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Just as the final vote counts are being completed for the 2022 election, the Peoria Unified School District is considering a bond for the 2023 general election. more
What would you do with an idea and some money? The Arizona Council on Economic Education is teaching Arizona students that their answer can be “starting my own business.” more
Do you know a middle or high school student who is having difficulty reading their assigned novels or texts? more
While still unofficial, the most recent results from last week’s election continue to show Stephanie Simacek and Paul Carver leading the field of four candidates vying for two open seats on the Deer Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board. more
The Peoria Unified School District is making its voice heard about a looming spending crisis that could occur if the Arizona legislature does not take action on an archaic state constitution amendment. more
The Peoria Unified School District could make its voice heard about a looming spending crisis that could occur if the Arizona legislature does not take action on an archaic state constitution amendment. more

Overnight election returns show Stephanie Simacek and Paul Carver leading the group of four candidates vying for two open seats on the Deer Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board. more
Students from kindergarten through 12th-grade throughout the Peoria Unified School District will be celebrating members of the U.S. Armed Services on their campuses for Veterans Day. more
Four Peoria natives were named to the dean's list at Biola University in spring 2022. more
The Arizona State Board of Education released the A-F letter grades, with Peoria Unified School District showing growth, according to a news release. more
Peoria Unified School District was considering joining a class action lawsuit against the e-cigarette company Juul. more
The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that six Peoria Unified students have been nominated for the 2022 National Student Production Awards. more
Avenue 27, Deer Valley Unified School District’s student-run fine dining restaurant, is open for the 2022-23 year. more

After an effort to block a massive expansion of the state’s private school voucher law failed, some public school advocates fear a financial hit to schools, especially those already struggling with overcrowded classrooms and teacher shortages. more
The city of Peoria has offered 53 Peoria students $37,649 in financial assistance through the fall 2022 semester. more
The Peoria Unified School District will host a Fall Field Trip for adults from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Oct. 25. 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
Nerissa Wan, a Peoria native, has been elected president of Phi Delta Chi at the University of Findlay for the 2022-2023 academic year. more
Students at Peoria Unified School District’s Vistancia Elementary experienced a “school-wide hostile environment” due to racial harassment, according to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. more
The Cobra Commanders Team 498, a competitive robotics club based out of Peoria Unified School District’s Cactus High School, brought home the championship banner from the Chezy Champs last weekend, one of the premier off-season First Robotics Club events, according to a news release. more

To give residents another opportunity to learn more about the Peoria Unified School District governing board candidates, Independent Newsmedia submitted a second questionnaire inquiring about their stance on certain issues. more
The Peoria Unified School District was recently awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International. more
The Peoria Unified School District is celebrating seven National Merit semifinalists from four of its high schools. more
The Glendale Independent has caught up with the four candidates running for two open seats on the Deer Valley Unified School District’s Governing Board. more
Police agencies from nine West Valley cities have worked with Glendale Community College to launch a full-time law enforcement training academy serving the needs of their respective communities.  more
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