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Camp Colton tests new curriculum, more additions in the works. See more local education news here

Camp Colton tests new curriculum, more additions in the works. See more local education news here

| May 21, 2019

After more than 40 years as a beloved outdoor learning center for northern Arizona’s sixth graders, Camp Colton is modernizing, starting with its curriculum.

This month, educational staff members at the 44-acre camp tucked into the western slope of the San Francisco Peaks have been piloting new forest health lessons for use in the coming school year. Educational programs are one component of a 50-year master plan that the team has been developing for the last year. The plan features forestry plots in areas of differently spaced trees, cabins to replace platform tents, preservation of the stream that runs through the property, expansion of the historic lodge and more.

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Legislative GOP leaders share budget bills highlights with lawmakers. See more state education news here

Legislative GOP leaders share budget bills highlights with lawmakers. See more state education news here

| May 21, 2019

Details of the $11.9 billion proposed budget plan by Republican Legislative leaders who worked on the deal with Gov. Doug Ducey were released Monday evening.For education, the budget proposal includes funds for the 5 percent teacher pay raise, $15 million for school counselors and police officers on campus, $25 million for school building repairs, an increase to $136 million to partially restore additional assistance funding that public schools use to pay for books, software, buses and other soft-capital needs.The budget proposal also includes a $542 million deposit into the state’s rainy day fund and $325 million in tax breaks.

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New Study Highlights How Divisive Political Rhetoric Can Seep Into America’s Schools, Prompting Heightened Bullying. See more national education news here

New Study Highlights How Divisive Political Rhetoric Can Seep Into America’s Schools, Prompting Heightened Bullying. See more national education news here

| May 21, 2019

Heated political debates that center on marginalized communities can lead to negative consequences for students, according to a study published Monday that found an uptick in anti-LGBTQ bullying at California schools during a statewide push to ban same-sex marriage.
The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that high-profile debates involving marginalized groups can lead bullies to target young people who are central to those conversations.

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Kathy Marron of Thomas Elementary School in Flagstaff honored by the Arizona Department of Education

Kathy Marron of Thomas Elementary School in Flagstaff honored by the Arizona Department of Education

| May 21, 2019

Kathy Marron, an art teacher at Thomas Elementary School in Flagstaff, was recognized for Excellence in Art Education by the Arizona State Board of Education during a recent Board Meeting. Superintendent Kathy Hoffman spoke to the importance of art education as part of a well rounded and highly engaging educational experience.

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High school students earn scholarships from Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council

High school students earn scholarships from Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council

| May 20, 2019

Isabel Cristina Ortiz Salazar believes anyone suffering from abuse should have at least one person “they can trust just enough to tell them about the pain they are going through.

Kascyanna Lowe is planning on using her life experience to help others overcome challenges.

Paola Naselli Belmontes said the key to preventing abuse is helping local parents practice good parenting skills and hopes Williams can create such programs.

Salazar, Lowe and Belmontes are the winners this year of scholarships presented by the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council during the recent annual Williams High School Academic Awards & Scholarship Night.

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