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Zuni Hills Elementary science teacher Jennifer Cheesman named one of 10 candidates for the 2022 Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year Award. more
Public health versus politics has hit home at Peoria Unified School District, with state legislators and the governor issuing rules at odds with federal, state and county COVID-19 guidelines. more
School-aged youth and teens are invited to join the city of Peoria for a fun night of bingo on Wednesday, July 21 or Thursday, July 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Peoria Community Center, at 8335 W. Jefferson St. more
The Peoria Unified School District has responded to the governor’s allegation that the district is breaking the law by having a policy that requires quarantines for unvaccinated students who are exposed to COVID-19 but exempting vaccinated students. more
The Peoria Unified School District and Gov. Doug Ducey’s office are at odds over a quarantine policy at the district. The governor’s office says the district is breaking the law by … more
A move to formalize a temporary compensation increase for those Peoria Unified employees who fill in for teachers during class has failed. more
A new principal has been appointed at Raymond S. Kellis High School. The Peoria Unified School District welcomes Tony Vining to take on this role, effective July 1, 2021. He replaced long-time … more
The Peoria Unified School District governing board will consider approving a pay increase to substitute teachers at the July 8 public meeting, 6 p.m. at the PUSD administrative building, 6330 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale. more
After a year-and-a half of shuffling between in-person and virtual learning as well as quarantining, the Peoria Unified School District is aiming for a return to normalcy in the upcoming school year. more
Candeo Peoria, a high-performing, mission-driven K-8 public charter school known for its rigorous, knowledge-based schooling and classical liberal arts philosophy, has been named a Core Knowledge … more
The Peoria Unified School District recently received multiple awards from the National School Public Relations Association in the 2021 National School Communications Awards contest. more
Peoria Unified is encouraging families of incoming kindergarteners to enroll now for the 2021-22 school year. more
The Peoria Unified School District governing board unanimously approved a 5% performance-based compensation for Superintendent Jason Reynolds for the 2020-21 school year, June 28. more
The Peoria Unified School District governing board has plans to discuss COVID-19 mitigation strategies for 2021-22 school year at its next public meeting. more
At a recent Peoria Unified School District governing board meeting, tempers flared among members of the public after the meeting was nearly moved online due to increasing concern from school board members and local police that it could have been difficult to maintain the peace as the crowd became disruptive. more
A new elementary school planned for Deer Valley Unified School District may finally break ground this summer after two previous delays. more
LAUNCH Robotics is a community-based non-profit in Surprise.Their FIRST Robotics Competition team won the Regional Chairman’s Award for Arizona and Nevada at the May 8 Southwest Region Awards more
The Peoria Unified School District was recently awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International. The Certificate of Excellence demonstrates the district’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and financial reporting. more
A controversial American history elective course planned to be taught at Centennial High School in the coming school year has been canceled. more
The Peoria Unified School District governing board will discuss a recent issue of interest to parents at the next board meeting, June 10. more
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