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Scottsdale Unified School District’s governing board has approved revisions to its policy regarding ceremonies and observances in the classroom because of recent state changes that require a moment of silence at the start of each day. more
Launch Team Robotics celebrated Thanksgiving by donating almost 400 pounds of food to St. Mary’s Food Bank. more
High school science curriculum at Scottsdale Unified School District likely will undergo changes in the order of courses beginning with the class of 2027. more
Scottsdale Unified School District’s governing board has begun discussing the maintenance and operations budget for the upcoming school year with plans for more focused financial discussions early next year. more
In a quarterly report to the Scottsdale Unified School District’s governing board, agencies that support district educators presented an update as to where they are in solving the ongoing teacher shortage. more
Scottsdale Unified School District opens the doors of its 30 schools each year to resident and non-resident students alike. The application process for non-resident students seeking to … more

As it prepares to ask voters to approve new funding this election cycle, and potentially again in future years, the Scottsdale Unified School District is sharing how its previous override and bond monies have been used this year. more
Student test scores are on the rise in Scottsdale Unified School District based on its most recent data; however, staff and board members still hold concerns for certain subject areas where students … more
In all, 28 Brophy College Preparatory seniors received some form of National Merit recognition in the 2023 NMSQT competition, once again placing the Jesuit high school in the top echelon of Arizona academic powerhouses. more
As construction costs and other impacts leftover from the COVID-19 pandemic linger, Scottsdale Unified School District is being asked to adjust some project costs on its local elementary school rebuilds. more
Family-owned and operated Barro’s Pizza, is giving away $10,000 to one local Arizona resident in the 2022 Arizona Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway. The prize money is available to help pay … more
Scottsdale Unified School District’s governing board candidates provided their perspectives on how the district should handle infectious diseases as SUSD continues to manage COVID-19 in its schools. more
Independent Newsmedia hosted an online public forum Sept. 22 for the Scottsdale Unified School District board candidates to share their thoughts about education and specific issues facing the … more

This fall’s incoming first-year class at the University of Iowa — a group that includes Lily Langford of Paradise Valley, who plans to pursue a degree in human physiology — has topped previous records with an average high school GPA of 3.82. more
The U.S. Department of Education named Scottsdale Unified School District’s Cherokee Elementary School a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School on Sept. 16. more
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday the names of over 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including 58 students from Scottsdale and Paradise Valley schools. more
Notre Dame Prep junior Evan Hendrix, 16, has officially committed to play volleyball for Texas Christian University. more
With nearly 100,000 students, Maricopa County Community College District understands its worth and isn’t afraid to reshape the traditional narrative of higher education. more
Recent data collected by Scottsdale Unified School District showed Native American students are still recovering from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it also shows hope for future improvement. more
Scottsdale Unified School District residents interested in the override renewal request are invited to five public Town Hall meetings this month, beginning with the first scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Arcadia High School, 4703 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. more

Grant submissions for the seventh annual Palo Verde Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers are now being accepted. The program provides $2,500 awards to 400 teachers across the state for a … more
About five years after closing Supai Middle School, Scottsdale Unified stakeholders discussed the logistics of again having a separate middle school in the Coronado Learning Community. more
The Scottsdale Unified School District governing board has received a preliminary audit report on the Hohokam Elementary School construction project that provides several suggestions including input on the design contract to documentation standards, procurement and activity records. more
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