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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’s a simple case of supply and demand.
Education funding measures in the Chandler Unified and Higley Unified School Districts hold slim leads in the latest results from Tuesday's elections, with thousands of ballots still expected to be counted.
Unofficial voting results show school districts that teach students from Chandler having success with their efforts to pass an override. The districts located in the other municipalities, however, are facing much tougher sledding.
To many teenagers, homecoming has become an expected part of their high school experience. But one group of Corona del Sol High School students received a special invitation to their first homecoming dance just this year.
“The cupboard is bare”, said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently in reference to the federal budget crisis. “There’s [sic] no more cuts to make. It’s really important that people understand that.”
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.
On Sunday afternoon, Saguaro football coach Jason Mohns received a call from equipment manager Mike "Tug" Garcia, who said he was in the hospital and would probably miss the first few days of practice this week.
Tom Joseph was relieved of his duties as Corona del Sol’s football coach on Thursday, according Linda Littell, Tempe Union High School District executive director for community relations.
PHOENIX — Hoping to create a change in attitudes, various civil rights groups are taking the first steps today to convince Arizonans that letting gays wed would be a good thing.
Education administrators from the East Valley and the state highlighted their success and the challenges they face in their efforts to improve Arizona’s test scores during an event hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce last week.
This Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be the final day to vote in the Phoenix City Council election.
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.
I went through the “Top of the Class 2013” lists for all of the East Valley High Schools in the Chandler, Gilbert, Higley, Tempe and Mesa school districts.
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Casey Benson wasn’t the only busy family member during the 2012-13 boys basketball season.
PASADENA, Calif. — Nick Palacios struggled to get his conservative Pentecostal parents to accept him as a gay evangelical Christian for nearly a decade before his family found a common ground through faith.
PRESCOTT — Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. Here are the stories of some of those who died:
For Valley residents driving along the Santan Loop 202 freeway — specifically those heading eastbound toward Chandler and Gilbert — there’s a large billboard that comes into view approaching the Loop 101 interchange.
Long ago are the days when the main reason for summer school was to recover failed credits, as Desert Vista High School offers its spin off the district’s Summer Academy, where incoming students attend summer school programs to get ahead.
According to Townhall.com and other sources, Stobridge Elementary School in Hayward, California may be shooting itself in the foot, publicity-wise.
Editor’s note: This is part three of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
Raise your caps and don your gowns: It's graduation month!