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Child & Family Support Service presentation a highlight of CCC&Y 2018 Annual Meeting

| May 22, 2018
Child & Family Support Service presentation a highlight of CCC&Y 2018 Annual Meeting

“Where do you believe kids belong?”

For those attending the 2018 annual meeting of the Coconino Coaltion for Children & Youth, the answer on an instant poll appeared on the screen — Family, Safe Environment, Home, Community, Caring Family…

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After walkout and pay bump, what’s next for #RedForEd movement? See more statewide education news here

| May 16, 2018
After walkout and pay bump, what’s next for #RedForEd movement? See more statewide education news here

After Arizona lawmakers signed a $10.4 billion budget bill last week, effectively bringing an end to a six-day teacher walkout over low pay and poor classroom conditions, one question remained: What was next for the #RedForEd movement?

Organizers with Arizona Educators United, the group behind the movement, and the Arizona Education Association asked teachers to start collecting signatures in an effort to get an initiative on the ballot in November.

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What we’re watching: Grants bring high-speed Internet to rural areas, how teen’s brain development impacts learning. See related story here

| May 16, 2018
What we’re watching: Grants bring high-speed Internet to rural areas, how teen’s brain development impacts learning. See related story here

Teachers at schools in Congress, Ariz., used to start downloading video the night before they’d show it in class because of low Internet speed, but thanks to state and federal grants that Yavapai County schools used to upgrade their broadband connection, a partnership with a small microwave Internet company, and access to a fiber-optic connection, rural schools in the area will soon be able to experience the fast Internet speeds that schools in urban areas are used to, according to a Cronkite News story.

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Flagstaff father designs bulletproof desk to improve school safety. See more Flagstaff area education news here

| May 16, 2018
Flagstaff father designs bulletproof desk to improve school safety. See more Flagstaff area education news here

Horrified after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, an Arizona father took it upon himself to try and improve safety for kids at schools. 

John Birdsell, who lives in Flagstaff, started a company called School Security Solutions and designed a school desk made with bullet-resistant fiberglass.

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Flagstaff High, Sinagua Middle, NPA get new state letter grades. See more education stories here

| May 16, 2018
Flagstaff High, Sinagua Middle, NPA get new state letter grades. See more education stories here

The letter grades of two Flagstaff Unified School District schools improved with the recent release of revised grades by the Arizona State Board of Education.

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Lack of resources leads to ‘grim statistics’ in Native schools. See more education stories here

| May 16, 2018
Lack of resources leads to ‘grim statistics’ in Native schools. See more education stories here

When President Lyndon Johnson laid out a set of sweeping plans for Native American education 50 years ago, from preschool to college, one of the most immediate goals was enrolling 10,000 tribal youth in Head Start programs.

That goal was soon met, but little else envisioned by Johnson has progressed as successfully.

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Sedona Rotarians honor four standout teachers. See more education stories here

| May 16, 2018
Sedona Rotarians honor four standout teachers. See more education stories here

Each city’s Rotary club has its own special focus. Here in Sedona, the Rotary Club dedicates much of its time and efforts to enriching local children’s lives. Part of that includes recognizing the adults who enhance students’ lives: Sedona’s teachers.

The Rotary Club of Sedona presented its Teacher of the Year awards to educators at Sedona Red Rock High School, Big Park Community School, West Sedona School and Sedona Charter School on Wednesday, May 9.

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Williams High School student selected as finalist for AIA scholar-athlete award. See more education stories here

| May 16, 2018
Williams High School student selected as finalist for AIA scholar-athlete award. See more education stories here

An ambitious high school schedule and a busy home life haven’t prevented Williams High School senior Paige Kmetz from keeping her grades up, and her success in academics along with her success in athletics is now being recognized.

On April 13, the Arizona Interscholastic Association announced Kmetz has been selected as a finalist for the AIA Scholar-Athlete award for 2017-2018.

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Summer fun starts here: community to host activities for all ages starting May 28. See more education stories here

| May 16, 2018
Summer fun starts here: community to host activities for all ages starting May 28. See more education stories here

As of May 25, school is officially out for the summer. While the whooping and cheering of kids looking forward to a few months of freedom may be raucous now, soon, a familiar refrain will set in — “I’m bored!”

To combat summer boredom, a number of Grand Canyon community organizations are stepping up to offer kids a place to get together, have fun and — gasp — learn.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Graduating PHS Seniors. See more Page area education news here

| May 16, 2018
Scholarship Opportunity for Graduating PHS Seniors. See more Page area education news here

The Page High School Alumni Class of 2008 is awarding a $500 non-renewable scholarship to one graduating senior of Page High School planning to attend a post secondary educational institution.

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