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Tuba City, Navajo Nation, Page Regional Events

| September 24, 2018
Tuba City, Navajo Nation, Page Regional Events

By CCC&Y The following is a compilation of upcoming events and programs in the Tuba City / Navajo Nation. To share your upcoming events, please attend the next Tuba City Regional Networking Meeting from *10 a.m. to noon (Daylight Savings Time) Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Tuba City Public Library, Community Conference Room, 78 Main St., Tuba […]

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First Things First — 2018 Annual Report

| September 24, 2018
First Things First — 2018 Annual Report

The number of children with access to quality early learning has doubled. Thousands of families have access to home visiting programs proven to improve family resiliency and increase school readiness. Regions throughout the state are working on addressing gaps for young children in local health systems.
These and other impacts of Arizona’s early childhood investments are detailed in the 2018 First Things First annual report. The report also includes data about the needs of young children – and the programs working to meet those needs – to inform and inspire our collective work on behalf of children birth to age 5.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence — Ideas for your Out-of-School Time program

| September 24, 2018
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence — Ideas for your Out-of-School Time program

Are you hungry for new ideas and resources to use in your Out-of-School Time program?
 
Announcing the Professional Development Workshops for the School’s Out, Make it Count Conference

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2018 PDK Poll: Americans say public school teachers are underpaid (+ Infographic)

| September 19, 2018
2018 PDK Poll: Americans say public school teachers are underpaid (+ Infographic)

Most Americans say public school teachers are underpaid, and 71 percent of those surveyed in the 2018 Phi Delta Kappan (PDK) Poll said they would support teachers in their community if they went on strike for higher pay.

The 5oth PDK Poll of the public’s attitudes toward the public schools asked 1,042 adults in 50 states about a range of education issues through online surveys administered in May 2018 by Langer Research Associates of New York.

While 61 percent of Americans said they trust and support public school teachers, more than half said they would not want their child to become a teacher, citing low pay and benefits.

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RedforEd movement creates pledge for Arizona candidates. See related news here

| September 19, 2018
RedforEd movement creates pledge for Arizona candidates. See related news here

The Arizona Education Association has created a pledge it will ask candidates for office to sign in order to hold them accountable on their promise to fund public education in the state.

Arizona teachers are continuing the fight for pay raises and classroom funding even though the InvestInEd initiative was removed from the November ballot by the Arizona Supreme Court. 

The initiative, also known as Proposition 207, was expected to bring in $690 million of additional funding to Arizona public schools, according to backers. InvestInEd would have raised income tax rates to individuals who made more than $250,000 and households that made more than $500,000.

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Arizona schools chief candidates debate vouchers, charters’ oversight and more. See related news here

| September 19, 2018
Arizona schools chief candidates debate vouchers, charters’ oversight and more. See related news here

The two contenders for state schools chief found one key agreement in a debate Thursday: Both oppose Proposition 305.

Democrat Kathy Hoffman said there is no reason for the plan approved last year by the Republican-controlled Legislature to make vouchers of taxpayers’ dollars available for all 1.1 million students to attend private or parochial schools, with an initial cap of 30,000 students. …

Republican Frank Riggs, a former California congressman, said he has no problem with the vouchers, called “empowerment scholarship accounts.” He said there is an argument to be made for greater availability. But not for all.

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Proposition 305 – Expansion of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Referendum. See more education news here

| September 19, 2018
Proposition 305 – Expansion of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Referendum. See more education news here

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) have been part of the school choice landscape in Arizona since the 2011-12 school year when they were originally created to serve students with special needs. Since then, ESAs (also known as vouchers) have been expanded to serve other students. …

Senate Bill 1431 was introduced during the 2017 legislative session to make all Arizona public K-12 students eligible to apply for ESAs. …

Expect More Arizona opposed Senate Bill 1431 because the proposed rapid expansion of ESAs lacks meaningful academic accountability and does not address issues of transparency of taxpayer funding. …

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NAU hosts inaugural First Generation Southwest Symposium (Sept. 27-28)

| September 19, 2018
NAU hosts inaugural First Generation Southwest Symposium (Sept. 27-28)

People interested in mentoring and supporting first-generation college students can learn the best ways to help at the First Generation Southwest Symposium Sept. 27-28 at the DuBois Center at Northern Arizona University. Attendees will hear from first-generation students, discuss their own experiences and insights and help find creative solutions to challenges these students face.

Presentations will include information on the transition to college, working on non-cognitive skills, engaging with students beyond the classroom, finding mentors and other skills that will help first generation students succeed.

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2019 Coconino County Teacher of the Year nominations open. See related news here

| September 19, 2018
2019 Coconino County Teacher of the Year nominations open. See related news here

Nominations are now open for the Coconino County 2019 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year awards.

Teacher of the Year is the only countywide event created to celebrate, honor and recognize full time charter and public-school teachers from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Hopi High dean says cancer was caused by uranium contamination. See more education news here

| September 19, 2018
Hopi High dean says cancer was caused by uranium contamination. See more education news here

Hopi High Dean of Students Jerry Cronin, a three time cancer survivor, is convinced his cancer is a result of water that was contaminated because of uranium spills in Church Rock, New Mexico.

Cronin, who recently took the dean of students job at Hopi High, beat colon cancer in 2005 and bladder cancer in 2010 and 2013. Cronin went through chemotherapy treatments each time.

Cronin, who is Irish and Scottish, spoke to the Hopi High sophomore AVID students and told them the worst uranium spill in U.S. history took place in 1979 in Church Rock.

“The river turned orange and all the poison went downstream,” he said.

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