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This Chandler family’s life is a circus – literally
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This Chandler family’s life is a circus – literally

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Eating fire is no problem for Martin Taylor, even if his long beard might get in the way. “You’ve never seen fire-eating until you’ve seen somebody do it with a beard,” he said. It’s not...
Chandler students score high on AzMerit test
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Chandler students score high on AzMerit test

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The Chandler Unified School District performed well above the state’s average in math and English assessments, yet individual schools showed little improvement from the previous year. Fifty-nine...
How to relate with survivors of suicide victims
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How to relate with survivors of suicide victims

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By Missy Palrang Guest Writer When someone chooses to end his or her life, the survivors are unwillingly forced into a world filled with grief and confusion.  A world that has no road maps. It’s a world I’m familiar with...
Gila River community wary of ADOT I-10 widening plan
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Gila River community wary of ADOT I-10 widening plan

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer Severio Kyyitan was awoken one recent morning by a thunderous thumping that reverberated through the walls of his home. It might be an earthquake, he thought, until he looked outside and discovered a...
District studying impact of canines on kids’ learning
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District studying impact of canines on kids’ learning

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer There’s a girl at Weinberg Elementary who had hardly spoken to anyone since the start of this school year. Staff described her as possibly suffering from selective mutism, an anxiety disorder that...
Chandler schools struggle to gain teacher diversity
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Chandler schools struggle to gain teacher diversity

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By Kevin Reagan Staff Writer The U.S. Department of Education in 2016 advised the ranks of elementary and high school teachers needed to become more racially diverse, but that goal has been elusive for Chandler and other East...