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CCC to ask voters to switch bond spending to programs. See more education stories here

| February 28, 2018
CCC to ask voters to switch bond spending to programs. See more education stories here

More than 20 years after Coconino Community College District voters approved a tax hike to fund the building of the Lone Tree Campus in Flagstaff, the bonds are nearly paid off.

But if the district board has its way, voters will continue to pay the higher taxes for another seven years, only this time the money — some $2.2 million annually — will go toward the operating budget. 

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Winter Solstice Cultural Symposium held at Tuba City School District

| February 28, 2018
Winter Solstice Cultural Symposium held at Tuba City School District

An entire day in the winter school calendar at Tuba City School District is devoted to honoring and learning ways to implement respect, tribal culture, history and tribal language using practical teaching methods. These lessons help implement traditional Native teachings into everyday academic curriculum.

This year’s cultural theme “Naasgoo Nihizaaad doo Nihee’o’ool’jjl bee Aniilzee doo,” which roughly translates to “We nurture our future generation through our language and culture.”

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Sedona-Oak Creek School District narrows super search

| February 28, 2018
Sedona-Oak Creek School District narrows super search

With four months left until Superintendent David Lykins’ contract expires, the Sedona-Oak Creek School District is getting down to business to find his replacement.

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City of Williams contributes to keep students safe on graduation night. See more education stories here

| February 28, 2018
City of Williams contributes to keep students safe on graduation night. See more education stories here

The city of Williams has added a $1,500 donation to ensure a safe night for Williams High School 2018 graduates.

With Williams High School’s graduation just three months away, the Parents Who Care Committee is hard at work raising money for Grad Night 2018.

Senior Grad Night started in 2008 after five teenagers died in an alcohol and drug related accident in 2007.

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#NeverAgain: Grand Canyon School ups lockdown drills, safety measures in wake of multiple school shootings

| February 28, 2018
#NeverAgain: Grand Canyon School ups lockdown drills, safety measures in wake of multiple school shootings

2018 is barely two months old, and already there have been eight shootings at schools across the country. 

Although some of these shootings did not involve fatalities, the trauma felt by students and teachers alike is raw, and is leading to very real changes in how schools conduct the business of keeping students safe.

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Page High student receives esteemed journalism offer in New York

| February 28, 2018
Page High student receives esteemed journalism offer in New York

Page High School student and aspiring writer, Makenzie Erickson, recently received an offer to attend the prestigious School of the New York Times, an intensive ten day course in journalism for high school students who are passionate about a career in journalism and serious about sharpening their research and writing skills.

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Science Saturday: Renewable Energy

| February 25, 2018
Science Saturday: Renewable Energy

Join Willow Bend, Prometheus Solar, Arizona Wind for Schools and other partners for a Science Saturday that is all about renewable energy!

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LOCKs: Preschool- Matter: Density

| February 25, 2018
LOCKs: Preschool- Matter: Density

Topic:
Matter: Density

Highlights:
Children will construct a density tester.

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Lawmakers call on Ducey to form task force to prevent school violence. See related stories

| February 21, 2018
Lawmakers call on Ducey to form task force to prevent school violence. See related stories

Three years into office, Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he has no clear idea of how to prevent mass shootings at schools.
But the governor said he does believe in two things: Protect the Second Amendment and don’t “politicize” the massacre at the Florida high school.
Speaking to reporters a week after the gunman killed 17, Ducey said he could provide no guidance on what changes in laws are necessary to prevent similar shootings here.

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Opinion — Robb: The most important bill in Arizona this year actually might pass. Request to Speak

| February 21, 2018
Opinion — Robb: The most important bill in Arizona this year actually might pass. Request to Speak

The most important bill before the Arizona Legislature this session is attracting virtually no attention or notice.

That would be House Bill 2158, which would extend the education sales tax approved by voters in 2000, Proposition 301, beyond its expiration date in 2021.

There is a constitutional provision that requires tax increases to be approved with a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the Legislature. Because the status quo is that the tax goes away, retaining it legislatively requires a two-thirds vote.

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