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Kathy Marron of Thomas Elementary School in Flagstaff honored by the Arizona Department of Education

| May 21, 2019
Kathy Marron of Thomas Elementary School in Flagstaff honored by the Arizona Department of Education

Kathy Marron, an art teacher at Thomas Elementary School in Flagstaff, was recognized for Excellence in Art Education by the Arizona State Board of Education during a recent Board Meeting. Superintendent Kathy Hoffman spoke to the importance of art education as part of a well rounded and highly engaging educational experience.

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High school students earn scholarships from Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council

| May 20, 2019
High school students earn scholarships from Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council

Isabel Cristina Ortiz Salazar believes anyone suffering from abuse should have at least one person “they can trust just enough to tell them about the pain they are going through.

Kascyanna Lowe is planning on using her life experience to help others overcome challenges.

Paola Naselli Belmontes said the key to preventing abuse is helping local parents practice good parenting skills and hopes Williams can create such programs.

Salazar, Lowe and Belmontes are the winners this year of scholarships presented by the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Williams Child Abuse Prevention Council during the recent annual Williams High School Academic Awards & Scholarship Night.

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Basic (June 11) and Advanced (June 12) Victims Rights training available in Flagstaff

| May 20, 2019
Basic (June 11) and Advanced (June 12) Victims Rights training available in Flagstaff

Basic Victims’ Rights training will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at the Law Enforcement Administration Facility, 911 E. Sawmill Road, Flagstaff.The Basic Victims’ Rights presentation is highly recommended for employees new to victims’ rights or for anyone who needs a refresher. Content covers fundamental information about victims’ rights for adult and juvenile crimes in Arizona.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for May 18 — Looking for Summer Learning Activities? Try BioBlit

| May 20, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for May 18 — Looking for Summer Learning Activities? Try BioBlit

BioBlitz Summer 2019: Help your kids become citizen scientists! Free tools from National Geographic will help you organize a BioBlitz where students observe and analyze the biodiversity in your community. It’s an easy activity with a big impact where you see nature in a new way.

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First Things First update for May 16 — Nominations Open for Eddie Basha Award for Service and Leadership

| May 20, 2019
First Things First update for May 16 — Nominations Open for Eddie Basha Award for Service and Leadership

Because you are a passionate supporter of early childhood, I’d like to invite you to recognize the extraordinary work being done on behalf of young children and families in Arizona communities by submitting a nomination for the Eddie Basha Regional Partnership Council Excellence Award.

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Navigating road blocks: Flagstaff grads advised to stay flexible in life. See more local education news here

| May 14, 2019
Navigating road blocks: Flagstaff grads advised to stay flexible in life. See more local education news here

“When a road is blocked off or is jammed up – as happens often in this town – we may have to go around,” graduating student Richie Szopinski said to about 80 fellow graduates at Coconino Community College’s first commencement ceremony Friday morning.”Sure, it may take us a bit longer, and we may not like it initially, but we should never underestimate it. Who knows, you might just find something out about yourself that you might never have if you had taken the alternate route,” he said. 

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Advocates: Results-based funding increase could be put to better use. See more state education news here

| May 14, 2019
Advocates: Results-based funding increase could be put to better use. See more state education news here

Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal calls for $98 million in results-based funding, but education advocates say the substantial increase from the $39 million allocated in 2017 could be used to more equitably benefit K-12 students throughout the state.

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Students Increasingly Are Not Reading Over the Summer, Poll Finds. See more national education news here

| May 14, 2019
Students Increasingly Are Not Reading Over the Summer, Poll Finds. See more national education news here

As students approach summer vacation, they have a confession to make: While 77 percent agree that summer reading will help them, 20 percent report not reading any books at all over the summer.

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2019 Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship awarded to Samantha Hampton

| May 13, 2019
2019 Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship awarded to Samantha Hampton

Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona is proud to announce Samantha Hampton has been awarded the 2019 Sara Morley Girls on the Run Spirit Scholarship. The $1,000 award to be used for higher education expenses will be presented on Saturday June 22nd at the Northland Hospice Run for Life.

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NASA almost didn’t film the first moon landing

| May 13, 2019
NASA almost didn’t film the first moon landing

NASA first landed on the moon nearly 50 years ago when the Apollo 11 astronauts touched down on July 20, 1969. One region of the country played a special role in training for that historic mission. A half century later, Flagstaff, Arizona, is still celebrating. Michelle Miller reports.

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