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YC’s Skilled Trades Center Opens To ‘Hero’ Trades Job Seekers

Three days before its state-of-the-art labs filled with students launching into “hero,” livable-wage careers, Yavapai College and community partners celebrated the completion and grand opening of the Verde Valley Skilled Trades Center. The Aug. 13 event at the YC Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale featured celebratory remarks from college and civic leaders, tours of the

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YC President Lisa Rhine Receives ACCT Pacific Region CEO Award

Yavapai College President Dr. Lisa Rhine received national recognition for her leadership in higher education, when the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) named her the recipient of its Pacific Region CEO Award. “In the midst of a pandemic,” her nomination reads, “Dr. Rhine has initiated a remarkable number of key initiatives and innovative programs

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Retirement of Cooperative Extension County Director Jeff Schalau

After 23 years of dedicated service, The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension of Yavapai County wishes to announce the retirement of Jeff Schalau, County Director and Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent. Since 1998, Mr. Schalau has provided leadership and educational programs as well as authored a weekly newspaper column called the Backyard Gardener. Throughout his

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Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They’re now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes. The specific reasons vary widely. Some families who spoke with The Associated Press have children with special educational

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Governor Ducey Signs Holocaust Education Bill

Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation to ensure the next generation of Arizonans learns about the horrors of the Holocaust and the more than six million lives lost at the hands of evil. “Arizona will continue to stand with and support the Jewish community,” said Governor Ducey. “This bill works to educate our youth on the

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