Tag: Education-Spotlight

Arizonans say preK-12 education system is in crisis

| November 22, 2017
Arizonans say preK-12 education system is in crisis

“Stop starving our public schools of funding” was the overarching recommendation of the 110th Arizona Town Hall which wrapped on Nov. 15 in Mesa. Three days of discussions were informed by a data-rich background report, and by input from more than a dozen smaller Community Town Halls, as well as Future Leaders Town Halls held all across the state in the months preceding the statewide gathering.

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The “IB” Program Comes to Northern Arizona. See more education stories here

| November 15, 2017
The “IB” Program Comes to Northern Arizona. See more education stories here

Coconino High School and Sinagua Middle School are planning to introduce The International Baccalaureate program. These two schools will be the first in Northern Arizona to introduce the program. The International Baccalaureate program is a rigorous study that incorporates an international education.

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Teacher of the Week — (Flagstaff High School’s) Shelly Stearns

| November 7, 2017
Teacher of the Week — (Flagstaff High School’s) Shelly Stearns

This week’s teacher of the week is Shelly Stearns. Stearns is a history teacher at Flagstaff High School, who encourages her students to be active learners. Her classroom utilizes class discussions, and games.

After 20 years of teaching at Flagstaff High School and 22 years as an educator, Stearns says she still sees room for improvement.

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Flagstaff FAF$A Workshop to be held Nov. 4. Please see related stories

| November 1, 2017
Flagstaff FAF$A Workshop to be held Nov. 4. Please see related stories

In partnership with LAUNCH Flagstaff, the Northern Arizona College Resource Center will be hosting a community wide FAFSA completion event at the 4th Street CCC Campus on November 4th.

Filing the FAFSA is the first step
to finding money for college.

Get FREE hands-on help at the Flagstaff FAFSA Completion Workshop

Drop-in to receive individualized assistance from FAFSA experts during these hours.

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‘Legendary Teachers’ honored at the FUSD Governing Board

| October 25, 2017
‘Legendary Teachers’ honored at the FUSD Governing Board

Five teachers were honored as “Legendary Teachers” at the FUSD Governing Board meeting on Oct. 24.

Congratulations to; Randy Hopson, Suzy Jacobsen, Mary Lara, George Moate and Jodie Nicolson!

Though these teachers were honored formally they represent the hundreds of amazing, wonderful and legendary teachers in FUSD.

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Scholarships Available for Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium on Nov. 4 in Flagstaff

| October 17, 2017
Scholarships Available for Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium on Nov. 4 in Flagstaff

You are invited to apply for a scholarship to attend the Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium on November 4, 2017. Scholarships are limited, therefor, please return the application as soon as possible.

This conference is designed for child care professionals working with children birth through age five.

Six (6) training hours will be awarded for full day attendance.

Participants will have the opportunity to view educational exhibits and merchandise at vendor booths during the conference.

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Northern Arizona College Night to be held at Flagstaff High School on Oct. 26

| October 10, 2017
Northern Arizona College Night to be held at Flagstaff High School on Oct. 26

Flagstaff High School will once again present the Northern Arizona Region College Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the FHS Dome.

This is the 13th year for this informative event that is open to the entire Northern Arizona area and all grade levels. We will have over 120 institutions represented that will include 4 year, 2 year, trade schools and the military. 

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Flagstaff town hall backs higher school taxes

| October 4, 2017
Flagstaff town hall backs higher school taxes

Flagstaff public education advocates are going for the money, and more of it.

Some 50 Flagstaff educators, high school students, business leaders and government officials met at an Arizona Town Hall community meeting on Sunday.

The group recommended renewing and expanding Proposition 301 to a full one-cent tax and using the money to help support an increases in teacher pay and other programs. The tax expires in 2020.

“We need a source of education funding that is independent of the Legislature,” said Nat White, the representative of one of the 10 small focus groups created at the event.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Oct. 1. See related stories here

| September 27, 2017
Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Oct. 1. See related stories here

From a peek at the Sun through a solar telescope to an upclose look at fruit flies through a microscope, a game of magnetic basketball, science experiments with hot and cold water and a climb onboard some heavy equipment — the Flagstaff Festival of Science’s “Festival in the Park” had a number of opportunities to entertain and educate youngsters and their families on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

The festival continues with a number of programs and venues throughout Flagstaff.

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Nominations open for 2018 Coconino County Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year

| September 20, 2017
Nominations open for 2018 Coconino County Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year

Nominations for the Coconino County Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year (a teacher who started last year) are now open. You can find the nomination form at www.coconino.az.gov/1863/Celebrate

Anyone can nominate a teacher that they think is excellent.

The Coconino County Superintendent’s Office is committed to supporting and improving educator quality by creating conditions for teachers to flourish. This Recognition Event highlights exemplary teachers while initiating a new conversation around the foundation for a transformative educational system. If we truly want a world-class educational system, we must honor exceptional teachers.

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