Education
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After 38 years in higher education Scottsdale Community College Interim President Chris Haines has announced her plans to retire, effective January 2022. President Haines’ extensive career … more
With hundreds of students quarantining from COVID-19 after less than one week of school, Scottsdale Unified School District’s superintendent says a new mitigation measure is being considered. … more
Scottsdale Community Partners is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing services for the unmet needs of Scottsdale residents that also co-facilitates several programs with the City … more
Marcy Sanchez brings the spirit of the Beavers into her classes — leaning on mentors and experiences she learned growing up — carrying Scottsdale Unified’s legacy forward. more
Less than a week after Scottsdale public schools opened on Aug. 4, there are 12 COVID cases reported. more
Before the first day of school officially began, local leaders joined the Paradise Valley community in celebrating the grand opening of Cherokee Elementary School with a ribbon-cutting event and other surprises fit for a back-to-school pep rally. more
For over 30 years, John Selkirk has helped the Scottsdale Unified School District’s growing student body by teaching human anatomy such as the skeleton, muscles, heart, digestion, brain, kidney, hair and more. more
Families that have children who are on the autism spectrum may find it daunting to approach the search for treatments or services to help them, especially with so many available throughout the … more
The Arizona Educational Foundation has announced 10 candidates considered for the 2022 Arizona Teacher of the Year Award and Saguaro High School Social Sciences teacher Ashley Crose is on the list. more
Holocaust education is getting a boost in Scottsdale Unified schools as a new state law aims to increase student content in learning about antisemitism and the horrors it has caused. more
As Scottsdale’s children, teachers and families prepare for the annual return to school, Mayor David Ortega is publicly recognizing the city’s public education system. The month of … more
Embarking on its 125th anniversary, the Scottsdale Unified School District has come a long way from teaching eight children in someone’s home to officially forming the district with 14 pupils and then building its first school. more
Scottsdale-based firm, DeFusco Law, has awarded a record amount of stipends for its bi-annual “Classroom Supply Stipend” program, which gives certified teachers $300 for classroom supplies in the Scottsdale Unified School District. more
The Society for Science has announced awarding a $5,000 STEM Action Grant to Scottsdale-based community organization, National Forest Foundation for the Project Green Drone AZ project. more
Snakes can strike an immediate fear into many people, however, local snake experts say education on various species can be important in overcoming that fear. One Phoenix-based snake removal and … more
Summer break has swept by and the Scottsdale community is already in back-to-school mode planning new teacher orientations and staff preparations amidst the school’s 125th anniversary. more
The Cave Creek Unified School District’s Governing Board approved Sarah Barela as Cactus Shadows High School principal at the July 12 meeting. more
Samuel Crawford Mills, son of Larry and Jennifer Mills of Scottsdale, recently graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, USMMA, at Kings Point, New York.  Mills earned a … more
From end of summer celebrations to school year preparations, Scottsdale Quarter’s back to school events can be a memorable experience for every guest, starting with a new addition to the annual events --- The Chalk It Up wall. more
Notre Dame Preparatory in Scottsdale has named Tracey Heisler as assistant principal of learning services for the 2021-22 school year. more
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