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CCC&Y calendar highlights upcoming Community Events for Families

| December 6, 2017
CCC&Y calendar highlights upcoming Community Events for Families

CCC&Y has launched a Community Events for Families calendar with details on upcoming family events throughout Coconino County.

Events include upcoming holiday activities, public library and other events.

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Ducey disputes group’s claim school funding less now than leaner times. See related story here

| November 29, 2017
Ducey disputes group’s claim school funding less now than leaner times. See related story here

Gov. Doug Ducey is fighting back against a report by a left-leaning research group that shows Arizona is spending less on K-12 education today than before the recession when inflation is taken into account.
“That’s a false report by a left-wing public interest group,” Ducey said Wednesday just moments after helping break ground for a new charter school in west Phoenix which is being built, at least indirectly, with the help of the state treasury.
“It’s up 10 percent since 2015,” the governor said. “It’s above per-pupil rates, inflation adjusted since the Great Recession.”
But figures obtained by Capitol Media Services from state legislative budget staffers paint a different picture of what has happened since before the recession than the one being claimed by Ducey.

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AZEDNEWS — What we’re following: Vouchers don’t cover specialized school costs and AZ needs to nearly double education funding

| November 29, 2017
AZEDNEWS — What we’re following: Vouchers don’t cover specialized school costs and AZ needs to nearly double education funding

The parents of a teenage boy who attends a private school for students with autism say U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wrongly portrayed them as a school choice success story. The parents told Chalkbeat that the amount most voucher programs offer – around $5,000 – wouldn’t work for many families who have children with disabilities, because tuition at a specialized private school like the one their son attends can run up to $70,000 a year and parents lose their right to challenge the services private schools are willing to provide for their student.

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Flagstaff High School English teacher Rachel Perugini is a finalist in a national classroom makeover contest. See more education stories here

| November 29, 2017
Flagstaff High School English teacher Rachel Perugini is a finalist in a national classroom makeover contest. See more education stories here

Flagstaff High School English teacher Rachel Perugini is a finalist in a national classroom makeover contest. The contest ends November 30th and you can vote once a day. There are 3 days left and Ms. Perugini is in 2nd place. You can put her over the top.

• http://www.haskelloffice.com/classroom-makeover/

Please vote often for this amazing teacher to get her dream classroom for Flagstaff High School!

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CCC looks to public for improvements. See more education stories here

| November 29, 2017
CCC looks to public for improvements. See more education stories here

Coconino Community College President Colleen Smith is hoping that the public listening session at Killip Elementary School on Dec. 5 will be as popular as some of the other sessions she’s held around the county. The listening session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Killip, 2300 E. Sixth Ave.

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Tuba City transportation blesses families on school bus routes. See more education stories here

| November 29, 2017
Tuba City transportation blesses families on school bus routes. See more education stories here

For the 10th year, Tuba City Unified School District (TCUSD) transportation staff coordinated to draw names for five families to receive a special turkey meal kit the week before Thanksgiving.

The names were given in coordination with Orson Bigman, head bus driver and Arnold Begay, acting transportation coordinator, who took the name of one family on each of the 13 regular bus routes. The names were then put into a hat and five names were drawn at random.

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Children’s author collaborates with teens

| November 29, 2017
Children’s author collaborates with teens

A tale about a lonely tree finding friendship with animals of the forest has brought together a local author and three Sedona Red Rock High School sophomores in their own story of creativity and collaboration.

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Kiwanis selects Maine Consolidated Students of the Month. See more education stories here

| November 29, 2017
Kiwanis selects Maine Consolidated Students of the Month. See more education stories here

Kiwanis Club of Williams selected the November Students of the Month for Maine Consolidated School in Parks. The students were recognized at Maine Consolidate School and earned a pizza party.

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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon students take to the field for Turkey Trot

| November 29, 2017
Photo highlights: Grand Canyon students take to the field for Turkey Trot

Grand Canyon students participated in the school’s annual turkey trot for a chance to win a Thanksgiving bird and pumpkin pie Dec. 16. First place winners in every age group were awarded a turkey, while second place winners were given a pumpkin pie.

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Q&A with Robert Smith. See more education stories here

| November 29, 2017
Q&A with Robert Smith. See more education stories here

What’s the most valuable thing you have learned in school thus far? How do you apply it to your life?

Nothing is guaranteed. You have to work hard to get to where you want to be in life. It is ultimately up to me to push me to my goals. I apply this to my life by staying after school to practice football and basketball. Most weekends I try to rest to have energy for my work during the week.”

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