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More than 250 children attend Early Childhood Fair and Summer Reading Program Kick Off in Page

| June 9, 2015
More than 250 children attend Early Childhood Fair and Summer Reading Program Kick Off in Page

The library children’s area and outdoor yard was filled with the sound of children and families playing and interacting in fun activities.

On May 22nd the summer reading program, themed Every Hero has a Story, kicked off with the Growing Great Kids Early Childhood Fair. For the 3rd year in a row the Page Public Library partnered with Association for Supportive Child Care, Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth and First Things First to host this community resource fair for families with young children.

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Superintendent Diane Douglas ‘We Are Listening Tour’ coming to Prescott (June 11), Flagstaff (June 13), Window Rock (June 18)

| June 9, 2015
Superintendent Diane Douglas ‘We Are Listening Tour’ coming to Prescott (June 11), Flagstaff (June 13), Window Rock (June 18)

  Expect More Arizona The “We Are Listening Tour,” conducted by Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will be held: From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11 at Prescott High School, Prescott From 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13 at Coconino High School, 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff 5 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at the Navajo Nation Council Chambers in […]

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Arizona Ranks Dead Last in Teacher Pay, Classroom Spending

| June 9, 2015
Arizona Ranks Dead Last in Teacher Pay, Classroom Spending

By Mike Sunnucks • Phoenix Business Journal Arizona spends the fewest dollars per student in the U.S. on classroom instruction, teacher pay and school administration, according to a new report out today from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report also shows Arizona has the lowest amount of K-12 school funding from state sources. The report, based in […]

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is excited to debut STEM Saturday

| June 9, 2015
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is excited to debut STEM Saturday

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is excited to debut STEM Saturdays, a new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) resource for out-of-school time providers. STEM Saturdays will be published every other Saturday, highlighting: STEM activities, STEM professional development opportunities, STEM resources, and best practices in STEM. The goal of STEM Saturdays is to increase quality, hands-on STEM learning opportunities for […]

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When It Comes To Education Spending, Does Arizona Have The Right Idea?

| June 9, 2015
When It Comes To Education Spending, Does Arizona Have The Right Idea?

By Joe Scoenmann • KNPR The Washington Post last week put it this way: “cactuses and Republicans are native to both Nevada and Arizona, but this year, that’s pretty much where the comparison ends.” The point of the story was that while Nevada just increased taxes to the tune of $1.1 billion, Arizona is slashing them. […]

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Who took the biggest budget hit: small charters or traditional district schools?

| June 9, 2015
Who took the biggest budget hit: small charters or traditional district schools?

azcentral • The Arizona Republic Arizona’s latest budget shriveled education funds to minuscule levels. Gov. Ducey recently announced a plan to alleviate some of the pain, but it’ll be a while before we see the effects — if we see them at all. Public schools of all shapes and sizes will feel the pain, but who will […]

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Ducey: Take $1.8B From State Land Trust for Education

| June 9, 2015
Ducey: Take $1.8B From State Land Trust for Education

By Christopher Conover • Arizona Public Media Gov. Doug Ducey proposed Thursday taking $1.8 billion from the State Land Trust Fund for K-12 education in the next five years. The plan would require approval of legislators and state voters, and it comes amid ongoing criticism of the Republican governor and Republican-controlled Legislature for their cuts to […]

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Vacancy on Fredonia school board

| June 9, 2015
Vacancy on Fredonia school board

Arizona Daily Sun Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applications to fill a vacancy on the Fredonia Moccasin Unified School District Governing Board. This seat will become vacant on June 20 due to the resignation of current board member Duane Baird. VanderWey will appoint a replacement to fill the seat. The appointed […]

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National Native Honor Society inducts new Tuba City High members

| June 9, 2015
National Native Honor Society inducts new Tuba City High members

By Rosanda Suetopka • Navajo-Hopi Observer TUBA CITY, Ariz. – Founded in 1975 by Northern Arizona University (NAU) professor and first Hopi geneticist, Dr. Frank Dukepoo, the National Native Honor Society (NNHS) inducts American Indian students who maintain a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) throughout their membership. Dukepoo was a biology and science professor and the first […]

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FUSD to hold ‘Truth in Taxation’ public hearing on June 23

| June 9, 2015
FUSD to hold ‘Truth in Taxation’ public hearing on June 23

The Flagstaff Unified School District has notified property taxpayers that a “Truth in Taxation” Public Hearing will be held on June 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM at the District Administrative Center, 3285 E. Sparrow Ave., Flagstaff, AZ. The hearing will cover the additional levies above the State established Qualifying Tax Levies for School Districts. One portion of these […]

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