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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
The Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce has awarded Scottsdale Community College the 36th Annual Sterling Award in the “Big Business” category, which acknowledges Scottsdale organizations that demonstrate excellence, innovation and community stewardship. 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
Continuing the Fiesta Bowl Organization’s annual tradition of honoring, supporting and celebrating educators throughout Arizona, Scottsdale-based Fiesta Bowl Charities granted 400 teachers — including 85 Phoenix teachers — with $2,500 each through the Palo Verde Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers Draft Day presented by SRP. more
Finding the right education setting to begin a child’s formal education journey is a major decision for parents. That is why Scottsdale Unified School District opens the doors of its kindergarten classrooms each November, January and March to families of the next school year’s kindergarten students. more
The importance of a robust and highly-trained workforce of healthcare professionals has never been more apparent than it is today. To that end, HonorHealth is collaborating with Scottsdale Community College to offer a new Pharmacy Technology Certificate of Completion that efficiently prepares anyone interested in working in healthcare for the abundance of new positions expected to open up over the next decade. 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
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s American Indian Committee will administer two scholarships for American Indian students in 2023.  more
Renisha Pool of Scottsdale graduated from Troy University during term 1 of the 2020-2021 academic year. more
Kelsea Hurley of Scottsdale is a member of the Central College women’s basketball team more
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of Scottsdale High School in 1922 and specifically in conjunction with the 50th reunion of the class of 1971, a replica of a “Beaver Paradise” picnic table was unveiled at a reunion party at the home of Bob and Nina Miest of North Phoenix. more
Nov. 1-4 is Expedition Days Live, an interactive, engaging educational field trip event for local third and fourth grade students. Students will leave their desks behind and adventure throughout … more

Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. has welcomed its class of 2026, including two Scottsdale residents. 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
Scottsdale Unified School District is just weeks away from deciding who the two new governing board members will be. In this week’s Q&A, the board candidates talked about their ideas for expanding upon district programs. 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
Scottsdale Unified School District has faced criticisms and concerns from parents in the past school years regarding rumors of critical race theory being included as part of the districtwide curriculum. more
Delta Dental of Arizona announced that Cactus Shadows basketball coach Zach Washut has joined the dental insurer’s management team as director of operations. more
Briana Reed always dreamed of teaching. She knew the difference a committed and caring teacher could make in a student’s life, but as a young undergraduate at university, the curriculum left … 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
The candidates running for Scottsdale Unified School District governing board shared their thoughts on the topic of school safety, given the continued number of gun violence incidents in schools nationwide. 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
With the announcement of a new certification program, Scottsdale Community College is ready to meet the expanding opportunities for nursing careers locally and nationwide. SCC is making it more … 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
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