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Arizona Department of Ed Kicks Off Summer Food Program

Sedona AZ (May 17, 2017) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas announced the launch of the Arizona Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a summer meal reimbursement program for children ranging from newborns to 18 years old. The SFSP provides children in low income areas the opportunity to receive a nutritious meal while school is not in session during... 

The Blindspot in the Education Budget Override Debate

J. Rick Normand, SedonaEye.com Financial Columnist Sedona AZ (October 20, 2013) – Education is intended to prepare students to function well in the real-world rather than to serve itself. Since the real-world requires its members to deliver results, be individually accountable, and be personally responsible for their own choices, the collectivist model for education runs orthogonal to the needs... 

VVREO Supports School Overrides

Sedona AZ (October 17, 2013) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor in support of the local school district overrides: Quality Jobs –Quality Education – Quality of Life – Support Our Schools Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization (VVREO) believes a vibrant and economically strong region begins with quality education for all children who live in the Verde Valley. We... 

Yavapai Foundation Elects Padgett and Block

PRESCOTT AZ (April 16, 2012) —The Yavapai County Community Foundation announced that its Advisory Board elected Jodi Padgett to serve as chair and Sharon Block to serve as vice chair. Jodi Padgett has been a member of the YCCF Advisory Board since 2007. She has served on the Investment Committee of the Arizona Community Foundation, as past president and current treasurer of the Highlands Center... 

2011 Verde Valley Water Festival

Cottonwood AZ (October 6, 2010) – Over 110 volunteers, 19 teachers and 436 local elementary students participated in the 4th annual Verde Valley Water Festival at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood today. The Water Festival is part of Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), a free teaching and learning resource for all 4th grade students and teachers in the Verde Valley. This... 
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