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Gov. Ducey Begins Federal CARES Act Funds Distribution To Schools

The Governor’s Office announced on Thursday that the process has begun to distribute $370 million in federal CARES Act funds to public and charter schools in the state.The Enrollment Stabilization Grant (ESG) Program, a form of COVID relief funding, has allocated a total of $716 million toward Arizona K-12 schools.The program was first announced as […]

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Arizona Department Of Health Services Strengthens Mask Wearing Requirement For Schools

To protect the health of our school communities, the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) today issued an emergency measure requiring district and charter schools to immediately mandate that masks are worn on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors. “Keeping kids and teachers safe is one […]

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Navajo & Hopi Families Covid-19 Relief Fund Teams Up with Bashas’ DinÉ Markets to Distribute Personal Protective Equipment KITS

 As COVID-19 cases skyrocket across the United States, the Navajo Nation is experiencing uncontrolled spread in about 55 communities and has entered its second shelter-in-place order. Controlling the spread of COVID is critical, and a key element of success is access to necessary personal protection equipment, or PPE. That’s why the Navajo & Hopi Families […]

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Susie Garretson selected for CCC’s Distinguished Service Award 2020

 Coconino County resident Susie Garretson has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Service Award at Coconino Community College. “Coconino Community College relies heavily on the community to support students, vision and mission of the College,” said CCC District Governing Board Chair Patricia Garcia. “With the word ‘Community’ in its name, CCC […]

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Governor Ducey Announces $25 Million For Medical Professionals, Additional Safety Measures

At a press conference at the state Public Health Lab, Governor Doug Ducey today announced a list of new actions to support hospitals and medical professionals and combat the spread of COVID-19. Arizona will invest $25 million to bolster hospital staffing in the midst of rising cases nationwide and reward frontline medical workers for their […]

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Governor Ducey Extends Enhanced Surveillance Advisory Tracking COVID-19, Health Care Capacity

Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Executive Order extending the Enhanced Surveillance Advisory that requires hospitals, testing laboratories and other health care facilities to report detailed information about COVID-19. To help public health officials and local communities make data-driven decisions to fight the spread of the virus, Arizona’s Enhanced Surveillance Advisory, established by Executive Order 2020-13 […]

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NEW: Governor Ducey, Superintendent Hoffman Announce $19 Million To Help Students Most Impacted By The Pandemic

Governor Doug Ducey, in partnership with Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, today announced $19 million in targeted grant funding to support schools and students most impacted by COVID-19. The funding, which comes from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund as part of the CARES Act, will help schools with teacher development, teacher […]

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CCC to Teach Cloud-Based Computing

Leaders in the technology industry say that cloud-based computing is not only the future, but it is already here. Coconino Community College has joined other colleges across Arizona in a statewide effort to increase access to cloud computing education in schools. The Arizona Commerce Authority recently announced the initiative, with the support of Amazon Web […]

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Crushing It

In just 10 years, the Southwest Wine Center (SWC), owned and operated by Yavapai College in Clarksdale, has grown from a raggedy one-acre field to what is now a groomed 13-acre vineyard that offers a comprehensive, hands-on educational experience in all aspects of the winemaking business. Even better, it has positioned the SWC as a […]

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Disinfecting Support for the Navajo Nation

Hitting with a vengeance, COVID-19 made its first frightening appearance on the Navajo Nation in mid-March and quickly grew in magnitude, as limited health facilities on the reservation shifted into high gear and were rapidly overwhelmed. With a population of 173,667, according to the 2010 census, the Navajo Nation spans 27,000 square miles in parts […]

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