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When school stopped, the mental health conversation began. Schools are open again following pandemic-induced closures.  To the average eye, 32 students are back in the classroom ready to … more
PHOENIX — A bid by a Prescott Valley lawmaker to mandate that Arizona students be taught about communism isn’t the state’s first foray into the issue. One state statute goes back … more
PHOENIX — A first-term Arizona lawmaker wants to require that students have to study what he says is the “brutality” of communism before they can graduate. Rep. Quang Nguyen, … more
For Peoria Unified School District teacher Jennifer Cheesman, science and space really are the final frontiers. more
PHOENIX — Arizonans are one step closer to being able to vote whether to repeal $1.9 billion of tax cuts that mainly benefit the most wealthy. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said a review of … more
PepsiCo and its Pepsi-Co Foundation, announced a two-year $500,000 grant award to the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation to provide scholarship opportunities for Black and Hispanic students across the U.S. more

The Maricopa County Community College District has partnered with JBS Tolleson, an Arizona branch of JBS USA, to provide free tuition to its mostly rural workforce. more
The fitness staff at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center on Oct. 16 hosted the 7th annual Pretty in Pink Dance Party to benefit breast cancer education and awareness. With not having … more
Frank Eager, a Sunrise Mountain High School teacher of more than two decades, knows growth in the Valley all too well. more
Internet access has become the new paper and pencil for students, but for students who can’t afford a connection or Wi-Fi at home it results in an educational disadvantage, or better known as a … more
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is telling federal officials that there’s nothing illegal about his using COVID grant dollars in a way that financially penalizes schools that impose mask … more
With the job market on unsteady ground for much of 2020 as the pandemic raged on, many turned to graduate degree programs to boost their resumes. Those people continue to do so well into … more
PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is preparing to fight threats by the Biden administration to strip Arizona of $163 million in federal COVID-relief dollars for public education. The governor said … more

With little money left from a voter approved 2012 bond, the Peoria Unified School District will start looking at forming an advisory committee to research the possibility of putting a bond on the 2022 ballot. more
College campuses offering health services to their student population and faculty members are experiencing high demand at a time when many are short-staffed, along the same lines as hospitals in the Valley. more
Dead & Company are making a return visit to the Valley with their Monday night concert at Ak-Chin Pavilion. Bob Weir and the guys have a long history with Arizona shows as part of their never-ending musical story. Or, is that ‘Bob Weier’? more
The Valley’s senior citizens — most of them cooped up at home for much of 2020 as COVID-19 spread — are eligible to receive a big virtual dose of entertainment. more
While Deer Valley Unified School District followed the state’s trends this year with lower AzMERIT test scores, remediation efforts that started this past summer and showed progress will continue through 2024. more
This year’s AzMERIT test scores in the Peoria Unified School District went down across the board in both elementary school standardized tests — English language arts and math. more
PHOENIX — Arizona schools are facing the prospect of not being able to legally spend some of the money they are receiving. Without legislative action, school districts will have to reduce … more

PHOENIX — Arizona continues to have a shortage of teachers for the classroom. And by some indications, the problem may be getting worse. A new survey by the Arizona School Personnel … more
Arizona students took a hit when it came to learning during the pandemic so far, and it may take several years to correct that slide. The state is putting roughly $19 million into corrective … more
Centennial High School Senior Crystal Bond has a bright future ahead of her. more
The fundraiser furthers the EVIT Education Foundation’s goal of helping students of limited means adopt the skills they need to land lucrative jobs. (File photo) EVIT foundation gourmet … more
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