Mayor Proclaims March 10 ‘Junior Citizen Science Day’ In Scottsdale


At a City Council meeting March 7, Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane proclaimed March 10, 2017 “Junior Citizen Science Day” in Scottsdale. The proclamation cited the many benefits of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and the impact of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy’s Junior Citizen Science Festival. The Festival will be held from 9am-2pm Friday, […]

Scottsdale Students Make Valentine’s Day Cards For Homeless Veterans


Seventh graders at St. John XXIII Catholic School put their hearts into creating homemade Valentine’s Day cards for the veterans at Catholic Charities’ MANA House. The MANA House veterans are men who have experienced homelessness and usually lack any strong family ties or emotional support. The Valentine’s Day cards came at a time when many found […]

Recent Poll Reveals Where Arizona Voters Stand On Education


Before the February 7 confirmation of a new U.S. Secretary of Education, a lot of debate took place regarding the best way to educate the nation’s children, and the state of our education system in general. And while the country as a whole will have to wait and see what the new administration will bring […]

Nancy Pratt Receives International “Making IT Happen” Award


On June 9, Nancy Pratt, Director of Instructional Technology for the Cave Creek Unified School District, was honored with the Making IT Happen award for her contributions to the successful integration of technology in education.  Pratt joins a prestigious group of Making IT Happen honorees, including classroom teachers, school principals, superintendents, corporate executives, legislators, governors […]

CCUSD To Raise Primary Property Taxes – Public Hearing To Be Held June 28


Cave Creek Unified School District (CCUSD) is notifying its property taxpayers of the District’s intention to raise its primary property taxes over the current level to pay for increased expenditures in those areas where the Governing Board has the authority to increase property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016.  The Cave Creek Unified […]

Northeast Valley Teens Strike Gold With Girl Scouts


The Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council announced that seven Northeast Valley teens have been honored with the highest award in Girl Scouting: The Gold Award. According to Tamara Woodbury, CEO of Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, 2016 is extra-special as the Girl Scouts are celebrating the milestone 100th Anniversary of the Gold Award. […]

Five Arizona Schools Rank Among Nation’s Top 25


– By Tynin Fries In the U.S. News annual ranking of the nation’s best high schools, five Arizona schools ranked in the top 25 of the national list released on April 21. More than 28,000 high schools were placed in the running for gold, silver or bronze medals that rank them based on state assessment […]

Chaparral High School Presents ROMEO & JULIET


Chaparral High School’s (CHS) award-winning theater department presents Romeo and Juliet, a timeless tale of love and conflict. The production runs April 13-15 at CHS’s brand new outdoor amphitheater – where attendees can experience Shakespeare as it was meant to be seen. Performances are at 7pm each night. Tickets are $10 and $8 (with student […]

ASBA Launches “Do You Have What it Takes? Become a Public School Board Member” Campaign


Hundreds of school board seats in Arizona will be up for election this November, and the deadline for submitting materials necessary to run is just a few months away. To assist those who are interested in running for a seat on their local governing board, the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA), a non-partisan, non-profit organization […]

Celebrating Five Years Of Nerdery At Annual PBS Nerd Walk


Arizona PBS invites all nerds, super fans and education enthusiasts to show off their spirit at the fifth annual PBS Nerd Walk November 14 at the Arizona State University Homecoming Block Party in Tempe. Arizona PBS hosted the inaugural Nerd Walk in 2011, and now the tradition has spread across the country from New York […]