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Technology in the classroom: Engaging students, promoting deeper learning and helping teachers (+ Video, slideshows)

| June 20, 2018
Technology in the classroom: Engaging students, promoting deeper learning and helping teachers (+ Video, slideshows)

Today’s students were born with technology that lets them find information instantly, respond to it quickly, and share their response on social media in seconds. So is it any wonder that they find it tedious to read a textbook chapter and answer the questions at the end?

Classroom instruction should adapt to this information revolution by using the technology that’s part of kids’ lives to engage students, build on their strengths and encourage them to create, collaborate and explore deeper meaning, said Holly Clark, a former middle school English Language arts teacher who is now educational strategist and head of publishing for Google Ed Tech Team at North Canyon High School on June 5, 2018.

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#RedForEd returns to the Arizona Capitol on Saturday to rally for education funding. See related stories here

| June 20, 2018
#RedForEd returns to the Arizona Capitol on Saturday to rally for education funding. See related stories here

Arizona teachers will return to the Capitol on Saturday for a rally, a month after tens of thousands of educators walked out of class and flooded Arizona’s statehouse for six school days.

This time, teachers are rallying to collect signatures for a proposed ballot measure that would bring in $690 million in additional education funding by raising income taxes on Arizona’s wealthiest residents.

Saturday will be the first gathering since the historic April 26 walkout that impacted more than 850,000 students and changed the course of state budget discussions.

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Honoring our communities: Ninth Annual American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference

| June 20, 2018
Honoring our communities: Ninth Annual American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference

The College of Education at Northern Arizona University is hosting the 9th Annual American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference (AIITEC) June 21-23. The conference invites community members and educators of all levels to participate in activities designed to better the lives and education of Indigenous children by creating a deeper understanding of how teachers can connect with these students, their families and their cultures. Joseph Martin, associate professor of educational leadership, and W. Sakiestewa Gilbert, professor of educational specialties, are conference co-chairs.

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FALA finances stabilized; new focus on improving C grade. See more education news here

| June 20, 2018
FALA finances stabilized; new focus on improving C grade. See more education news here

Eli Cohen, the new executive director at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, is hoping for a bigger, bolder future for the school.

“I think we’ve been kind of treading water for a few years and now we’re finally able to plan for the future,” he said. “It doesn’t have to happen all in one year. We’ve got a strategic plan for one, three and five years into the future.”

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Junior high graduates at Tuba City reminded to always keep family first. See more education news here

| June 20, 2018
Junior high graduates at Tuba City reminded to always keep family first. See more education news here

For the 2018 Tuba City Junior High School (TCJHS) eighth graders, graduation day is a step toward a new high school adventure and the next chapter of their academic career, as they move closer to college.

TCJHS held its annual graduation ceremony May 25 at the high school’s Warrior Pavilion with hundreds of parents, relatives and community members in attendance to support the students.

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Williams emergency responders visit WEMS Kindercamp

| June 20, 2018
Williams emergency responders visit WEMS Kindercamp

Williams Fire Department, Kaibab National Forest, Williams Police Department and Life Line Ambulance were among the emergency responders who visited Williams Elementary-Middle School Kindercamp June 8.

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Grand Canyon School registration starts June 25 at Tusayan Town Hall. See more education news here

| June 20, 2018
Grand Canyon School registration starts June 25 at Tusayan Town Hall. See more education news here

The new school year begins Aug. 1 and that means school registration is right around the corner. 

Registration for new and returning students will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 25-26 at Tusayan Town Hall and June 27-28 at the school’s multipurpose room.

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Invest In Ed Gaining Momentum

| June 20, 2018
Invest In Ed Gaining Momentum

Arizona teachers trying to get signatures to support the Invest In Ed Act, which if passed would create a dedicated funding source to keep great teachers in Arizona classrooms and give students the one on one attention they need to be successful.

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Flagstaff STEM City — Summer is here! Flagstaff has an assortment of activities for all ages. Check out some of the summer fun below. Also see related countywide Summer Camp, Summer Reading and related stories here

| June 20, 2018
Flagstaff STEM City — Summer is here! Flagstaff has an assortment of activities for all ages. Check out some of the summer fun below. Also see related countywide Summer Camp, Summer Reading and related stories here

• Summer Day Camps at the Museum of Northern Arizona
• Kids Square: Worms! at Willow Bend environmental center
• Wednesday Weed Walks by Flagstaff Open Space
ª Concert Series at The Arboretum at Flagstaff

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Legislative Wrap-Up: What the new budget and bills mean for K-12 schools (+ Infographics)

| June 13, 2018
Legislative Wrap-Up: What the new budget and bills mean for K-12 schools (+ Infographics)

What will the Arizona Legislature’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget and the key bills that were approved this session mean for K-12 public schools during the next school year?

Education advocates main goals this year were to secure additional district additional assistance funding, protect the 1.06 percent teacher pay stipend and move it into base level funding, and seek additional building renewal funding, said Chris Kotterman, governmental relations director for Arizona School Boards Association.

“Obviously, all those things did happen and then some,” Kotterman said during a recent Legislative Wrap-Up webinar.

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