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Faculty and President Cheng butt heads over faculty governance

| October 17, 2018
Faculty and President Cheng butt heads over faculty governance

Shared governance of Northern Arizona University was once again the topic of conversation at a full faculty meeting Monday, at which president Rita Cheng spoke.

The forum was hosted and organized by the faculty senate and senate president Gioia Woods said it was, in part, a response to a feeling of dissatisfaction from many faculty on the direction of the university.

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Props 423, 424 ask voters for $75 million bond, override for FUSD. See more education news here

| October 9, 2018
Props 423, 424 ask voters for $75 million bond, override for FUSD. See more education news here

Voters will see two Flagstaff Unified School District related propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot that if passed would provide the district with continued and additional funding for the next five to six years.

Prop 423 is a bond measure that would allow FUSD to take out a $75 million loan to support the district’s capital projects, and Prop 424 is an override that would extend the current FUSD property tax for the next seven years.

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NAU President Rita Cheng extended until 2021 by ABOR. See more education news here

| October 3, 2018
NAU President Rita Cheng extended until 2021 by ABOR. See more education news here

In the first day of its annual two-day September meeting in Flagstaff, the Arizona Board of Regents approved both a contract extension for Northern Arizona President Rita Cheng and her award of at-risk compensation for goals achieved.

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2019 Coconino County Teacher of the Year nominations open. See related news here

| September 19, 2018
2019 Coconino County Teacher of the Year nominations open. See related news here

Nominations are now open for the Coconino County 2019 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year awards.

Teacher of the Year is the only countywide event created to celebrate, honor and recognize full time charter and public-school teachers from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Navajo language and culture to be explored in Sesame Street based show. See more education news here

| September 12, 2018
Navajo language and culture to be explored in Sesame Street based show. See more education news here

here are now over 20 versions of Sesame Street around the world, with puppets that teach children native languages such as “Takalani Sesame” in South Africa, “Ulica Sezamkowa” in Poland and “Iftah Ya Simsin” in Kuwait.

Dr. Shawna Begay and Charmaine Jackson of Naalkid Productions hope that The Navajo Movie Time (Diné Bí Ná’álkid Time) will be the Navajo equivalent to the famed PBS show that has been educating toddlers for years.

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Flagstaff schools receive donations from public. See more education news here

| September 5, 2018
Flagstaff schools receive donations from public. See more education news here

The fifth year of the FUSD Teacher Supply Drive continued to show the community’s spirit of giving.

Before the drive, teachers were spending their own money on supplies for students whose families couldn’t afford them, said Flagstaff Unified School District Spokesperson Karin Eberhard.

All 15 schools in the district received an 18-by-18-by-24-inch cardboard box overflowing with items including pens, pencils, copy paper, glue sticks and more.

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Northern Arizona University students head back to school. See more education news here

| August 29, 2018
Northern Arizona University students head back to school. See more education news here

More than 22,600 students descended upon the Northern Arizona University Campus on Monday for the first day of the 2018-19 school year.

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Lunch changes for FUSD schools this year. More education news here

| August 22, 2018
Lunch changes for FUSD schools this year. More education news here

This new school year means some changes for both public and charter schools in Flagstaff. With more free meals and healthier lunch choices, here’s an overview of food options for FUSD this year.

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First day for Flagstaff schools. See more education news here

| August 15, 2018
First day for Flagstaff schools. See more education news here

On Thursday, about 10,000 students in Flagstaff went to their first day of school for the 2018-19 school year.

It was the opening day for 13 of 15 Flagstaff Unified School District schools, with the exception of modified year-round schools Killip Elementary and Leupp Public School.

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FUSD asks for $75 million bond and override on November ballot. See more education news here

| August 7, 2018
FUSD asks for $75 million bond and override on November ballot. See more education news here

Voters will be asked to consider two local, school-related measures on the ballot in November, a school bond and the renewal of a budget override.

Together, the measures could provide the Flagstaff Unified School District continued and additional funding for the next five to six years, said FUSD superintendent Mike Penca.

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