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The second-annual AZ529 Future Career Art Contest, which launches Monday, Jan. 30, asks students from across Arizona to draw, paint or find a creative way to make an art piece representing their dream job. more
In Dion Gordon’s music class at Valor Preparatory Academy, you’ll find something very different than the typical offerings available to middle and high school students. Instead of … more
Teachers across the Valley received $1 million to improve their classrooms and curriculums, including nine school teachers in Goodyear, through Fiesta Bowl Charities.  Each of the Goodyear … more
The Liberty Elementary School District announced this week that all schools under their district will switch to a four-day school week starting next year. The district serves more then 4,500 students in grades K-8 in the Buckeye and Goodyear area. more
Liberty Elementary School District (LESD), which serves 4,500+ students in grades K-8 in parts of Buckeye and Goodyear, will move to a four-day school week in the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. more
Newcomer Ryan Ownes has overtaken incumbent Kimberly Moran in what is a tight race for Litchfield Elementary School District governing board. There are two seats up for grabs with four names on … more

Last November, 30 years of continuous budget overrides in the two Southwest Valley school districts came to an abrupt end when residents voted down override measures that provide Agua Fria Union High … more
Editor's Note: This article was updated Oct. 14, 2022 at 4:10 p.m. to reflect that Kiwanis International has yet to post results of the Legacy of Play contest set to be announced Oct. 13, … more
The three people running for Litchfield Elementary School District governing board, attended a virtual forum Oct. 4 organized by Independent Newsmedia and moderated by the editor of the Litchfield … more
Independent Newsmedia is providing ongoing coverage of school board races in cities across the Valley, including Litchfield Elementary School District, where three candidates are running for two … more
School districts across the country are dealing with learning loss after more than two years of pandemic-related disruptions. How do you plan to do to address learning loss in LESD schools at the … more
Police agencies from nine West Valley cities have worked with Glendale Community College to launch a full-time law enforcement training academy serving the needs of their respective communities.  more
Four Southwest Valley high school seniors have been named class of 2023 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. The Southwest Valley semifinalists named Wednesday in the 68th … more
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