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Navigating road blocks: Flagstaff grads advised to stay flexible in life. See more local education news here

| May 14, 2019
Navigating road blocks: Flagstaff grads advised to stay flexible in life. See more local education news here

“When a road is blocked off or is jammed up – as happens often in this town – we may have to go around,” graduating student Richie Szopinski said to about 80 fellow graduates at Coconino Community College’s first commencement ceremony Friday morning.”Sure, it may take us a bit longer, and we may not like it initially, but we should never underestimate it. Who knows, you might just find something out about yourself that you might never have if you had taken the alternate route,” he said. 

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Advocates: Results-based funding increase could be put to better use. See more state education news here

| May 14, 2019
Advocates: Results-based funding increase could be put to better use. See more state education news here

Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal calls for $98 million in results-based funding, but education advocates say the substantial increase from the $39 million allocated in 2017 could be used to more equitably benefit K-12 students throughout the state.

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Students Increasingly Are Not Reading Over the Summer, Poll Finds. See more national education news here

| May 14, 2019
Students Increasingly Are Not Reading Over the Summer, Poll Finds. See more national education news here

As students approach summer vacation, they have a confession to make: While 77 percent agree that summer reading will help them, 20 percent report not reading any books at all over the summer.

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(Page) Teachers Receive Patty Laubhan Award

| May 14, 2019
(Page) Teachers Receive Patty Laubhan Award

Lake View Elementary held its third annual Patty Laubhan Awards last Friday. The award is given annually at the end of each school year to one teacher and one para-professional who exemplify a high level of passion and dedication for their work.This year’s Patty Laubhan Award went to art teacher Elizabeth Richardi and to Judy Boston, a Kindergarten paraprofessional.Lake View Elementary started the Patty Laubhan Award three years ago as a way to honor one of its long-time teachers, Patty Laubhan taught Kindergarten at the school for many years.

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2019 Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship awarded to Samantha Hampton

| May 13, 2019
2019 Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship awarded to Samantha Hampton

Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona is proud to announce Samantha Hampton has been awarded the 2019 Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship. The $1,000 award to be used for higher education expenses will be presented on Saturday June 22nd at the Northland Hospice Run for Life.

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NASA almost didn’t film the first moon landing

| May 13, 2019
NASA almost didn’t film the first moon landing

NASA first landed on the moon nearly 50 years ago when the Apollo 11 astronauts touched down on July 20, 1969. One region of the country played a special role in training for that historic mission. A half century later, Flagstaff, Arizona, is still celebrating. Michelle Miller reports.

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Active Parenting 6-week classes to begin May 21

| May 13, 2019
Active Parenting 6-week classes to begin May 21

CPLC Parenting Arizona will present the free parenting classes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 21 through June 25, 2019 at 201 E. Birch St., Ave. 7 (The Icehouse), downtown Flagstaff.

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First Things First update for May 14 — Early Childhood Summit 2019: Early registration now open

| May 13, 2019
First Things First update for May 14 — Early Childhood Summit 2019: Early registration now open

Early registration is now open for the First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2019. Register now at a reduced rate.At the Summit, you’ll experience two days of keynote and featured speakers and select from 80+ breakout sessions on a wide range of early childhood topics. You’ll have the opportunity to meet, learn and share strategies that help kids be ready for school and set for life.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for May 13 — Workshop Offerings Expanding for this year’s School’s Out, Make it Count Conference

| May 13, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for May 13 —  Workshop Offerings Expanding for this year’s School’s Out, Make it Count Conference

Workshop Offerings Expanding for this year’s School’s Out, Make it Count ConferenceWe’re growing to meet the needs of the field so this year’s conference will be BIGGER with 50 (or more) workshops!

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