The Precedent

Push for AP is factor in increased test numbers contributing extra funding

Sarah Lankford and Kylie Vacala

March 10, 2017

Advanced Placement testing is an opportunity for students to test their knowledge at the end of the year and receive college credit. While these AP tests are beneficial for a student's academic success, they also become factors in bettering the environment of the campus as this opportunity for college...

Prop 123: More Money More Problems?

Nathan Tucker, News Editor

April 22, 2016

Arizona schools are stuck in an unenviable position. Out of 50 states, Arizona placed 48th in amount of money spent for each student: every Arizonan child in K-12 education equaled $7,208 spent, according to a 2013 report from the US Census Bureau (for reference, the national average that year was $10,7...

Ariz. AG: It is illegal to opt-out of standardized tests

Sarah Campbell, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2015

Students will do everything they can to get out of a standardized test, and last year it was as easy as getting their parent’s signature on a piece of paper. The rumored option to opt-out of the newest standardized test, AzMERIT, led to a high number of students failing to take the test with their pa...

Battle of the bills

Battle of the bills

Sarah Campbell and Valerie Burgess

March 3, 2015

Since the election of Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona school chief Diane Douglas in November, proposed bills and actions have been taken with regards of education. Although both parties believe they have the best intentions for students, do they really? When both were elected, one would see that the...

New High school named after superintendent

Valerie Burgess, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2015

New additions are coming to the district soon due to the Chandler Unified School District opening two new schools for the 2015-2016 school year. The first is Dr. Camille Casteel High School, named after the district superintendent in office since 1996. To honor the superintendent’s work, the school’s...

New CUSD school will change PHS boundaries

New CUSD school will change PHS boundaries

Molly Ogden, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2014

The construction of a new high school in the Chandler Unified School District has caused much excitement among teachers, parents, and school administrators. The school, located off of Power and Riggs, is on track to be in session at the start of the 2015 school year, and will admit students in grades...

Record rain does not shut down CUSD

Record rain does not shut down CUSD

Sarah Campbell, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014

Streets flooded, interstates shut down, cars trapped in three feet of water, but where are the students of the Chandler Unified School District? They are at school. On September 8, Arizona broke its record for its wettest day in history, leaving many wondering why the Chandler district did not cancel...

Embry Riddle program entering CUSD schools

Michael Wolfe, Social Media Editor

March 8, 2013

Superintendent of CUSD schools, Dr. Camille Casteel stated that the district had a partnership with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in January during a meeting at Chandler Center for the Arts. The program through Embry Riddle is expected to open at Basha High this year; Perry and Chandler High the...

The student voice of Perry High School
Camille Casteel