Tag: News

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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FUSD- Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration — April 2

| March 5, 2014
FUSD- Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration — April 2

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! April 2nd from 5:30-7:30 p.m.!! Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) invites you to the first Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration at NAU’s J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome. The purpose of this event is to showcase STEM education and business in Flagstaff. Through this event FUSD hopes to educate the community on the STEM emphasis not only in our schools at every level but the opportunities for students once they have graduated high school or college and are entering the workforce.

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In the News

| March 5, 2014
In the News

View new House and Senate bills being proposed or recently passed in the state of Arizona.

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Help Available to Enroll in the Healthcare Marketplace

| March 3, 2014
Help Available to Enroll in the Healthcare Marketplace

Time is running out to enroll for the Health care Marketplace. More than 150,000 Arizonan’s have signed up for health insurance, and thousands more have started their applications but have now finished. There are many local and state agencies available for help, don’t hesitate enrollment deadline is March 31st.

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IN THE NEWS

| February 26, 2014
IN THE NEWS

Update on the Grandparents Stipend Yesterday the Senate unanimously passed SB 1346. This will  provide $1.5 million in funding and change the rules so that more grandparents would receive a $75 monthly stipend to help support the grandchildren they are raising. Grandparents would qualify for the stipend if they don’t receive any other financial assistance, their […]

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Put the Check on Child Abuse — Make a Donation on Your Arizona Income Tax Form

| February 25, 2014
Put the Check on Child Abuse — Make a Donation on Your Arizona Income Tax Form

Individual taxpayers in Arizona have a unique opportunity to help prevent child abuse by making a donation to the Child Abuse Prevention Fund on their individual income tax return. Whether you get a refund or make a payment, you can still donate. Your donation will go straight into the Child Abuse Prevention Fund.

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Spread the word

| February 23, 2014
Spread the word

Two terrible bills are being heard next week in Third Read, which is the last vote they have in the Senate. One, SB1287, adds unnecessary bureaucratic barriers to bond and override elections. It’s an unfair attack on local control. The other, SB 1237, would give ESA recipients even more unaccountable money by changing from district student weights to charter weights.

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City Rezoning Public Meeting

| February 18, 2014
City Rezoning Public Meeting

The city of Flagstaff is holding a public meeting for local residence to hear future plans on the rezoning of the La Plaza Vieja neighborhood, and to let the public’s concerns be heard. The public meeting is going to held on Wednesday, February 19 at 6 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel (1175 W. rte. 66, Flagstaff). If you want to expresses your concerns to the city do not miss this meeting.

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Dual Language Learners Show Academic Success

| February 15, 2014
Dual Language Learners Show Academic Success

Too Small to Fail (TSTF) recently released a newletter stating recent information on language comprehension in duel language households, and the importance of daycare providers in the development in language for these “duel language learners.” According to research, by the year 2030 about 40 percent of children in the U.S. will hear languages other than English spoken in the home.

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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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