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With the announcement of a new certification program, Scottsdale Community College is ready to meet the expanding opportunities for nursing careers locally and nationwide. SCC is making it more … more
Scottsdale Unified School District’s governing board candidates provided their perspectives on how the district should handle infectious diseases as SUSD continues to manage COVID-19 in its schools. more
Independent Newsmedia hosted an online public forum Sept. 22 for the Scottsdale Unified School District board candidates to share their thoughts about education and specific issues facing the … more
With a goal of introducing high school girls, primarily from across the East Valley, to the many career possibilities in the field of information technology, the fourth annual Girls Get IT event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 4, at Scottsdale Community College. more
Veronica Hipolito,  who recently served as interim president at Scottsdale Community College, is among four finalists for president at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix. Hipolito, … more
The U.S. Department of Education named Scottsdale Unified School District’s Cherokee Elementary School a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School on Sept. 16. more

Scottsdale Quarter partnered with Arizona Helping Hands as the beneficiary of its annual School Supplies Drive. more
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday the names of over 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including 58 students from Scottsdale and Paradise Valley schools. more
Notre Dame Prep junior Evan Hendrix, 16, has officially committed to play volleyball for Texas Christian University. more
The Scottsdale Independent invites community members to join in on a forum with the candidates running for the two open seats on Scottsdale Unified School District’s governing board. more
Missouri State University awarded 574 degrees to students in summer 2022, including Christopher Cooper of Scottsdale who graduated with a master of business administration. more
Along with electing two new governing board members in the November election, Scottsdale Unified School District will also be voting to approve another additional assistance override. more
Samuel McCracken of Scottsdale is among 34 students selected for the seventh cohort of the Clifton Builders Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Clifton Strengths Institute. more

With nearly 100,000 students, Maricopa County Community College District understands its worth and isn’t afraid to reshape the traditional narrative of higher education. more
Scottsdale students at universities across the country have qualified for academic honor lists in their respective schools. more
As Arizona continues to attract major film production opportunities to the state, the Arizona Commerce Authority has partnered with the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre at Scottsdale Community College to train local talent to fill openings as production assistants. The inaugural Production Assistant Certification program will run Oct. 3-7. more
Recent data collected by Scottsdale Unified School District showed Native American students are still recovering from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it also shows hope for future improvement. more
High school students across the Valley are using social media in an effort to support their peers as part of a suicide prevention and awareness campaign organized by Teen Lifeline and the Grand … more
With the November election approaching, the five candidates running for the Scottsdale Unified School District’s governing board shared their thoughts on the district’s biggest issues and their drive for taking part in this election. more
Scottsdale Unified School District residents interested in the override renewal request are invited to five public Town Hall meetings this month, beginning with the first scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Arcadia High School, 4703 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. more

Grant submissions for the seventh annual Palo Verde Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers are now being accepted. The program provides $2,500 awards to 400 teachers across the state for a … more
BASIS Scottsdale students, parents, and staff await the next communication from the head of school about whether the Labor Day holiday weekend will elongate past the scheduled Tuesday return following a looming school safety threat. more
With the fall semester well underway at universities around the state and country, some Scottsdale residents are embarking on their first year at college. more
KaiPod Learning recently opened its first Arizona locations in Glendale, Scottsdale and Gilbert. It has four more locations opening in the next month in Georgia, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. … more
Students interested in STEM may be confused about where to start their careers in the field or what careers are available to them, but SciTech Institute is working to be that point of connection to bring interested parties to engaging, useful STEM opportunities. more
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