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Recognizing a need in Arizona for alternative learning models that offer the flexibility of online learning with a face-to-face engagement element, digital curriculum provider StrongMind has partnered with local charter schools to launch tuition-free Valor Preparatory Academy of Arizona. more
Seven Southwest Valley high schools in Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear and Tolleson were ranked among the top 100 of 550 Arizona schools included in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best High Schools list. more
Gov. Doug Ducey rescinded his July 2020 executive order requiring schools to implement face covering policies April 19, but what does that mean for Southwest Valley students, staff and campus visitors? more
When Grand Canyon University senior Rabekah Neu crossed the stage at graduation on Monday, she did so with a full-time job offer in supply chain management from Amazon.com Inc. more
Nearly 1,900 members of Agua Fria Union High School District’s Class of 2021 are expected to attend in-person graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 15, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. more
Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek is accepting applications from Southwest Valley students interested in vying for one of five $1,000 scholarships it plans to award to graduating seniors this year. more
Many nursing students might be a little nervous about giving their professor an injection. Not Sarah Idowu. more
Dr. Tara Armstead was sworn in Thursday, March 25, as the newest governing board member of the A-rated Litchfield Elementary School District. more
The Western Maricopa Education Center communications team recently announced its new district-centric podcast, “Generation Orange.” West-MEC is a public career technical education … more
New coronavirus guidance issued March 19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows schools to seat masked-up students 3 feet apart instead of 6 feet in classrooms, but that doesn’t mean local administrators are throwing caution to the wind, especially in middle and high schools. more
It’s been one year since the A-rated Litchfield Elementary School District pivoted to reinvent its time-tested approach to educational excellence in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. more
A decade after opening in Goodyear, Franklin Pierce University is adding new health-sciences programs and expanding its existing doctoral program in physical therapy. more
Agua Fria Union High School District officials planned to welcome students back to campus full time March 22, but quickly pivoted this week to comply with Gov. Doug Ducey’s March 3 executive order requiring schools to fully reopen March 15. more
Great Hearts Academies in Arizona is hosting a hiring fair in March with hopes of landing 240 new teachers. more
Western Maricopa Education Center recently announced its new nursing services program for the fall. more
Kindergartners through second-graders whose families chose the in-person learning model at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year will return to their Litchfield Elementary School District classrooms beginning Monday, Feb. 22. more
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) is accepting nominations for the 22nd Annual Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards, presented by Cox Communications and SRP. more
Two Southwest Valley residents were among 607 students who graduated recently from Park University in Missouri. more
Scott Libby Elementary School’s parent teacher association has been awarded a $2,500 grant by the National PTA to continue its efforts to meet critical needs of students, families and teachers in their school community due to COVID-19. more
Litchfield Elementary School District Educational Foundation has announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors. more
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