The Precedent

Thornton talks economics, online schooling

Trent Thornton teaches economics. He is now one of many teachers adapting to school closures.
April 5, 2020

From online schooling to adapting assignments to each student’s need, it is no secret that teachers have been thrown into shouldering the toll of this pandemic. However, couple the unpredictability of...

Rios: A Story of Success

Norma Rios is seen helping an ELL student with homework. She works with the ELLs at the end of each school day.
November 8, 2019

Norma Rios’ family moved to Arizona from Hermosillo, Mexico when she was just 11 years old. Her world switched from one language to another, leaving a young girl confused and afraid to even speak at...

Red for Ed: a brief overview

The participants in this movement wear red on Wednesdays and on Mar. 28, they held a march in Phoenix to peacefully protest the low wages. They marched to have a 20 percent raise and were denied by Governor Doug Ducey.
April 25, 2018

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,...

Kimberly Oltmanns: how reading has shaped her life

February 6, 2017

Kimberly Oltmanns never imagined she would be a high school teacher and a high school coach. Growing up school was the last place she wanted to be for the rest of her life. But the experiences life gave...

Classroom to field: Pack’s cluttered schedule

Jarrett Pack and his family pose for a family photo.
September 5, 2014

As he is most widely known, chemistry teacher Jarrett Pack is more than just anybody’s second hour. Pack’s many titles include husband, father, coach, and even college student. The head junior varsity...

New policy allows technology in classroom

(From Left) Brandon Rule (11)  Carlos Villalobos (11) and Robert Londagin (11) use their smartphones for
'BYOT' amends previous school policy
August 15, 2013

At the height of the digital age, students have been restricted from regularly using technology as a resource in the classroom. This school year, however, the Chandler Unified School District launched...

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