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Seventh-grader Hannah Dodt wins 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more local education news here

| February 12, 2019
Seventh-grader Hannah Dodt wins 2019 Coconino County Spelling Bee. See more local education news here

Twelve-year-old Hannah Dodt’s confident recitations bookended this year’s Coconino County Spelling Bee Saturday morning at Coconino High School as she secured first place, matching the number that hung around her neck throughout the hour-long competition.

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Education is a top issue for Ariz. voters, survey shows. See more local education news here

| January 15, 2019
Education is a top issue for Ariz. voters, survey shows. See more local education news here

For the fourth year in a row, Arizona voters have ranked education the top issue facing the state of Arizona, according to an annual survey conducted by Expect More Arizona, a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan education advocacy group.

Among other state issues, such as immigration and border issues, taxes and healthcare, education earned the top ranking of the 600 statewide voters surveyed.

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CASA Volunteers Making a Difference in Child Abuse

| November 20, 2018
CASA Volunteers Making a Difference in Child Abuse

Have you ever read a horrific story of child abuse and wondered what to do? Instead of passive despair, let the tragic incident serve as a galvanizing call to action for us all to commit to ending abuse and securing the safety and future of every child in Coconino County. We can make a difference when we all become advocates for children.

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Twin Arrows Preparing for Travel Center and Education Partnership with Navajo Students. See more education news here

| October 17, 2018
Twin Arrows Preparing for Travel Center and Education Partnership with Navajo Students. See more education news here

The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 20, to announce its first-class travel center at Twin Arrows Casino. In conjunction with the event, Navajo Gaming launched its first-ever Education Partnership for Navajo college students. Titled “Let’s Build the Business,” the internship program will allow 20 college-aged Navajo interns from a variety of nearby universities and colleges to actively participate in various aspects of business development.

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CCC: A Place for the Learner in All of Us 

| September 26, 2018
CCC: A Place for the Learner in All of Us 

I have always found that the beginning of each new academic semester brings with it a wonderful energy and excitement — and so it was with Coconino Community College on Monday, Aug. 26.  

Students were here bright and early to find their classrooms, and faculty and staff were at the door of the college to greet them.  Amid the rush and the nervous giggles of a few, I could see the anticipation of things to come.  Our students, and, indeed, our entire college community, have a new opportunity to learn and grow and “do better.”  

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Coconino Community College seeks a tax budget override. See other related CCC regional news here

| September 19, 2018
Coconino Community College seeks a tax budget override. See other related CCC regional news here

Coconino may be the second largest county in the country in terms of land size, but it has one of the smallest community colleges in the state.

And because of that, it, like most, often needs a helping hand.

Over the last decade, state funnding to community colleges has decreased by 64 percent — the largest percentage of any state in the country.

To help offset those losses, Coconino Community College is seeking voter approval on the Tuesday, Nov. 6, ballot for a tax override by way of Proposition 417.

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Putting Education to Work

| August 29, 2018
Putting Education to Work

We have been listening to our communities throughout Coconino County and the message is clear: We need education and training that leads to jobs and helps improve lives and communities. We are proud of the “Community” in the name of our College, and the mission that goes along with being part of the community. Our mission, in addition to providing a variety of educational opportunities, includes providing certification training in relevant industries based on community needs and focuses on lifelong learning for all ages.

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Counselor crisis: Arizona has highest ratio of students to school counselors in US. See related news here

| August 15, 2018
Counselor crisis: Arizona has highest ratio of students to school counselors in US. See related news here

Arizona’s student to school counselor ratio is the highest in the nation, averaging 903 students to every one counselor in public schools in the 2015-16 school year, according to data from the American School Counselor Association.

Arizona held a 743-1 ratio a decade ago, but climbed as high as 941-1 in the post-recession years before slowly improving, data shows.

The improved ratio — still more than three times the recommended number — has been a sticking point for Arizona’s March for Our Lives student and #RedForEd teacher movements.

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Offering a ‘Crate of Delights’ to Support Student Artists

| July 25, 2018
Offering a ‘Crate of Delights’ to Support Student Artists

Coconino Community College student Sara Jansen offered her painting, “Crate of Delights,” to be auctioned at the school’s annual Palette to Palate spring fundraising event. CCC Marketing Director Brian Harris reported that more than $30,000 was brought in to support classroom improvements and offer enriching field trip experiences to students.

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Libraries: Places for Exploration, Enjoyment. See more education stories here

| May 22, 2018
Libraries: Places for Exploration, Enjoyment. See more education stories here

The modern library is much more than bricks and mortar. Libraries are places where people meet, share ideas, engage in discussions, learn new skills, apply for employment, find resources and access the internet.

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