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Public schools to get 280 new buses from lawsuit settlement

| June 13, 2018
Public schools to get 280 new buses from lawsuit settlement

More than 280 aging – and presumably high-polluting – school buses are going to be replaced, at no cost to Arizona taxpayers.

Gov. Doug Ducey announced (on June 8) he intends to use more than half of the $59 million the state is getting as its share of a nationwide settlement with Volkswagen to replace buses that are at least 15 years old and have more than 100,000 miles on them.

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Learn How Your Vote Impacts Education Decision-Making at the State, County and Local Level. More education news here

| June 13, 2018
Learn How Your Vote Impacts Education Decision-Making at the State, County and Local Level. More education news here

Setting education policy is a complicated process that takes place at many levels. Some decisions are made by elected officials and others by you the voter/parent/resident. To help you make sense of the process, here’s a look at which bodies are responsible for making decisions, and how your vote impacts the final outcome.

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Page high alum selected as trackand field All-American

| June 13, 2018
Page high alum selected as trackand field All-American

Davonte Jett-Reynolds, a 2017 graduate of Page High School has been chosen as a 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association- Division I Track and Field All American.
Jett-Reynolds ran the 5000-meter with the Central Arizona College track and field team where he placed fifth with a time of 15:15.77 in the national collegiate competition held in El Dorado, Kansas two weeks ago. There was a total 34 colleges competing.

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Panthers Principal Responds to Report Card. More education news here

| June 13, 2018
Panthers Principal Responds to Report Card. More education news here

Page Middle School recently received its letter grade evaluation from the Arizona Department of Education. The principal responded with the school’s plans for improvements to ensure the quality of the students’ education.

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See, snap and share: Fredonia students join Kaibab Citizen Science Project

| June 13, 2018
See, snap and share: Fredonia students join Kaibab Citizen Science Project

Outfitted with Amazon Fire tablets and knowledge of the Kaibab National Forest’s 2018 Citizen Science Project through the iNaturalist app, 16 students from Fredonia Elementary School wrapped up the school year with a day-trip roaming among the trees and open meadow at Pleasant Valley in the North Kaibab Ranger District of Kaibab National Forest, on May 17.

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Superintendent’s report: Summer school offers robust criteria. More education news here

| June 13, 2018
Superintendent’s report: Summer school offers robust criteria. More education news here

Welcome to another summer in beautiful Prescott Arizona! While this is a wonderful time for teachers and students to get away, or to have a nice staycation in our beautiful town, the Prescott Schools stay plenty busy with summer school and planning for the year to come. 

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School’s out, but here’s where kids can still get a free breakfast and lunch. See related local summertime meal programs for children here

| June 13, 2018
School’s out, but here’s where kids can still get a free breakfast and lunch. See related local summertime meal programs for children here

During the school year, schools provide free breakfasts and lunches to hundreds of thousands of children in need. 

To assure children don’t go hungry during the summer, the state has established more than 1,100 locations statewide where children can continue to get free meals. 

Last year, more than 3.1 million meals were served at sites during the summer.

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Think you’re paying a lot for summer child care? You’re not the only one. See related local summer camp / summer reading information here

| June 13, 2018
Think you’re paying a lot for summer child care? You’re not the only one. See related local summer camp / summer reading information here

• A new study shows Arizona is the third-least affordable state for summer programs
• A two-parent family with two kids could spend up to a third of its income on such programs, the study indicates
• Children who don’t have access to programs with educational components can see math and reading skills decline

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Nomination Reminder

| June 10, 2018
Nomination Reminder

The Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence recognizes innovative programs and staff members for their exemplary work in providing and promoting quality youth development programs for Arizona’s children.

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Arizona teachers collecting signatures for education initiative. See related stories here

| June 5, 2018
Arizona teachers collecting signatures for education initiative. See related stories here

Over 300 teachers hit the streets (June 2) across the state collecting signatures to get an education initiative on the November ballot.

“It wasn’t because we were unhappy with our pay it was because we need to improve public education in Arizona,” said Kelley Fisher.

Fisher is a kindergarten teacher at Las Brisas Elementary where she has taught for 20 years. She was out in Glendale today for several hours braving the hot temperatures for her kids and her school.

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