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While one high school took a small dip in its cohort graduation rate, overall the Dysart Unified School District remained within the same percentile of graduates in 2019-20. more
Although they receive benefits, Peoria Unified drivers are among the worst paid at $13.99 an hour compared with surrounding districts where the average pay is about $17.50. more
When leaders from the city of Tempe, Arizona State University, the Arizona Board of Regents and Omni Hotels broke ground on a brand new hotel on Sept. 17, they did so with an Arizona Supreme Court case looming overhead. more
A social media trend making the rounds has made its way to West Valley schools, and that’s not a good thing. more
Scottsdale Unified School District has received $29.5 million in one-time federal funds to assist with COVID-19 impacts, but for some the status of student assistance is in a state of emergency. more
The Peoria Unified School District will cancel 10 bus routes throughout the district Thursday and Friday due to drivers being unable to work for a number of reasons, officials said. more
Erika Longachre calls up a student to the front of the room. The Peralta Trail Elementary School teacher is teaching her kindergarten and first grade students the sound of letters, and she’s … more
Employers across the nation are increasingly having a difficult time hiring and retaining qualified workers, and this has certainly hit home in the Peoria Unified School District, which has seen resignations and terminations increase by 23% since before the pandemic. more
Residents of the Cave Creek Unified School District are targeting five school board members in a potential recall effort. The district joins several others in the Valley where parents are … more
On Sept. 10, Desert Canyon Elementary School invited Scottsdale’s first responders to campus to teach students about their jobs and duties, for the 7th Annual First Responder Community Heroes … more
A new tool will allow Arizona students to gain access to important career development information before heading off to higher education. more
The Boeing Co. is supporting Mesa College Promise students with a $10,000 gift, opening doors for high school graduates to attend Mesa Community College. “Boeing is proud to support the Mesa … more
Dysart Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Quinn Kellis uses a literary classic to describe the state of education today. more
School food services programs are also challenged with staff shortages. more
Classes have been disrupted for the second day in a row for Canyon View High School students, following a threat made on social media Thursday night. Canyon View students will be attending classes … more
The Apache Junction High School varsity football team got back to campus at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning following its road victory at Canyon del Oro in Tucson.By 8 a.m. the players were back on … more
Mesa High School students were evacuated Wednesday due to a bomb threat. As of Wednesday afternoon, Mesa police has found no evidence of any explosive devices on campus. About 3,000 students were … more
Downtown Phoenix was once a sparsely populated part of the country’s fifth-largest city, a land of vacant lots and empty streets once office buildings closed for the evening. more
The Peoria Unified School District governing board narrowly approved a $1,500 retention and recruiting stipend to all returning staff from fiscal year 2021 and new staff hired on or after July 1. more
Higher education is alive and well in Arizona, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report. more
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