Tag: Lake Powell Chronicle

Time to sign up for CCC classes in Page

| December 7, 2016
Time to sign up for CCC classes in Page

For Cheynaea Curis, the distance from Tuba City is about the same in terms of travel time.

She had the choice to either make the commute to attend classes at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff or to make the commute to Page to go to classes.

Curtis chose Page. And for other students like her who live in the county, and for students who live in Page, registration for spring classes is underway.

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Student test scores making progress in Arizona. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

| November 30, 2016
Student test scores making progress in Arizona. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

Arizona showed the biggest national gains in standardized science test scoring among fourth grade students last year, according to national testing results released earlier this month.

The data, released by the National Assessment for Education Progress, shows an 11-point increase in standardized test scores between 2009 and 2015. Nationally, those scores only rose by an average of four percent. However, Arizona’s gains gave it an overall score of 149 — still less than the 153 national average last year and well below a core of 167, or, what the NAEP considers “proficient.”

Arizona still scored the fifth lowest among all 50 states, but has been consistently ranked 48th or 49th for the last half decade in most metrics for academic progress.

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College vows to push on after Prop. 410 defeated

| November 16, 2016
College vows to push on after Prop. 410 defeated

Prop. 410, which would have used a property tax to raise funds for Coconino County, was defeated at the polls, with 53 percent of county voters casting no ballots Tuesday.

Despite the setback at the polls, the college said it was determined to continue to offer classes and would work to meet the needs of the community with things such as workforce training. The CCC campus in Page remains open and is serving students daily.

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Coconino Community College Foundation funds project to benefit Page students

| November 9, 2016
Coconino Community College Foundation funds project to benefit Page students

The Coconino Community College Foundation is funding a project at the college that will benefit students throughout the county, including those who take classes at the Page campus.

The improvements will take place at the Flagstaff Lone Tree Campus, but they will benefit students who take distance-learning classes. Multiple students have complained about audio cutting out on the live televised broadcasts from Flagstaff to Page when instructors walked around lecturing.

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PHS marching band making great strides. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

| October 19, 2016
PHS marching band making great strides. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

After two competitions, the Page High School Marching Band is having great success strutting their skills, and having a great time doing it along the way.

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Superintendent of public instruction visits Page

| October 5, 2016
Superintendent of public instruction visits Page

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas visited Page (Sept. 27) during her We Are Listening tour. The tour is designed as a way to allow the public broader access and input into the policies shaping education. Douglas first started doing the tours last year but didn’t make it to Page until this year.

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Parent Night at Desert View Intermediate. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

| September 21, 2016
Parent Night at Desert View Intermediate. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

A Parent Night will be held in the Desert View Intermediate School gym from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

Parents are invited to bring their children to school this evening for an evening of fun. Families will be given the opportunity to participate in several learning games and other activities. Refreshments will be served.

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Collaborating to improve higher education. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

| September 7, 2016
Collaborating to improve higher education. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

A joint effort by Coconino Community College, Dine’ College and Navajo Technical University could greatly expand the educational opportunities at the CCC Page Campus.

On Friday, Lena Fowler, chairman of the board of supervisors for Coconino County led a tri-educational meeting at the Page Campus and leaders from the three colleges as well as NAU discussed ways they could work together.

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Teacher retention program paying off for Page schools. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

| August 17, 2016
Teacher retention program paying off for Page schools. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

After implementing six-point teacher recruitment and retention plan, the Page Unified School District saw the program bear its first fruits of success last week when they had to fill significantly fewer teaching positions than in previous years. 2

Attracting new teachers — and keeping them — has been an ongoing challenge for PUSD over the years. The school district typically has to fill between 30 to 50 vacant teaching positions each new school year to fill gaps left by teachers from the previous year who didn’t renew their contracts.

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Time to sign up for financial aid for CCC student

| July 13, 2016
Time to sign up for financial aid for CCC student

The deadline to apply for financial aid to attend Coconino Community College is fast approaching.

Students needing federal financial aid should have applications completed by July 20 in order to attend CCC during the fall semester, which begins Aug. 29. The form is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The application can take up to 40 days to process, and unfortunately, the college has students that do not make it through the registration process because they did not fill out the FAFSA in time.

About 70 percent of Page CCC students qualify for up to a yearly $5,500 in Pell grant money through FAFSA that does not have to be paid back, which is an amount that could pay for all tuition and books. Staff members at the CCC Page Campus are available to help fill out the forms.

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