Greenburg: a new approach to finance at Scottsdale Schools

According to a recent report, Arizona is among 12 states that have decreased its public education funding the most since 2008 — including [...] Continue Reading →

Herrington: HOAs may be preserving Valley of the Sun communities to death

Thousands of homeowners associations have been formed throughout the Valley over the past 30 years. As a result, literally hundreds of thousands [...] Continue Reading →

Sacco: Experience Scottsdale efforts help to embolden Old Town moniker

Say goodbye to “downtown Scottsdale” and say hello to “Old Town Scottsdale.” This month, the city of Scottsdale officially launched its new [...] Continue Reading →

For Scottsdale activists, the belief of righteousness is common

When I set out on the endeavor of writing one of this month’s feature articles focused on local political activists, I didn’t expect to get such [...] Continue Reading →

McLaren: failing infrastructure is catalyst for developing Scottsdale bond program

Scottsdale is a beautiful and special place because we have invested in our city. Communities thrive when they continue to improve and ensure [...] Continue Reading →

Kravetz: Scottsdale Schools does not want to stifle public comment

I am writing in response to Rony Assali’s recent op-ed about the rearrangement of public comment during Scottsdale Unified School District [...] Continue Reading →

Smith: lack of Scottsdale election donation limits bolsters ‘dark money’ influence

The citizens of Tempe deserve credit for voting to preserve the integrity and transparency of their local elections. So too, their local elected [...] Continue Reading →

Greenburg: ‘this Governing Board is a disaster’

On March 20, the President of SUSD’s Governing Board, Barbara Perleberg, gave a 15-minute interview (available here) in which she exposed a [...] Continue Reading →

Coronado three: for the sake of the students, Scottsdale Schools leader can still do the right thing

By Nancy Cantor, Edmond Richard and Christine Meyer Schild Special to Independent Newsmedia When Dr. Denise Birdwell started working for the [...] Continue Reading →

Eskildson: how Scottsdale Schools can and should move forward

The Scottsdale Unified School District has been in turmoil ever since hiring Denise Birdwell in January 2016. Fortunately, her CFO Laura Smith [...] Continue Reading →