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More Arizona Children in Pre-K, But State Lags Nation

| May 13, 2015
More Arizona Children in Pre-K, But State Lags Nation

May 12, 2015 • By Carrie Jung • Fronteras Desk • Arizona Public Media A new report shows more children in Arizona were enrolled in state pre-kindergarten programs last year, but Arizona still lags the national average. The National Institute for Early Education research shows about 7 percent of the state’s 4-year-old children were enrolled in state […]

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Expect More Arizona reports Superintendent Douglas accepting email comments as part of ‘We Are Listening Tour’

| May 13, 2015
Expect More Arizona reports Superintendent Douglas accepting email comments as part of ‘We Are Listening Tour’

May 13, 2015 • Expect More Arizona In addition to hearing directly from Arizonans at “We Are Listening Tour” events, Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is accepting comments via email to ensure she receives input from as many people as possible. Are you concerned about education funding, teacher salaries, or keeping rigorous academic […]

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Summer is Ideal Time to Prepare for Kindergarten Success

| May 13, 2015
Summer is Ideal Time to Prepare for Kindergarten Success

May 12, 2015 • First Things First While most students think of summer as a break from learning, for young kids entering kindergarten, summer is the ideal time to instill the skills that will make transitioning to school smoother. Kindergarten has changed a lot since most of us started school. Today’s 5-year-olds are expected to […]

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Next 2015 ‘Grad Night’ meeting to be held May 14 at Mount Elden Middle School

| May 13, 2015
Next 2015 ‘Grad Night’ meeting to be held May 14 at Mount Elden Middle School

May 13, 2015 The next planning meeting for the 2015 Grad Night will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14 at Mount Elden Middle School, Flagstaff. Grad Night is an annual celebration for ALL Flagstaff’s graduating High School Seniors put on by volunteers and donations from local businesses / organizations. This event will take […]

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Flagstaff Unified School District announces sponsorship of Summer Food Service Program for Children

| May 7, 2015
Flagstaff Unified School District announces sponsorship of Summer Food Service Program for Children

The Flagstaff Unified School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children.  Meals will be provided to all children, ages 18 and under, without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and therewill be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows: Click here to see flyers in English and Spanish with times, dates and locations * For all six sites, meal times are:  BREAKFAST  7:30am – […]

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Strengthening Families in Kaibab Paiute

| May 6, 2015
Strengthening Families in Kaibab Paiute

As their children’s first and best teacher, Tosh and her boyfriend, Derrick, know the importance of laying a strong foundation early in their children’s lives. Earlier this year, Tosh signed up for the Growing Up Great parent education classes offered at the Kaibab Early Learning Center near Fredonia. The program covers topics on bonding and attachment, caring for your family, social and emotional development and physical and brain development.

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Flagstaff Chamber, educators tout success of inaugural ‘Teacher Appreciation Reception’

| May 6, 2015
Flagstaff Chamber, educators tout success of inaugural ‘Teacher Appreciation Reception’

May 6, 2015 • CCC&Y More than 100 educators and community supporters attended the “Teacher Appreciation Reception” presented Friday, May 1 by the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce. The event was held in conjunction with the Flagstaff First Friday Art Walk. Teachers and educators from preschool through college were invited to attend the reception as a […]

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Many Arizona classrooms vulnerable to measles spread

| May 6, 2015
Many Arizona classrooms vulnerable to measles spread

May 6, 2015 • Education Week • azcentral.com PHOENIX (AP) — Many kindergarten classrooms in Arizona are vulnerable to the spread of measles because so few students have been vaccinated. The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1Kh0E1r) that data released in late April by the Arizona Department of Health Services shows that two of every five kindergarten […]

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CCC president accepts new position in Colorado

| May 6, 2015
CCC president accepts new position in Colorado

May 5, 2015 • Coconino Community College FLAGSTAFF — Coconino Community College District Governing Board Chairman Patricia Garcia announced today that Dr. Leah L. Bornstein has accepted the position of President at Aims Community College in Greeley, Colo. Dr. Bornstein, appointed in 2007, has served as the fifth president of Coconino Community College. Her legacy includes pioneering […]

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NAU, CCC graduations coming up

| May 6, 2015
NAU, CCC graduations coming up

May 5, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun It’s graduation week at Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College. Nearly 5,000 students are scheduled to receive their diplomas from NAU this weekend during five commencement ceremonies in the Walkup Skydome. The ceremonies will take place Friday at 1 and 5 p.m. and […]

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