Tag: Government

2016 Ahoy To Summer Health Fair Vendor Application

| January 4, 2016
2016 Ahoy To Summer Health Fair Vendor Application

The 2016 Ahoy to Summer Committee is pleased to invite you to participate at Ahoy to Summer: Anchors Aweigh to Health a children’s health, wellness & learning Fair on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at the Flagstaff Aquaplex. This fun, pirate-themed event targets the school age children of northern Arizona and promotes a healthy summer and back […]

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Board of Education sets process to revise standards

| April 29, 2015
Board of Education sets process to revise standards

April 28, 2015 • By Christine Thompson • State Board of Education • AZEDNEWS The State Board of Education has established the Arizona Standards Development Committee to oversee the development of Arizona K-12 mathematics and English language arts standards. Last month, Governor Doug Ducey called upon the Board to make any necessary changes to the standards to […]

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How Is AzMERIT Testing Going? Arizona Educator Joe Thomas Weighs In

| April 27, 2015
How Is AzMERIT Testing Going? Arizona Educator Joe Thomas Weighs In

April 24, 2015 • By Mark Brodie • KJZZ 91.5 Arizona public school students have been taking the AzMERIT test. The testing window ends early next month. This is the replacement AIMS, the state’s former standardized test. To find out how it’s going, we talked to Joe Thomas. He’s a U.S. government teacher at Skyline […]

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Opinion: Did lawmakers kill the goose that lays the golden eggs?

| April 27, 2015
Opinion: Did lawmakers kill the goose that lays the golden eggs?

April 23, 2015 • By Alan L. Storm • Arizona Capital Times Joint Technical Education Districts (JTEDs) bolster the economy, not just in Arizona, but across the nation. Premier career and technical education (CTE) programs improve high school student achievement, dramatically reduce drop-out rates, and create skilled workers who are prepared to fill almost half the […]

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Stuck Outside the Poor Door – The Child Watch Column

| April 24, 2015
Stuck Outside the Poor Door – The Child Watch Column

Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children’s Defense Fund Stuck Outside the Poor Door More than 88,000 people have applied to enter the “poor door” at a new luxury condominium tower on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Only one in 1,600 will win the lottery to live there. Some months ago a New York developer made […]

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FUSD provides information at community meeting on school safety

| April 22, 2015
FUSD provides information at community meeting on school safety

After a recent series of threatening telephone calls to a number of schools within the Flagstaff Unified School District, the district and the Flagstaff Police Department presented a community meeting on school safety on April 21 at Flagstaff High School, an event attended by more than 600 parents, educators and community members. During the program, the district presented the handout “Talking Points for Students” to help parents, teachers and students open the conversation about the recent lockdowns. Links to media coverage of the meeting, including audio from the event, are now available.

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Send a Comment by May 18th – Indian Child Welfare Act

| April 22, 2015
Send a Comment by May 18th – Indian Child Welfare Act

The public only has until May 18, 2015 to contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs to oppose changes to the minimum Federal standards in the Indian Child Welfare Act. Those changes would adversely impact the removal of Indian children from their families and place those children in foster and adoptive homes or institutions without consideration […]

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Flagstaff Unified School District, Flagstaff Police Department to hold meeting on April 21 regarding recent phone calls causing FUSD elementary schools to be placed on lockdown

| April 20, 2015
Flagstaff Unified School District, Flagstaff Police Department to hold meeting on April 21 regarding recent phone calls causing FUSD elementary schools to be placed on lockdown

April 20, 2015 • Flagstaff Unified School District The Flagstaff Unified School District and Flagstaff Police Department will hold a meeting on April 21 regarding recent phone calls causing FUSD elementary schools to be placed on lockdown. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Flagstaff High School, 400 W. Elm Ave., Flagstaff. Below […]

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Alberto Carvalho: Opportunity is key to achievement

| April 20, 2015
Alberto Carvalho: Opportunity is key to achievement

April 16, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service The leader of America’s fourth largest school district – and one of its most diverse – last week urged Arizona public education and community leaders to invest in providing equitable education opportunities like pre-school, mentoring and high quality magnet programs. If gaps in opportunity and […]

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Superintendent of Public Instruction Douglas tours Arizona to hear K-12 education concerns

| April 20, 2015
Superintendent of Public Instruction Douglas tours Arizona to hear K-12 education concerns

April 16, 2015 • By Sally Stewart • Arizona Department of Education • AZEDNEWS Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas said today she will launch a statewide public tour next week to hear directly from Arizona residents about their opinions and concerns on all K-12 education issues. The annual process includes 1) a statewide series of meetings […]

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