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NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week: Wendy Tucker’

| November 15, 2018
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week: Wendy Tucker’

This week`s Teacher of the Week features Wendy Tucker, a second grade teacher at Killip Elementary School, who prides herself on organization and high quality connections with her students. Tucker creates a classroom of expectations and clear goals for her students to succeed.

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Page Regional Events for November-December 2018

| November 11, 2018
Page Regional Events for November-December 2018

By CCC&Y Page Upcoming Regional Events The following is a compilation of upcoming events in the Page region. To share your upcoming events, please attend the next Page Community Resource Partners Network Meeting at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at Encompass Behavioral Health Services Building, 463 S. Lake Powell Blvd, Page. Click here for the most […]

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Election updates: Thousands cast ballots at polls, but early ballots could take up to 9 days to be tallied. See related news here

| November 7, 2018
Election updates: Thousands cast ballots at polls, but early ballots could take up to 9 days to be tallied. See related news here

… At this time, the Arizona Secretary of State’s website says that with 99 percent of precincts reporting (which is the people voting at the polls in person on Election Day) that 1,739,565 ballots were cast and voter turnout was 46.81 percent among Arizona’s 3,716,161 registered voters.

But the results in two races that are too close to call – for U.S. Senator and Superintendent of Public Instruction – may not be known for up to 9 days, depending on when early ballots mailed in, early ballots dropped off a the polls on election day and provisional ballots are verified and counted, according to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.

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Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Race Too Close to Call. See related news here

| November 7, 2018
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Race Too Close to Call. See related news here

The race between Republican and Democratic candidates for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction remained too close to call Wednesday morning.

Frank Riggs, a Republican businessman and ex-California Congressman, eked out a slight lead of fewer than 6,000 votes as of 11:18 p.m. over his Democratic opponent, Kathy Hoffman, 834,440 votes to 828,955, according to the Secretary of State’s website.

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Voters reject controversial Proposition 305 school voucher measure. See related stories here

| November 7, 2018
Voters reject controversial Proposition 305 school voucher measure. See related stories here

Proposition 305, which would have vastly expanded a program that allows parents and guardians to use tax dollars to pay for private school tuition, was rejected by voters, the Associated Press reported.

Opponents criticized the contentious proposition, officially the Expansion of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Referendum, for its confusing language and unclear objective.

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Teachers Defiant After Educator Loses Bid for Arizona Governor. See related news here

| November 7, 2018
Teachers Defiant After Educator Loses Bid for Arizona Governor. See related news here

David Garcia, a Democratic college of education professor who galvanized teachers, school administrators, and parents behind an ambitious bid to pump more than $1 billion back into Arizona’s public school system, lost Tuesday to incumbent Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in the race for Arizona governor. 

It was a significant blow for public school advocates across the country who drew inspiration from the #redfored movement sparked here after thousands of teachers staged a week-long strike last spring over stagnant wages and stringent work conditions.

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$1.2M Grant Will Help Prepare Indigenous Elementary Teachers for STEM Instruction

| November 7, 2018
$1.2M Grant Will Help Prepare Indigenous Elementary Teachers for STEM Instruction

The University of Arizona’s Indigenous Teacher Education Project has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will double the number of Native American students in the program, establish new tribal partnerships and support a new focus on STEM education.

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FUSD thanks voters for supporting Propositions 423, 424

| November 7, 2018
FUSD thanks voters for supporting Propositions 423, 424

The FUSD Governing Board, administration and staff thank voters for authorizing a $75 million bond program and renewal of 15% override. We are humbled by and appreciative of the investment and support continually demonstrated by our families and community.

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Killip students dig deep at NAU SSLUG garden. See more education news here

| November 7, 2018
Killip students dig deep at NAU SSLUG garden. See more education news here

On Thursday and Friday last week, 130 Killip Elementary School students descended upon Northern Arizona University’s Sustainable Living and Urban Gardening garden (SSLUG) to learn about earthworms, harvest corn and raspberries, make tortillas and get to know the .2-acre South Campus plots.

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Williams High School senior spotlight: Klarisa Howe. See more education news here

| November 7, 2018
Williams High School senior spotlight: Klarisa Howe. See more education news here

Klarisa Howe is a senior cheerleader at Williams High School. She has cheered for three years at Williams High School.

Klarisa has also played four years of softball and participates in culinary programs.

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