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Construction underway on Phoenix-area school set to open for 2019

PHOENIX — Students in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale will have a new high school to go to for the 2019-20 session, according to officials. Construction is ...

La Joya Community High School lockdown has been lifted  AZFamily

An earlier lockdown at La Joya Community High School in Avondale has been lifted.

Why this Tolleson school isn't like many other top Arizona schools

University High School in Tolleson, a Title I school, was ranked the seventh-best school in Arizona and 21st in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report.

Arizona teacher walkout: See district plans for handling walkout  ABC15 Arizona

Red for Ed leaders have called for an end to a teather walkout, now that Governor Ducey has signed the K-12 portion of the new budget proposal. Many schools ...

Video: Tolleson Union's University High School ranked one of the top high schools in the nation, state  Arizona Education News Service

A recent U.S. News and World Report ranking the Best High Schools in the state and nation ranks University High School in Tolleson Union High School District ...

Governor candidate David Garcia's talk to captive audience of teachers raises questions  AZCentral

Gubernatorial candidate David Garcia said the event was not campaign related. Others think it was a misuse of taxpayer funds.

20 Maricopa County school districts are asking voters for more money  AZCentral

Twenty school districts in Maricopa County will ask voters to approve bonds and overrides in the Nov. 6 election.

Woman accused of stealing $120K from Tolleson Union HS bookstore pleads guilty  AZFamily

The woman accused of stealing more than $120000 from the Tolleson Union High School bookstore pleaded guilty to fraudulent schemes and theft Friday ...

Ex-employee denies stealing thousands in Tolleson Union High School District funds

A former Tolleson Union High School District employee accused of stealing thousands from the district pleaded not guilty to embezzlement charges.

Tolleson Union High School class of 1989 ring found in Texas  FOX 10 News Phoenix

A valley high school district has a mystery on their hands. A class ring from Tolleson High School was discovered at a gas station in Lubbock, Texas over the ...

Worker who stole $120K from Tolleson schools gets 18 months in prison

A former Tolleson Union High School District worker who embezzled $120000 from her employer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Former Tolleson schools employee pleads guilty to theft

A former employee of Tolleson Union High School District has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the theft of more than $120000 from the district.

Here are the school districts that confirmed they will close for walkout

With Arizona teachers planning to begin a work stoppage Thursday, many districts across the state have been notifying parents that schools will be closing.

Tolleson soldier dies in Army training accident  AZCentral

U.S. Army officials have confirmed that a soldier from Tolleson was killed Tuesday during a training accident at the National Training Center in California.

Report: Worker embezzled $120K from Tolleson schools

A former Tolleson Union High School District employee embezzled more than $120000, according to an auditor general report.

Phoenix police arrest student who had gun at high school  Arizona Daily Star

PHOENIX— Phoenix police say 16-year-old male high school student has been arrested after being found in possession of a loaded handgun on campus.

Maricopa County voters divided on bonds, overrides for 20 school districts

Twenty school districts in Maricopa County asked voters to approve bonds and overrides.

Arizona Teacher Walkout Causes Stress for Some Parents and Teachers  Phoenix New Times

Like many parents with school-age children, Natalie Rubio supports the teachers but is already struggling with problems related to the historic, statewide walkout ...

Avondale police: Shooting call reported near Westview High School  ABC15 Arizona

Police in Avondale are searching for suspects who fired weapons in a restaurant parking lot, leading to a nearby high school to go into lockdown.

Tolleson Boys & Girls Club closed to create new recreation programs  AZCentral

The city of Tolleson ended its contract with Boys and Girls Club after 30 years to start its own recreational center with programs for all ages.

2017 Maricopa County school bonds, overrides: What's on the Nov. 7 ballot

Voters in 22 Maricopa County school districts will decide in the Nov. 7 election whether to approve bonds and overrides — temporary, local property-tax-funded ...

Here are the Arizona schools that will be closed Tuesday for #RedForEd walkout  AZCentral

Several large Arizona school districts have announced they will be closed Tuesday for walkouts.

Tolleson high schools crack down on motorists who ignore stop signs on buses by installing cameras  Cronkite News

Tolleson Union High School District has installed cameras to deter motorists who ignore the stop signs that come down when students get on or off the bus.

Copper Canyon High School changes perception with Beat the Odds gold  Glendale Star

Copper Canyon High School had a reputation that was extremely negative early in the schools existence, but over the past few years, the new administration ...

Here is the latest about when districts will reopen schools

Now that legislation to fund increases in education spending in Arizona has been passed, including 20 percent pay raises for teachers by 2020, districts were ...

