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CCC’s TRiO program receives $1.1 million grant

| July 22, 2015
CCC’s TRiO program receives $1.1 million grant

By Coconino Community College The U.S. Department of Education has announced that the Coconino Community College TRiO program received another five-year commitment. “This grant is extremely difficult to secure – the competition is open to all colleges and universities throughout the 50 states and includes the US territories as well,” said John Henneberg, CCC’s TRiO […]

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Governor Ducey’s Classrooms First Initiative Update

| July 22, 2015
Governor Ducey’s Classrooms First Initiative Update

By Expect More Arizona Council Meets to Discuss New Funding Model for K-12 Education We know many of your care deeply about education funding in Arizona – so do we. In fact, the issue is one of Expect More Arizona’s top priorities. We’re working to make sure every child’s education is adequately funded each step of […]

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Heading back to school in Flagstaff can be pricey

| July 22, 2015
Heading back to school in Flagstaff can be pricey

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun Preteens race from shelf to shelf, comparing backpacks that are printed like pizza or tie-dyed orange, blue and purple as parents rifle through bins of crayons and markers, trying to find good values. The scene in the back corner of the Target store is one of hundreds across the […]

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Technology-focused camps keep kids learning in summer

| July 22, 2015
Technology-focused camps keep kids learning in summer

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun “Three, two, one, SUMO!” The classroom full of students echoes with the cheer as robots made of Legos, programmed by the kids, attempt to push one another out of the octagonal ring made from black tape on the ground. The students, ranging in age from 9 to 13, are […]

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Arizona Getting $20 Million Early Childhood Education Grant

| July 22, 2015
Arizona Getting $20 Million Early Childhood Education Grant

By Public News Service PHOENIX – Arizona has among the nation’s lowest rates of preschool enrollment, but the state is receiving a $20 million U.S. Department of Education grant to help change that. Supporters of early learning say the grant could be a game-changer, if funding remains in place over the long term. Patsy Rethore-Larson, […]

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Senate passes McCain amendment to expand school choice in Arizona

| July 22, 2015
Senate passes McCain amendment to expand school choice in Arizona

By PoliticalNews.me Washington, D.C. ­– The Senate passed an amendment introduced by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to enhance educational choice and expand access to high-performing schools in Arizona and across the country. Specifically, the amendment would enable Arizona and other states to propose how they could use limited education funds to expand access to high-performing […]

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AZ teacher shortage: Education advocates say better pay, more respect deserved

| July 22, 2015
AZ teacher shortage: Education advocates say better pay, more respect deserved

By Expect More Arizona Our President & CEO, Pearl Chang Esau, spoke to Fox 10 News about Arizona’s teacher crisis. “I think that the big picture is making sure teachers feel that their profession is respected and that they’re being fairly compensated for the really hard work that they’re doing.” …Read the full article and […]

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How Bad is Arizona’s Teacher Shortage?

| July 22, 2015
How Bad is Arizona’s Teacher Shortage?

By Phil Latzman • 91.5 KJZZ Summer break is winding down and students will soon return to the classrooms. But will there be enough teachers to educate Arizona’s estimated 1.1 million public school students? Education experts say the answer is no. “There are far too many classrooms in Arizona that won’t have a full-time teacher […]

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School administrators scrambling, again, to hire teachers as school year looms

| July 22, 2015
School administrators scrambling, again, to hire teachers as school year looms

By  Jamie Cochran • Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Arizona officials say there are at least 1,000 vacant teacher positions to fill, with just weeks left until the school year starts around the state. It’s not the first time school districts have found themselves scrambling to hire teachers in Arizona, where officials say low salaries, lack of support […]

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Arizona gets new director of Indian education

| July 22, 2015
Arizona gets new director of Indian education

By Alison Dorf • Tucson News Now The Arizona Department of Education has a new director of Indian Education. Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas announced Nadine Groenig as the new director in a press release on Thursday. “I am excited to work with Nadine to ensure that Arizona’s Native American students receive an excellent […]

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