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Camp Verde schools to walk out Thursday, return to class on Monday

Much like the state’s other teachers, Camp Verde Unified’s educators will not be in class on Thursday.

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American Heritage to close Cottonwood campus Thursday, Camp Verde campus to remain open

Thursday, American Heritage Academy will close its K-12 Cottonwood campus as teachers will walk out of class with the rest of the state’s public school teachers.

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Calliandra Brooks says that as a third-grade teacher at Camp Verde Elementary School, she encourages her students “to build a growth mindset which allows them to take risks and work as hard as possible.” VVN/Bill Helm

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Mingus board debates merits of closing school

COTTONWOOD – Mingus Union School District Superintendent Penny Hargrove gave the district’s governing board two options to consider as it considered Thursday’s scheduled walkout of the state’s educators over inadequate funding in the classroom and inadequate pay for teachers, administrators and support staff.

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Mingus to close Thursday, reopen Friday (with video)

Seniors to make up four lost hours of instruction May 20-25

Teacher Craig Mai’s virtual promise that Mingus Union teachers would walk out of the classroom for just one day only paved the way for the Mingus Union School Board to suspend classes at the high school Thursday

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Mingus Union drama troupe to perform Gershwin’s ‘Crazy for You’

Written by Ken Ludwig as a book, “Crazy for You” is the story of love, the love of a man on Wall Street and a woman on Main Street as they fall madly in love, put on a show, and dance their way to happiness.

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Valley Academy ‘monitoring the lead of our high schools’ on school closure

COTTONWOOD – When Arizona’s teachers don’t show up for work on Thursday, Cottonwood’s Valley Academy of Career and Technology Education may or may not be in session, District Superintendent Bob Weir said.

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Beaver Creek School will be closed Thursday

School’s food distribution available during strike

RIMROCK – Although the state-wide walkout of Arizona school teachers is scheduled to start on Thursday, neither educators nor school officials know how long the strike will last.

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Superintendent, principal given 3-year contracts at Mingus

School board also approves one-year deals for business manager, assistant principal

Wednesday, the Mingus Union school board officially approved a three-year contract extension with District Superintendent Penny Hargrove.

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Yavapai College offers a night of discovery with Explore YC

This year, the college is bringing back the event, says Heather Mulcaire, associate dean of student success for the school.

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