Assali: Scottsdale community deserves public comment atop Governing Board agendas

I am writing to express my expectations that the elected Governing Board members of the Scottsdale Unified School District re-establish the [...] Continue Reading →

Kirby: a bold new reform to help Arizona teachers now

Here in Arizona and across the country, every day brings a new and louder call to do right by our teachers. Many in this state, myself included, [...] Continue Reading →

Kirby: ‘rather than wallow over controversy I choose to embrace it’

Shortly after his re-election victory in 2004, President George W. Bush sought reforms to the nation’s Social Security funding and programs. Most [...] Continue Reading →

Smith: vilifying the public will not solve Scottsdale Schools criticisms

Recently, the Scottsdale Unified School District CFO, Laura Smith, resigned after conflict of interest concerns were reported by citizens, media [...] Continue Reading →

Greenburg: Perleberg perception lacks footing in reality of SUSD transgressions

A few weeks ago, I was speaking to a number of parents whose children attend schools in the Scottsdale Unified School District. One of their key [...] Continue Reading →

Perleberg: it’s not just politics at Scottsdale Schools as leadership strives for excellence

Strengthening our education system has become one of the top priorities in Arizona, and rightfully so. The Scottsdale Unified School District [...] Continue Reading →

Rhoden: it’s time for an educator to have a vote at Scottsdale Schools

I’m running for school board because I believe it is time for change and that I can bring a much needed perspective to our school board. As a [...] Continue Reading →

SEA cites ‘no confidence’ in SUSD superintendent, board

Scottsdale Education Association President Julie Cieniawski has announced that 92 percent of those responding to a December SEA survey voiced “no [...] Continue Reading →

South Scottsdale parent Mike Peabody announces bid for school board

South Scottsdale resident and Scottsdale Unified School District parent, Mike Peabody, has announced his intent to run for the local school [...] Continue Reading →

Eskildson: SUSD turnaround needs more than lip-service

Last week your Scottsdale Independent column belittled those “who do not have faith in what is being built, who cannot or who refuse to see what [...] Continue Reading →