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Nov. 22, 23 — Coconino Community College to hold Annual Scarves for Scholarships Sale

| November 12, 2019
Nov. 22, 23 — Coconino Community College to hold Annual Scarves for Scholarships Sale

Coconino Community College’s Annual Scarves for Scholarships Sale will be held Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Mountain Campus Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at the NAU Union Fieldhouse – 1050 Knoles Dr., Flagstaff.

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Education groups consider measure to tax rich – and poor. See more state education news here

| November 12, 2019
Education groups consider measure to tax rich – and poor. See more state education news here

The activists behind last year’s Invest in Education Act are considering a comeback – they’re eyeing a sales tax hike, an idea they have routinely rejected in the past as regressive and detrimental to the poor.

After seeing their proposal thrown off the ballot last year, they’re making other major changes aimed at garnering broader support, maybe even from foes.

Several education groups familiar with the plan said the coalition shifted its focus to a hybrid of income and sales tax increases that would raise roughly $1.2 billion annually. Of that amount, $500 million would come from raising the state sales tax by four-tenths of a penny, bringing the sales tax dedicated to education to a full cent.

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Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students. See more national education news here

| November 12, 2019
Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students. See more national education news here

A regular drumbeat of mass shootings in the U.S., both inside schools and out, has ramped up pressure on education and law enforcement officials to do all they can to prevent the next attack.

Close to all public schools in the U.S. conducted some kind of lockdown drill in 2015-2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. …

But many experts and parents are asking if the drills, some complete with simulated gunfire, are doing more harm than good.

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CCC&Y’s ‘Self-Healing and Thriving Communities’ feedback events Nov. 21, 22

| November 11, 2019
CCC&Y’s ‘Self-Healing and Thriving Communities’ feedback events Nov. 21, 22

Now that the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has hosted international expert, Kevin Campbell in Flagstaff for training around Self-Healing and Thriving Communities, CCC&Y is inviting member, committee and event attendee feedback. 

We are hosting two events (feel free to choose one) on 11/21 or 11/22 from noon to 1:30 and lunch will be provided.

RSVP’s for either date can be made with Virginia Watahomigie at virginia@coconinokids.org

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Education Spotlight: Board taps Navajo Nation educator for County Superintendent of Schools. See more local education news here

| November 11, 2019
Education Spotlight: Board taps Navajo Nation educator for County Superintendent of Schools. See more local education news here

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors selected Dr. Tommy Lewis as the new Superintendent of Schools. The Board confirmed the appointment during the regular Board meeting on Nov. 5 and Dr. Lewis will begin his service on Nov. 18.

Dr. Lewis replaces Dr. Risha VanderWey, who began serving as the Tuba City School District Superintendent in August. Dr. Lewis’ term runs until Dec. 31, 2020. A primary and general election will be held in 2020 for a new term beginning in 2021.

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First Things First — All About Play

| November 5, 2019
First Things First — All About Play

When young children are playing, they’re learning

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers explore, discover, interact and learn through play. It’s fun, and play supports all aspects of your child’s healthy development.
 
Click through for a collection of videos and articles about the importance of play and easy ways to play with your little one that build their brain and nurture their healthy development and learning.

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STEM Saturdays — Track butterfly migration this fall

| November 5, 2019
STEM Saturdays — Track butterfly migration this fall

Journey North is one of North America’s premiere citizen science programs for people of all ages. Reported animal sightings are mapped in real-time as waves of migrations move across the continent.

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AzCAN update — Using ACT Data to Promote Student Success Webinar Nov. 14

| November 5, 2019
AzCAN update — Using ACT Data to Promote Student Success Webinar Nov. 14

This webinar helps K-12 administrators and school systems interpret your ACT high school report to help you improve curriculum and interventions to increase student readiness and ensure student success. Register now. 

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How do bonds and overrides help fund Arizona schools? See more state education news here

| November 5, 2019
How do bonds and overrides help fund Arizona schools? See more state education news here

How do bonds and overrides help fund Arizona’s public K-12 schools?

Arizona school districts are asking voters in their communities to approve bond and override ballot measures in the Nov. 5 election to generate funding through local property taxes that schools can use for a set time and purpose.

Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission Video: November 2019 Elections – What are bond and override questions?

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Student performance lags on Nation’s Report Card. See more national education news here

| November 5, 2019
Student performance lags on Nation’s Report Card. See more national education news here

The latest Nation’s Report Card is painting a dismal picture of math and reading achievement among American fourth and eighth graders despite a few bright spots.

Students in the nation’s capital, which faced multiple scandals in its public school system last year, made significant gains in both reading and math this year, according to the National Assessment of Education Progress. There also were major improvements in Mississippi, bucking a national trend that showed America’s eighth graders falling behind in math and reading and declines among fourth graders in math.

Nationwide, a little more than a third of eighth graders are proficient in reading and math. About a third of fourth graders are proficient in reading, while more than 40% of fourth graders are proficient in math.

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