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Week of the Young Child. See more Page education news here

| April 18, 2018
Week of the Young Child. See more Page education news here

Coconino County has expanded the Week of the Young Child celebrating children ages zero to five from April 17th – April 30th.

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Time to check out summer camps in region

| April 18, 2018
Time to check out summer camps in region

With the end of the school year and summer rapidly approaching, time is running short for parents to search for information on summer camps and other educational programs for their children.

The following is our latest listing of summer camps in the region.

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Afterschool STEM Grants

| April 15, 2018
Afterschool STEM Grants

AzCASE and Cox Communications invite Arizona out-of-school time programs to apply for a 2018 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) grant. Programs are encouraged to work with staff and youth to develop creative, new ways to incorporate STEM into out-of-school time programming.

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CCCY Response to the Current Education Climate

| April 15, 2018
CCCY Response to the Current Education Climate

While we sincerely hope that Arizona is able to avoid a teacher strike, we at the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth have been reporting on the desperately needed support for education in our State for years now.  We recognize that we all make choices and get what we pay for.  For us in Arizona, […]

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Report: Arizona Soars to 49th in Elementary Teacher Pay – For Now. See related stories here

| April 11, 2018
Report: Arizona Soars to 49th in Elementary Teacher Pay – For Now. See related stories here

Arizona elementary teachers are no longer the worst-compensated in the country, researchers say.

We’re now second-to-last behind Oklahoma, but maybe not for long — teachers there are on the picket lines.

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Allhands: Forced recess in Arizona? Now, this is a mandate I can get behind. See other state education news here

| April 11, 2018
Allhands: Forced recess in Arizona? Now, this is a mandate I can get behind. See other state education news here

If you care about your kid’s grades, you’ll applaud the new mandate for two school recess periods each day.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1083 last week. The bill applies to both district and charter schools in kindergarten through third grade initially and kindergarten through fifth grade after August 2019.

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Arizona Says It Lives Up to Foster Youth Education Law, But Can’t Prove It. Can Others? See related stories here

| April 11, 2018
Arizona Says It Lives Up to Foster Youth Education Law, But Can’t Prove It. Can Others? See related stories here

In Arizona, as in many other parts of the United States, school stability for foster youth is a significant problem. Forty-two percent of students in foster care switched schools during the school year, according to a 2015 West Ed report, and research has shown that each change costs a student at least three months of academic progress.

These frequent moves jeopardize the already dim academic prospects for foster youth in a state that is struggling to provide quality education to students in general.

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FUSD April 2018 newsletter. More FUSD news here

| April 11, 2018
FUSD April 2018 newsletter. More FUSD news here

• A Message from the FUSD Superintendent
• Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration
• FUSD Would Like Your Input

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Anti-bullying campaign at Flagstaff schools ruffles feathers. See more education stories here

| April 11, 2018
Anti-bullying campaign at Flagstaff schools ruffles feathers. See more education stories here

An anti-bullying program by Northland Family Help Center held for seventh graders at Mount Elden Middle School is raising the hackles of some community members after it included descriptions of different gender identities.

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Northern Arizona University elects new officers for Native American Advisory Board. See more education news here

| April 11, 2018
Northern Arizona University elects new officers for Native American Advisory Board. See more education news here

Coconino County Supervisor Lena Fowler was recently elected chairwoman of the Native American Advisory Board at Northern Arizona University. Fowler, who is Navajo, is serving her third term as Coconino County Supervisor for District 5, which covers much of the northern part of Coconino County. Robert “Bob” Roessel (Navajo), executive principal, intergovernmental affairs for Salt River Project, was elected vice chairman.

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