The Precedent

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Seniors want fourth quarter events, district says no plans have been made

Seniors gather at the class of 2017 graduation. In the past, graduation was held at Perry's football stadium, but the ceremony has since been moved to ASU. This year, seniors ponder how graduation will be held in the midst of social distancing.

Anna Myers, Features Editor

May 3, 2020

Ever since Gov. Doug Ducey closed Arizona schools through the remainder of the school year, seniors across the state have been mourning their last year in high school and wondering whether or not their fourth quarter events will ever come to fruition. Seton Catholic answered this question for their senior class wit...

End of controversial Deep Equity and YES programs in CUSD

Corwin Deep Equity is being utilized in school districts throughout the states highlighted in purple. The program was implemented in Chandler Unified up until the district's recent decision to phase it out.

Anna Myers, Features Editor

January 16, 2020

After months of controversy, parent complaints, and community concerns, the CUSD governing board has officially begun to phase out the Corwin Deep Equity program, based on the essays of Dr. Gary Howard. The curriculum was introduced at the beginning of 2019 as a part of the board’s Journey 2025 plan ...

Speaking up about Deep Equity

A huge crowd gathers at the December CUSD board meeting. The citizen comments section lasted an hour and a half, and every speaker made comments about Deep Equity.

Anna Myers, Features Editor

December 13, 2019

Our last issue of the Precedent featured the introduction of the Corwin Deep Equity program to the Chandler Unified School District. The program is meant to “create equitable learning spaces for all students within CUSD and cultivate the voices of students to serve as leaders in their learning community...

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...

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...

Voters to decide on override

Senior Hayley Wilson uses a microscope in her 4th hour human biology class. According to CUSD, if the budget override fails in this November's election, classes like Wilson's may undergo serious changes in the future.

Sarah Lankford, Staff Writer

September 27, 2013

It is 6:45 a.m. and like most days, Emily Narducci waits for her bus in her Chandler neighborhood. While she enjoys her free ride to and from school every day, she may not realize that if the Chandler Unified School District’s attempt to get a 15 percent override approved by Valley voters this November...

The student voice of Perry High School
Terry Locke