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Williams schools losing up to $185,000 in forest fees. See more education stories here

| March 21, 2018
Williams schools losing up to $185,000 in forest fees. See more education stories here

Williams Unified School District is one of several districts seeing a withering of federal support this year because of the failure of Congress to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act in 2015 (SRS). 

The act, distributed by the Department of Agriculture, compensated schools and the county for lost property tax revenue because of a decline in traditional timber harvesting.

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Coconino Community College offers nursing scholarship opportunity

| March 21, 2018
Coconino Community College offers nursing scholarship opportunity

Coconino Community College students who want to become Certified Nursing Assistants or Licensed Nursing Assistants now have another scholarship opportunity. 

Thanks to The Peaks Health & Rehabilitation in Flagstaff, CCC now has $5,000 to create scholarships for five CNA and LNA students to help with the cost of their classes at the College and certification by the state. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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Easter Egg Hunt and Early Childhood Fair Saturday! See other Page regional news

| March 21, 2018
Easter Egg Hunt and Early Childhood Fair Saturday! See other Page regional news

In celebration of children, we invite you to participate in Page’s Early Childhood Fair, “Early Learning, Every Day.”

The fair, which is in conjunction with the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, will be held at the Page Sports Complex from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24. 

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New proposed tax cuts abound as need for K-12 funds persists. See related stories here

| March 14, 2018
New proposed tax cuts abound as need for K-12 funds persists. See related stories here

Gov. Doug Ducey won’t promise to veto new tax cuts even as he says the state is putting as much money as it can into public education.
In fact, the governor is already committed to sign at least one measure that will cut state revenues by up to $15 million a year.
The issue arises amid rising complaints from teachers and educators that the state is short-changing public schools. That comes not only because per student funding is actually less than it was a decade ago after inflation is taken into account but that teacher salaries in Arizona are at or near the bottom of the nation.

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Flagstaff Unified School Board opposes guns in schools. See more education stories here

| March 14, 2018
Flagstaff Unified School Board opposes guns in schools. See more education stories here

The Flagstaff Unified School District Board and superintendent have come out against the idea of arming teachers or staff with guns in a letter to parents earlier this month.

Arizona Revised Statutes currently do not allow guns to be carried on the grounds of public schools or universities unless the person is a law enforcement officer. Although several legislators have proposed several bills since 2008 that would allow guns to be carried on campus, all of those bills have failed.

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Tuba City and Moencopi tackle school gun threats: Law enforcement, school officials, community discuss how to better prepare school facilities. See more education stories here

| March 14, 2018
Tuba City and Moencopi tackle school gun threats: Law enforcement, school officials, community discuss how to better prepare school facilities. See more education stories here

A capacity crowd turned out March 6 at the Warrior Pavilion in Tuba City to hear from law enforcement and school officials about threats made to Tuba City Junior High and other reservation schools in recent weeks.

The panel included Navajo Nation Police Department representative Lt. Leonard Williams and the Navajo Nation Prosecutor Michael Bennett — panels shared how each school facility reacted and what they might change to be better prepared for student safety in the future.

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Sedona Oak Creek School District wraps strategic plan

| March 14, 2018
Sedona Oak Creek School District wraps strategic plan

Months of discussions came to a close this week as the Sedona Oak Creek School District’s strategic planning committee finalized its goals and objectives during a meeting Monday, March 5.

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Lending a hand: Williams groups announce scholarships for students. See more education news here

| March 14, 2018
Lending a hand: Williams groups announce scholarships for students. See more education news here

With graduation two months away, Williams High School seniors were given an opportunity to meet with area businesses, organizations and families to learn about scholarship opportunities in the community March 20.

With several thousands of dollars in scholarships available, graduates were able to meet representatives from groups such as the Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge and Williams Education Association as well as individual supporters to learn about opportunities available to them.

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Community donations boost Grand Canyon School. See more education stories here

| March 14, 2018
Community donations boost Grand Canyon School. See more education stories here

As school budgets struggle to meet with the demands of educating more students with less funding, community organizations often step up to help fill in the gaps for items like updated computers, desks and other basic necessities that sometimes get overlooked.

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Page High School band having a good year

| March 14, 2018
Page High School band having a good year

Two weeks ago, Page High School sent 12 students to Prescott to perform in Regional for Northern Arizona hosted by the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA).

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