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Bridging higher education to students of all ages

| December 12, 2018
Bridging higher education to students of all ages

When it comes to post-secondary scholarships, Tracey McConnell said there are two different types of students.

Those who think they qualify. And those who think they don’t qualify.

McConnell, a regional philanthropic advisor for Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona, said that in many cases, both groups qualify for financial assistance to further their education – and to increase their career opportunities.

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Most kids don’t do drugs, but half have witnessed violence

| December 12, 2018
Most kids don’t do drugs, but half have witnessed violence

Worried about the kids?

Well, we’ve got good news and we’ve got bad news.

The overwhelming majority of teenagers in Arizona don’t smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol or use marijuana. …

Now the bad news.

An awful lot of kids are still doing things that can derail their lives and lead to years of trouble down the road. On the whole, Arizona kids have slightly more risk factors than kids nationally.

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CollegeAmerica campuses in Phoenix and Flagstaff placed on probation

| December 12, 2018
CollegeAmerica campuses in Phoenix and Flagstaff placed on probation

CollegeAmerica campuses in Phoenix and Flagstaff are on probation with their accrediting body because the schools focused more on adding students than on providing a quality education, the accreditor said.

The schools focus on career education, with programs in health care, business, technology and graphic arts.

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Cigarette use by Arizona youth on the decline as e-cigarette use surges

| December 12, 2018
Cigarette use by Arizona youth on the decline as e-cigarette use surges

Cigarette smoking by Arizona youth is on the decline, but the number of middle- and high-school students using e-cigarettes has increased at an alarming rate over the past two years, according to a newly released report.

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Pulling no punches: 14-year-old girl aspires to be first Navajo boxer to win Olympics

| December 12, 2018
Pulling no punches: 14-year-old girl aspires to be first Navajo boxer to win Olympics

Even with modern technology, it’s nearly impossible to find the homemade boxing gym identified by a tattered wooden sign that reads, “Damon-Bahe Boxing Gym.” …

The modest gym, which was built on a patch of land once dedicated to raising goats, now is dedicated to the Olympic-size dreams of a 14-year-old Navajo girl, Mariah Bahe.

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Loven Contracting creates scholarship for CCC construction students

| December 12, 2018
Loven Contracting creates scholarship for CCC construction students

Flagstaff-based Loven Contracting has established a $2,000 scholarship at Coconino Community College for students studying the construction trades.

“We at Loven Contracting are passionate supporters of Coconino Community College’s mission to provide accessible and innovative educational opportunities within our community, and we are proud to sponsor the Building Relationships Scholarship in the field of Construction Technology,” said Michael Loven, President of Loven Contracting. “This is an exciting time in our industry, and we are eager to support a hard-working student’s efforts to successfully complete a program and begin a career.”

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Basis high school students teach fitness to second graders. See more education news here

| December 12, 2018
Basis high school students teach fitness to second graders. See more education news here

Basis Flagstaff physical education teacher Marty Heilman believes the best way to learn something is to teach it.

When his high school students were scheduled to share the school’s gymnasium with a class of second graders, he started a new functional fitness program where, after learning new techniques in their own class, his students teach the second graders as a way to increase solidarity among the school’s students, create better leaders and make fitness fun.

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Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth and the Arizona Department of Education Job Fairs

| December 9, 2018
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth and the Arizona Department of Education Job Fairs

The Arizona Department of Education would like to announce their 2019 Southern Arizona Education Job Fair on March 2, 2019 and their 2019 Arizona Statewide Education Job Fair on March 9, 2019. Please go to their free participation registration page to complete registration. These annual fairs are held exclusively for K-12 Districts and Charter School in support of their recruitment efforts.

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Positive Behaviors, Interventions, And Supports

| December 9, 2018
Positive Behaviors, Interventions, And Supports

This August, the school is starting a new character education program called Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS has been used throughout the nation to improve school climate, student safety and academic achievement. The program features all staff agreeing upon common behavior expectations, teaching students these expectations and then recognizing students when they demonstrate them.

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Arizona Lags Behind In Higher Education

| December 5, 2018
Arizona Lags Behind In Higher Education

Over the course of the Great Recession, funding for Arizona’s state universities was cut dramatically by the legislature. And Arizona is behind many other states when it comes to residents who have some kind of post-high school degree or certificate.

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