ASU Offers Residents Leadership Degrees through CAC

by Blake Herzog Annique Petit, senior director of Trusted Learner and community college partnerships at ASU, says there are currently two students enrolled in the organizational leadership program through ASU@Pinal at a reduced tuition rate, which is available to students currently taking classes or have earned credits from CAC. For now, all classes are virtual, … Read More…

The Mechanics of Wrestling

by John Stapleton, Contributing Editor The day starts with black coffee. It also usually starts before anyone else is awake but Maricopa High School Wrestling Coach Erick Fierro leaves for the day with a parting kiss to his wife, Veronica, as she begins her day. He is typically in the weight room well before 6 … Read More…

Teaching the Divine Artist from Within

by John Stapleton, Contributing Editor Even though she loved art and had aspirations to become an artist, Nichole Kluth says she didn’t believe anyone could make a career of it. The great ones she learned about in school; all long gone and part of museum tours. “My only option was to teach it, which I … Read More…

Tips for Going Back to School Post Covid-19

by Sara Hamilton, CGA Family Engagement Specialist VISTA – Cactus Middle School It’s time to start preparing your children to return to the schoolroom, but this year it will entail more than simply buying school supplies. As in-person instruction has been disrupted for more than a year, it is important to prepare your kids mentally … Read More…

CAC Joins with Amazon to Offer Cloud Computing Skills

by Angela Askey, Executive Director, Public Relations and Marketing, Central Arizona College Lifelong Learning of Central Arizona College announced its participation in AWS Academy, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) program that provides higher education institutions with a ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculum. Students can enroll in courses that will prepare them to pursue careers in the … Read More…

Back to School: Expect (Mostly) the Expected

by Blake Herzog As students return to school after the most unusual and unpredictable academic year any of us hope to see in our lifetimes, district and charter schools are planning to keep routines as smooth as possible for the large majority choosing in-person campus learning. They are also providing options for students and parents … Read More…

School District’s Reopening Plans Take Shape as Situation Shifts

by Blake Herzog The coronavirus pandemic has pulled the rug out from everyone in the education community numerous times since it took hold in the U.S. in March, and it continues to happen as the new school year quickly approaches. Still, district and charter school leaders in Pinal County have a pretty good idea what’s … Read More…

Back to School: Steps Parents Can Take to Help Children Succeed

by Nicole Youcupicio, Prevention Specialist, Casa Grande Alliance Parents yearn for their children to become successful adults and lead happy lives. A huge way parents can help their children thrive as adults is by helping them succeed in school. There are a few specific steps parents can take that have been shown to make a … Read More…

Casa Grande Grads Can Start Changing THE World Today

by Craig H. McFarland, Mayor, City of Casa Grande To Casa Grande’s classes of 2020, thank you for allowing me to celebrate with you and your family. I am beyond honored and thrilled to deliver this message today. First and foremost, I congratulate each of you for successfully promoting to high school and for graduating … Read More…

Omar Villa Named CAC Faculty of the Year

by Angela Askey, Executive Director, Public Relations and Marketing, Central Arizona College Omar Villa has been named Central Arizona College Faculty of the Year. The Faculty of the Year award recognizes faculty who have made a difference in the lives of students inside and outside the classroom. The selected faculty should be a role model … Read More…