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Yavapai College Breaks Ground on Skilled Trades Center

Ground has been broken in Clarkdale for Yavapai College’s new Skilled Trades Center, a ten-thousand-square-foot facility that will train the coming generation of construction workers, electricians, plumbers and heating/cooling technicians on the Verde Valley Campus. “It’s a pre-engineered building and it will arrive in early March,” YC Director of Facilities David Laurence explained. “We’ll pour

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Teachers Unions Continue To Block School Re-openings Across America

[Editor’s Note:  Charter,  parochial and private schools in the local area have largely remained open.] As district school closures enter their 11th month, many parents are frustrated and angry. They may see private schools that have been open for in-person learning since the start of the academic year and wonder why their own children are

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For second consecutive year, NAU ranks in top 200 in NSF research rankings

Northern Arizona University moved up five spots in the most recent National Science Foundation’s (NSF) national research rankings, moving to No. 191 with a fiscal year 2019 performance of $58.91 million. Year after year, NAU has risen in these rankings, which takes research expenditures into account. NAU also rose to No. 88 for universities without

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Pressure builds on schools to reopen during pandemic

Pressure is building on school systems around the U.S. to reopen classrooms to students who have been learning online for nearly a year, pitting politicians against teachers who have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19. In Chicago, the rancor is so great that teachers are on the brink of striking. In California, a frustrated Gov.

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United Way of Yavapai County and Arizona Serve Announce Partnership

United Way of Yavapai County and Arizona Serve, an AmeriCorps program of Prescott College, are pleased to announce a partnership to expand the United Way Student Ambassador program which provides high school seniors with professional development opportunities, through AmeriCorps, while giving districts much needed classroom support. “The program responds to multiple needs, we are able

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Push to reopen schools could leave out millions of students

President Joe Biden says he wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade to reopen by late April, but even if that happens, it is likely to leave out millions of students, many of them minorities in urban areas. “We’re going to see kids fall further and further behind, particularly low-income students of color,” said

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