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Superintendent presents plan during ‘We Heard You Tour’ in Flagstaff

| October 23, 2015
Superintendent presents plan during ‘We Heard You Tour’ in Flagstaff

Superintendent Diane Douglas’ “We Heard You Tour” arrived in Flagstaff on Oct. 22, where she presented her “AZ Kids Can’t Afford to Wait,” an all-inclusive education plan, in front of a small audience at Coconino High School, the Arizona Daily Sun reported.

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CCC&Y — October Events at Full Circle Trade & Thrift

| October 23, 2015
CCC&Y — October Events at Full Circle Trade & Thrift

Show us your carving skills from Saturday, Oct. 24, with free face painting for children young & old from noon to 2 p.m. at Full Circle Trade & Thrift, 2 S. Beaver St., No. 100, Flagstaff

For the month of October, all proceeds go to the Grand Canyon Trust & the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth.

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New curriculum and faces at Kaibab Learning Center

| October 21, 2015
New curriculum and faces at Kaibab Learning Center

Michelle Pahl, the new director at Kaibab Learning Center (KLC) at Grand Canyon, was a stay at home mom with three kids before she took on the job of director at the center…. Pahl said the position was exactly what she was looking for and as an extra bonus two of her three children attend KLC.

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Lawmakers tour high school CTE programs

| October 21, 2015
Lawmakers tour high school CTE programs

Local lawmakers toured high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes Tuesday (Oct. 13) to get a taste of the different skills and specialties students can learn while still in high school…. FUSD Superintendent Barbara Hickman said seeing these classes is important for lawmakers, because CTE classes took a financial hit after the state’s latest budget passage.

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Girls on the Run empowers Williams youth

| October 21, 2015
Girls on the Run empowers Williams youth

Six middle school girls jog laps around the Williams Elementary Middle School (WEMS) football field pausing each lap to receive instructions from their coach. They are told to jump for 30 seconds without a jump rope or dance to their favorite song…. Girls on the Run is a national non-profit program dedicated to making girls stronger in mind and body through running.

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New programs put public schools on front line in fighting childhood hunger

| October 21, 2015
New programs put public schools on front line in fighting childhood hunger

As schools celebrate National School Lunch Week, a recent report suggests that strengthening child nutrition programs like school breakfast and lunch is one way to help end child hunger in America…. Yet despite the economic recovery, poverty and hunger continue to be issues nationwide and in Arizona.

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More Arizona schools serving most important meal of the day

| October 21, 2015
More Arizona schools serving most important meal of the day

Child nutrition experts are looking at new models for giving more Arizona public school students the opportunity to eat breakfast at school – and maybe even in their classrooms.

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Google ‘evangelist’ urges education reform in Arizona

| October 21, 2015
Google ‘evangelist’ urges education reform in Arizona

Arizona schools must begin to prepare kids for jobs that don’t yet exist.

That was Google chief education evangelist Jaime Casap’s message to Valley business and education leaders at the IMPACT Forum 2015 at Chandler Center for the Arts on Monday.

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Arizona Grapples With How to Boost Spending on Schools

| October 21, 2015
Arizona Grapples With How to Boost Spending on Schools

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and legislative leaders are pushing competing plans focused on bolstering the state’s K-12 school budget.

The three-way struggle between the Republican governor and Democratic lawmakers, as well as those from his own party, comes as the state grapples with the specter of budget cuts on top of those that have severely hamstrung funding in recent years, escalating the state’s teacher shortage and inflating class sizes, education advocates say.

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Opinion: Stopping Arizona’s teacher shortage

| October 21, 2015
Opinion: Stopping Arizona’s teacher shortage

When your state’s teacher shortage makes national headlines, you know that something’s wrong …. Specifically, we must recognize that our teacher shortage is due, in part, to the fact that the vast majority of our high-school graduates, particularly those from poor and minority communities, aren’t earning four-year college degrees.

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