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Flagstaff High School AP Academy focuses on minority recruitment. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| September 23, 2015
Flagstaff High School AP Academy focuses on minority recruitment. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

The Advanced Placement Academy at Flagstaff High School is implementing new ways to increase its enrollment, particularly among students of ethnic minorities.

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Williams Booster Club back for second year supporting schools. See more Williams News education stories here

| September 23, 2015
Williams Booster Club back for second year supporting schools. See more Williams News education stories here

Williams Booster Club is back for its second year of supporting Williams Unified School District athletics and after school programs.

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New way to look at classroom support: A bright spot amid funding pressures

| September 23, 2015
New way to look at classroom support: A bright spot amid funding pressures

Public school leaders from throughout Arizona who gathered for a School Funding 101 workshop earlier this month in Scottsdale received bad news and good news about Arizona classroom spending: three major measures say there’s less state education funding today than there was in 2009, but schools now have more flexibility in identifying spending that supports student learning in the classroom.

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Excellent Results and Sufficient Funding — We Should Expect Both

| September 23, 2015
Excellent Results and Sufficient Funding — We Should Expect Both

Education funding in Arizona is a hot topic and there are many opinions about how much money is enough, how to spend the money or where to get additional money. Fortunately, there is one thing most people have come to agree on – Arizona’s education system is underfunded. There are difficult but critical conversations taking place about how Arizona’s schools are currently funded, and possible reforms to the existing funding formula.

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Less than half of graduates eligible for Arizona universities

| September 23, 2015
Less than half of graduates eligible for Arizona universities

Arizona is producing more high school graduates, but that is not translating into an increase in the number of local students eligible to attend one of the state’s three public universities.

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New Arizona Education Advocacy Group Launches

| September 23, 2015
New Arizona Education Advocacy Group Launches

As the future of Arizona’s K-12 education system remains blurred by questions of funding and ongoing political feuds, a group of elected officials want to become a voice for the state’s growing demographic of Latino students. The Arizona Latino School Board Association (ALSBA) officially launched Wednesday night and aims to be a voice for the state’s Hispanic population.

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Arizona Programs Announced as Bright Spots in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

| September 23, 2015
Arizona Programs Announced as Bright Spots in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics highlighted 230 programs across the country on Tuesday, September 15th as Bright Spots for investing in key education priorities affecting the Hispanic community. There were 10 programs in Arizona recognized as Bright Spots, five of which are partners of Helios Education Foundation.

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Children and youth turn out for FACTS ‘Lights On’ Carnival

| September 16, 2015
Children and youth turn out for FACTS ‘Lights On’ Carnival

Hundreds of children and youth turned out for the annual FACTS Afterschool “Lights On” Carnival held Saturday, Sept. 12 at Bushmaster Park in Flagstaff.

Presented by the Family and Community Teaming for Students, the free event was part of a national celebration highlighting the importance of quality out-of-school time programming for children, which the FACTS program provides for more than 600 kids a day.
The carnival included such family-friendly activities as a fun run, bounce houses, food, prizes, games, information booths and displays by FACTS sites and other community groups.

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High school tech ed program gets new Flagstaff location. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| September 16, 2015
High school tech ed program gets new Flagstaff location. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

Students and faculty celebrated the official opening of a new location for the Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry and Technology (CAVIAT) Friday afternoon.

The building, near Fourth Street and Lockett Road, is one of three new locations the program added this year. The other locations are in Williams and Fredonia, said CAVIAT Superintendent Brent Neilson.

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Tuba City Gates Millenium Scholars prepare for college career. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| September 16, 2015
Tuba City Gates Millenium Scholars prepare for college career. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

Tuba City High School Gates Millenium Scholarship winners attended a reception at Arizona State University Aug. 21 where the students and their families learned about college readiness resources.
Of the seven Tuba City High 2015 Gates Millenium winners (cohort 2015) five of the winners are attending Arizona State University, one is attending Northern Arizona University (NAU) and one is attending University of Arizona(UofA).

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