Tag: college and career ready

Shallow Water Lifeguarding Course – American Red Cross Certification

| July 1, 2014
Shallow Water Lifeguarding Course – American Red Cross Certification

This is an American Red Cross certification course offered by the City of Flagstaff in partnership with Northern Arizona University’s Campus Recreation Department.  You must pass the pre-requisite test to participate in the class, and be at least 15 years old by the last day of class.  In order to be eligible for certification, you […]

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Flagstaff Public Library Summer Reading Program!!

| June 3, 2014
Flagstaff Public Library Summer Reading Program!!

Flagstaff Public Library Summer Reading Program
June 9 — July 25, 2014
FIZZ, BOOM, READ! Ages 0-11
Registration begins June 9th
Win Prizes!!

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Urgent AZ Budget update from Children’s Action Alliance

| March 25, 2014
Urgent AZ Budget update from Children’s Action Alliance

The Children’s Action Alliance says, “After just four days of consideration, the State Senate approved a budget proposal last week on a party line vote. We expect the House of Representatives to debate and vote on this same budget proposal today and tomorrow. Like in the Senate, there will be virtually no time or opportunity for public input to shape this critical policy. Despite amendments, the Senate budget plan leaves gaping holes for Arizona children and families”

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Arizona Legislators discuss Education issues on Arizona Horizons

| March 23, 2014
Arizona Legislators discuss Education issues on Arizona Horizons

Arizona Horizons recent episode has Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell discuss the recent votes related to Common Core/AZ College and Readiness Standards, the educational vouchers, CPS issues and the Budget.

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AZ College and Career Ready Standards Myths VS. Facts

| March 21, 2014
AZ College and Career Ready Standards Myths VS. Facts

A Myth Vs. Fact Sheet on the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards was compiled and discussed at a recent CCC&Y advocacy committee meeting. We have provided that sheet for those interested in reading them and learning more about the subject.

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What Do Teachers Think About Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards?

| March 17, 2014
What Do Teachers Think About Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards?

A new survey of Arizona teachers indicates a large majority of teachers are in favor of the new standards.

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Common Core update

| March 6, 2014
Common Core update

The Common Core standards, later renamed the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards, has had a lot of press coverage lately of the proposed SB 1310. This would have prohibited the state from using a set of new educational standards accepted by most of the nation, and which Arizona adopted in 2010 without opposition.

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Literacy Strategies in Arizona

| February 21, 2014
Literacy Strategies in Arizona

SAVE THE DATES!! spring and summer break is coming upon us quickly, the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence will be offering a workshop on literacy strategies for after school programs.

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Tell AZ Legislature How You Want Your Public Education

| February 13, 2014
Tell AZ Legislature How You Want Your Public Education

Expect More Arizona is mobilizing people to attend and register their support in the Request to Speak system. The public show of support will be essential in showing that Arizonans do support the standards and assessments when the bills go to the floor for a vote and through budget negotiations.

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What the future of education looks like

| February 3, 2014
What the future of education looks like

This years State of the Union address laid out a vision for our future. The president laid out his commitment to education, emphasizing efforts to provide affordable early childhood education and college tuition, and raise the standards of education in America. In Arizona, one way that we have become committed to educational success is through the Center for the Future of Arizona, which has been taking the initiative in our state to help raise the standard of education for our children. The institute has helped to implement programs throughout the state such as the “Move on when Ready” program.

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