Tag: NAU

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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CHOSEN Screening

| March 18, 2018
CHOSEN Screening

Please join the Flagstaff Initiative Against Trafficking and a NAU Capstone Group for this educational evening. There will be a brief Human Trafficking 101 presentation before showing CHOSEN. After the video, there will be an expert panel to answer questions and provide more information about human trafficking in the Flagstaff Community.

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Flagstaff Unified School Board opposes guns in schools. See more education stories here

| March 14, 2018
Flagstaff Unified School Board opposes guns in schools. See more education stories here

The Flagstaff Unified School District Board and superintendent have come out against the idea of arming teachers or staff with guns in a letter to parents earlier this month.

Arizona Revised Statutes currently do not allow guns to be carried on the grounds of public schools or universities unless the person is a law enforcement officer. Although several legislators have proposed several bills since 2008 that would allow guns to be carried on campus, all of those bills have failed.

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NAU Summer Bug Camp Scholarships available

| March 10, 2018
NAU Summer Bug Camp Scholarships available

NAU’s Merriam Powell Center presents a Summer Bug Camp each summer, which is a hands-on summer camp that seeks introduce 6- to 10-year olds to the wonders of science through the fascinating of lives of insects. Campers learn about insect natural history and biodiversity through a series of projects and activities. Children have the opportunity to handle like insects, collect insects, create their own insect collection and make insect cuisine. Parents will be invited to an insect banquet and open house on the last day of camp.

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NAU earns $500K grant from Kellogg Foundation for early childhood education focused on tribal needs

| February 21, 2018
NAU earns $500K grant from Kellogg Foundation for early childhood education focused on tribal needs

The data are clear: young children taught in ways that reflect and highlight their heritage respond better to what they’re learning.

For Native American children, that means having teachers who are educated in best practices and an appreciation for and understanding of Native American people, cultures and nations. A collaborative program at Northern Arizona University will do just that.

A $500,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation—the first grant NAU has earned from the philanthropic organization—is funding Building Tribal Early Childhood Education Capacity, a program that further advances pedagogy relevant to the Native American tribes in northern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico.

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Annual Kiddie Clinic

| February 18, 2018
Annual Kiddie Clinic

Northern Arizona University Department of Dental Hygiene’s Annual Kiddie Clinic! $25 dental appointments for kids 2-15 years. Includes: dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, oral hygiene education, and fluoride. $5 sealants per tooth.

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Award-winning documentary on NAU professor to show at Arizona film festivals

| February 14, 2018
Award-winning documentary on NAU professor to show at Arizona film festivals

The documentary “My Dad Matthew,” about the life of Northern Arizona University disability studiesprofessor Matthew Wangeman, will appear in Flagstaff and Sedona film festivals.

Since premiering last year at NAU, the documentary received an honorable mention at the Picture this… Film Festival, won the 2017 Cinema Touching Disability Short Film Competition and was selected to show in various film festivals throughout the United States and Canada.

“I am very proud of the documentary,” Wangeman said. “John Schaffer did a fantastic in making this short film. My son, Elijah, did a wonderful job as well. It was really a team effort to make a short documentary that challenges how people think about disability and life.”

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Flagstaff schools in need of replace and repair worth $95 million. More education stories here

| February 7, 2018
Flagstaff schools in need of replace and repair worth $95 million. More education stories here

A consulting group is recommending that FUSD spend nearly $95 million to refurbish most of its 17 district buildings, replace two elementary schools and the portable wing at another school.

The H2 Group recently presented the findings of a yearlong assessment of the district’s schools and administration building to the FUSD board. According to the report, the average age of an FUSD building is about 47 years.

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