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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
UPDATE: Friday, Nov. 8 (late edition) Updated numbers from Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes as of 6:47 p.m. Nov. 8 show the Peoria Unified School District's requested budget override still … more
Just two days following the Tuesday election, the Peoria Unified School District budget override measure still appears poised to fail; but the margin has narrowed to 271 votes, based on unofficial numbers reported by the county recorder. more
The Peoria Unified School District governing board has approved a performance pay plan for certificated staff members and teachers that will be used to pay them at the end of the 2019-20 school … more
Truancies went up in five of Peoria Unified’s eight high schools over the last two school years, with overall totals up nearly 40%. The district recorded 323 truancies during the 2018-19 … more
The morning after Tuesday's elections, Peoria Unified School District officials say the vote is too close to call with 2,000 yet to be counted and their override 619 short of passing. more
Today is the last day  that people in the Peoria Unified School District boundaries  can  vote on the override election.  PUSD has a maintenance and operations override on the … more
The Peoria Unified School District shows growth with eight schools moving up one letter grade and a total of 16 schools that are “A” labeled. The A-F letter grades were released by the … 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
A wide swath of Peoria Unified School District policies ranging from administering medication to students to crimes on school campuses are being updated. more
The American Association of Women and the Rotary Club support voting rights and public education. The Northwest Valley and Sun City/Peoria chapters of AAUW and the Peoria and Sun City Rotary Clubs … 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
U.S. Air Force Airman Dominic Avila graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. more
University increases for 6th consecutive year   As of the fall semester, Huntington University Arizona has seen an increase of more than 34 percent in total enrollment from the previous … more
U.S. Air Force Airman Andrez S. Griego graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that … more
The Peoria Unified School District governing board unanimously approved performance pay for Superintendent Linda Palles Thompson, based on her evaluation from the 2018-19 school year. more
Peoria campus up for 11 industry awards   The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has released its 2019 nominees for Student Production … more
The Peoria Unified School District will host its semi-annual Fall Field Trip 8 a.m.–1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. This is an opportunity for elected officials, community members and prospective … more
The Sun City Elk’s Lodge honored its September Student of the Month. Katelyn Prazak of Sunrise Mountain High School, 21200 N. 83rd Ave., was nominated by Tanya Boehme and was chosen based on her … more
By Philip Haldiman Independent Newsmedia Growing up, Matthew Castillo couldn’t get enough football. He started playing flag football at age 7, and jumped into tackle football at 9. He … more
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