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New Chandler gym offers fitness through basketball
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New Chandler gym offers fitness through basketball

May 5th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
BY MELODY BIRKETT A new gym that just opened in Chandler offers a fitness program like none other in the East Valley. “This is the first basketball-focused fitness center,” said Jay Bhakta, the Gilbert man who owns PickUp USA...
Wonderland Montessori Academy ready to welcome little feet
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Wonderland Montessori Academy ready to welcome little feet

March 16th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
by Srianthi Perera A new academy for early childhood education is about to open in Gilbert and is currently giving tours to prospective parents and students. Wonderland Montessori Academy, located at Elliot Road and Val Vista...
Teacher of the Year launched innovative learning at South Valley Jr. High
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Teacher of the Year launched innovative learning at South Valley Jr. High

March 10th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera Kymberly Winn did away with lectures and instead brought inquiry-based learning to her seventh grade classroom at South Valley Jr. For her innovation, and other qualities of being caring and enthusiastic and...
Leading Edge Academy offers competitive championship sports in Gilbert
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Leading Edge Academy offers competitive championship sports in Gilbert

March 9th, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Beth Duckett Leading Edge Academy, a K-12 network of charter schools based in Gilbert, has grown by leaps and bounds since its 2002 inception Founder Delmer Geesey, a pastor, had envisioned a top notch traditional educational...
Pre-teen queen dreams of a life close to animals
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Pre-teen queen dreams of a life close to animals

March 1st, 2017 | by Santan Sun
By Srianthi Perera At just 9 years old, Alena Mascarenas has a vision board filled with plans for the future. This year, however, the Gilbert girl’s schedule has been decided for her. In November, following a glittering...