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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
      Teacher of the Year nomination deadline April 30 Applications available online Nominations for the 2021 Arizona Teacher of the Year Awards through the Arizona … 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
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
The Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek is looking for five outstanding high school seniors interested in receiving a $1,000 scholarship for higher education. The club will select one graduating … more
In the end, the decision about what to do with spring high school sports seasons shortened by the spread of COVID-19 was wholly out of the hands of the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Early … more
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
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
U.S. News & World Report this spring revealed the 2020 Best High Schools, with a number of Goodyear and Avondale schools among those recognized. This edition ranks more schools across America … 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
      Virtual Graduation Project to include Belen Soto principal Event honors Class of 2020 More than 40 Arizonans have answered the call to bring a bit of celebration, … 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
      West Valley preschool to remain open for first responders’, heathcare workers’ children Registration fees waived at Surprise childcare … more
By Mark Carlisle Independent Newsmedia The Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board approved a $94 million budget for the upcoming school year this month. The district lowered … 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
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
COVID-19 may have closed his classroom, but thanks to social media, class is still in session for Avondale art teacher Bryan Kilgore. “Art is fun and necessary,” and “provides a … more
To help parents and kids stay creative and active, Crayola Experience and Crayola are providing fun, at-home activities through its websites and social channels. Parents can download free … more
With most schools in Arizona closed through April 10 due to the coronavirus, not all students are off the hook when it comes to class time. Remote learning is becoming a part of the social … more
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