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…

Maricopa Attracting New Investment in Education

by Christian Price, Mayor, City of Maricopa Maricopa is consistently best-in-show, routinely ranked among the safest cities, the most diverse cities, and the fastest-growing cities in Arizona. Maricopa also excels when it comes to education with three A-rated schools, a Central Arizona College campus, and a University of Arizona agricultural center. Maricopa students regularly win … Read More…

From COVID to College: Words of Wisdom from a High School Graduate

by Donna McBride, Council Member, City of Casa Grande Everything changed in March. It swept through our lives like a tornado in the middle of the night without warning. Some recovered. Some didn’t. But one thing for sure — it affected everyone in some way. Everyone. COVID-19 brought the country and our community to its … Read More…

How to Help Your Kids Learn in a Changing School Landscape

by Blake Herzog Arizona students and their families are looking at a school year of unknowns, having just endured three months of a giant, unplanned experiment on moving all classes online in response to a virus-driven pandemic that shows no signs of slowing down. Even if their chosen school has settled on a model for … Read More…

Education is a Lifelong Journey, Especially Now

by Mila Besich, Mayor, Town of Superior As COVID-19 swept across our nation and the world impacting billions of lives, one thing immediately became apparent: everyone, regardless of where they live or their age or station in life, was going to be challenged to push themselves to learn something new. For many, the stay-at-home orders … Read More…

Back to School!

by Staff Reports You can’t wait for summer … Then you can’t wait for school to begin! Each season in our family lives bring different things to do and special opportunities. Whether you’re in school or not, there is always something to learn. Arizona allows a rich canvas of school choice opportunities. With approximately 2,134 … Read More…

Education News Bites

News from Around Town Your local schools and colleges are not just the places students go to learn new things. Casa Grande is home to public, private and charter schools that produce top-quality graduates, as well as colleges and trade schools that prepare your children for bright futures. There is big news to share here: … Read More…