Tag: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

Museum highlights kid-friendly learning

| January 21, 2015
Museum highlights kid-friendly learning

January 18, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun The Museum of Northern Arizona is giving parents and family members more ways to help their children have fun while learning. The museum is part of a new partnership between the education advocacy group Expect More Arizona and a handful of arts and culture […]

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Coconino Community College ranks as 15th fastest-growing community college in the country for colleges with enrollment between 2,500 and 4,999 students

| January 21, 2015
Coconino Community College ranks as 15th fastest-growing community college in the country for colleges with enrollment between 2,500 and 4,999 students

January 12, 2015 • Coconino Community College FLAGSTAFF — Coconino Community College (CCC) was recently ranked as one of the fastest growing community colleges in the country by Community College Week. The college was ranked No. 15 on the magazine’s top 50 list of community colleges with enrollments between 2,500 and 4,999 students. Community College […]

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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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