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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Central Arizona College Now Accepting Applications for New LPN to RN Bridge Program

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing Central Arizona College is now accepting applications for the new Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered...

Questions sharp, probing as students take on mayor in mock news conference

Mayor Smith fielded questions about crime, economic development, why there is no shopping mall and water usage at a proposed surf park in Maricopa.  But these...

Longtime Maricopa historian and school teacher Pat Brock dies

EDITOR's NOTE: This post has been updated to reflect funeral arrangements.  Pat Brock, who documented the history of Maricopa in her books “Reflections of a...

Developer: City will gain ball fields with Copper Sky medical project

A board member of S3 BioTech, developer of the medical and innovation campus planned for Copper Sky, said the city will see a net...

Signs of fall: Local high school football teams preparing for season

Prep football schedule Desert Sunrise High School School will only play JV for 2022 season September 1st at Sequoia Pathway, 4 p.m. 14th at Benjamin Franklin, 6 p.m. 21th at...

MUSD invests heavily in professional development

The Maricopa Unified School District believes in the professional development of its staff and is proving it with a healthy investment in its employees. The...

Back to school supply drive to benefit local schools

Exceptional Community Hospital is sponsoring a Back to School Supply Drive to benefit local schools. Hospital staff will be participating as well with a...

Meet Desert Sunrise High School’s principals, football coach

  Marlene Armstrong | Principal You were the founding principal at another new high school. Which one, and how has this experience been different? I was the...

‘World-ready’ – Unique learning model imbues new Desert Sunrise High School

When efforts began to conceive and plan Maricopa’s second high school, the Academy Model inspired the educators, architects, planners and contractors who helped make...

Scoliosis diagnosis doesn’t slow youth’s dance career

Emily Turik has competed in dance since fifth grade, a remarkable feat given the scoliosis condition she lives with. A visit to a back specialist...

College comes early – Heritage girls complete high school in 3 years

Evaluating colleges and making the proper choice to continue one’s education is an annual rite of passage for many teens. It was no different for...

‘It’s not going to be fixed overnight,’ chief says of traffic ‘stacking’ at Porter...

Maricopa police Chief James Hughes broached the topic of traffic around Porter Road-area schools during a recent report to City Council. He said he expects...
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CAC gets funding to assist veterans, spouses, dependents

Support Education and Employment for Vets recently provided $7,600 to Central Arizona College for the Stars and Stripes Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to assist...

State Superintendent visits Maricopa Unified School District

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman visited two local Maricopa schools on Thursday as they welcomed students for the first day of instruction. “We...

First day of classes at Desert Sunrise (Photos)

Desert Sunrise High School welcomed students for the first time on Thursday. The new school on the east side of Maricopa welcomed freshmen and sophomores....

MUSD adopts $101.6M budget with enhanced salary hikes

The Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board unanimously adopted a $101.6 million budget last week that included several last-minute increases. Those increases were made possible...
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MUSD governing board candidates likely avoid election

Barring any 11th-hour developments, the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board is set for the next two years – without an election. The board will...

Flashback: Pima Butte opens doors

In July 2005, Maricopa schools welcomed students for the first day of the new school year. Pima Butte, a new elementary school in Rancho...
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Phelps: How to keep our students safe

This month, our children will return to school. The concerns we have about safety have been heightened recently by more school shootings by mentally...

InFocus: Thad Miller a fixture at Maricopa schools

Maricopa Wells Middle School principal Thad Miller sets a simple yet challenging goal for his teachers and students. “One of the lessons I share with...

Safety in schools a never-ending effort

A tide of national headlines involving school safety has dominated the national conversation the last couple months. But the leaders at Maricopa Unified School District...
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Siegel: Advanced Math for elementary students, please

In January 2016, I began this education column with two purposes. First, provide readers with new ideas about teaching and learning through the lens...

History: Progress in action

This month, Desert Sunrise High School will accept its first students. It’s a milestone and a statement about the population growth in Maricopa over...

MUSD Superintendent Lopeman gets full performance pay

Maricopa Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Tracey Lopeman was awarded her full 5% performance pay by the governing board. The five-member board met for about...
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CAC’s Early Childhood Education program earns accreditation renewal

Central Arizona College’s Early Childhood Education program was granted accreditation renewal by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of...
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Central Arizona College hosting a registration roadshow at campuses during June and July

Central Arizona College’s Registration Roadshow kicks off on Thurs., June 23. Students are invited to attend an event at their local campus. Upcoming dates and...
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CAC gets nearly $1.5M to help low-income students

The U.S. Department of Education announced that Central Arizona College will receive a federal Upward Bound grant of $1.49 million to help more low-income...
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Siegel: Instead of ending Algebra 2 requirement, redesign it

Earlier this year, the Arizona Legislature considered House Bill 2278, which would end one requirement — Algebra 2 — that causes problems for some...

City looks to alleviate school traffic on Porter

The City of Maricopa is working with public and charter schools to develop plans to alleviate traffic congestion and the blocking of roadways during...

Poll: Teachers should be able to carry a gun

In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 grade-school children and two teachers were murdered by a gunman,...