ASU TRIO Talent Search program celebrates successful first year, college-bound grads  Arizona State University

TRIO Talent Search, a federally-funded pre-college program, launched at Arizona State University in spring 2017 in partnership with the Tolleson Union High ...

Social-media threats made against at least 10 Phoenix high schools

At least 10 Phoenix-area high schools received threats on social media and had been working with police Monday to investigate the recurring online threats.

Tolleson students, parents protest principal's departure

Students and parents protesting the departure of a principal at Tolleson's Copper Canyon High School continued for the second consecutive day Thursday, and ...

Young engineers program increases diversity in engineering  Arizona State University

The Young Engineers Shape the World program exposes high school students to opportunities available in engineering to help bolster diversity in the industry.

Paper chase: Phoenix Union helps with financial aid forms to get more students into college  Cronkite News

More Phoenix students are filling out their FAFSA and going to college with the help of an innovative program created by Phoenix Union High School District and ...

Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation gives $300K to JAG  AZ Big Media

obs for Arizona's Graduates (JAG) has announced a $300,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The nonprofit partners with school districts, the ...

All 27 Maricopa County school-funding measures pass

For the first time in what could be decades, every school district bond and override measure in Maricopa County — all 27 of them — were approved by voters ...

azcentral Sports Awards Boys Athlete of the Week  AZCentral

To nominate a Boys or Girls Athlete of the Week or an Academic All-Star, go to The azcentral Sports Awards will be at ASU ...

School resource officers called a key safety tool, but critics fear discrimination  AZCentral

Although Democrats have emphasized gun control to improve school safety, Republicans have pushed funding for law-enforcement officers on campus.

Arizona wrongly distributed $62 million in federal aid for poor students over 4 years  Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

The Arizona Department of Education was alerted in March 2015 that it was improperly distributing federal funds intended to help low-income students, but the ...

#RedForEd weighs in on Invest in Ed ballot language  Arizona Education News Service

About 100 people – many in #RedForEd t-shirts – attended a Legislative Council meeting Wednesday at the Arizona Legislature to determine ballot proposition ...

PD looking into threat against Avondale school  ABC15 Arizona

Avondale police confirmed on Thursday that its officers have opened an investigation into threats reportedly made against a high school.

Arizona schools announce Wednesday closures  AZCentral

Arizona is in for a fifth day of teacher #RedForEd walkouts and school closures Wednesday.

Arizona school principals, superintendents mentor colleagues to handle stress, conflict  Cronkite News

School administrators handle a mountain of stress and conflict as they fulfill their passion as educators. Four times a year, Arizona principals and ...

Attacks against Arizona governor candidate David Garcia intensify as primary nears  AZCentral

With the primary election a few weeks away, Republicans and Democrats are stepping up attacks against David Garcia.

Arizona teachers will walk out again Thursday as budget votes drag on  AZCentral

Leaders of the #RedForEd walkout announced Wednesday they will be walking out again Thursday. School districts are notifying parents of closures.

Phoenix police arrest 3 teens in social-media threats against high schools

Three local teens have been arrested and others are being investigated in connection with multiple threats on social media that targeted nearly two dozen ...

Lawmakers approve wording for 2018 ballot measures  Arizona Capitol Times

A Republican-dominated legislative committee decided Wednesday that voters don't need to be told that if they approve a business-backed tax-limiting measure ...

Tolleson teen, blessed by pope, succumbs to cancer

Jazmin Negrete, of Tolleson, was diagnosed in May with stage-four gastric adenocarcinoma, a rare form of stomach cancer typically seen in adults.

Six Arizona schools named "Beat the Odds Schools"  Arizona Education News Service

Six schools with minority-intensive, low-income student populations received gold awards and have been named "Beat the Odds Schools" based on their ...

Glendale pays $1.7M for police officers at its public high schools amid spike in threats

Glendale will spend about $1.7M for school resource officers at all nine public high schools due to increased threats after the Parkland massacre.

The power of an orange ball: How coaches Eddie Martinez and David Solano give back on a basketball court  AZCentral

Eddie Martinez and David Solano found what they needed on a basketball court, including friendship between each other. Now they're working together to help ...

Schools cite incorrect data, construction, school threats in letter grade appeals  Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

by Evan Wyloge | Oct 16, 2017 | Education, Education. Seventy-three schools are appealing the letter grades they've been given by state school officials, citing a ...

West Valley's top-scoring schools

What are the West Valley's top-scoring schools? We have the list.

Phoenix-area districts adding cameras to catch drivers illegally passing school buses  AZFamily

Two school districts in the West Valley have become the first in Maricopa County to permanently outfit their school buses with cameras designed to record ...

