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The rising cost of college is putting new emphasis on helping young people find alternative career paths that won’t leave them heavily in debt. The 18th annual Arizona Construction Career Days, … more
The West Valley Youth Orchestra (WVYO) program offers young students the opportunity to join with peers for intensive orchestral training and musical performances. The WVYO was founded in the … more
Arizona earned another F this week when a national study ranked the state dead last in school funding — 51st out of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. A nationwide comparison … more
By Melissa Rosequist Independent Newsmedia Seven municipal leaders gathered at Scottsdale City Hall for a roundtable discussion on the growing STEM environment within the Valley — leading to … more
Goodyear students among those awarded millions in scholarship dollars Great Hearts Academies, a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools in Arizona and Texas, announced its 2019 … more
The Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) will host information sessions on the A+ Schools of Excellence program. A+ Schools of Excellence is a comprehensive school assessment program that … more
Belen Soto Elementary School, the 16th school in the A-rated Litchfield Elementary School District, opened its doors to 928 students Monday, August 5. The two-story building in the Goodyear … more
By Amanda Hicks Special to Independent Newsmedia Treasures 4 Teachers opened a new location in the West Valley last month to help teachers supply and improve their classrooms without breaking … more
By Abbagail Leon Cronkite News After long days of torment at middle school, Grace Martinez would come home, eat dinner and do her chores. But as she as soon as she was alone, behind her bedroom … more
By Mark Carlisle Independent Newsmedia The Litchfield Elementary School District is reviewing its advanced curriculum program and will decide by December if any changes are needed. A survey … more
Science teachers have an important role in educating students trying to bridge the gap between scientific facts and theory and how those are interconnected with the world. To assist in developing … more
By Brian T. Glunt Special to Independent Newsmedia A 2016 graduate of Desert Edge High School, 15778 W. Yuma Road, Goodyear, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer, USS … more
In partnership with By Kids For Kids, Arizona Complete Health is sponsoring the OpiEnd Youth Challenge poster contest to help raise awareness about opioid misuse and abuse prevention. Arizona … more
Following a comprehensive nationwide search, Estrella Mountain Community College Vice President of Learning Dr. Rey Rivera has been named the college’s new president. Mr. Rivera replaces Dr. … more
Students at Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC), a public career technical education district, earned certifications that qualify them for well-paying careers upon graduation. Every year … more
Take a look at desert wildlife from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 at Glendale's Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave. Litchfield Park's Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park … more
By Mark Carlisle Independent Newsmedia The Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board approved a $94 million budget for the upcoming school year this month. The district lowered … more
Litchfield Park resident Madeline Horne among winners The Rotary Club of Goodyear PebbleCreek gave a senior from each Agua Fria Union High School District senior class a $1,000 scholarship to … more
A for Arizona announced that its public school Expansion Fund awarded $300,000 to the first portfolio of five innovative public schools across Arizona looking to expand and grow their impact. A … more
The Principals Leadership Academy of Arizona (PLAA) is a nine-month course of study for aspiring school leaders designed and facilitated by some of Arizona’s successful principals and district … more
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