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First day for Flagstaff schools. See more education news here

| August 15, 2018
First day for Flagstaff schools. See more education news here

On Thursday, about 10,000 students in Flagstaff went to their first day of school for the 2018-19 school year.

It was the opening day for 13 of 15 Flagstaff Unified School District schools, with the exception of modified year-round schools Killip Elementary and Leupp Public School.

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FUSD asks for $75 million bond and override on November ballot. See more education news here

| August 7, 2018
FUSD asks for $75 million bond and override on November ballot. See more education news here

Voters will be asked to consider two local, school-related measures on the ballot in November, a school bond and the renewal of a budget override.

Together, the measures could provide the Flagstaff Unified School District continued and additional funding for the next five to six years, said FUSD superintendent Mike Penca.

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Opening doors: CCC partners with Havasupai on GED exam prep. See more education news here

| August 1, 2018
Opening doors: CCC partners with Havasupai on GED exam prep. See more education news here

SUPAI, Ariz. – Nine people, ages 17 to 45, sat in the community center, not knowing what to expect.

But they knew they decided to come because they wanted to take the next step to get their General Educational Development (GED) certificate.

“I told them if they have the opportunity for a GED, they should take it,” said Carlos Powell Sr., Early Head Start Director on the Havasupai Reservation.

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Back to school on the Mountain Line. See more education news here

| July 25, 2018
Back to school on the Mountain Line. See more education news here

The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority announced sale of semester long Mountain Line bus passes and yearlong passes for the back to school season.

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Flagstaff students attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

| July 18, 2018
Flagstaff students attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

Two students, one from Flagstaff High School and one from Coconino High School, are in Louisville, Kentucky this week as delegates and competitors at the 52nd National Leadership and Skills Competition sponsored by SkillsUSA.

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FALA finances stabilized; new focus on improving C grade. See more education news here

| June 20, 2018
FALA finances stabilized; new focus on improving C grade. See more education news here

Eli Cohen, the new executive director at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, is hoping for a bigger, bolder future for the school.

“I think we’ve been kind of treading water for a few years and now we’re finally able to plan for the future,” he said. “It doesn’t have to happen all in one year. We’ve got a strategic plan for one, three and five years into the future.”

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NPA superintendent retires with main goals achieved. See more education news here

| June 5, 2018
NPA superintendent retires with main goals achieved. See more education news here

After 12 years of guiding the growth of Northland Preparatory Academy, Superintendent Bob Lombardi is stepping down.

Lombardi said he’s enjoyed the years he’s spent at NPA helping the campus, the students and the staff grow from about 360 students in 2006 to 640 students today. The school has a 99 percent graduation rate with the majority of its graduates heading to college.

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Updated: Still time to check out summer camps in region. Also, see Summer Reading Programs here

| June 5, 2018
Updated: Still time to check out summer camps in region. Also, see Summer Reading Programs here

Also check out Summer Reading Programs Below

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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Evolution is and ‘will remain’ part of Arizona’s science curriculum, Ducey says. See related education news here

| May 30, 2018
Evolution is and ‘will remain’ part of Arizona’s science curriculum, Ducey says. See related education news here

When it comes to teaching science in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey is apparently on a different page than School Superintendent Diane Douglas.

Ducey said evolution should stay a part of the state’s science curriculum, while creationism should remain out of science class.

“Evolution is part of the curriculum and will remain part of the curriculum,” he said.

The governor’s comment comes after we reported earlier this month that the Arizona’s Department of Education, under Douglas, made revisions to a draft of updated science standards prepared by some of the state’s teachers.

The revisions by the department omitted and watered down references to “evolution” and “evolve.”

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Flagstaff Arts and Leadership seniors take the arts to a new level. See more education news here

| May 30, 2018
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership seniors take the arts to a new level. See more education news here

Two Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy seniors are following their hearts for the arts after high school.

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