Charter School Report: Tough Choice
With just months to go before the American Leadership Academy charter school opens its doors in Payson, the stage is set for competition in education in Rim Country.
Roundup reporter tours American Leadership Academy’s brand new school in Queen Creek
Amidst fields of cotton and sorghum interspersed with a smattering of housing developments, the American Leadership Academy Ironwood sprouts from empty farmland.
Lots of students say they can have sleep, friends or good grades — but not all three.
The Pine-Strawberry School Board at its meeting on Jan. 11 voted to re-open the gym it had closed last year.
Famous author delights audience of eager students
A book report, a local connection and the desire for extra credit brought Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” to Rim Country Middle School on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
PCK partners with schools
First there was the word.
RCMS teachers host banquet for students often overlooked
Teachers say some kids that touch their hearts never get recognized because they don’t shine in athletics, the arts or academics.
The imminent opening of the American Leadership Academy in Payson has everyone scrambling to understand what it all means.
The push to build a university campus in Payson continues to advance, with architects and engineers working on plans for the infrastructure and conversations continuing with Arizona State University.
Tests show less than half have adequate reading skills
Payson students start off making big gains in reading and math in the lower grades, but by middle school and high school, fewer than half have the skills they need in reading and math to cope with their classes, according to a sobering tracking test of basic skills presented to the school board on Monday.
Alliance lease approval process remains unclear
The Rim Country Educational Alliance board members silently listened on Thursday as Payson Unified School Board President Barbara Underwood and others urged them to reject a proposal to lease 10 acres on the 253-acre university site to a charter school.
The gavel for the presidency of the Gila Community College board has passed from Sam Moorhead to Jay Spehar of Globe just in time to grapple with declining enrollment.
Gary Fishel, Payson Christian School third-grade teacher, calls himself an idealist.
In August, Rim Country will have another education option for parents — the charter school American Leadership Academy.
Payson may get 8 inches of snow by Friday
Payson Unified School District has called for a snow day on Thursday, Jan. 7 due to a winter storm warning from the National Weather Service.