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Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC)–a public career technical education district–helps students afford certification exams and other education expenses through grant funds … more
The Community Choir at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is seeking additional singers for the spring semester that begins Tuesday, Jan. 21. Now in its fourth season, the EMCC Community … more
As part of its mission to benefit Arizonans through youth, sports and education, the Fiesta Bowl organization and its Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program, powered by DriveTime has … more
The West Valley is approaching a surge of growth and an evolving job market. Estrella Mountain Community College is getting ready for it. “I think what you’re beginning to see is this … more
QUEEN CREEK — The expected tight quarterfinal between the #4 and #5 ranked teams in 5A lasted about 15 minutes of game time. Then the host Casteel Colts hit the afterburners and a surprisingly one-sided rout was on. more
The rising cost of college is putting new emphasis on helping young people find alternative career paths that won’t leave them heavily in debt. The 18th annual Arizona Construction Career Days, … more
The West Valley Youth Orchestra (WVYO) program offers young students the opportunity to join with peers for intensive orchestral training and musical performances. The WVYO was founded in the … more
Arizona earned another F this week when a national study ranked the state dead last in school funding — 51st out of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. A nationwide comparison … more
By Melissa Rosequist Independent Newsmedia Seven municipal leaders gathered at Scottsdale City Hall for a roundtable discussion on the growing STEM environment within the Valley — leading to … more
Goodyear students among those awarded millions in scholarship dollars Great Hearts Academies, a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools in Arizona and Texas, announced its 2019 … more
The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) will host information sessions on the A+ Schools of Excellence program. A+ Schools of Excellence is a comprehensive school assessment program that … more
Belen Soto Elementary School, the 16th school in the A-rated Litchfield Elementary School District, opened its doors to 928 students Monday, August 5. The two-story building in the Goodyear … more
By Amanda Hicks Special to Independent Newsmedia Treasures 4 Teachers opened a new location in the West Valley last month to help teachers supply and improve their classrooms without breaking … more
By Abbagail Leon Cronkite News After long days of torment at middle school, Grace Martinez would come home, eat dinner and do her chores. But as she as soon as she was alone, behind her bedroom … more
By Mark Carlisle Independent Newsmedia The Litchfield Elementary School District is reviewing its advanced curriculum program and will decide by December if any changes are needed. A survey … more
Science teachers have an important role in educating students trying to bridge the gap between scientific facts and theory and how those are interconnected with the world. To assist in developing … more
By Brian T. Glunt Special to Independent Newsmedia A 2016 graduate of Desert Edge High School, 15778 W. Yuma Road, Goodyear, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer, USS … more
In partnership with By Kids For Kids, Arizona Complete Health is sponsoring the OpiEnd Youth Challenge poster contest to help raise awareness about opioid misuse and abuse prevention. Arizona … more
Following a comprehensive nationwide search, Estrella Mountain Community College Vice President of Learning Dr. Rey Rivera has been named the college’s new president. Mr. Rivera replaces Dr. … more
Students at Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC), a public career technical education district, earned certifications that qualify them for well-paying careers upon graduation. Every year … more
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