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Ricky Hernandez, Chief Financial Officer of the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office and president of the Arizona Association of School Board Officials, will host a presentation explaining how schools are funded.

The presentation, School Finance 101, will be held Thursday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m at 200 N. Stone Ave.

The event is free, but space is limited. Register online at

Program helps navigate the college admissions process

The Student Expedition Program (STEP), a college access and leadership program for high school students, is accepting applications from high-school sophomores from low-income households who want assistance navigating the college admissions process.

To be considered, applicants must be close to qualifying for the federal free or reduced lunch program, be a first generation college-bound student, have an un-weighted GPA of at least 3.6 and be taking multiple honors classes.

High school sophomores who meet STEP’s qualifications can obtain an application at Applications are due Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Town hall will feature talk about public education

Jitu Brown, national director of journey for justice and #WeChoose Alliance, will host a town hall meeting at 6p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the YWCA on 525 N. Bonita Ave.

The event will include organizers, educators and local officials discussing school privatization and how public education can be strengthened.

Kindergartners invited to St. Ambrose open house

St Ambrose Catholic School, a centrally located private school, is inviting prospective kindergartners and their parents to visit their campus at 300 S. Tucson Blvd., on Friday, Dec. 1, from 7 a.m. to noon.

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