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Urddhareta Roy of Connolly Middle School placed first in the 2023 Tempe Elementary School District Spelling Bee. The eighth-grader will be joined at this year’s regional spelling bee by … more
Tempe is offering a volunteer opportunity for seniors to help young school children become better readers. The AARP Foundation Experience Corps program allows adults to invest time and … more
The second-annual AZ529 Future Career Art Contest, which launches Monday, Jan. 30, asks students from across Arizona to draw, paint or find a creative way to make an art piece representing their dream job. more
Marcos de Niza High School will be conducting a fundraiser this week to raise money so the school’s Mariachi Virtuoso can attend a national conference in Florida. The event will be 5-8 p.m. … more
The Arizona Cardinals’ 37 touchdowns this season may not have accounted for many wins, but the scores had an impact on teachers and their students. Salt River Project’s partnership … more
The Kyrene Elementary School District governing board swore in one new member and one reelected member on Jan. 10. Former Sen. Sean Bowie swore in new board member Triné Nelson and … more

Tempe’s full-day preschool program will begin accepting online applications for the upcoming school year on Thursday, Jan. 12. Tempe PRE is open to families who live in the city and … more
The Kyrene Elementary School District is the recipient of the prestigious Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International for fiscal year 2022-23.  more
AI technology has advanced significantly since its inception in the 1950s. One Arizona company is doing its part to debunk common AI misconceptions by teaching the future generation of AI engineers. more
Arizona State University is solidifying its commitment to military members with a new admissions program.  more
From the moment the lights flashed on and the cameras began recording, the new face of Arizona State women’s basketball oozed passion and leadership with every word. Natasha Adair, former head coach at the University of Delaware, now sits in the driver’s seat of a Sun Devils program that is trying to build a winning culture. more
Continuing the Fiesta Bowl Organization’s annual tradition of honoring, supporting and celebrating educators throughout Arizona, Fiesta Bowl Charities granted 400 teachers–including eight Tempe teachers– with $2,500 each through the Palo Verde Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers Draft Day presented by SRP. more
Election results are beginning to pour in across Maricopa County and Arizona, including in Tempe.  In addition to electing new governing board members for the Tempe Union High School District … more

Results are beginning to pour in for candidates running for the Kyrene School District and Tempe Union High School District governing boards, as well as several budget and bond considerations.  more
For the first time, Tempe high schools will offer classes to teach the Yaqui language to students.  more
Kyrene students will benefit from more than a dozen grants awarded to their arts teachers, according to a news release from the Kyrene School District.  more
The city of Tempe has long had a symbiotic relationship with the university residing within its borders.  Arizona State University officials meet with the Tempe City Council annually in a public meeting and the two entities often discuss mutual issues, such as traffic, housing, research and more. With ASU’s history as the country’s most innovative university and Tempe quickly becoming a center for technology, it would appear to be a match made in heaven.  more
The Tempe PRE preschool program was recently honored by Education Forward Arizona for innovation in early learning, according to a news release from the city.  more
Threadz Teen Clothes Closets, a program of Tempe Community Council, has opened a third set of doors—this time to serve Ahwatukee teens—and announced they would remain open after school every Thursday for the remainder of the school year. Plans are in motion to gradually open for the public with two Open House events on Nov. 3 and Nov. 9, according to a news release. more
McClintock High School will soon open the doors to its new recreation center, thanks to some financial assistance from Life Time Foundation.  more

Arizona State University and the Maricopa County Community College District are grappling with what the potential passage of a proposition would mean for them come November.  more
The Tempe Union High School District has announced a partnership with Elevated Education to offer students and their families academic reengagement, and positive mentoring for youth through a project funded by the Arizona Governor's Office. more
Salt River Project is offering grants for teachers in Phoenix and Pinal County to teachers looking for ways to engage their students in the classroom. “Our educational programs are STEM … more
Elementary and middle school transgender students have been denied the ability to join a sports team aligning with their gender identity in the Kyrene School District. more
Elections for the Kyrene School District Governing Board are approaching on Nov. 8. The three candidates running for just two open spots are: Kevin Walsh, Trine Nelson and Kristi Ohman. more
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