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Mandela Washington fellows bring taste of Africa to Pine Forest

| July 6, 2016
Mandela Washington fellows bring taste of Africa to Pine Forest

Pine Forest Charter School’s Cedar Avenue campus became a center of cultural exchange Friday when 25 young African leaders visited the campus for a day of community service.

The African visitors are recipients of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, part of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative. The program selects 1,000 applicants, between ages 25 and 35 from various countries in Africa to attend a seven-week program in the United States, Dana Newell, the Assistant Dean of the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University said.

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Pine Forest school looks at eco-friendly expansion options. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| April 6, 2016
Pine Forest school looks at eco-friendly expansion options. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

Pine Forest Charter School officials will soon submit plans to the city to make the school’s new campus project more environmentally friendly.

The new campus, which already houses the school’s preschool and kindergarten classes, will be in the building that used to be the St. Pius X church’s sanctuary.

Instead of the original plan, which would require the school to eventually build another building on the property, school director Michael Heffernan said the school now plans to build a second story of classrooms in the existing building.

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Auto class brings student to ‘express lane.’ See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| September 9, 2015
Auto class brings student to ‘express lane.’ See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

A Coconino High School junior is spending her Saturdays changing tires and checking oil at Planet Dodge this year.

Ashley Palmer, 16, is the school’s first participant in an apprenticeship program between the school and Planet Dodge. Palmer works once a week at the car dealership during the school year, an extension of the apprenticeship she began over the summer.

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