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FUSD remains closed Thursday. School districts region-wide react to teacher walk-out

FUSD remains closed Thursday. School districts region-wide react to teacher walk-out

| May 3, 2018

Pending final approval this week by state lawmakers of a budget that could expand the state’s education budget and increase teacher pay, educators in many school districts in Coconino County and statewide could return back to the classroom as early as Friday.

Teachers in many school districts statewide walked out of their classrooms Thursday, April 26 as part of the #RedforEd movement. Since then, hundreds of educators and supporters have been seen carrying signs and wearing their signature protest color t-shirts from the lawn at the Flagstaff City Hall to the thousands gathered in Phoenix.

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Mandatory Attendance During PHS Finals Week. See more education news here

Mandatory Attendance During PHS Finals Week. See more education news here

| April 25, 2018

Students will be taking their final exams soon, PUSD wants to remind parents that during Finals Week students MUST attend class or they will receive a zero on the test. No exceptions unless pre-approved with the school by May 7th. 

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School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

| April 25, 2018

From Page to Prescott and everywhere in between, school districts in the region are preparing for a teacher walk-0ut scheduled to begin Thursday, April 26.

Parents are urged to keep checking with their local school districts and the local media for the latest information on how the walk-out will impact school meals, sporting and other academic activities.

The following are links to the latest walk-out related stories in the region:

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Week of the Young Child. See more Page education news here

Week of the Young Child. See more Page education news here

| April 18, 2018

Coconino County has expanded the Week of the Young Child celebrating children ages zero to five from April 17th – April 30th.

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Navajo District Diné Language Symposium. See more education news here

Navajo District Diné Language Symposium. See more education news here

| April 11, 2018

Navajo language has immeasurable value, according to Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye.

Begaye made his comments before a crowd of about 200 educators during the second annual BIE-Navajo District Diné Language Symposium.

“The biggest goal we have for Navajo in education is to raise the performance levels of our students and make Navajo schools some of the best in the country,” Begaye said. “I want Navajo schools to become some of the best schools in Arizona, in New Mexico, in the Southwest and in the country.”

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Arizona teachers to opposed low wages at #Red for Ed protest. See more Page regional education news here

Arizona teachers to opposed low wages at #Red for Ed protest. See more Page regional education news here

| April 4, 2018

The Arizona Educators United group is calling for a ‘Red for Ed’ sick-out protest that is scheduled to take center stage at the Arizona State Capital Building (April 4) to push for a wage increase in teachers’ salaries across the state…

How this movement will affect the Page Unified School District is unclear at the moment but many teachers are electing to wear red in support of the wage increases. Wage increase has been a behind the scenes issue among the staff of PUSD and with the problems of teacher retention in the last several years many are hoping the Governor is able to find the funds to make good on his promise.

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Fed Court Rules For Navajo Head Start. See other Page regional news here

Fed Court Rules For Navajo Head Start. See other Page regional news here

| March 28, 2018

A federal court rules Tuesday that Navajo Head Start is entitled to its full funding.

Last week Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed an emergency bill that would have provided $6.3 million to the program. The money was meant to keep Head Start open despite a recent setback in court.

On Feb. 28, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied the Navajo Nation’s preliminary injunction. However, Tuesday the federal court set aside the federal Office of Head Start reduction and required full funding of the Navajo Head Start program.

The program’s full funding is $23 million.

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Easter Egg Hunt and Early Childhood Fair Saturday! See other Page regional news

Easter Egg Hunt and Early Childhood Fair Saturday! See other Page regional news

| March 21, 2018

In celebration of children, we invite you to participate in Page’s Early Childhood Fair, “Early Learning, Every Day.”

The fair, which is in conjunction with the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, will be held at the Page Sports Complex from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24. 

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Friday Food Program Helps Needy Students in Page. See other Page area education news

Friday Food Program Helps Needy Students in Page. See other Page area education news

| January 3, 2018

Page Unified School District celebrating the efforts of Student Services this month for their hard work running the Friday Food Program. Page High School helping students with the most basic of needs with the ongoing program that offers a makeshift food bank allowing students in need a weekly opportunity to go home with non perishable foods in their backpacks.

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Faster Internet For Poor and Rural Arizona Schools

Faster Internet For Poor and Rural Arizona Schools

| December 27, 2017

Page students may be getting a faster internet in the near future. Some of the most rural schools here in Arizona soon to see a huge boost in their internet speeds thanks to new government funding. In his 2017 State of the State address Governor Doug Ducey proposed the funding to improve internet infrastructure. Arizona and 17 other states qualify for the federal funding.

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