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Students befriend famed Watoto Children’s Choir

The new year will get off to a wonderful start for one third-grade class at Heritage Elementary School. The charter school will be the only U.S. school to receive a private concert from Uganda’s Watoto Children’s Choir. The choir, which…

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APS and Cochise College sponsor Science Fiesta

The Science Alliance’s held a science fiesta at Stevenson Elementary on December 4. Bill Bosworth founded the Science Alliance in 1990 and provided the students at Stevenson along with students from Joe Carlson an unforgettable science experience. Cochise College and the APS Foundation sponsored…

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Info night helps Chino Valley 8th-graders choose school

Freshman Josh Jackson has plenty to challenge him academically at Chino Valley High School (CVHS) with honors classes in geometry, biology and English, as well as the vocal training he's learning in Varsity Choir. Josh almost didn't enroll in CVHS, however,…

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Arizona Community Foundation hires former state education exec

Vince Yanez, the former executive director of the Arizona State Board of Education, has joined the Arizona Community Foundation. He now is serving as director for ACF’s Arizona Venture Fund for Quality Education, leading ACF’s education, scholarship and public policy initiatives.

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To get kids exercising, schools are becoming creative

Fifty-six percent of parents say their elementary school kids are getting just one or two days of physical education a week, according to a poll NPR conducted in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. Fewer…

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Three F-rated Arizona charter schools on track to close

Three F-rated Arizona charter schools are on notice their doors will close most likely by year's end. The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools issued a notice of intent Monday to revoke contracts at Omega Schools in Glendale, Founding Fathers Academies in Show Low…

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Madison’s Tim Ham named Arizona Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Tim Ham, Madison School District Superintendent, has been selected as Arizona's Superintendent of the Year and will be the Arizona representative to the American Association of School Administrator's (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year award selection committee.

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Kaibab Learning Center combines feasting with learning

Kaibab Learning Center (KLC) children used a Thanksgiving feast to discover new things last week. The students discovered different bird parts and extended that learning to learn the parts of a turkey. The kids developed new vocabulary by learning that turkeys…

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Education Secretary launches principal ambassador fellowship

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced the names of three principals selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Education's first Principal Ambassador Fellows (PAFs) program. They are: Sharif El-Mekki, Mastery Charter School - Shoemaker Campus, Philadelphia, Pa.;…

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Schools ramp up funding drives

As the year-end deadline to take tax advantage of donations to local schools grows near, Flagstaff Unified School District is once again on track to collect more than $800,000 tax-credit-eligible donations for the year.

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