Tag: northern arizona university

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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Honoring our communities: Ninth Annual American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference

| June 20, 2018
Honoring our communities: Ninth Annual American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference

The College of Education at Northern Arizona University is hosting the 9th Annual American Indian/Indigenous Teacher Education Conference (AIITEC) June 21-23. The conference invites community members and educators of all levels to participate in activities designed to better the lives and education of Indigenous children by creating a deeper understanding of how teachers can connect with these students, their families and their cultures. Joseph Martin, associate professor of educational leadership, and W. Sakiestewa Gilbert, professor of educational specialties, are conference co-chairs.

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FALA finances stabilized; new focus on improving C grade. See more education news here

| June 20, 2018
FALA finances stabilized; new focus on improving C grade. See more education news here

Eli Cohen, the new executive director at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, is hoping for a bigger, bolder future for the school.

“I think we’ve been kind of treading water for a few years and now we’re finally able to plan for the future,” he said. “It doesn’t have to happen all in one year. We’ve got a strategic plan for one, three and five years into the future.”

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Libraries: Places for Exploration, Enjoyment. See more education stories here

| May 22, 2018
Libraries: Places for Exploration, Enjoyment. See more education stories here

The modern library is much more than bricks and mortar. Libraries are places where people meet, share ideas, engage in discussions, learn new skills, apply for employment, find resources and access the internet.

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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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Understanding and Influencing the Social Determinants of Health Workshop

| April 29, 2018
Understanding and Influencing the Social Determinants of Health Workshop

The Coconino County Public Health Services District, in collaboration with the Northern Arizona University Center for Health Equity Research, is offering a free workshop: Understanding and Influencing the Social Determinants of Health.

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Understanding and Influencing the Social Determinants of Health Workshop

| April 22, 2018
Understanding and Influencing the Social Determinants of Health Workshop

The Coconino County Public Health Services District, in collaboration with the Northern Arizona University Center for Health Equity Research, is offering a free workshop: Understanding and Influencing the Social Determinants of Health.

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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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Understanding and Influencing the Social Determinants of Health Workshop

| April 15, 2018
Understanding and Influencing the Social Determinants of Health Workshop

The Coconino County Public Health Services District, in collaboration with the Northern Arizona University Center for Health Equity Research, is offering a free workshop: Understanding and Influencing the Social Determinants of Health.

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