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Yavapai Child Care Coalition Fall Conference to be held Oct. 3 at Yavapai College, Prescott

| August 7, 2015
Yavapai Child Care Coalition Fall Conference to be held Oct. 3 at Yavapai College, Prescott

PRESCOTT — The Yavapai Child Care Coalition Fall Conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott. “The Child Care Coalition is presenting its annual conference to all providers this fall,” the organization reported in a media release. “This year we will focus on […]

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Flagstaff High student spends summer as camp counselor in Belize. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| August 5, 2015
Flagstaff High student spends summer as camp counselor in Belize. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun
A Flagstaff High School freshman decided to forgo his summer of catching up on sleep and setting high scores on video games to travel to Belize to work as a camp counselor for a biodiversity camp.

Blake Acheson, 14, worked as a junior counselor at Chaa Creek Eco Camp in Belize, aiming to educate local children about conservation and biodiversity.

“During the camp we went o see Mayan ruins, sustainable farming techniques and talked about reducing, reusing and recycling,” Acheson said.

The camp hosts 24 Belizean children, ages 8 to 13, for one week, according to the camp’s website. Acheson, who arrived in Belize in early June, said organizers spent the weeks before camp preparing the crafts and activities for campers.

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Volunteers needed for Suddenlink’s / Chamber’s ‘Flagstaff Teachers Supply Drive’ Aug. 5 through 8

| August 5, 2015
Volunteers needed for Suddenlink’s / Chamber’s ‘Flagstaff Teachers Supply Drive’ Aug. 5 through 8

By CCC&Y Final preparations are being made but volunteers are urgently needed for the upcoming Flagstaff Teachers Supply Drive. “All systems are go for the fourth annual Suddenlink / Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Teachers Supply Drive on August 5-8, taking place at Sam’s Club and the two Walmart stores,” said Regina Salas, executive assistant to the […]

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National park helps find tomorrow’s leaders, Alternative Break Citizenship School held at Grand Canyon

| August 5, 2015
National park helps find tomorrow’s leaders, Alternative Break Citizenship School held at Grand Canyon

By Loretta Yerian • Grand Canyon News GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – Sixty-four students, representing 35 universities spent the week of July 25-31 volunteering and learning new leadership skills during the fifth Alternative Break Citizenship School (ABCS) at Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP). The goal for the week long school was to help raise up leaders in the […]

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Tsinaabaas Habitiin Elementary School students win ADE art awards

| August 5, 2015
Tsinaabaas Habitiin Elementary School students win ADE art awards

Elaina Begay takes first place in poster contest themed ‘Change in Education’ By Rosanda Suetopka Thayer • Navajo-Hopi Observer TUBA CITY, Ariz. – Elaina Begay, a second grade student at Tsinaabaas Habitiin Elementary School (THES) in Gap-Coppermine, won first place in an Arizona Department of Education poster art contest. Five other students at the school […]

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Arizona Department of Education is seeking participants for an upcoming AzMERIT Parent / Community Sensitivity Review Committee

| August 5, 2015
Arizona Department of Education is seeking participants for an upcoming AzMERIT Parent / Community Sensitivity Review Committee

By the State of Arizona Department of Education Dear Parent and/or Community Member: One of my top priorities as your Superintendent of Public Instruction is to ensure that parent and community voices are heard when important educational decisions are made in Arizona. For that reason, I am very pleased to announce that the Arizona Department […]

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Expect More Arizona provides Back to School resources for parents, educators, schools and districts

| August 5, 2015
Expect More Arizona provides Back to School resources for parents, educators, schools and districts

By Expect More Arizona We have a variety of resources and collateral material available for teachers, schools and districts to use at parent-focused events, such as Back to School Nights, Family Nights, Curriculum Nights and/or Parent Teacher Conferences… Grade by Grade Guides for Parents Questions to Ask Your Child’s Teacher Create Your Next Promotion Cards College […]

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Arizona Culinary Institute student seeks to delight guests with amazing seafood

| August 5, 2015
Arizona Culinary Institute student seeks to delight guests with amazing seafood

Experience in Flagstaff sparks her imagination By Terence Murnin • Arizona Culinary Institute • Special to Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association Kelly LeSueur, Arizona Culinary Institute’s July 2015 Student of the Month was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, and this fearless culinary student began her journey in the culinary arts with a “trial by […]

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Can AZ lead in career and technical education despite millions in cuts?

| August 5, 2015
Can AZ lead in career and technical education despite millions in cuts?

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association (This is the first story in a three-part series looking at career and technical education in Arizona.) While Arizona is a leader in career and technical education, continued cuts in state funding remain a challenge for programs that helped 5,000 high school students […]

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Opinion: Arizona needs a comprehensive statewide educational strategy

| August 5, 2015
Opinion: Arizona needs a comprehensive statewide educational strategy

By Jay Heiler • Special to the Arizona Daily Star A recent Arizona Daily Star editorial recommended tighter admissions standards at Arizona’s public universities to increase retention and graduation rates. While this may sound rational in theory and admissions standards are under continuous review by the regents, it would fall short in solving the larger issue […]

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