Tag: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth

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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