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CUSD contracts threatening how Puma Den functions

CUSD contracts threatening how Puma Den functions

Sydney Wolfe, News Editor

September 28, 2018


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Through chiming whispers and Twitter gossip, #SaveThePumaDen can finally be put to rest. The Puma Den has clarified that it will not be closing its doors with the influence of new district-wide policies. DECA adviser and marketing teacher Rob Lange explains, “The school store won’t go anywhere,...

STEM Scholars looking for distinction at graduation

STEM Scholars looking for distinction at graduation

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018


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Freshman year, Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program participants were told that there was a difference between STEM Diploma and STEM Scholar. Diploma requires you to take only two higher level core classes, science and math. Scholar requires you to take four or more higher level core ...

Lack of distinction in STEM hoods upsetting

Lack of distinction in STEM hoods upsetting

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2018


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Let’s get one thing straight: there is a difference between STEM Diploma and STEM Scholar. At graduation, there is no physical distinction between the two levels of STEM and that has caused a lot of unrest among Scholars. We have worked hard for four long years, taking extra classes and all hono...

Red for Ed: a brief overview

Red for Ed: a brief overview

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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The recession of 2008 affected citizens in both the private and public sectors. Schools were no exception. Teacher pay was cut due to this recession and due to tax cuts that followed. Ever since then, teachers have been advocating to get a raise to keep up with the rate of inflation. Abryanna Baldw...

Funding is the main issue regarding increase in safety

Funding is the main issue regarding increase in safety

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


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In response to the Florida school shooting, parents have been questioning safety measures taken in schools across the nation. Perry is no exception. There are quite a few safety precautions taken here, however, money given to the schools determine the quality and quantity of those measures. Principal...

School grading system ineffective for CUSD

School grading system ineffective for CUSD

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017


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As schools were graded on their AzMERIT test scores this fall just like the students who took the tests in April, the scores received by many schools, including those in our district, came as a shock. Every high school in the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) has received a B grade, yet the distric...

Override passed in all Maricopa County school districts

Override passed in all Maricopa County school districts

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017


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On Nov. 9, 2017, Maricopa County voters passed all 27 school overrides. This is the first time in the history of Arizona education that this has occurred. In 2016, 17 of 20 were passed and in 2015, 24 of 28 were passed. According to an AZCentral article on the Maricopa County education override, it ...

Perry receives a B in preliminary school grades

Perry receives a B in preliminary school grades

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017


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Students in K-12 education levels are graded on an A-F grading system. Schools within the state of Ariz. are also graded A-F, but things have changed just recently. Now schools are being graded by a system called the A-F Letter Grades for Accountability, which is required by the Arizona Revised St...

Richard Cramer Obituary

Richard Cramer Obituary

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017


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Richard Cramer passed away early Wednesday morning, Oct. 25, 2017 after a four year long battle with stomach cancer. Cramer was born and raised in Tempe, Ariz. and graduated from Arizona State University. He earned a BA in Education, an MA in Instructional Technology, and a certificate in administration...

Schools see larger enrollment sizes as more houses are being built

Schools see larger enrollment sizes as more houses are being built

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017


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When more houses are being built in an area, more people will flock to that area for those better housing options. That area may have a good school district, job opportunities, a sturdy economy, and much more that makes it a desirable place to live. The Chandler community and Chandler Unified Schoo...

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