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Looking for something fun to do? Try these STEM activities for kids

| July 1, 2015
Looking for something fun to do? Try these STEM activities for kids

By Jeremy Babendure • Arizona SciTech Festival in Arizona Parenting • Arizona Education News Service Even though school is out, it doesn’t mean closing up the books for summer. Your family can continue to learn about STEM and have fun too! The Arizona SciTech Festival is a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) […]

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Who Wants to Teach in Arizona?

| July 1, 2015
Who Wants to Teach in Arizona?

By Marian Salzman • CEO Havas PR North America • HUFF POST Education We expect teachers to be smart–certainly smart enough to graduate with a good degree, smart enough to know their subject(s) in depth, smart enough to inspire a whole range of students, smart enough to deal with students’ parents and smart enough to […]

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Arizona Students and Teachers depend more on fundraising

| July 1, 2015
Arizona Students and Teachers depend more on fundraising

By Stephanie Sanchez • KAWC • Colorado River Public Media In March, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a budget that cuts K-12 funding by $113 million. As funding for education has been cut, schools around the state are becoming more dependent on their fundraising efforts to help maintain their services and extracurricular activities. As KAWC’s […]

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Commentary: Seeking common ground

| July 1, 2015
Commentary: Seeking common ground

By Deb Scott • President, Sierra Vista Unified School District Governing Board • Sierra Vista Herald State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas addressed almost 300 Arizona school board members and administrators at the 2015 Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) Summer Leadership Institute held in Flagstaff June 11 to 13. The unexpected take-aways for Deb […]

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Why Teachers Are leaving Arizona School Districts

| July 1, 2015
Why Teachers Are leaving Arizona School Districts

By Mark Brodie • 91.5 KJZZ Recent headlines have suggested teachers are fleeing Arizona in record numbers. Data from the Arizona Department of Education show 62 percent of the districts who responded to a survey during the 2013-2014 school year said they had openings for teachers. There was also an increase in the number of […]

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Morrison steps in as Williams Elementary-Middle School principal

| June 24, 2015
Morrison steps in as Williams Elementary-Middle School principal

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The Williams Unified School District Governing Board hired Carissa Morrison to be the Williams Elementary-Middle School (WEMS) principal beginning in the fall.

Morrison lives in Parks, Arizona and most recently worked at Seligman Unified School District as a principal intern and 8-12 grade English teacher from 2009-2015.

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CocoNuts Robotics Team to present Lego League Coaches Training

| June 24, 2015
CocoNuts Robotics Team to present Lego League Coaches Training

The CocoNuts Robotics Team, with the support from the Coconino County Education Services Agency, will present Lego League Coaches Training on July 22-23 at Coconino High School. The cost for the workshop is $20 per participant and participants are eligible for up to 16 seat hours for recertification. FIRST Lego League is an exciting and innovative […]

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Coconino County Education Service Agency offering K-12 Continuing Education Courses

| June 24, 2015
Coconino County Education Service Agency offering K-12 Continuing Education Courses

The Coconino County Education Service Agency is offering K-12 Continuing Education Courses starting June 29. The courses are being offered at a reduced rate as a result of receiving funds from the Northeast AZ Regional Center. Courses include: Close Reading for PRIMARY Teachers K-3 $25 Using Mentor Texts in the ELEMENTARY Classroom K-5 $25 LETRS Modules […]

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First Things First’s Top 10 Ways to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

| June 24, 2015
First Things First’s Top 10 Ways to Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten

By First Things First Summertime is a great opportunity to help kids prepare for their first day of kindergarten. Today’s schools expect 5-year-olds to arrive with basic academic and social skills so they are prepared on day one to start learning to read, write and do basic math. Fun, everyday activities help kids develop basic […]

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence reports July 1 is deadline to submit nominations for the “2015 Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence”

| June 24, 2015
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence reports July 1 is deadline to submit nominations for the “2015 Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence”

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence reports that July 1 is the deadline to submit nominations for the “2015 Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence.” Don’t miss your chance to honor an outstanding program, professional, or leader! The nomination deadline for the 2015 Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence  is next Wednesday, July 1st! Categories include: Outstanding Out-of-School Time Professional […]

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