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Kids learn coding at summer camp. See more local education news here

Kids learn coding at summer camp. See more local education news here

| July 16, 2019

The click-clack of active keyboards resonated through a Coconino Community College computer lab this week as 20 kids typed away, earbuds in and faces to the screens.

They weren’t playing games or surfing the web, though. They were coding their own websites.

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Back to School Safety. See more state education news here

Back to School Safety. See more state education news here

| July 16, 2019

Parents are breathing a sigh of relief as kids return to school. For so many of us the end of summer means regaining our daytime freedom. No more… “I’m hungry” or “I’m bored” as we drop our kids off at school or load them on the bus and send them on their way.

This time of year, may be a relief for parents everywhere, but for many this time of year invokes anxiety and frustration. Increases in local traffic, cross walks delays, and kids along the roads confirms the summers is drawing to a close.

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‘I do not have 2-3 months off’: Teachers on summer break are working, a lot. See more national education news here

‘I do not have 2-3 months off’: Teachers on summer break are working, a lot. See more national education news here

| July 16, 2019

Allison Driessen is fed up. She’s used to hearing how lucky she is to have her summers off, granting her a supposedly relaxing break from working life.

Driessen, a science teacher who just finished her eighth year on the job, had the opposite experience. This summer marks her first summer “off” as a teacher. Before, she studied for her master’s degree, taught summer school and even interned at a landscaping company.

“People think we are paid competitively, given that we have two to three months off,” said Driessen, who teaches in Rosemount, Minnesota. “I do not have two to three months off.”

Driessen’s story isn’t unique. Across the country, teachers often trade their summer vacation for other work opportunities to make ends meet. Recent data from the National Survey of Teachers and Principals showed nearly one in five teachers hold a second job during the school year – and teachers say they need to work during the summer, too.

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Education Spotlight: Williams Back-to-School Fair to be held July 17, 18. See more countywide Back to School events here

Education Spotlight: Williams Back-to-School Fair to be held July 17, 18. See more countywide Back to School events here

| July 16, 2019

The annual Williams Unified School District Back to School Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 and from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at the Williams Elementary-Middle School Gym, 601 N. 7th St., Williams.

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Connections Spotlight: Save the Date — Kevin Campbell returns to Northern Arizona on Oct. 29

Connections Spotlight: Save the Date — Kevin Campbell returns to Northern Arizona on Oct. 29

| July 15, 2019

Kevin Campbell, an internationally known youth permanency expert and founder of the Center for Family Finding and Youth Connectedness, will return to Flagstaff for the presentation “Self-Healing Communities- a wide-scale prevention strategy for Coconino County,” on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

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