Arizona school district to add cameras to buses to prevent traffic accidents

An Arizona school district will add more cameras to its buses in an effort to catch drivers who do not stop for school buses and prevent traffic accidents.

Some Arizona schools have lead in drinking water  AZFamily

At least 26 Arizona schools have lead in their drinking water above federal guidelines, according to early results of a new statewide testing program.

Seven Minority-Intensive, Low-Income Arizona Schools Receive Gold Awards; 9 Earn Silver and 9 Earn Bronze  Arizona Education News Service

Seven schools with minority-intensive, low-income student populations received gold awards and have been named "Beat the Odds Schools" by Beat the Odds, ...

Glendale fast tracks SRO program | News  Glendale Star

While students across the country protest, demanding change in the wake of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the city of Glendale wasted no time ...

Voices on the violence after Dallas sniper attack, police shootings

How do we talk about the tragedy of five Dallas officers being killed after recent shootings of African-American men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana?

Arizona Department of Education releases school letter grade records  Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting

After refusing to release school letter grade records distributed to Arizona public schools and claiming that no list of all scores existed, the Arizona Department of ...

Guns on school grounds: Who's actually keeping track in Arizona?  AZFamily

Since the start of the 2012-2013 academic year, schools in Maricopa County have dealt with a firearm on campus at least 47 times. But what many school ...

Meet your Legislative District 22 candidates | News |  Glendale Star

Glendale voters' ballots will be filled with choices as several new faces have thrown their names into the hat this primary election.

School bus involved in crash in Avondale  FOX 10 News Phoenix

A school bus has been involved in a crash in Avondale.

LIVE updates: #RedForEd teacher walkout continues at the Capitol on Monday  AZCentral

Arizona educators and #RedForEd supporters gathered at the Arizona Capitol on Monday for a third day of teacher walkouts. Participants are fighting for more ...

Auditor general: Former Eloy school district employee embezzled $23K

State auditors claim a former Pinal County school district payroll clerk forged the signatures of her bosses — including that of the district superintendent — to pay ...

New DVUSD Principals: BCHS, BGHS, Deer Valley & Stetson Hills  North Phoenix News

Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) has named seven new principals for the start of the 2017-18 school year, including four in NoPho. Anita Stulc

Voters show strong support for Maricopa County school-ballot proposals

Early results showed a majority of bond and override proposals in 20 Maricopa County school districts appeared headed toward approval Tuesday night.

Avondale high school students released after being on lock down for several hours

Westview High School was on lock down Friday afternoon after reports of a possible weapon on campus.

Sparky joins ASU staff to surprise future Sun Devils

Arizona State University staff members, along with ASU mascot Sparky the Sun Devil, traveled to high schools around the Phoenix area on Thursday to surprise ...

Maricopa County school bonds, overrides: What does your district want?

Twenty school districts in Maricopa County will ask voters this election to approve bonds. overrides proposals; buses, new buildings, full-day kindergarten ...

AZ bill would allow sex ed homosexuality inclusion

A bill introduced by state Sen. Martin Quezada of Phoenix is designed to eliminate the exclusion of homosexuality in school sex-education programs and to ...

Arizona Election Day results 2018  AZCentral

Who won the Arizona midterms? Live Election Day voting results of federal, state and city offices for Nov. 6, 2018.

Helios Education Foundation offers $5M plan to help Arizona students go to college

High-school upperclassmen in 18 Arizona school districts will get college guidance thanks to non-profit initiative.

I saw 'El Che' play with theater full of teens, and it wasn't what I expected

As a self-admitted crusty old theater critic, watching a play with a couple hundred teenagers isn't my usual idea of a good time. Certainly not after sitting through ...

4 things you need to know about Arizona's new school funding formula

Starting in 2016-17, school funding in Arizona will be based on current-year enrollment. The change could mean less money for many districts.

Teen spots odd Snapchat, prevents possible school shooting in another state

Phoenix, AZ (KPHO) — A Valley teenager was arrested and suspended for something he posted on social media about his school. The 16-year-old is a student ...

Arizona's classroom spending at its lowest since 2001

More than 40 percent of Arizona school districts spent less than 50 percent of their operating dollars in the classroom, according to a state report.

Future Sun Devil Families program prepares high school students for college  Arizona State University

Arizona State University is accepting registrations this month for students and families to participate in the Future Sun Devil Families program. The program ...

Nearly 2300 ASU grads flourish thanks to Obama Scholars program  Arizona State University

As President Barack Obama's term ends, the scholarship he inspired has graduated nearly 2300 students from ASU. The Obama Scholars program, ...

