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Catholic Charities’ Westside Head Start is enrolling students for the 2021-22 school year, which will include enrollment into the Tonopah School District for Head Start, Early Head Start, pregnant mothers and home-based programs. more
It didn’t matter if the game was well in hand or if future pitching strategy would be a consideration in this single elimination tourney, there was no way Casteel senior lefty Isaac Rehfield … more
In preparation for its launch as the 17th school in the A-rated Litchfield Elementary School District, the Digital Learning Academy has chosen an energetic, adventuresome dune buggy to symbolize the … more
Recognizing a need in Arizona for alternative learning models that offer the flexibility of online learning with a face-to-face engagement element, digital curriculum provider StrongMind has partnered with local charter schools to launch tuition-free Valor Preparatory Academy of Arizona. more
American Leadership Academy had a groundbreaking ceremony for its first West Valley school April 23. more
Seven Southwest Valley high schools in Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear and Tolleson were ranked among the top 100 of 550 Arizona schools included in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best High Schools list. more
Gov. Doug Ducey rescinded his July 2020 executive order requiring schools to implement face covering policies April 19, but what does that mean for Southwest Valley students, staff and campus visitors? more
For more than 20 years, AZ529, Arizona’s Education Savings Plan, has helped families accumulate more than $1.9 billion in tax-deferred education savings. more
Nearly 1,900 members of Agua Fria Union High School District’s Class of 2021 are expected to attend in-person graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 15, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. more
Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek is accepting applications from Southwest Valley students interested in vying for one of five $1,000 scholarships it plans to award to graduating seniors this year. more
Many nursing students might be a little nervous about giving their professor an injection. Not Sarah Idowu. more
Dr. Tara Armstead was sworn in Thursday, March 25, as the newest governing board member of the A-rated Litchfield Elementary School District. more
The Western Maricopa Education Center communications team recently announced its new district-centric podcast, “Generation Orange.” West-MEC is a public career technical education … more
New coronavirus guidance issued March 19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allows schools to seat masked-up students 3 feet apart instead of 6 feet in classrooms, but that doesn’t mean local administrators are throwing caution to the wind, especially in middle and high schools. more
It’s been one year since the A-rated Litchfield Elementary School District pivoted to reinvent its time-tested approach to educational excellence in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. more
Estrella Mountain Community College students Ethan Kilduff and Taina Rodriguez were among 25 high-achieving Phi Theta Kappa honor students representing all 10 Maricopa Community Colleges celebrated during the 2021 All-Arizona Academic Recognition Ceremony. more
The Arizona Educational Foundation’s AEF Teacher of the Year program, the only statewide teacher recognition program that spotlights Arizona’s public school teachers, is accepting nominations. more
Goodyear and Litchfield Park McDonald’s restaurants raised more than $7,900 for local schools during their annual McTeacher’s Night Challenge in February. more
A decade after opening in Goodyear, Franklin Pierce University is adding new health-sciences programs and expanding its existing doctoral program in physical therapy. more
Southwest Surprise is already a charter school hotbed with statewide giant Legacy Traditional School having a K-8 campus and established local educator Paradise Schools running its 6-8 middle school and high school campus on the same city block. more
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