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Tempe Union Schools focus on cyber bullying

For the first time in the Tempe Union School District, parents gathered at a meeting devoted entirely to preventing cyberbullying on Monday. The entire meeting was spearheaded by a woman who's witnessed the sheer horror of cyberbullying. In November, Amanda…

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Goodyear teen in Kuwait sharing STEM message

Marissa Nolte has seen a lot in her 15 years: Illness and major surgeries, academic victories and leadership positions. Now the Goodyear teen is seeing the world. The student at Arizona Agri-Business and Equine Center at Estrella Mountain Community College…

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$200,000 grant for STEM at Payson Unified

The Payson Unified School District has received a $200,000 grant from the Caris Charitable Trust for science, technology, engineering and math education. Payson High School, Payson Center for Success, Rim Country Middle School and Julia Randall Elementary will use the…

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SRO, student praised at Nogales Unified meeting

A room full of supporters were on hand to see School Resource Officer Ray de la Ossa and fifth-grade student Adan Fierro honored at the Nogales Unified School District governing board meeting on Nov. 26.

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No simple answer to recent school threats

There have been approximately 12 threats against area schools documented by the Independent in 2018. Of those 12, four occurred in the last three weeks and were a mixture of alleged bomb threats and gun violence.

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