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Great Hearts Academies teachers across the state, including those at the nonprofit public charter school network’s campuses in Goodyear, will receive more than $500,000 in bonus compensation in December, thanks to year-long donor support and a virtual telethon benefitting its Teacher Excellence Fund. more
Nicole Achback of Estrella Foothills High School in Goodyear is among five Arizona students awarded scholarships in the Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest’s annual Ethical Torch Essay Scholarship competition. more
Students from across the Southwest Valley are invited to join more than 3,000 students from across the state for the first virtual Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life Conference in January to discuss lasting ways to combat bullying, depression and suicide at their schools. more
Just two weeks after transitioning preschool through fifth-grade students to full-time in-person learning, Litchfield Elementary School District is moving all students to full-time distance learning Monday, Nov. 9 until further notice due to rising COVID-19 cases in the Southwest Valley. more
Agua Fria Union High School District students will return to full-time distance learning Monday, Nov. 9 and remain in that model through the end of the semester Dec. 18. more
Millennium High School and Western Maricopa Education Center  are serving  up a tasty partnership with the opening of Tiger’s Cove Cafe on the Goodyear high school’s campus. more
Western Maricopa Education Center is the only school district in Arizona offering in-house Occupational Safety and Health Administration training to its students in the form of a 10-hour certification course. more
The Western Maricopa Coalition, Westmarc, presented its 2020 Best of the West awards during an Oct. 22 dinner at Phoenix Raceway. Desert Microsoft won for economic engine, Ottawa University for … more
The Helios Education Foundation has awarded a grant to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation to fulfill a dollar-for-dollar U.S. Department of Education Title V Endowment Match Challenge, resulting in $1.2 million in newly endowed scholarships funds. more
Agua Fria Union High School District is searching for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Dennis Runyan when he retires in June. more
Litchfield Elementary School District students whose families signed up for in-person learning at the beginning of the school year will return to the classroom five days a week beginning Oct. 26. more
Agua Fria Union High School District’s Governing Board will hear an update Wednesday, Oct. 14 on the district’s transition to its hybrid schedule, which kicked off Monday. more
Western Sky Middle School and Desert Edge High School in Goodyear were among 44 schools across the state receiving the Arizona Educational Foundation’s A+ School of Excellence Award this week. more
Estrella Mountain and Glendale community colleges are collaborating with Microsoft to develop and deploy a Microsoft Datacenter Academy to enhance the IT training programs at both schools. more
Siraj Cook-Davis, 12, and his 11-year-old sister, Brooklyn Pittman, couldn’t stop smiling as they crossed the digital divide Wednesday, Sept. 23. more
In honor of the pride and school spirit she instills across campus, the Belen Soto Elementary School community showered its beloved day custodian with a special gift of appreciation. Lisa LaCasse … more
Catholic Charities’ Westside Head Start Program is expanding into the Littleton Elementary School District, which covers schools in Avondale and Tolleson, to assist parents in better fostering … more
Students in at least one Southwest Valley school district could begin transitioning from distance learning to partial in-person instruction as soon as Wednesday, Sept. 16. more
Litchfield Elementary School District will not have meal service Monday, Sept. 7 due to the Labor Day holiday, but grab-and-go pickups will resume at 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. more
Of the three main school districts serving Goodyear and Litchfield Park, only Litchfield Elementary School District has a contested governing board race on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 3. more
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