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School labels came out Nov. 1 and the Dysart Unified School District is celebrating its improvement. Back in 2016-17, school labels from the Arizona Department of Education switched to letter … more
Teachers across the Valley received $1 million to improve their classrooms and curriculums, including nine school teachers in Goodyear, through Fiesta Bowl Charities.  Each of the Goodyear … more
Just as the final vote counts are being completed for the 2022 election, the Peoria Unified School District is considering a bond for the 2023 general election. more
Jennifer Drake and incumbent Dawn Densmore still appear in good shape in the Dysart Unified School District Governing Board race. more
While still unofficial, the most recent results from last week’s election continue to show that voters are supporting a budget override that would allow Glendale Union High School District to maintain its current operating budget. more
While still unofficial, the most recent results from last week’s election continue to show Stephanie Simacek and Paul Carver leading the field of four candidates vying for two open seats on the Deer Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board. more

The Peoria Unified School District is making its voice heard about a looming spending crisis that could occur if the Arizona legislature does not take action on an archaic state constitution amendment. more
Volunteers carry a major load for various organizations, without the salary often compensated for the amount of hours and work put in by these individuals. more
Incumbent Dena Kimble and newcomer Gail Ross are leading in the election for two seats on the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board, according to unofficial results posted by the … more
The Peoria Unified School District could make its voice heard about a looming spending crisis that could occur if the Arizona legislature does not take action on an archaic state constitution amendment. more
Newcomer Ryan Ownes has overtaken incumbent Kimberly Moran in what is a tight race for Litchfield Elementary School District governing board. There are two seats up for grabs with four names on … more
Voters look to be saying “yes” to allowing Glendale Union High School District to maintain its operating budget through a budget override. more
Overnight election returns show Stephanie Simacek and Paul Carver leading the group of four candidates vying for two open seats on the Deer Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board. more

School choice — allowing taxpayer money to pay for private school tuition instead of only financing public schools — has become another front in the partisan battles over education this election … more
For the first time, Tempe high schools will offer classes to teach the Yaqui language to students.  more
There were six crimes reported in 2021 — compared to 16 in 2020 and nine in 2019 — at two Mesa Community College campuses and a downtown center in the Maricopa County Community College … more
In a quarterly report to the Scottsdale Unified School District’s governing board, agencies that support district educators presented an update as to where they are in solving the ongoing teacher shortage. more
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers of Mesa said he is willing to bring lawmakers back to the Capitol after the Nov. 8 election to address an education funding issue. However, the Republican … more
Last November, 30 years of continuous budget overrides in the two Southwest Valley school districts came to an abrupt end when residents voted down override measures that provide Agua Fria Union High … 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

The city of Tempe has long had a symbiotic relationship with the university residing within its borders.  Arizona State University officials meet with the Tempe City Council annually in a public meeting and the two entities often discuss mutual issues, such as traffic, housing, research and more. With ASU’s history as the country’s most innovative university and Tempe quickly becoming a center for technology, it would appear to be a match made in heaven.  more
Special Olympics Unified Sports teams in the Dysart Unified School District are part of the 1.4 million people taking part in Unified Sports around the world. 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
Peoria Unified School District was considering joining a class action lawsuit against the e-cigarette company Juul. more
The Litchfield Elementary School District board president hinted at leadership changes at last week’s candidate forum held by the district’s education foundation.  During … more
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