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NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

| April 16, 2019

The students of Northland Preparatory Academy, number 3300 Sparrow Avenue, are proud to say that they are perfectly abnormal after hosting an event unlike any other in the school’s 23-year history.

To introduce the school’s outgoing eighth-graders to high school, the campus was transfigured into a scene seemingly pulled out of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, complete with a Quidditch match and Yule Ball, among other Harry Potter icons.

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Gov. Ducey signs Arizona bill to make personal finance lesson a requirement for high school students. See more state education news here

Gov. Ducey signs Arizona bill to make personal finance lesson a requirement for high school students. See more state education news here

| April 16, 2019

An Arizona bill that would require schools to teach financial literacy and money management as part of the required economics credit needed to graduate high school was signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey.The Arizona House voted to pass Senate Bill 1184 with substantial support on Monday. The vote passed 51-7.According to the Treasurer’s Office, the bill was returned to its origin chamber in the Senate before being delivered to Gov. Doug Ducey. The office announced Ducey had signed the bill on Friday.

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Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them: Some schools are taking a new approach. See more national education news here

Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them: Some schools are taking a new approach. See more national education news here

| April 16, 2019

Heidi Lee Pottinger’s 4-year-old son was at a football game last fall with his father when, following a touchdown, celebratory fireworks rocketed into the sky. Panicked by the popping sounds, the little boy turned to his dad.

“Active shooter!” he cried, tears in his eyes.

Pottinger’s son is one of millions of schoolchildren in America who have done active shooter and lockdown drills. The exercises, a legacy of the April 20, 1999, Columbine High School rampage, are intended to prepare teachers and students for the rare threat of a gunman opening fire in their school.

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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Christine Sapio of Coconino High School

NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Christine Sapio of Coconino High School

| April 16, 2019

Teacher of the week, Christine Sapio, expresses to her students that science is fun. To accomplish this she likes to change up the curriculum and have her students participate, which are key components. Sapio said, that if students don’t have that “Eureka” moment that they won’t have anything to relate to. 12th grader, Kaleb Herrelko, said that he can always count on her to be energetic about what subject she is teaching.

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CCC&Y recognized in top three of NAU’s Civic Service Institute 2019 GEMS awards

CCC&Y recognized in top three of NAU’s Civic Service Institute 2019 GEMS awards

| April 15, 2019

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth received 3rd place in the non-profit category at NAU’s Civic Service Institute 2019 GEMS Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held April 11 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff received first place, with The Literacy Center receiving second place award at the third annual event.

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