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School districts across the country are dealing with learning loss after more than two years of pandemic-related disruptions. How do you plan to do to address learning loss in LESD schools at the … more
Four candidates are running for two seats that have four-year terms on the Higley USD Governing Board.   No incumbents are running for the seats as Amy Kaylor and Jill Wilson have decided not … more
This is the third in a series of questions asked of Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board candidates. Voters will decide among these four candidates for the two open four-year seats on the … more
To give residents another opportunity to learn more about the Peoria Unified School District governing board candidates, Independent Newsmedia submitted a second questionnaire inquiring about their stance on certain issues. more
The Maricopa County Community College District governing board voted Tuesday night to appoint Dr. Steven R. Gonzales as MCCCD’s permanent chancellor. Gonzales has led the system in an … more
The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board took a first step Sept. 27 Gtoward adopting a number of policy changes and additions in the aftermath of the past session of the Arizona … more

Seven candidates for two Mesa Public Schools governing board seats have filed signatures to be on the ballot at the Nov. 8 election. According to the Maricopa County school superintendent’s … more
With the announcement of a new certification program, Scottsdale Community College is ready to meet the expanding opportunities for nursing careers locally and nationwide. SCC is making it more … more
Scottsdale Unified School District’s governing board candidates provided their perspectives on how the district should handle infectious diseases as SUSD continues to manage COVID-19 in its schools. more
This is the second in a series of questions asked of Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board candidates. more
The Florence Unified School District has hired a new Director of Exceptional Student Services – and he’s a former FUSD student. Eric Turner attended middle and high school in Florence … more
PHOENIX - Universal vouchers of public funds for 1.1 million public school students to attend private and parochial schools are on their way to becoming legal in Arizona. Backers of a petition … more
Four candidates are running for two seats that have full four-year terms on the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board.   more

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, which specializes in holistic and natural approaches to medicine and health sciences, is now named Sonoran University of Health Sciences. New degree programs, a state-of-the-art research institute, and expansion of free healthcare delivery and access in underserved communities propelled the transformation to Sonoran University, according to a news release. more
Independent Newsmedia hosted an online public forum Sept. 22 for the Scottsdale Unified School District board candidates to share their thoughts about education and specific issues facing the … more
The Glendale Independent has caught up with the four candidates running for two open seats on the Deer Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board. more
The Arizona Coyotes and Delta Dental of Arizona, in partnership with TeamSmile, worked with the Tempe Elementary School District on Sept. 16 to provide approximately 280 local children with complimentary oral health assessments and preventative dental care. more
Police agencies from nine West Valley cities have worked with Glendale Community College to launch a full-time law enforcement training academy serving the needs of their respective communities.  more
Higley USD is proposing using education sales tax money to increase some employees’ base pay as much as 11% while the governing board approved a substantial bump in substitute pay at its Sept. … more
With a goal of introducing high school girls, primarily from across the East Valley, to the many career possibilities in the field of information technology, the fourth annual Girls Get IT event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 4, at Scottsdale Community College. more

Five candidates for two Apache Junction Unified School District No. 43 seats have filed signatures to be on the ballot at the Nov. 8 election. According to the Pinal County Superintendent’s … more
Recess should be a time for a kid to exercise, explore and have fun with friends — but at Litchfield Elementary School, playground offerings are limited.  Students from third to fifth … more
This fall’s incoming first-year class at the University of Iowa — a group that includes Lily Langford of Paradise Valley, who plans to pursue a degree in human physiology — has topped previous records with an average high school GPA of 3.82. more
Peoria police are investigating a threat allegedly made by a student on social media against Terramar Academy of the Arts and three of its staff members. more
Central Arizona College is now accepting applications for its new Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse Bridge Program. The program is designed for current Arizona LPNs looking to earn … more
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