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NAU to provide tuition-free college education for Arizona residents with household incomes at or below $65,000

  FLAGSTAFF- NAU’s new Access2Excellence initiative reflects the urgent need to broaden participation and increase educational attainment in Arizona, helping students gain the knowledge and skills needed to participate in the state’s booming economy. Northern Arizona University (NAU) recently announced it will provide a tuition-free college education for every Arizona …

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Successfully Reducing Bullying At Miami

Bullying complaints at Miami are down sharply, more than 60%, over the past three years, thanks to a combination of upfront discussion, counseling, and strict consequences. Key to attacking student bullying was arriving at a clear definition, and the Miami Governing Board approved a three-part description of what constitutes bullying: …

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Mayor Mila Besich Reappointed to Serve on National League of Cities’   Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committe

Superior, Arizona — January 12, 2022— Mayor Mila Besich of Superior has been re-appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2022 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Federal Advocacy Committee. First elected to a one-year term in 2020, Mayor Besich will continue to provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal …

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Potentially devastating school budget cuts

*Reprinted with permission. By Former Superintendents, Jim Rice and John Pedicone  Many people may not be aware of an impending education funding crisis that threatens to cripple public schools across Arizona. There is a state process known as the aggregate spending limit, which is part of the state budget. The Arizona Constitution established the …

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Could a spending limit created over 40 years ago force schools to close this Spring?

Arizona’s schools may be forced to close as early as April 1 this spring.   Not because of COVID this time, but because of a perfect storm of problems with our state’s school funding system.  (Funding that by the way, despite recent increases, still ranks as the lowest in the nation).   The irony is that this spring, school districts are …

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Forest Service authorizes $2.3 million to replace range allotment infrastructure destroyed by Telegraph Fire 

PHOENIX, December 7, 2021 – The Tonto National Forest received approval for $2.3 million of Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) funding to repair or replace infrastructure damaged and destroyed as a result of the Telegraph Fire, the largest wildfire in Arizona during the 2021 wildfire season. Following post-fire assessments, the Tonto submitted …

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