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Hundreds Of Cities Worldwide Plan To March For Science

More than 500-cities worldwide are participating in Saturday’s March For Science. Organizers say it’s a chance to bring awareness to the “very real role” science plays in our lives. Some are concerned the march will fuel the idea that the…

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Jillian Worssam named Teacher of the Year

One of Sinagua Middle School’s eighth-grade science teachers is having a very good year. Jillian Worssam was named the 2017 Coconino County Teacher of the Year Wednesday evening. Worssam is also the 2017 Viola Excellence in Science Education award winner.The runners…

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Roberts: Teachers fed up? In Arizona? Noooo

As our leaders ponder Gov. Doug Ducey’s whopping proposed four-tenths of a percent pay raise for teachers, a few facts, released Thursday by ASU’s Morrison’s Institute.  According to a summary of a policy report due out next month:  22 percent of…

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Reinvigorated ASA provides third way on tuition fight

Tuition raises will reduce the number of Arizonans able to attend ASU, directly violating the  university's vision statement valorizing “not ... who we exclude, but rather ... who we include.”  Student organizations are good, but need to work with state-level organizations like the Arizona Student Association for…

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Rallying behind a warrior

Every Thursday, students in Lori Drake’s second grade class at Bella Vista Elementary School wear matching black t-shirts. It’s part of the “Team George” movement Drake and her students started as they rally around a classmate who is going through…

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Mingus Union student wins Flinn Scholarship

Phoebe Chilton’s career at Mingus Union High School has been one of all A’s.  Academic. Artistic. Athletic. Chilton, who will graduate in May, recently accepted a Flinn Foundation Scholarship and will attend the University of Arizona. In accepting the scholarship…

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Student computer lab now available at Town Hall

Students at Grand Canyon School will have a place to do their online homework, thanks to a collaboration between the town of Tusayan and Grand Canyon School District.  Every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., students can go to…

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Finding ‘hidden resources’ for autism care

Raising a child with autism can be incredibly challenging under the best of circumstances. For families who live in small towns, far from big-city resources, it can be even harder. In this episode of In Focus, we talk with Elizabeth…

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