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Education is a point of contention when it comes to in-person versus virtual learning during a pandemic. Parents and district officials each have a different perspective on what is best for students, but both have safety as the top priority. more
The Queen Creek Unified School District has received more than $2 million to support the district’s students during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The money is part of the Enrolled … more
Three new Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board members have been sworn-in to take the helm as they claim their seats at a Jan. 5 special meeting. During the Jan. 5 meeting, the 2021 … more
High school sophomores in the Southwest Valley worried about going to college because of tight finances and other challenges are encouraged to apply for ACE, Estrella Mountain Community College’s Achieving a College Education program. more
More than $88,000 will be distributed to 203 EVIT high school instructors and classified staff as a COVID-19 training and classroom preparation stipend. Amounts range from $31.25 for a certified … more
Among New Year’s resolutions within the Scottsdale Unified School District is one that has been made before: deciding when it’s safe for students to return to learn in person amid the latest COVID-19 surge. more
Isaiah Sepulveda has siblings as well as family and friends who work in the Peoria Unified School District. He has serious concerns about rising COVID-19 cases, and given the current metrics, … more
Peoria Unified School District parents expressed concerns about a recently approved American history elective course that will be taught at Centennial High School. more
Mesa Community College recently hosted a drive-through graduation celebration to honor its 2,645 2019-20 graduates. The celebration Dec. 17, postponed from May 2020 due to pandemic restrictions, … more
Substitute teachers have been awarded a bump in pay in the Peoria Unified School District, making them more competitive with neighboring districts. more
A local business is partnering with Mesa Community College and Northern Arizona University to help its employees continue their education and earn college degrees. The collaboration with Empire … more
Dysart Unified School District officials discussed local COVID-19 metrics and their impact on the district for more than 90 minutes during its most recent board meeting, but is opting to not change anything. more
Mesa Community College is participating in the AWS Academy, an Amazon Web Services program that provides higher education institutions with a ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum. Beginning … more
Michaela Melara, a senior at Willow Canyon High School in Surprise, was selected as a semifinalist for the $20,000 Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship. Melara is one of 1,609 semi-finalists … more
A discussion on merely approving a decision to move forward on contracting out to design a potential new school that may or may not be built was a reminder of one of the touchier subjects a school district can take on. more
Queen Creek’s new elementary school has its first principal. Faith Orr has been selected as principal of Schnepf Elementary School, which is set to open in July. The announcement was made by … more
The Dysart Unified School District recently received a statewide honor. more
Deer Valley Unified School District is taking steps toward a temporary return to virtual learning to open the spring semester after the upcoming Christmas break. more
At the next Peoria Unified School District governing board meeting, Dec. 10, the board will discuss possible changes in instructional models for the spring semester based on health data. In the … more
The Dysart Unified School District Governing Board will hear the latest about the district's attempt to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic at its next meeting. more
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