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NAU hosts inaugural First Generation Southwest Symposium (Sept. 27-28)

| September 19, 2018
NAU hosts inaugural First Generation Southwest Symposium (Sept. 27-28)

People interested in mentoring and supporting first-generation college students can learn the best ways to help at the First Generation Southwest Symposium Sept. 27-28 at the DuBois Center at Northern Arizona University. Attendees will hear from first-generation students, discuss their own experiences and insights and help find creative solutions to challenges these students face.

Presentations will include information on the transition to college, working on non-cognitive skills, engaging with students beyond the classroom, finding mentors and other skills that will help first generation students succeed.

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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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Nation supports funding for expansion of NAU’s Native American Cultural Center. See more education news here

| August 29, 2018
Nation supports funding for expansion of NAU’s Native American Cultural Center. See more education news here

On Aug. 16, the Naabik’iyátí’ Committee issued a “do pass” recommendation for legislation approving a grant in the amount of $3 million for Northern Arizona University (NAU) to expand its Native American Cultural Center.

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One year in, NAU Teachers Academy educating students where they work and live

| August 1, 2018
One year in, NAU Teachers Academy educating students where they work and live

When the school year began in 2017, more than 2,000 teacher positions in the state of Arizona were unfilled. By December, a few hundred more teachers had tendered their resignations.

It’s too soon for the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association, which released the 2017 data, to have numbers for this year, but educators suspect the shortage will be just as severe. …

To help combat this shortage, each of the three Arizona institutions of higher education began a Teachers Academy at the request of Gov. Doug Ducey. The mission of the Teachers Academy was clear: produce more qualified teachers who are prepared for the challenges of teaching in the 21st century and do so without teachers graduating from college with a lot of debt. What the program looked like, however, was up to each institution.

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NAU team receives $2.6 million grant to train, mentor Native American students in STEM disciplines

| July 4, 2018
NAU team receives $2.6 million grant to train, mentor Native American students in STEM disciplines

Native Americans have the lowest rate of university enrollment and graduation rates of any group in the United States—and in STEM fields, they represent only 0.5 percent of students nationwide. Another major hurdle for Native American populations is health-related. Those living on tribal lands experience a disproportionate rate of environmentally-associated health issues such as cancer, stroke, obesity and diabetes.

A team of Northern Arizona University researchers, led by co-principal investigators Cathy Propper and Leslie Schulz, were recently awarded $2.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a new program that will address both of these pressing issues while providing Native American students with unique opportunities to work with world-class researchers.

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Flagstaff High, Sinagua Middle, NPA get new state letter grades. See more education stories here

| May 16, 2018
Flagstaff High, Sinagua Middle, NPA get new state letter grades. See more education stories here

The letter grades of two Flagstaff Unified School District schools improved with the recent release of revised grades by the Arizona State Board of Education.

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FUSD mulls bond and budget override measures for November. See more education news here

| May 8, 2018
FUSD mulls bond and budget override measures for November. See more education news here

After hearing the results from a survey of more than 400 likely voters, the Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board is taking a closer look at putting bond and budget override measures on November’s ballot.

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Flagstaff teachers pan Ducey plan as walkout vote begins. See more education news here

| April 18, 2018
Flagstaff teachers pan Ducey plan as walkout vote begins. See more education news here

Teachers in Flagstaff Unified School District and Flagstaff charter schools are voting with their cohorts across the state on whether they will walk out in support of more funding for education in the state.

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Flagstaff Arts and Leadership boardmember takes on role of interim executive director. See more education stories here

| April 4, 2018
Flagstaff Arts and Leadership boardmember takes on role of interim executive director. See more education stories here

A member of the governing board at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy will step down in order to fill the position of interim executive director at the school.

According to an email from the FALA Board of Directors, the board chose Eli Cohen to fill the position after interviewing four candidates on March 28. The motion to appoint him passed unanimously and Cohen was accepted.

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NAU gets “Needs improvement” grade from accreditation committee. See more education stories here

| March 21, 2018
NAU gets “Needs improvement” grade from accreditation committee. See more education stories here

Northern Arizona University got a “needs improvement” score on communication between senior administration, staff, faculty and students on its latest 10-year accreditation report from the Higher Learning Commission.

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