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Williams Unified School District 2018 Back-to-School Fair (July 23-24) to be first in Coconino County

| July 18, 2018
Williams Unified School District 2018 Back-to-School Fair (July 23-24) to be first in Coconino County

The Williams Unified School District’s Registration & Back-To-School Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 23 and 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at the Williams Elementary-Middle School Gymnasium. The event will be one of the first of such back-to-school events in Coconino County.

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Arizona Science Center receives $1 M grant from APS Foundation to expand STEM education in Rural Schools

| July 10, 2018
Arizona Science Center receives $1 M grant from APS Foundation to expand STEM education in Rural Schools

The APS Foundation is enhancing its six-year partnership with Arizona Science Center with a $1 million grant to the Science Center’s Rural Communities Expansion Project.

This grant will sustain the professional development of K-8 teachers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects for the next five years and will allow the program to expand into Cochise and Yuma counties.

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Arizona voters likely to see education spending bill on November ballot. See related news here

| July 10, 2018
Arizona voters likely to see education spending bill on November ballot. See related news here

Leaders of the Invest in Education campaign delivered more than 270,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office last week in a move that will likely place the proposal increasing funding for public schools by $690 million before the voters in November, AZ Central reports. …

However, even if the proposal passes verification tests and makes it onto the ballot, it still faces stiff opposition from critics — including many in the business community — who fear that the significant tax hikes contained in the proposal would weaken the economy and ultimately harm education funding as a result.

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Arizona Science Center Launches New Hands-On Teacher Training Program to Enhance Quality of Science Instruction in Arizona

| July 10, 2018
Arizona Science Center Launches New Hands-On Teacher Training Program to Enhance Quality of Science Instruction in Arizona

In response to the need to expand access to high-quality professional development for Arizona’s science teachers, Arizona Science Center launched the Science Teacher Residency (STaR) program. This new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) teacher training program, generously supported by Helios Education Foundation, provides instruction and mentoring to third through eighth grade teachers at no cost to them. The first cohort of teachers began the program last week.

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Arizona schools see more vaccine exemptions in back-to-back years

| July 10, 2018
Arizona schools see more vaccine exemptions in back-to-back years

Vaccine exemption rates across the state of Arizona for children in child care, kindergarten and elementary school have increased for the second year in a row.

Arizona law requires children attending in school or child care to document that they have obtained certain vaccines, but allows exemptions from doctors for medical purposes or from parents for personal reasons, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

The increase in exemptions has led to a decrease in the coverage rates for children in all three groups – child care, kindergarten and elementary school.

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Afterschool Alliance has all the tools you need to promote your program and engage youth in National Summer Learning Day on July 12th!

| July 10, 2018
Afterschool Alliance has all the tools you need to promote your program and engage youth in National Summer Learning Day on July 12th!

The Afterschool Alliance has all the tools you need to promote your program and engage youth in National Summer Learning Day on Thursday, July 12th!  Link to tools & resources

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In the Grand Canyon, Havasupai parents want to regain control over failing school. See related news here

| July 10, 2018
In the Grand Canyon, Havasupai parents want to regain control over failing school. See related news here

Havasupai parents want to regain control over the failing Havasupai Elementary School. They’re looking at the best way to do that.

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Coconino County continues Super Service Saturdays — Aug. 11, Sept. 8

| July 10, 2018
Coconino County continues Super Service Saturdays — Aug. 11, Sept. 8

Coconino County is introducing “Super Service Saturday” July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 to provide the with a one-stop location for a variety of their needs.

Students get a FREE backpack when they get a Back-to-School shot or Sports Physical on July 14 and Aug. 11 while supplies last.

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CCC&Y to hold next monthly board meeting on July 16

| July 10, 2018
CCC&Y to hold next monthly board meeting on July 16

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will hold its next monthly board meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 16 at the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff.

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Enrollment spikes at Diné College. See more education news here

| July 10, 2018
Enrollment spikes at Diné College. See more education news here

Diné College reported it’s highest summer enrollment in eight years at each of its campuses for 2018, according to information from the Diné College Registrar’s Office.

‘The last time we had over 500 students for the summer was in 2010 when we had 716 students,” said Priscilla Leonard, director of enrollment management. “This is a 12 percent increase from last summer.”

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