Tag: Grand Canyon News

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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Head Start program now enrolling for fall semester. See more education news here

| May 30, 2018
Head Start program now enrolling for fall semester. See more education news here

In a 2016 study, the Brookings Institution — a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. — found Head Start improves educational outcomes, increasing the probability that participants will graduate from high school, attend college and receive a post-secondary degree, license or certification. …

The Head Start program at Grand Canyon is now enrolling for the fall semester for income-eligible families. The program is free for those who qualify and provides classroom instruction and home-based services for children aged 3-5. Instruction and services is also available for children with special needs.

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FUSD remains closed Thursday. School districts region-wide react to teacher walk-out

| May 3, 2018
FUSD remains closed Thursday. School districts region-wide react to teacher walk-out

Pending final approval this week by state lawmakers of a budget that could expand the state’s education budget and increase teacher pay, educators in many school districts in Coconino County and statewide could return back to the classroom as early as Friday.

Teachers in many school districts statewide walked out of their classrooms Thursday, April 26 as part of the #RedforEd movement. Since then, hundreds of educators and supporters have been seen carrying signs and wearing their signature protest color t-shirts from the lawn at the Flagstaff City Hall to the thousands gathered in Phoenix.

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School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

| April 25, 2018
School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

From Page to Prescott and everywhere in between, school districts in the region are preparing for a teacher walk-0ut scheduled to begin Thursday, April 26.

Parents are urged to keep checking with their local school districts and the local media for the latest information on how the walk-out will impact school meals, sporting and other academic activities.

The following are links to the latest walk-out related stories in the region:

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Employers inform, hire Grand Canyon students at annual job fair

| April 18, 2018
Employers inform, hire Grand Canyon students at annual job fair

Grand Canyon students had an opportunity to meet with potential employers and learn about available positions at the school’s annual job fair April 11.

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Ruling: Havasupai school lawsuit can go forward. See more education news here

| April 11, 2018
Ruling: Havasupai school lawsuit can go forward. See more education news here

Stephen C. has been taught only math and English at a U.S.-run elementary school for Native American children deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. Teachers have left midyear, and he repeatedly faces suspension and arrest for behavior his attorneys say is linked to a disability stemming from traumatic experiences.

The 12-year-old is among children from Arizona’s remote and impoverished Havasupai reservation who are a step closer to their push for systematic reform of the U.S. agency that oversees tribal education, alleging in a lawsuit it ignored complaints about an understaffed school, a lack of special education and a deficient curriculum.

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Annual Grand Canyon School job fair takes place April 11. See more education news here

| April 4, 2018
Annual Grand Canyon School job fair takes place April 11. See more education news here

Grand Canyon High School students looking to get a leg up on scoring a summer job will have an opportunity to visit with more than 20 local businesses within Grand Canyon National Park and Tusayan.

The job fair takes place from 9-10:30 a.m. April 11 in the Grand Canyon School multipurpose room.

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Community donations boost Grand Canyon School. See more education stories here

| March 14, 2018
Community donations boost Grand Canyon School. See more education stories here

As school budgets struggle to meet with the demands of educating more students with less funding, community organizations often step up to help fill in the gaps for items like updated computers, desks and other basic necessities that sometimes get overlooked.

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Photo highlights: Scientific minds think alike for STEAM night at GCS

| March 7, 2018
Photo highlights: Scientific minds think alike for STEAM night at GCS

Grand Canyon School hosted STEAM Family Night March 1 to educate students and their families about science, technology, engineering, art and math. The event was also a fundraiser for the senior class and Grand Canyon Youth – volunteers made fresh native tacos and desserts were donated.

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Thousands to march on Arizona’s capitol (On March 24) in response to Florida shooting. See related stories

| February 28, 2018
Thousands to march on Arizona’s capitol (On March 24) in response to Florida shooting. See related stories

Two teenagers in Arizona have organized a protest in an effort to call for a change in gun laws, mental health education and school safety following last week’s deadly Florida high school shooting. 

Samantha Lekberg, a Willow Canyon High School student, and Jordan Harb, a student at Mountain View High School, are two of the organizers of the #MarchForOurLives in Phoenix.

The march is set to kick off at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix at 10 a.m. on March 24.

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