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Photo highlights: Grand Canyon students inducted into National Honor Society

| May 2, 2018
Photo highlights: Grand Canyon students inducted into National Honor Society

Grand Canyon School student leaders were inducted into the National Honor Society April 11.

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Page Unified School District May 2018 Newsletter

| May 2, 2018
Page Unified School District May 2018 Newsletter

• Lake View Art Walk & Craft Night
• PHS softball wins 3A title
• IEC feature
• The benefits of being a student athlete

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It was a night of original performance art scripted and performed by Page drama students

| May 2, 2018
It was a night of original performance art scripted and performed by Page drama students

The Random Acts of Drama in the Cultural Arts Building last Thursday and Friday treated the audience to original performance art scripted by Page High students. The one act plays showcased the talents and imagination of the students who were chosen from the Page High School Drama Club’s playwriting contest. Special intermission skits between plays were held as a bonus during the event.

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After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

| April 29, 2018
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools

SAMHSA is excited to share the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s release of the second edition of After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools, which assists schools in implementing a coordinated response to the suicide death of a student. Developed in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and in consultation with other national experts, this toolkit includes new information and tools that middle and high schools can use to help the school community cope and reduce suicide risk.

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Statewide news: A parents’ guide for what to expect during the teacher walk-out

| April 25, 2018
Statewide news: A parents’ guide for what to expect during the teacher walk-out

Why are teachers walking out of school?

A majority of teachers voted to walk-out of classrooms to protest low teacher pay and per-pupil funding said leaders of Arizona Educators United and Arizona Education Association during a press conference on Thursday, April 21.

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Arizona Democrats’ Letter Calls for Education Funding Plan

| April 25, 2018
Arizona Democrats’ Letter Calls for Education Funding Plan

Arizona legislative leaders of the Democratic Party called for a meeting with Gov. Doug Ducey and education stakeholders to come up with a funding solution in a letter that calls the governor’s plan for a teacher pay raise “not sustainable.”

They want to restore the $1 billion dollars cut from schools since the recession and fund the pay raise.

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Bill amending Arizona’s English-language-learner model is revived

| April 25, 2018
Bill amending Arizona’s English-language-learner model is revived

A bill allowing students learning English to spend just two hours a day in language-development classes, rather than four, has been resurrected from its seeming death at the Arizona Capitol — after the sponsor promised to water it down.

The bipartisan measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Paul Boyer of Phoenix has a broad array of supporters and had sailed through the House with only one vote against it before being stopped dead in its tracks in Arizona Senate President Steve Yarbrough’s Rules Committee.

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Native education director meets with Havasupai officials over failing Grand Canyon school

| April 25, 2018
Native education director meets with Havasupai officials over failing Grand Canyon school

The director of the federal Native education system made an unannounced visit to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (April 18) after worsening conditions at Havasupai Elementary School exploded into a legal setback, a mass teacher exodus and the first hints of pressure from elected officials. 

In a cross-country trip to the remote tribal community, Tony Dearman and top Bureau of Indian Education officials met with the tiny Havasupai Tribe’s council and school board.

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Around the Town: NAU symposium highlights undergraduate academics. See more education stories here

| April 25, 2018
Around the Town: NAU symposium highlights undergraduate academics. See more education stories here

The community is invited to the Northern Arizona University Walkup Skydome Friday, from 9 a.m- 4 p.m., for the 10th annual Undergraduate Symposium – a campus wide celebration of student achievement. More than 1,000 students from across all colleges will come together to share their creative discoveries and present in-depth research and scholarly work to their peers, professors, and the university and Flagstaff communities.

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Navajo Nation puts spotlight on sexual assault and child safety. See more education stories here

| April 25, 2018
Navajo Nation puts spotlight on sexual assault and child safety. See more education stories here

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Prior to the official start of the 2018 Spring Council Session April 16, the Navajo Nation Council, in coordination with the Navajo Department of Family Services’ Strengthening Families Program, held an early morning awareness walk in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month.

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