Education
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This year’s AzMERIT test scores in the Peoria Unified School District went down across the board in both elementary school standardized tests — English language arts and math. more
With some of the strongest growth in the state coming within the Deer Valley Unified School District’s boundaries, population changes driving school boundary changes is almost inevitable. more
Two West Valley school districts are asking voters this November to continue their 15% maintenance and operations budget overrides, which provides millions every year in funding.  Both … more
Peoria Unified School District school bus drivers and other transportation department workers scored a win in an approval of a new $3.01 pay grade increase. more
While it was to be expected that students’ test scores may be affected from COVID-19’s impact to the classroom, new data shows how deeply students’ learning was disrupted. more
Because of overcrowding from explosive growth in north Peoria, Lake Pleasant and Sunset Heights elementary schools along with Liberty High School will not have open enrollment for the 2021-22 school year. more
While Deer Valley Unified School District is battling the same pandemic-driven bus driver shortage as other districts, there’s another shortage problem Deer Valley isn’t worrying about — teachers. more
Scottsdale Unified School District governing board President Jann-Michael Greenburg has plans to run for reelection next year, paperwork shows. Two other men have filed initial paperwork to begin … more
Due to an increase in positive cases, Maricopa County Department of Public Health has declared Parkridge Elementary School an outbreak, according a letter from the Peoria Unified School District. more
The Deer Valley High School theatre department is applying 1940s messages to today’s challenges. more
PHOENIX — Arizona schools are facing the prospect of not being able to legally spend some of the money they are receiving. Without legislative action, school districts will have to reduce … more
As COVID-19 emptied college campuses of students in 2020, the smaller number of people gathered at Phoenix- area schools contributed to some twists and turns in campus crime data. more
PHOENIX — Arizona continues to have a shortage of teachers for the classroom. And by some indications, the problem may be getting worse. A new survey by the Arizona School Personnel … more
Arizona students took a hit when it came to learning during the pandemic so far, and it may take several years to correct that slide. The state is putting roughly $19 million into corrective … more
From gun violence then to a lingering virus now, the soil below where public education occurs has been labeled dangerous ground for American students for nearly a decade. Aside from the dangers … more
Several Phoenix-area community colleges are growing seed libraries to benefit students, faculty, the public and the wildlife that lives in Maricopa County. more
A social media trend making the rounds has made its way to Peoria schools, and that’s not a good thing. A new TikTok “challenge” encourages students to commit criminal damage and … more
Several people along with a prominent government watchdog group have filed complaints against the Scottsdale Unified School District governing board with the Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s Office regarding alleged issues with open meeting law violations, transparency and more. more
There were five crimes reported in 2020 — including a rape — at Upper Iowa University’s Mesa campus, according to a federally mandated campus-security report released … more
During the most recent public input process for the master plan of the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, the most common feedback was that people didn’t feel welcome on the campus, according to … more
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