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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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Jordan, VP of MUSD Governing Board, suffers stroke, in hospital

Jim Jordan, the Vice President of the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board, suffered a stroke on Wednesday night while at the hospital undergoing...

Drivers who illegally pass school buses put on notice – and on camera

New surveillance cameras installed below the stop-arms of school buses could lead to traffic citations. The Maricopa Unified School District’s Transportation Department installed the cameras...
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Siegel: What does an academic coach do?

Most everyone knows what an athletic coach does, yet many are ignorant about the duties of an academic coach. By next school year, all Maricopa...
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Central Arizona College earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation

Central Arizona College has earned the 2022-2023 Bronze Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data...

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,...

2 candidates get interviews to succeed MUSD’s Jordan

A new member of the Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board will likely be announced next week. Pinal County Schools Superintendent Jill Broussard said she...
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Desert Sunrise construction nears completion

They’re down to the details. Construction on the city’s second high school, Desert Sunrise, is nearing completion, according to Tim Goyette of CHASSE Building Team. “The...

CTE graduation rates exceed those of traditional track

With Maricopa High seniors receiving diplomas this week, an interesting statistic came to light at a recent Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board meeting...

MHS Band sets personal record in championship

Maricopa High School Marching Rams achieved its best score to date in the AzMBA 3A Championship with its performance of “In the Cards” Saturday...

Local student wins national scholarship for artwork

A local student has been awarded a national scholarship for her artwork, including a painting symbolizing that everyone is reaching for something in their...

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...

MUSD, construction team put good fortune to good use

In the spring of 2021, every-one knew Maricopa was going to get a second high school. Maricopa High was crowded. The city was growing at...
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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...

Former member named to MUSD governing board 

Pinal County Schools Superintendent Jill Broussard today announced the selection of Gary Miller to serve the balance of the late Jim Jordan’s term on...

Class of 2022 graduates from Maricopa High School

As the sun set on their high school years, the Maricopa High School Class of 2022 graduated Thursday night. Family and friends gathered to watch...

New high school to be named Desert Sunrise

The Maricopa Unified School District chose Desert Sunrise as the name for the city’s new high school Wednesday night, choosing not to use any of...

MHS grad’s bright star grows even brighter

Haley Raffaele, a newly-minted graduate of Maricopa High and veteran of theater at the school, stole the spotlight on Saturday night. She became the first...

Central Arizona College to recognize graduates

Central Arizona College will hold two Graduation Ceremonies to recognize this year’s college graduates. Commencement ceremonies will take place at 7 p.m. on May...

MUSD unveils mascot for Desert Sunrise High School

The new high school has a mascot. Desert Sunrise High School, which is under construction on the east side of town, will be known as...

Maricopa monument unveiled; a vision realized

Members of the Maricopa Youth Council and the Youth Mock City Council were on hand Wednesday afternoon at the City of Maricopa’s Public Works...

170 photos of MHS graduation by Victor Moreno

Members of the Maricopa High School Class of 2022 accepted their diplomas Thursday night during commencement ceremonies in Ram Stadium. Teachers, administrators, friends and family...
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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...
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MUSD celebrates construction progress on 2nd high school

In May, it was a working pecan farm. Today, a high school is sprouting. The Maricopa Unified School District held a gymnasium preview Friday to...

After 17 years, Rick Abel retires from Maricopa schools

The Maricopa Unified School District is losing a tremendous resource as the school year winds down. Teacher Rick Abel, who has spent 45 years in...

Pathway students picket to protest teacher termination

Sequoia Pathway students are protesting the termination of a popular teacher last week. Word got out Friday that Kevin Struble had been fired, and several...
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Prenda microschools expand rapidly in Maricopa

In August 2019, Tom Bogle opened a microschool in Maricopa for a few students in grades 3-8 and was soon joined by a neighbor...

MUSD to implement advanced learning program

The Maricopa Unified School District governing board heard a proposal Wednesday to implement an accelerated learning program throughout its elementary school levels.  Known as the...

Maricopa students place at Middle School Math Contest

Central Arizona College’s math department recently hosted the 2019 Middle School Math Contest at the San Tan Campus. More than 130 students from 13...

Inside the classrooms of Heritage Academy

By Murray Siegel Heritage Academy presents an interesting perspective on providing an excellent education. The charter school covers grades six through 11; grade 12 will be...