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Why aren’t Arizona fourth-graders learning to read?

| August 5, 2015
Why aren’t Arizona fourth-graders learning to read?

By Elizabeth Stuart • Phoenix New Times Seventy-two percent of Arizona fourth-graders can’t read proficiently, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation — nearly 10 percent worse than the national average. Mastering reading by fourth grade is critical because at this age children begin reading to learn other subjects, such as social studies, science, […]

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What can Arizona do to reduce the number of high-school dropouts?

| August 5, 2015
What can Arizona do to reduce the number of high-school dropouts?

By Steve Goldstein • KJZZ Some schools in Arizona get started for the 2015-16 year next week and a large percentage of K-12 students will finish their classes and get ready to move to the next grade. But the percentage who leave high school early without graduating remains alarming to many education researchers and analysts […]

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‘Drums of Summer Back to School Health Fair’ to be held on July 31 at Kaibeto Boarding School

| July 30, 2015
‘Drums of Summer Back to School Health Fair’ to be held on July 31 at Kaibeto Boarding School

KAIBETO — The “Drums of Summer Back to School Health Fair” will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday,  July 31 south of Page at the Kaibeto Boarding School, East Hwy. 160, Kaibeto. Meet the Kaibeto Boarding School staff. Student registration available. Food and entertainment. Trail ride starts at 3 p.m. at The Willow Tree on Route […]

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Page Unified School District announces ‘Parent / Student Enrichment Day’ on Aug. 3 in Page

| July 30, 2015
Page Unified School District announces ‘Parent / Student Enrichment Day’ on Aug. 3 in Page

PAGE — The Page Unified School District has announced a “Parent / Student Enrichment Day” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3 at the Page High School Gym, 434 S. Lake Powell Blvd., Page. The event, hosted by the Indian Education Council, will feature information tables on services for children from Bishop Optical, […]

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Suddenlink, Chamber prepare for ‘Flagstaff Teachers Supply Drive’ Aug. 5 through 8

| July 29, 2015
Suddenlink, Chamber prepare for ‘Flagstaff Teachers Supply Drive’ Aug. 5 through 8

Final preparations are being made 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 president and CEO of the chamber.

“Check out the video promoting Teachers Supply Drive. Banners and signs are up at the three locations,” she said.

Sponsored by Suddenlink and the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, the drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5 through 7 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 8.

Sam’s Club has already started to accept supply donations. The Walmart stores will receive cash donations.

“Your support will go a long way,” Salas said.

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STAND for Children Arizona offers parents homework help for upcoming school year

| July 29, 2015
STAND for Children Arizona offers parents homework help for upcoming school year

As the school year rapidly approaches, STAND for Children Arizona, an organization that identifies local challenges facing children, is providing parents with DoYourHomeworkArizona.org, a free tool it created to help parents better understand homework related to Arizona’s new academic standards in math and English in Kindergarten – 8th Grade. “As an organization that works with parents every day in Arizona […]

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Expect More Arizona offers back to school tips for parents

| July 29, 2015
Expect More Arizona offers back to school tips for parents

By Expect More Arizona The transition back to school can be an exciting yet stressful time for both students and their families. A little planning, some healthy conversation and access to valuable education resources can help ease any anxiety and get kids off to a great start! Get back in the routine. Re-establish bedtime, mealtime, […]

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Aerospace engineering class new to Flagstaff High School. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| July 29, 2015
Aerospace engineering class new to Flagstaff High School. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun By the second day of school in Bruce Sidlinger’s aerospace engineering class, students will be opening up their computer’s desktop tower to add the missing parts. Sidlinger, a pilot, research director and contractor to NASA and the Department of Defense, spent 2 1/2 years developing the curriculum for […]

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Sinagua Middle School Parent Teacher Organization is seeking parents for officer positions

| July 29, 2015
Sinagua Middle School Parent Teacher Organization is seeking parents for officer positions

The Sinagua Middle School Parent Teacher Organization is seeking parents to apply for a variety of officer positions. The first PTO meeting of the school year will be held at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the school’s Commons. Positions include: President – Preside over meetings, guide board members and be a main contact for all. […]

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Williams Police Department receives school zone enforcement grant. See more Williams News education stories here

| July 29, 2015
Williams Police Department receives school zone enforcement grant. See more Williams News education stories here

By Wendy Howell • Williams News Kids returned to school this week and the Williams Police Department (WPD) is out in force to keep drivers from speeding in school zones. The department, in conjunction with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, announced the award of a Traffic Safety Grant dedicated to Traffic Safety use. […]

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