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CCC&Y board approves new Policy Initiatives for 2018-19

| August 24, 2018
CCC&Y board approves new Policy Initiatives for 2018-19

The board of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth voted on Aug. 20 to approve a series of Policy Initiatives for 2018-19.

The policies cover education, child welfare, environmental equity and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

CCC&Y is a non-partisan organization that supports an educated and engaged voting population that participates in our democratic process.

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Voters will get the final say on measure to tax Arizona’s rich for education. See related news here

| August 22, 2018
Voters will get the final say on measure to tax Arizona’s rich for education. See related news here

A judge has slapped down efforts by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry to block people from voting on whether income taxes on the rich should be hiked to generate $690 million a year for education.

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Helios Education Foundation and Arizona Governor’s Office Working to Increase K-3 Literacy

| August 22, 2018
Helios Education Foundation and Arizona Governor’s Office Working to Increase K-3 Literacy

Recently, Arizona’s education goals and strong education partnerships were featured at the Education Commission of the States, 2018 National Forum on Education Policy. Janice Palmer, Helios’ Vice President and Director of Policy, joined Dawn Wallace, Governor Ducey’s Senior Advisor, Education and Strategic Initiatives, in presenting how Arizona is utilizing public-private partnerships to improve educational outcomes for all Arizona students.

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Report finds Arizona making slow progress toward education goals. See related news here

| August 22, 2018
Report finds Arizona making slow progress toward education goals. See related news here

Arizona is making a slow progress toward its education goals — but a recent report found that there is still a long way to go before the state reaches all of them by 2030.

The Arizona Progress Meter, a project of Expect More Arizona, found that Arizona has not yet reached any of its seven goals when it comes to education.

Christine Thompson, president of Expect More Arizona, said it’s a start.

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Educators talk about class sizes in Arizona post #RedforED. See more education news here

| August 22, 2018
Educators talk about class sizes in Arizona post #RedforED. See more education news here

Teacher pay, and classroom funding are just two big talking points during the massive march on the Arizona State Capitol in the spring, but some issues of education reform have slipped through the cracks.

One is class size and the overcrowded classrooms in Arizona.

“Everyone has heard about duct tape on the textbooks, absolutely true,” said Ben Carmitchel, a substitute teacher and small business owner.

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AzMERIT test could be replaced with selection of state-approved tests. See related news here

| August 22, 2018
AzMERIT test could be replaced with selection of state-approved tests. See related news here

Instead of just one statewide test, Arizona’s public schools may soon be able to choose from a selection of state-approved tests to give their students.

That means the current AzMERIT statewide test may soon become a thing of the past.

This comes after the Arizona State Board of Education voted to put together the list of approved tests as a result of recently-approved legislation.

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Drive Smart: Keep Kids Safe This School Year

| August 22, 2018
Drive Smart: Keep Kids Safe This School Year

Drivers need to do their part to keep kids safe while they walk and bike to school. FedEx and Safe Kids Worldwide remind motorists to be extra careful and recommend that drivers:

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Lunch changes for FUSD schools this year. More education news here

| August 22, 2018
Lunch changes for FUSD schools this year. More education news here

This new school year means some changes for both public and charter schools in Flagstaff. With more free meals and healthier lunch choices, here’s an overview of food options for FUSD this year.

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Seniors awarded Wells Fargo Leadership Scholarship and Chief Manuelito Scholarship. See more education news here

| August 22, 2018
Seniors awarded Wells Fargo Leadership Scholarship and Chief Manuelito Scholarship. See more education news here

There were three Native American Seniors who were awarded the Wells Fargo Academic Leadership Scholarship in Charlotte, North Carolina June 28 – July 1 out of 20 selected overall candiates. Two of the members are from the Navajo Tribe.

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Summer reading group earns gift certificates. See more education news here

| August 22, 2018
Summer reading group earns gift certificates. See more education news here

Williams Elementary-Middle School summer reading challenge winners display certificates earned for reading the most throughout the summer. Gift certificates were donated to students from Bookmans of Flagstaff along with treats, bookmarks, bracelets and other fun items.

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