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‘Get The Scoop:’ Coconino Community College — Page Instructional Center

| December 6, 2017
‘Get The Scoop:’ Coconino Community College — Page Instructional Center

Come find out more about Coconino Community College (Page Instructional Center) and “Get The Scoop” — literally!

From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 475 S. Lake Powell Blvd., Page.
Free Food by the scoop — Chili and Ice Cream
Meet the A’s — Super Instructors teaching CHM 130 and BIO 181 and MAT 088, on a special schedule in Page!

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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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Finding family: Elder Cultural Advisors program offers education, support to Native American students at NAU

| November 29, 2017
Finding family: Elder Cultural Advisors program offers education, support to Native American students at NAU

Marina Vasquez can talk and weave a basket at the same time, never breaking stride with her needle as she shares stories of her Mayan culture and the ancient art of pine needle basketry.

“Three is the symbol of women in the Mayan culture,” she says as she wraps raffia three times around three pine needles. “And nine is the symbol of life.”

Her basket quickly takes shape; everyone else in the room struggles to hold the wet pine needles in place as they attempt to sew. For Vasquez, a Mayan Indian and an elder at the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) at Northern Arizona University, both the talking and the weaving come naturally. They are two of her greatest tools in sharing her heritage and helping others connect with their own.

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Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is collecting gift cards for our annual Homeless and Runaway Youth Drive

| November 22, 2017
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is collecting gift cards for our annual Homeless and Runaway Youth Drive

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is collecting gift cards for our annual Homeless and Runaway Youth Drive.

Why gift cards? Last year, a young 16 year old girl faced the passing of her mother after endearing a difficult illness. Her school had received gift cards from the 2016 CCC&Y drive, and she was offered assistance. She was so excited to have money to purchase clothing and food for her and her cousins from Walmart. She cried and told school staff that no one had ever asked her what she needed in her entire 16 years on this earth.

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Arizonans say preK-12 education system is in crisis

| November 22, 2017
Arizonans say preK-12 education system is in crisis

“Stop starving our public schools of funding” was the overarching recommendation of the 110th Arizona Town Hall which wrapped on Nov. 15 in Mesa. Three days of discussions were informed by a data-rich background report, and by input from more than a dozen smaller Community Town Halls, as well as Future Leaders Town Halls held all across the state in the months preceding the statewide gathering.

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The “IB” Program Comes to Northern Arizona. See more education stories here

| November 15, 2017
The “IB” Program Comes to Northern Arizona. See more education stories here

Coconino High School and Sinagua Middle School are planning to introduce The International Baccalaureate program. These two schools will be the first in Northern Arizona to introduce the program. The International Baccalaureate program is a rigorous study that incorporates an international education.

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Teacher of the Week — (Flagstaff High School’s) Shelly Stearns

| November 7, 2017
Teacher of the Week — (Flagstaff High School’s) Shelly Stearns

This week’s teacher of the week is Shelly Stearns. Stearns is a history teacher at Flagstaff High School, who encourages her students to be active learners. Her classroom utilizes class discussions, and games.

After 20 years of teaching at Flagstaff High School and 22 years as an educator, Stearns says she still sees room for improvement.

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‘Legendary Teachers’ honored at the FUSD Governing Board

| October 25, 2017
‘Legendary Teachers’ honored at the FUSD Governing Board

Five teachers were honored as “Legendary Teachers” at the FUSD Governing Board meeting on Oct. 24.

Congratulations to; Randy Hopson, Suzy Jacobsen, Mary Lara, George Moate and Jodie Nicolson!

Though these teachers were honored formally they represent the hundreds of amazing, wonderful and legendary teachers in FUSD.

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Flagstaff town hall backs higher school taxes

| October 4, 2017
Flagstaff town hall backs higher school taxes

Flagstaff public education advocates are going for the money, and more of it.

Some 50 Flagstaff educators, high school students, business leaders and government officials met at an Arizona Town Hall community meeting on Sunday.

The group recommended renewing and expanding Proposition 301 to a full one-cent tax and using the money to help support an increases in teacher pay and other programs. The tax expires in 2020.

“We need a source of education funding that is independent of the Legislature,” said Nat White, the representative of one of the 10 small focus groups created at the event.

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Parenting Arizona – Active Parenting Class

| September 30, 2017
Parenting Arizona – Active Parenting Class

You can become a more successful at parenting, the most important job of your life, with Active Parenting Now. This workshop is designed for parents with children ages 5-12.

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