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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
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
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
Litchfield Elementary School District’s Dreaming Summit Elementary in Litchfield Park and Western Sky Middle School in Goodyear are among 44 schools across the state receiving the Arizona Educational Foundation’s A+ School of Excellence Award. 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
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
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