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With one issue seemingly settled in the ongoing re-boundary plans within Deer Valley Unified School District, the next issue figures to be managing a campus facing overcrowding. more
With growth driving the effort to controversially re-boundary Deer Valley Unified School District, one Peoria neighborhood won its effort to keep students in their current school. more
When 15-year-old Kaydence Bonamo was in 3rd grade, reading did not come easily to her. more
SCOTTSDALE — Zack Kilburg thinks his Desert Mountain football team can hold its next opponent to 14 points or fewer. The way he and his Wolves teammates played Friday in their 17-8 defeat of … more
Though Thanksgiving is technically celebrated Nov. 25 this year, for 400 teachers across Arizona – including four in  Peoria – it came early. more
Chloe Evans, Cheyanne Glazier, Alexis Lopez (Award Winner), Chloe Caufield (award winner), Nathan Holt (award winner), Xander Williams (multiple award winner), Jose “Pepe” Sifuentes … more

For Peoria Unified School District teacher Jennifer Cheesman, science and space really are the final frontiers. more
As a part of their community service program, Lowe’s on 83rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road recently connected with Peoria High School to give back to the school and offer their … more
Frank Eager, a Sunrise Mountain High School teacher of more than two decades, knows growth in the Valley all too well. more
Ironwood High School saw a significant increase in COVID-19 cases during the past week, and the school has been declared an outbreak by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, according to letters sent from the principal to parents. more
An online petition driven by parents aims to convince the Deer Valley Unified School District governing board to delay next week’s scheduled voting session on proposed new boundary changes. more
The Peoria Unified School District is the recent recipient of a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. more
With little money left from a voter approved 2012 bond, the Peoria Unified School District will start looking at forming an advisory committee to research the possibility of putting a bond on the 2022 ballot. more

Peoria Unified just released the first episode of its new podcast, the Progress Report. more
While Deer Valley Unified School District followed the state’s trends this year with lower AzMERIT test scores, remediation efforts that started this past summer and showed progress will continue through 2024. more
The Peoria Unified School District Governing Board approved the appointment of Kevin Molino as the district’s new Chief Technology and Operations Officer at the Oct. 14 board meeting. more
This year’s AzMERIT test scores in the Peoria Unified School District went down across the board in both elementary school standardized tests — English language arts and math. more
With some of the strongest growth in the state coming within the Deer Valley Unified School District’s boundaries, population changes driving school boundary changes is almost inevitable. more
Peoria Unified School District school bus drivers and other transportation department workers scored a win in an approval of a new $3.01 pay grade increase. more
Because of overcrowding from explosive growth in north Peoria, Lake Pleasant and Sunset Heights elementary schools along with Liberty High School will not have open enrollment for the 2021-22 school year. more

While Deer Valley Unified School District is battling the same pandemic-driven bus driver shortage as other districts, there’s another shortage problem Deer Valley isn’t worrying about — teachers. more
Due to an increase in positive cases, Maricopa County Department of Public Health has declared Parkridge Elementary School an outbreak, according a letter from the Peoria Unified School District. more
Arizona students took a hit when it came to learning during the pandemic so far, and it may take several years to correct that slide. The state is putting roughly $19 million into corrective … more
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