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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

Senior Sareya Taylor speaks on the student panel sponsored by the YES program for Perry faculty members at the October staff meeting. It was an opportunity for teachers to ask questions about equity in the classroom and get students’  responses.

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...

Special Needs Education Program helps Perry’s Environment

MaCayela Hanks, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2019

Special Education is an integral part of education, not a separate ordeal. The function of Special Education Program (SPED) is to “provide appropriate instruction using alternate academic state standards and on building academic, functional, social and communication skills so that students can be su...

Administration’s top priority is security on campus

Carter Richey, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2019

As the new high school year picks up pace, schools all over the nation continue their enforcement of safety rules and procedures around campus, as every school intends on maintaining a credible and robust safe school environment. Arizona has the worst student to counselor ratios in the nation, at 90...

Keeping Students Safe at School

Gavin Brennan, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Even though Gilbert Arizona is one of the safest places to live in the United States, violent crimes are becoming more common. If a shooting can occur in a movie theater or a church, it could definitely happen at a school. With school violence on the rise, administration works diligently to keep studen...

Steps taken towards improving safety

Security guard Rob Hehe watches the east gate near the new C-building.

JJ Fought, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

It used to be that schools were constructed so that they were inviting for outsiders to come in. Schools welcomed strangers onto their campuses because learning was a time of innocence and educating children was seen as a collaboration between schools and communities. In today’s violent climate, however, schoo...

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