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Playa del Rey Elementary educator teaches to change lives

The personal connection that teacher Robert Schumacher has with special education began years ago while in high school in Michigan. “I kind of fell in love with special education ever since high school, when I...

Red Cross urgently needs blood

The Week Ahead The American Red Cross seeks East Valley donors of all blood types to overcome an ongoing emergency blood shortage. To thank those who donate blood or platelets through Aug. 30, the Red Cross...

ArtVille returning to i.d.e.a. Museum

The eight-week early-learning program ArtVille Academy, designed to prepare youngster for a smooth transition into school, returns on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon beginning Aug. 16 at the i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W. Pepper...

Gilbert caregivers learn what dementia feels like

By Nick Serpa Cronkite News Vilma Bose places headphones over her ears and is greeted by the sounds of droning conversation, a fire engine and a door slamming. Next, she’s escorted to a dimly lit room...

UofA to offer courses in Chandler in fall

The University of Arizona will offer four undergraduate courses in the East Valley at its Chandler campus, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave., beginning this month. Another six courses are planned for spring 2019. Courses offered in...

Gilbert Classical Academy ranked 20th among 20,500 schools

By GSN Staff Gilbert Classical Academy has nabbed a coveted gold medal in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best High Schools ranking after taking the 20th spot among 20,500 schools it analyzed. Tolleson’s University High...

GPS will see 3-way board contest, Higley none

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor Two newcomers are vying for seats on the Higley and the Gilbert school boards in the Nov. 6 general election. The race for the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board promises...

Gilbert couple gives back to medical center

By Colleen Sparks GSN Staff Writer A husband and wife who have gone on a tumultuous journey nursing their son, who was born prematurely, to a healthier state are once again trying to comfort other...

Gilbert native serving Navy and helping to deter nuclear war

GSN NEWS STAFF A Gilbert native is presently engaged in a critical mission for the security of the United States – helping to deter nuclear war. Petty Officer 1st Class Zyven Fontes-Evans, a machinist’s mate (nuclear)...

Waymo program aims for Valley Metro riders

By Wayne Schutsky, GSN Managing Editor Self-driving vehicles are typically described as a disruptive technology that will make traditional modes of public transportation obsolete, but a recent announcement by Chandler-based Waymo is challenging that narrative. The...