Tag: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

Arizona Scores High in Early Education Enrollment

| January 21, 2015
Arizona Scores High in Early Education Enrollment

January 14, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • A Service of the Arizona School Boards Association An increasing number of Arizona three- and four-year-olds have enrolled in preschool in the past five years and over half attend full-day programs, according to a recent national report on early childhood education. Arizona […]

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Toddlers and Preschoolers Need Hobbies, Too

| January 21, 2015
Toddlers and Preschoolers Need Hobbies, Too

January • By Sam Leyvas • First Things First January is National Hobby Month and a perfect opportunity to encourage toddlers and preschoolers to pursue their interests. Supporting your child’s interests helps their development in a number of ways: It reinforces that what matters to them is important to you, too; it helps them develop […]

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Education Spending in Arizona Fails to Make The Grade

| January 19, 2015
Education Spending in Arizona Fails to Make The Grade

January 13, 2015 • Arizona Association of School Business Officials Education Week just released its annual report called Quality Counts 2015. One of the items that the report examines is per-pupil expenditures for K-12 education for every state. The per pupil expenditures are adjusted for regional cost differences. The report uses the latest national data […]

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State Budget Woes Could Prevent Arizona From Offering Free Community College

| January 19, 2015
State Budget Woes Could Prevent Arizona From Offering Free Community College

January 12, 2015 • By Alexandra Olgin • 91.5 KJZZ President Barack Obama announced a plan called America’s College Promise Friday in Tennessee. The proposal would offer eligible students two years of community college for free. Arizona has 21 community colleges and about half a million college students. The Maricopa County Community College District is […]

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Three NAU students get STEM scholarship

| January 19, 2015
Three NAU students get STEM scholarship

January 11, 2015 • Arizona Daily Sun • Community Briefs The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship has been awarded to three students for spring 2015. The program offers $15,000 to encourage talented undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees to earn a teaching credential and commit to teach in high-need […]

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Q&A: Making community college free

| January 19, 2015
Q&A: Making community college free

January 9, 2015 • Princeton University On Thursday, Jan. 8, President Barack Obama unveiled America’s College Promise, a proposal that would use government funds to make community college free for millions of American students. The White House says the proposal would save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition a year on average and could […]

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Legislation – Additional Classroom Time for Kindergartners

| January 9, 2015
Legislation – Additional Classroom Time for Kindergartners

January 1, 2015 • Guest opinion • Arizona Capital Times As school superintendents we would never propose eliminating fifth grade to save money. Yet such a far-fetched policy would hold much more water than short-changing those students representing the greatest return for our education dollar: kindergartners. Working with the Arizona School Administrators Association, representing over 230 […]

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