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5th Annual Early Childhood Fair to be held April 18 in Flagstaff

| March 23, 2015
5th Annual Early Childhood Fair to be held April 18 in Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF — Families with young children are invited to the “5th Annual Early Childhood Fair: Help Me Grow!,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Coconino High School, 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff. This free community resource fair will provide resources to help your child grow and develop skills to be successful in school and beyond. […]

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Flagstaff High School Students Honor Veterans in Lasting Way

| March 16, 2015
Flagstaff High School Students Honor Veterans in Lasting Way

For the past two years, groups of Flagstaff High School students participated in a project called the Veterans Heritage Project (VHP) lead by Cactus Shadows High School in Phoenix. This year 10 students, which included mostly seniors, worked for 10 months to complete their part of this “very stressful but fun and rewarding” project according to the students.

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Opinion: The real budget casualties — nearly 1 million public school students

| March 16, 2015
Opinion: The real budget casualties — nearly 1 million public school students

The state budget is approved, and many think the battle for public education is over for the year. This coming fall, with the implementation of this new budget, we will reach a crisis with one-half of Arizona’s school children having never attended a classroom fully funded as the voters mandated with the passing of Proposition 301 in 2000.

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Message from President Leah Bornstein Regarding State Funding for Education

| March 12, 2015
Message from President Leah Bornstein Regarding State Funding for Education

March 11, 2015 • Coconino Community College There is much discussion surrounding the state’s recent budget cuts to education: one hundred million dollars in cuts to our state universities, elimination of all funding for Pima and Maricopa Community Colleges and flat funding for Arizona’s rural colleges which includes CCC. Cuts to JTED programs like CAVIAT […]

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State, Schools Continue Mediation for Inflation Funding

| March 12, 2015
State, Schools Continue Mediation for Inflation Funding

March 12, 2015 • By Fernanda Echavarri • Arizona Public Media The state and school districts are in legal mediation trying to agree on how much money the state should give schools for inflation back pay and when, said an attorney for the schools. …Read the full article HERE

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Opinion – Higher education has the potential to remedy social inequality

| March 12, 2015
Opinion – Higher education has the potential to remedy social inequality

March 11, 2015 • By Michael Crow • Arizona Capital Times There is a well-established link between one’s level of educational attainment and social advancement. Unfortunately, the recent drift of the national discussion on higher education, aided by a recent New York Times column by Paul Krugman, questions that correlation. …Read the full article HERE

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AZ Earn to Learn – Investing in College Success

| March 12, 2015
AZ Earn to Learn – Investing in College Success

March 10, 2015 • Helios Education Foundation Did you know that by 2018, 61 percent of Arizona’s jobs will require some form of postsecondary training?  Yet, currently in Arizona, only 36 percent of working-age adults have completed at least a two-year degree. …Read the full article HERE

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Students Tell AZ Governor of School Challenges

| March 12, 2015
Students Tell AZ Governor of School Challenges

March 9, 2015 • Public News Service PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is hearing directly from school students about the challenges they face each day. Dana Wolfe Naimark, president with Children’s Action Alliance, says students from across the state recently sent letters to the governor that tell a story of overcrowding and underfunding education. […]

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NAU mulling tuition hike to fill budget gap

| March 10, 2015
NAU mulling tuition hike to fill budget gap

March 10, 2015 • Arizona Daily Sun Now that the FY2016 Arizona budget is lacking only the governor’s signature, local officials are parsing the language to determine how or if it affects their operations. NAU is to receive $17.3 million less next year from the state, up for an original proposed cut by Gov. Doug […]

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Many worried about how new state budget will affect student’s futures

| March 10, 2015
Many worried about how new state budget will affect student’s futures

March 8, 2015 • FOX 10 Arizona PHOENIX – A budget is now headed to Governor Doug Ducey’s desk. It cuts millions from state universities, but what does it mean for students? That’s the question on many people’s minds tonight. It’s still unclear how exactly the budget will affect university students. Many wonder if classes […]

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