Alas, poor Pinland learns the bitter lessons of World War I
Payson High School history teacher Chad Gower admits he’s much more comfortable teaching from a strict lesson plan, but decided to color outside the lines to teach World War I. He ended up learning right along with his students.
Schools plow ahead despite confusion
Payson Schools continue to doggedly overhaul testing for this year and next despite the chaos that has engulfed state education policy.
Bill would earmark court-ordered inflation money to restore funding
Rep. Brenda Barton (R-Payson) this week toured a Phoenix kindergarten class to highlight her bill requiring schools to offer all-day kindergarten if they get money from a settlement with the state concerning illegally withheld inflation funding.
Superintendent Wyman details possible impact of new laws
Payson Unified School District Superintendent Greg Wyman on Monday offered the school board a quick survey of a host of bills racing through the Legislature that could have a big impact on schools this year — quite aside from the enormous potential impact of Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget.
Its takes a village to put on a regional academic decathlon competition and the village of Payson responded to the need on Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7.
‘Constitutional crisis’ hinges on court mediation
School districts battling to force the Legislature to provide illegally withheld inflation funding have agreed to closed-door mediation sessions in front of a panel of appeals court judges.
The day had bright sunshine and bright snow that glittered like diamonds, but the brightest things were the smiles from the Rim Country Middle School students.
Budget woes, standards debate threaten schools
The battle against the adoption of federal standards and the tests linked to the standards has resumed now that the dust of the election has settled.
Gila Community College board member Gerald McCreary made a second report on the college’s years-long journey to seek accreditation and independence at its board meeting on Feb. 5.
Complex set proves perfect setting for classic comedy
In a bold move, and because he had 24 strong thespian students, Thomas Walling of the Payson High School Theatre program, cast two completely different sets of students in the 12 roles of “Harvey.”
An interesting thing happened when Payson High School physics teacher Andrew Fiala showed his students evidence that fellow classmates had more gaps in their math knowledge than anyone knew — they asked questions.
Payson superintendent warns board district has no money for repairs
Seems the Arizona Legislature believes school facilities can be kept up simply by magic — or on a wing and a prayer.
Gila Community College Senior Dean Stephen Cullen is fed up.
With the state about to force big cuts in “non-classroom” spending, Payson Unified School District Superintendent Greg Wyman would like the community to better understand the annual Auditor General’s Report, which details “classroom” and “non-classroom” spending.
Gila Community College hit its first roadblock to crawling out from under its provisional college status and onto the freedom of independence — enrollment.