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Tayler Dale creates inclusive ELLA club

Tayler Dale creates inclusive ELLA club

MaCayela Hanks, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

Senior Tayler Dale sets an inspirational example of taking action. Dale was in the English Language Learners Assistants (E.L.L.A.) program last year as a junior, the club only having a few students who mainly spoke spanish. As a senior, Dale has grown along with the program. This is the first year Perry Hi...

Three students navigate high school while learning to speak English

Three students navigate high school while learning to speak English

Gavin Brennan, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

From picking out a prom dress, to finishing that one essay for American History, to navigating a football game, high school can foster a multitude of challenging situations, both socially and academically.  Now imagine that you do not speak English. This is the case for twenty-six students on camp...

Large crowd attends CUSD governing board meeting to discuss Deep Equity

Large crowd attends CUSD governing board meeting to discuss Deep Equity

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2019

From being applauded as a program, “designed to address opportunity gaps...achievement gaps in academics…[and] discipline gaps,” as described by a Kyrene School District parent, or a program that is “attacking students on the basis of their skin color,” according to Fox News reporter Tucker Car...

Perry teachers sound off on Deep Equity policy

Anna Myers, Features Editor

November 18, 2019

The recently introduced Deep Equity program has been met with both approval and criticism from Perry staff members. Here’s what your teachers have to say about the new policy. The Precedent editorial staff chose to keep the teachers’ names anonymous in order to protect their identity.   PRO: The...

Q&A with CUSD director of equity, Dr. Adama Sallu

Anna Myers, Features Editor

November 15, 2019

Dr. Adama Sallu is the director off equity and inclusion at the district. The Precedent staff got to have the following question and answer session with her on the topic of Deep Equity. ANNA MYERS: Who wrote/created the program? DR. ADAMA SALLU: Corwin through the work of Dr. Gary Howard developed...

Equity program’s aim is that “every student can be successful,” and is not political, district says

Equity program’s aim is that “every student can be successful,” and is not political, district says

Anna Myers, Features Editor

November 15, 2019

Are you legal? Oh. You’re planning on going to college? These kinds of questions are a common weekly occurrence for senior Sareya Taylor.  Taylor is Native American, and this story is not an unusual one. Over the past two years, the Chandler Unified School District has been working to subme...

Trendiness in being environmentally friendly

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2019

With the looming threat of damage to the climate, it is evident that society needs to take proactive steps towards creating a better environmental future.  It almost seems as if becoming more environmentally-friendly is becoming normalized as a trend. But not all trends are bad, right?  Every a...

Why are AZ cities moving away from recycling?

MaCayela Hanks, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2019

What can really be recycled? And if you recycle something that can not be recycled does it really matter? Some cities are beginning to cut the recycling program altogether.  In Arizona both Surprise and Casa Grande has completely stopped the recycling program. In addition, Tucson, Glendale, and Mesa...

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