education technology trainer for the Mesa Unified School District, gives a lesson to incoming sixth graders on what they will need to do to participate in a virtual math class. The district is piloting the program - called Virtual Academy - with a class for advanced sixth graders to complete sixth, seventh and eighth-grade math in one year. (Michelle Reese/Tribune)
A Mesa student learns to use Edmodo, a program where teachers can share lessons, homework and messages with a class. Mesa Unified School District's new Virtual Academy will use it beginning Wednesday for an advance math class sixth graders can take using a web cam and computer. (Michelle Reese/Tribune)
In 2010, Arizona joined 46 states in raising the bar for academic requirements by adopting Arizona Common Core Standards.
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.