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Save the Date – Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference on March 29

| February 14, 2018
Save the Date – Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference on March 29

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth to present Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference: Honoring Legacy, Empowering Future SAVE THE DATE: March 29, 2018, 8am – 5pm; Little America, Flagstaff Featuring Keynote Speaker: National Hero and Olympic Gold Medalist – Billy Mills! Conference – Includes morning Keynote and Plenary sessions, full luncheon program (which can be […]

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2018 Viola Awards nominees announced for Excellence in Arts, Science Education categories

| February 14, 2018
2018 Viola Awards nominees announced for Excellence in Arts, Science Education categories

The Flagstaff Arts Council has named:

Betsy Hamill – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Chandra Hemminger – Summit High School
Joe Cornett – Flagstaff High School
Leslie Baker – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Tim McKay – Mount Elden Middle School
as 2018 Viola Awards nominees in the Excellence in Arts Education category.

The Flagstaff Arts Council also named: 

Carrie Jenkins – Sinagua
Christine Sapio – Coconino High School
Rich Krueger – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Susan Brown – Northland Preparatory Academy
as 2018 Viola Awards nominees in the Excellence in Science Education category.

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Real-time decisions have potential to improve K-12 outcomes in Arizona

| February 7, 2018
Real-time decisions have potential to improve K-12 outcomes in Arizona

A new partnership between Arizona State University and Helios Education Foundation will help educators and policy makers make real-time decisions that have the potential to improve K-12 outcomes in Arizona.

The initiative will create the Decision Center for Education Excellence, a computer-generated model that will show how policies, practices and interventions would affect students in Arizona’s pre-K through post-secondary education system as well as how that would impact workforce development.

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Charter impact: Film highlights how private schools affect public. See related stories

| February 7, 2018
Charter impact: Film highlights how private schools affect public. See related stories

The schools featured in the documentary, “Backpack Full of Cash” — shown Monday, Feb. 5, at Prescott Mile High Middle School — were mainly in Philadelphia and New Jersey. But the film seemed to warn the hundreds who attended the showing locally of the effects that can result to public district schools from state funding of charter and private schools.

About 350 people viewed the film locally, shown by the Prescott Education Advocacy Council (PEAC).

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Arizona Not Currently Tracking Teacher Supply And Demand. See related story

| February 7, 2018
Arizona Not Currently Tracking Teacher Supply And Demand. See related story

At the start of this school year, more than 1,300 Arizona classrooms needed teachers. The shortages are affecting school districts across the country.

But a national study found only 16 states track teacher supply and demand.

“One of the reasons behind this study is we felt more states needed to have this information for policy makers,” said Chad Aldeman, a principal at Bellwether Education Partners. “To respond to their particular situation they need to know what their specific challenges are.”

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New scholarship helps students ‘re-boot’ at CCC

| February 7, 2018
New scholarship helps students ‘re-boot’ at CCC

Coconino Community College students who may have had difficulties with the rigors of college in the past now have a chance to “re-boot” their college careers.

A new Re-Boot scholarship is now being offered at CCC through the CCC Foundation with the generous help of Bryan Bates, emeritus professor who recently retired from the College.

“Rather than losing students to issues they may or may not have had control over, let’s see if we can give them a little nudge so they can help themselves,” Bates said.

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Flagstaff schools in need of replace and repair worth $95 million. More education stories here

| February 7, 2018
Flagstaff schools in need of replace and repair worth $95 million. More education stories here

A consulting group is recommending that FUSD spend nearly $95 million to refurbish most of its 17 district buildings, replace two elementary schools and the portable wing at another school.

The H2 Group recently presented the findings of a yearlong assessment of the district’s schools and administration building to the FUSD board. According to the report, the average age of an FUSD building is about 47 years.

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Tuba City School District celebrates opening of new elementary school. More education stories here

| February 7, 2018
Tuba City School District celebrates opening of new elementary school. More education stories here

Tuba City Unified School District’s (TCUSD) newest K-5 Elementary digital school has been formally christened with a ribbon cutting and will be in full operation for the 2018 winter semester.

The new Tuba City Elementary school had been under construction for the past 20 months and received its final fire code and internal security clearance in late November 2017.

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Tax credit donations fund college tours, field trips at Williams schools

| February 7, 2018
Tax credit donations fund college tours, field trips at Williams schools

In 2002, the Arizona State Legislature passed a law providing tax credits to taxpayers who contribute to public and private schools.

Not all schools can afford what’s needed to provide programs and experiences that enrich students’ education, but Arizona’s public school tax credit program can help schools bridge that gap.

According to the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR), taxpayers filing in Arizona have the unique opportunity to redirect a portion of state tax dollars they already pay to public education. The credit allows an Arizona taxpayer to contribute $200 per individual tax return or $400 per joint tax return to a school’s extracurricular programs.

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Page Unified School District February 2018 Newsletter

| February 7, 2018
Page Unified School District February 2018 Newsletter

• Recruitment and retention
• The challenges of transportation
• DVI winter program
• The San Devil Classic

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