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School districts across Arizona see small – and large – victories in AzMERIT scores

School districts across Arizona see small – and large – victories in AzMERIT scores

| September 28, 2016

The second year of statewide AzMERIT results didn’t reveal many surprises for educators. Overall, scores for math and English language arts stayed steady for many grades, while some saw improvements. It’s too soon to draw any major conclusions from the 2016 results since this is only the second year Arizona schools have used the exam, but there are many bright spots to note among districts across the state, from Prescott to Safford and Somerton to Chandler.

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – What it is and how it might impact you.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – What it is and how it might impact you.

| September 28, 2016

FAFSA season begins on October 1st, 2016. If you have older children who recently started college, this may be earlier in the year than you remember. The Federal government is now allowing families to apply three months earlier than in previous years. And applying online is easier than ever!

Students and their parents can now apply for financial aid during the fall of their senior year instead of waiting until January 1st.

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FAFSA Season is Here

FAFSA Season is Here

| September 28, 2016

FAFSA season begins on October 1st, 2016. If you have older children who recently started college, this may be earlier in the year than you remember. The Federal government is now allowing families to apply three months earlier than in previous years. And applying online is easier than ever!

Students and their parents can now apply for financial aid during the fall of their senior year instead of waiting until January 1st.

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NAU supports Achieve60AZ initiative to advance education across the state

NAU supports Achieve60AZ initiative to advance education across the state

| September 28, 2016

Last week, Arizona launched Achieve60AZ, a statewide educational attainment initiative aiming to equip 60 percent of Arizonans with some form of post-high school certificate or degree by 2030.

President Rita Cheng joined the Arizona Board of Regents, Gov. Doug Ducey and more than 60 Arizona leaders during the launch event on Sept. 16.

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CHAC to present second annual College & Career Resource Fair on Oct. 1 at Killip Elementary

CHAC to present second annual College & Career Resource Fair on Oct. 1 at Killip Elementary

| September 28, 2016

The Coconino County Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC) will present its second annual College & Career Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Killip Elementary School, 2300 E. 6th Ave., Flagstaff.

Career and educational organizations are invited to apply to staff resource tables and speak to students and parents about their college and career options. Contact Theresa Thomas at tthomas@coconino.az.gov or call (928) 679-7162 for more information.

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