Darby McFarlane figured she could revolutionize egg laying. So the Rim Country Middle School student set up an experiment for the Gila County Science Fair that involved feeding one group of chickens a high-protein, high-carb diet.
Roy Sandoval has entered the race to replace retiring Gila County Superintendent of Schools Linda O’Dell.
Only about 38 percent start and fewer than 20 percent finish
Payson students attend college at a far lower rate than students statewide, according to figures compiled by the Arizona Board of Regents.
State support has dropped 60 percent since 2008
Arizona State University wants to raise tuition by $200 annually for residents and $1,100 for foreign and out-of-state students, the latest in an inexorable string of increases that has boosted tuition from amongst the lowest in the nation to roughly 25th.
Energy audit pinpoints savings by controlling off-hour temperatures
The Payson Unified School District can cut its $650,000 annual energy bill by 10 to 15 percent, mostly by upgrading heating and cooling systems to operate only minimally in the evening when the buildings are closed, a team of consultants reported to the Payson School Board this week.
Gov. Doug Ducey this week signed a bill that could both streamline and upend school efforts to adopt a common test to measure student progress.
Ray Morris thinks about some interesting stuff, such as, what would he do with his severely mentally disabled son or physically disabled father if there were a major disaster or emergency?
In a letter to prospective parents, the American Leadership Academy administration said it has delayed building a campus in Payson for at least a year due to low enrollment and lack of a lease for land on which to build a campus.
The American Leadership Academy letter to parents cited alleged inaccuracies and misrepresentations made by critics of the charter school and reported in a series by Roundup reporter Michele Nelson.
Talking to toddlers said key to success
The 3-year-old and his mother move down the aisle in Walmart in a staccato rattled of imperatives. “Get down!” she snapped. Then, “Shut up! Stop that!” The burst of commands have little effect. The boy pulls items from the shelf, tugs on the feet of his infant sibling, “Quit it!” she orders.
Expert lauds local effort to boost college attendance
Years of state cutbacks have weakened the educational system on which Arizona’s prosperity depends, according to Evelyn Casuga, with the Center for the Future of Arizona.
Congressman talks about student debt
Congressman Paul Gosar this week met with the Gila Community College board and a few students to talk about what college had done for them.
Musicians qualify for second time in school history
For the first time since 2013, the Payson High School band will perform at the Arizona state competition and the audience at the spring concert got to hear why.
Parents can’t opt out, but districts might
The state Senate this week killed a bill that would have allowed parents to prevent their children from taking standardized tests designed to compare student performance to national standards.
Come on out to collect compost for your garden and help the Payson FFA chapter at the same time, March 28 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.