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House education committee chairman endorses annual federal testing of American schoolchildren

| January 28, 2015
House education committee chairman endorses annual federal testing of American schoolchildren

January 22, 2015 • By Kimberly Hefling • AP Education Writer • U.S. News & World Report WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Thursday endorsed continuing the federally required annual testing of students under the No Child Left Behind education law. With Congress trying to update the President […]

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‘State of the Union’ Relies on Stronger Elementary, Secondary STEM Offerings

| January 28, 2015
‘State of the Union’ Relies on Stronger Elementary, Secondary STEM Offerings

January 22, 2015 • By Vince Bertram • HUFF POST IMPACT In his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama affirmed the importance of education in a strong and prosperous America. Two of his most talked-about proposals — expanding access to community college and addressing the growing challenge of cyber security — highlight […]

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Where Arizona Students Learn and What is Spent on Them

| January 28, 2015
Where Arizona Students Learn and What is Spent on Them

January 21, 2015 • Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service Arizona’s K-12 students have remained around a million for the past 10 years, and where they attend school has shifted only slightly over that time, according to the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction’s recently released Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013-2014. The report provides […]

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Arizona schools chief wants new assessment test gone

| January 28, 2015
Arizona schools chief wants new assessment test gone

January 21, 2015 • By Bob Christie • Associated Press • AZFamily PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s new schools chief on Wednesday called on the Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey to ditch a new school standards test adopted less than three months ago. Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas told the House education committee that implementing a […]

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Early Learning: U.S. education committee calls for strengthening Head Start

| January 28, 2015
Early Learning: U.S. education committee calls for strengthening Head Start

January 21, 2015 • By Susan Frey • EdSource The U.S. House of Representatives education committee released a white paper Wednesday that calls for strengthening the federal Head Start preschool program by coordinating existing early learning programs, improving quality and enhancing parental involvement. “Quality early childhood education plays an important role in the health and […]

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Study: American Students Have High Levels Of Education, But Stressful Lives

| January 28, 2015
Study: American Students Have High Levels Of Education, But Stressful Lives

January 20, 2015 • Rebecca Klein • HUFF POST POLITICS While American students have high levels of educational achievement and decent test scores, they may also experience high levels of social stress and poverty. A new report out Tuesday from The Horace Mann League, a public education advocacy group, and the National Superintendents Roundtable, a […]

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2015 Family Resource Calendars are Now Available!

| January 26, 2015
2015 Family Resource Calendars are Now Available!

Help Distribute Calendars to Families, We know that strong families are the building blocks of a strong society. So it’s crucial that parents and caregivers have the tools to help their child be ready for school and set for life.  The 2015 Coconino Family Resource Calendar is a tool to support them as their child’s […]

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County, Community College Team for Tuition Assistance Program

| January 23, 2015
County, Community College Team for Tuition Assistance Program

FLAGSTAFF — In an effort to help area college students further their education at Coconino Community College, the Coconino County Community Services Department has partnered with CCC to provide financial assistance for residents wishing to continue their education. “The Coconino ‘$ave2Learn’ IDA Program provides an excellent opportunity to help support our students who are serious […]

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CPLC Parenting Arizona to present FREE Parenting Workshops Feb. 3, 5

| January 23, 2015
CPLC Parenting Arizona to present FREE Parenting Workshops Feb. 3, 5

CPLC Parenting Arizona will present two free six-week parenting workshops beginning Feb. 3 and Feb. 5 in Flagstaff. Children ages 5-12 workshop beginning Feb. 3: You can become a more successful at parenting, the most important job of your life, with Active Parenting Now. This workshop is designed for parents with children ages 5-12 This […]

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County Public Health, Governor’s Office Partner on Child Passenger Safety

| January 21, 2015
County Public Health, Governor’s Office Partner on Child Passenger Safety

January 15, 2015 • Coconino County FLAGSTAFF – The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) Injury Prevention Program received nearly $20,000 in grant funding from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for carseat safety education. Since 2003, CCPHSD has enjoyed a successful partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in promoting […]

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