Tag: Coconino Community College

Education Spotlight — A quick word from the (CCC) President. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — A quick word from the (CCC) President. See more local, state and national education news here

| January 31, 2023

Three feet of snowfall aside, my first few weeks as President for Coconino Community College have been marked by the gratitude I feel at the welcome I received from faculty, staff and the community. My family and I feel right at home.

My focus these first couple of months is to meet with as many of CCC’s internal and external stakeholders as possible and to take a lot of notes to get a sense of the educational needs of our students and the communities we serve. I will then compile a report of “The First 100 Days,” focusing on mid- and long-term planning, highlighting what was heard, what we’re planning to do and how the College will likely move forward. I’m excited to get busy.

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Education Spotlight — Leupp mom seeks career with CCC help. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Leupp mom seeks career with CCC help. See more local, state and national education news here

| January 24, 2023

Coconino Community College student Charmayne Yazzie still remembers walking into the Page Center to take her first class in more than a decade after high school.

“At first, I was a little embarrassed,” Yazzie said. “I was worried I wouldn’t do well.”

From Leupp on the Navajo Nation, Yazzie worked two jobs to help support her partner and their three children. She needed for something to change.

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Education Spotlight — Single mothers in coconino county get a chance at free higher education. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Single mothers in coconino county get a chance at free higher education. See more local, state and national education news here

| January 17, 2023

Coconino Community College has been selected by the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA) as the nonprofit partner to launch the Pathways for Single Moms Program in the state’s northern region.

This program is designed to eliminate barriers to higher education for single moms by giving them the necessary resources to secure livable wages and forge a career path. Taking a holistic approach, the program helps women navigate life’s challenges by supporting the successful completion of a certificate program in growing fields. The tuition-free certificate prepares these women for careers in growing industries that pay a thriving wage, thus confronting the cycle of poverty in their families.

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Education Spotlight — NAU: Humans of Flagstaff with Monica Brown. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — NAU: Humans of Flagstaff with Monica Brown. See more local, state and national education news here

| December 6, 2022

Books have always been a huge part of Monica Brown’s life. First, it was reading as many as she could. As she got into her career, she was teaching them. And then one day, she wrote a book. The professor in the Department of English, who teaches Latinx, African American and U.S. multi-ethnic literature, is still reading, writing and teaching books, with the goal of introducing diverse and interesting people to children. Her latest books are She Persisted: Diana Taurasi and El cuarto turquesa / The Turquoise Room. She talked to The NAU Review about her career arc, the impetus for writing her first book and the influence of family in both directions—her mother, grandmother and two daughters—have had on her life. 

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Education Spotlight — Tight race for Supt. of Public Instruction. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Tight race for Supt. of Public Instruction. See more local, state and national education news here

| November 15, 2022

Incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman and Republican challenger Tom Horne remain neck and neck to see who will come out on top for the next chief of Arizona schools.

See related stories: 

• AZCentral — Horne ahead of Hoffman in Arizona schools chief race
• KNAU — Automatic recounts likely in Arizona AG and school superintendent races
• KTAR News — GOP challenger Tom Horne regains lead over Education Supt. Kathy Hoffman

• Election results as of noon Nov. 15, 2022

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Education Spotlight — Coconino County Education Service Agency Hosts Crisis Intervention Workshop for County Schools Oct. 12-14. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Coconino County Education Service Agency Hosts Crisis Intervention Workshop for County Schools Oct. 12-14. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 18, 2022

The Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA) joined community partners and county schools to form a Coconino County School Incident Response Team.   

CCESA, Yavapai Education Service Agency, Arizona Department of Education, and county schools met October 12 – 14, 2022, to engage in crisis prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery to traumatic events at Coconino County schools. Team members also received training in a Crisis Intervention Curriculum that addressed crisis prevention and intervention at schools.

“This program is a school safety and crisis preparedness curriculum developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP),” stated Coconino County Superintendent Cheryl Mango-Paget. “This evidence-based training provided school personnel with comprehensive training on how to establish and serve on school safety and crisis response teams. The training provided to schools reinforces improved school climate, student behavior and academic functioning, student resilience, and school staff crisis response capabilities.”

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Education Spotlight — FUSD Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — FUSD Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 11, 2022

By the Flagstaff Unified School District The Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) recognizes and celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day, which is designated as the second Monday of October. FUSD encourages all preschools, K-12 schools, parents, and educational organizations to recognize and publicize Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and will further support school district events to promote understanding and […]

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Education Spotlight — Families can still enjoy Flagstaff Festival of Science Bedtime Stories. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Families can still enjoy Flagstaff Festival of Science Bedtime Stories. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 4, 2022

During the recent 2022 Flagstaff Festival of Science, Northern Arizona authors read their children’s books right at bedtime, during this year’s program, “Bedtime Stories.”

Those stories are still available online. So gather the family up and settle in to hear a story about a science themed adventure!

Science Bedtime Stories from the Flagstaff Festival of Science presented by Brightside Bookshop! They include:

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Education Spotlight — FUSD Honors Hispanic Heritage Month. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — FUSD Honors Hispanic Heritage Month. See more local, state and national education news here

| September 20, 2022

The Flagstaff Unified School District is honored to join citizens throughout the country in recognizing September 15 – October 15, 2022 as National Hispanic Heritage Month to highlight the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. This month is observed to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors come from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, Central America, and South America. This year’s theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. Please enjoy this performance from Ballet Folklórico de Colores of Flagstaff.

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Education Spotlight — Adult Education learners at CCC take free English course. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Adult Education learners at CCC take free English course. See more local, state and national education news here

| September 6, 2022

By Coconino Community College FLAGSTAFF — Ana Roman met and became best friends with Montserrat “Montse” Rodriguez when they worked together at a Flagstaff restaurant. Rodriguez needed help studying for her United States citizenship exam that she was preparing for, and Roman was happy to help. After Rodriguez passed her citizenship test with flying colors, the […]

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