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AZ still leading the nation in charter school growth

| July 8, 2015
AZ still leading the nation in charter school growth

By David Yankus • Eloy Enterprise • Florence Reminder & Blade-Tribune PHOENIX — What started as a new and innovative, at the time perhaps radical, idea more than two decades ago has developed into one of the fastest growing and most popular ways to educate the country’s youth. Charter schools started in part because many […]

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Analysis: Arizona’s best and brightest Latinos

| July 8, 2015
Analysis: Arizona’s best and brightest Latinos

By Dan Hunting • Morrison Institute • Tucson Sentinel A new report from Morrison Institute for Public Policy unveils a bit of good news for Arizona’s education system. The state’s schools have been the source of much anxiety for years. The Latino education gap has been a particular worry since Morrison published Five Shoes Waiting to Drop in 2001. […]

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Using Math to Teach Drawing

| July 8, 2015
Using Math to Teach Drawing

By Laura Wilde • Expect More Arizona Phoenix Center for the Arts is using the summer to learn and grow before school starts. To keep your child engaged and interested in art, we’ve partnered with Expect More Arizona to present the lesson plan below. How could math and art possibly intersect? It’s actually not all that […]

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Education on the march during Flagstaff 4th of July Parade

| July 4, 2015
Education on the march during Flagstaff 4th of July Parade

[slideshow_deploy id=’5709’] FLAGSTAFF — Education certainly did not sit on the sidelines during the 4th of July Parade held in downtown Flagstaff. More than 100 entries signed up for this year’s parade, including the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, the Flagstaff Unified School District, charter schools and the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth. The […]

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Tsingine and Begody recognized as Athletes of the Year and Academic Athletes of the Year

| July 1, 2015
Tsingine and Begody recognized as Athletes of the Year and Academic Athletes of the Year

By Rosanda Suetopka • Navajo-Hopi Observer TUBA CITY, Ariz. – It’s an honor to be selected as the Athlete of the Year by one’s high school but to be honored as an Academic Athlete of the Year as well doubles the prestige. The awards come from high school sports coaches and newspapers. Tate Tsingine and Christian Begody, […]

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Curry Music Camp returns to NAU, offers free performances

| July 1, 2015
Curry Music Camp returns to NAU, offers free performances

By Northern Arizona University The Northern Arizona University School of Music is hosting the 66th annual Curry Summer Music Camp, offering free performances to the public. The performances, which will continue throughout July, feature a variety of faculty, counselors and students performing in wind symphonies, concert orchestras, band and jazz ensembles and piano and choir recitals. The […]

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CCC governing board names interim president

| July 1, 2015
CCC governing board names interim president

By Cornia Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun The Coconino Community College district governing board named an interim president at the governing board retreat this week. The board unanimously voted to appoint Veronica Hipolito as the interim president, CCC spokesman Scott Talboom said in a press release. Hipolito is the dean of student services and the […]

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Hopitutuqaiki receives $19,724 grant for 2015 summer arts weaving program and preschool

| July 1, 2015
Hopitutuqaiki receives $19,724 grant for 2015 summer arts weaving program and preschool

By Navajo-Hopi Observer HOPI, Ariz. – The Hopitutuqaiki recently received a $19,724 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will support the efforts of the Hopitutuqaiki 2015 Summer Arts Program weaving and preschool classes. The weaving components of the Hopitutuqaiki Summer Arts program emphasize textile, sifter basket and wicker plaque […]

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Fireworks for…A new state fiscal year!

| July 1, 2015
Fireworks for…A new state fiscal year!

By Children’s Action Alliance For many of us, this week holds the promise of time off work, holiday sales, burgers and dogs on the grill, parades and fireworks. There is something else special happening today – it’s the first day of the new fiscal year for the state of Arizona – and for Arizona cities […]

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Arizona’s unexpected $250 million windfall sets up battle in Legislature

| July 1, 2015
Arizona’s unexpected $250 million windfall sets up battle in Legislature

By Alla Beard Rau • The Republic • azcentral.com As Arizona’s economy continued to languish in the years following the end of the Great Recession, state leaders pushed through painful budget cuts amid looming threats of shortfalls that could again grow into the billions of dollars. This fiscal year began similarly, but will end Tuesday […]

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