Casino gambling's effect on Arizona education: $45 a year per kid

Tribal casinos give Arizona about $45 million a year to help fund education for the state's 1.1 million kids in public schools.

Avondale police: No weapons found in Westview lockdown

Avondale police found no weapons last week at a West Valley high school placed on lock down after a student was reportedly seen wearing a holster.

CalAtlantic Homes Brings Gated Residential Living To The Heart Of The West Valley Sports And Entertainment District In Phoenix, AZ  PR Newswire

PHOENIX, Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CalAtlantic Homes, one of the nation's largest homebuilders, is now selling Arbor and Desert Bloom at Western Enclave ...

High school sees record enrollment reflecting demand for career education  Cronkite News

PHOENIX – Charles Yarbrough wants to be a chef when he finishes college, saying he loves to cook and is intrigued by the science behind a great-tasting dish.

ASU grad student's thesis inspired by Arizona Legislative Internship  Arizona State University

Jennifer Kahn is graduating from Arizona State University this May with a degree in political science as part of ASU's 4+1 program, an accelerated bachelor's ...

Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell takes blame for voter lines, says she won't resign

Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell has admitted fault for the long lines at polls Tuesday that enraged primary voters, but says she won't and left some in ...

Online me3 game lays out a pathway to college  Arizona State University

On Sept. 8, ASU President Michael Crow and ASU officially launched the me3 application at the SkySong Innovation Center. Through a simple online game, ...

Veterans Day 5K Fitness Fun Run offers boot camp stations  EMCC News

AVONDALE, Arizona – The Veterans Club at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), in partnership with the City of Avondale, is sponsoring a Fitness ...

Lobo pride: Small-town football passion runs deep in Snowflake

Passion for football runs deep in Snowflake, where the players start in first grade and most never leave the program.

10 biggest Arizona high school sports memories of 2016

Another year is about to end, but the memories are lasting.

ASU study: Communication is key for keeping your kids off drugs  Arizona State University

It might be a difficult conversation to have, but a new study, led by ASU Assistant Professor Jonathan Pettigrew, confirms that talking to your children about ...

High school football notes: Jerry Rice's son starting own path at Hamilton

Brenden Rice, a wide receiver on Chandler Hamilton's freshman team, is considered a can't-miss prospect. And that's not because his father is Hall of Famer ...

No bones about it: This camp is cool  Arizona State University

Who stole the bones at ASU? That's the question that eighth-grade crime solvers from Phoenix are investigating on Wednesday and Thursday mornings this ...

The Top 100 Boys All-Time Great Southwest Athletes  MileSplit

We used our database to find the top 100 athletes all-time in each of the events at the Great Southwest Outdoor Track and Field Classic.

ASU grads who are now physicians share their experiences, advice  Arizona State University

ASU asked several graduates who are now practicing physicians to describe their preparation for medical school and their careers since graduation. Some of ...

Father's Day: 15 Arizona dads who balance work, family

This Father's Day, we celebrate 15 Valley dads who 'do it right,' by successfully balancing high-profile jobs with their biggest role: dad.

Record 82000 students choose ASU  Arizona State University

Increases seen in transfers, international students and veterans. While college enrollments nationwide may have slowed in recent years, Arizona State ...

AzSTEM School Community of Practice - The Next Generation of STEM Education  Arizona Education News Service

Arizona SciTech, the state's leading innovator and proponent of STEM education, announces the launch of a joint initiative between hi-tech businesses, ...

ASU tops U.S. News & World Report list of most innovative schools  Arizona State University

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2015, click here. Arizona State University tops the list of ...

Meet the candidates: Surprise City Council

On Aug. 30, Surprise voters will decide who will represent them at City Hall for the next four years.

Do criminals 'love' Glendale mayor? The real stats behind campaign claim

In the Glendale mayoral race, challenger Mark Burdick is telling voters "criminals love" incumbent Mayor Jerry Weiers and that crime has increased under his ...

City clerk: Glendale mayoral candidate Mark Burdick broke Arizona campaign law

Glendale mayoral candidate Mark Burdick violated Arizona campaign-finance law earlier this month when he sent out an attack ad directed at incumbent Mayor ...

US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Boys 100m Dash  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor boys returnees in the 100 meter dash among wind legal F.A.T. times.

An open letter to Glendale mayoral challenger

Two Glendale politicians and others call out mayoral challenger Mark Burdick for misrepresenting the facts on Weiers.

Mark Burdick: Time to restore trust in Glendale

Retired Glendale Fire Chief Mark Burdick shares why he's running against Jerry Weiers to become Glendale mayor.

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