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ADOT-sponsored Construction Academy provides gateway to careers

ADOT-sponsored Construction Academy provides gateway to careers

Thirty-one individuals seeking a hand up obtained entry-level positions as flaggers on construction projects, paying $13 to $19 per hour, thanks to free training provided by the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Group set to block school voucher program from taking effect

Group set to block school voucher program from taking effect

A parents group is trying put the brakes on one of Gov. Doug Ducey's signature pieces of legislation.

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Critics say charter schools overburden state budget

Critics say charter schools overburden state budget

Arizona has a higher percentage of students in charter schools than any other state.

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Circle Cross Ranch K-8 STEM Academy Awarded $4,000 Grant

Circle Cross Ranch K-8 STEM Academy Awarded $4,000 Grant

Mr. Jim Segar, Physical Education Teacher, and Circle Cross Ranch K-8 STEM Academy were notified on August 10th they had been awarded a $4,000 grant from Fuel Up Play 60. This is in connection with the Dairy Council of Arizona and is provided for nutrition and fitness to improve student health and wellness.

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Rural schools face challenges in teaching STEM

Rural schools face challenges in teaching STEM

Devin Etsitty, 17, remembers a time when he didn’t like science, technology, engineering or math, but teachers at Holbrook High School were determined to change his mind. They appointed him to lead a new program to promote STEM education.

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Walker Butte K-8 Leadership is Changing

This year, Walker Butte K-8 Leadership School has changed… a lot.  A new administrative team has come in with the objective of making Walker Butte a safe place for kids to learn, while offering as many electives as possible for parents and students to choose from.

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FUSD Superintendent Fuller Resigns

FUSD Superintendent Fuller Resigns

During the March 7th Florence Unified School District Board meeting, Dr. Amy Fuller submitted her resignation as Superintendent of the Florence Unified School District.  The School Board accepted the resignation and appointed Assistant Superintendent Chris Knutsen as the Interim Superintendent for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year. The official statement from the district and Dr. Fuller are below.

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FUSD Recommends DeLaTorre for Foothills Head Football Coach Position

FUSD Board Recommends DeLaTorre for Foothills Head Football Coach Position

Tuesday's Florence Unified School District not only included the board accepting Superintendent Dr Fuller's immediate resignation, but the call to the public had close to a dozen people speaking for and against San Tan Foothills' Principal Richard's decision to "force Coach Martin to resign" as head coach from the Sabercat football program.

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Leading Edge Academy Hosting 2017 Teacher Job Fairs

Leading Edge Academy Hosting 2017 Teacher Job Fairs

Leading Edge Academy will be hosting two Teacher Job Fairs this spring, one at their Gilbert campus for positions throughout the network and another at their Maricopa location focusing on hiring for that campus specifically.

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CAC Hosts Business Programs and University Transfer Forum

CAC Hosts Business Programs and University Transfer Forum

The Central Arizona College Business Division and Business Club will host a Business Programs and University Transfer Forum on Thurs., April 6, 2017 from 5 p.m. through 7 p.m. at the Signal Peak Campus (8470 N. Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ).

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Simonton Elementary Benefits from an Eagle Scout Project

Simonton Elementary Benefits from an Eagle Scout Project

Simonton Elementary students benefit from such a supportive community here in San Tan Valley.

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Ranch Elementary Forms Junior Optimist Club

Ranch Elementary Forms Junior Optimist Club

Members of the inaugural Ranch Junior Optimist International (JOI) were inducted on January 20, 2017 at Ranch Elementary. Cynthia Vaughn, Arizona District of Optimist International JOI Club Chair, presented the opening dedication. She spoke to the junior inductees about what it means to be part of this international organization and the opportunities to serve youth in their community.

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CAC Named 2016 Military Friendly® School

Central Arizona College has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse.

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CAC Student Receives Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship

Central Arizona College student, Tigest Maru, is one of 20 community college healthcare students nationwide who will receive a $2,500 Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship.

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Updated: JO Combs Bond Election Recount

On Monday, November 9th, the J.O. Combs Unified School District submitted a letter formally requesting that the Pinal County Elections Department conduct a full recount of all votes cast at last week's bond election.

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Combs High Senior Takes First Place in Congressional Art Show

Combs High Senior Takes First Place in Congressional Art Show

Combs High School senior, Alicia Woods recently took first place in the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Art Show and placed first in People's Choice.

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Combs Traditional Academy Sets the Standard for Excellence in Pinal County

Each spring, students in 3rd through 12th grades take the AzMERIT test in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students are assessed on their proficiency with state standards in both content areas and results are shared with schools and the community in the fall. Combs Traditional Academy, a “back-to-basics” school of choice in the J.O. Combs Unified School District in San Tan Valley, once again earned high marks in student proficiency on the assessment.

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Jack W Harmon Encourages Veterans to Attend Veterans Day Assembly

Jack W. Harmon Elementary School's annual Veterans Day Assembly is scheduled for Thursday, November 10th at 9:30 am. The students and staff invite all members of our community who have served in our nation's armed forces to attend the assembly.

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Combs Middle School Veterans Day Celebration

Combs Middle School was honored to celebrate Veterans Day with its school community on Thursday, November 10.  To honor veterans within the middle school community, students were able to invite a veteran to CMS for a variety of festivities.

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Simonton Elementary Receives $5000 Grant

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In partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation, Extra Yard for Teachers, the Fiesta Bowl granted $500,000 throughout the month of December by fulfilling 100 randomly-selected wishes.  One of those wishes went to a local San Tan Valley school.

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