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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
The Goodyear City Council voted Monday, Aug. 24 to approve agreements with Agua Fria Union High School District to provide school resource officers for Desert Edge and Millenium high schools during the 2021 academic year. more
Airmen and their families looking for help achieving their educational goals need look no further than the 56th Force Support Squadron Education Center at Luke Air Force Base. more
As school districts across the state begin the new school year in a distance-learning format, ensuring that every student has access to the necessary technology is a top priority. The need for technological devices is crucial and the digital divide is real. more
Trevor Baugh and hundreds or local athletes in his shoes could breathe a sigh of release. On July 16, the Maricopa County Community College District announced its intent to maintain its athletic … more
Valley schools prepare to begin online learning in the early weeks of August as parents offer insights into the various degrees of staying home or returning to the classroom. more
Legacy Traditional Schools, which operates 16 campuses in cities around the the state, including Goodyear, announced it will loan laptops to students who need them for the 2020-21 academic year. more
Officials with Agua Fria Union High School District and associated elementary/middle school districts, Avondale and Litchfield, have been working all summer to determine how best to reopen next month in the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19. more
Litchfield Elementary School District #79 announces it will participate in the 2020-21 school lunch and school breakfast programs. more
July 1 marked one year since Dr. Rey Rivera was appointed president of Estrella Mountain Community College. Dr. Rivera brought more than 23 years of higher education experience to the position, … more
Litchfield Elementary School District launched a new website, lesd79.org, this week. Visitors to the new site, which went live Wednesday, July 1, are greeted with colorful images of district and … more
Students from Buckeye, Glendale and Goodyear were among the more than 7,000 students representing all 50 states and 73 countries who earned degrees as part of Oregon State University’s class of … more
For the past six years Altrusa of the West Valley has honored students from Rio Salado College, 12535 W. Smokey Drive, Surprise, for achieving their GED (General Education Diploma). Altrusa of the … more
Barbara B. Robey Elementary School, 5340 N. Wigwam Creek Blvd., Litchfield Park, is the site of the Barbara Robey Community Pantry 5:30-7 a.m. Saturday, July 18. The free food pantry is drive-thru … more
The Goodyear Police Department will accept applications for its 2020 Teen Police Academy through 5 p.m. Friday, July 10. The weeklong academy scheduled July 20-24 is open to high school students … more
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