Frank Moraga

rss feed

Frank Moraga's Latest Posts

Number of Homeless Students Soars. See more national education news here

| February 26, 2019
Number of Homeless Students Soars. See more national education news here

THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS in kindergarten through the 12th grade who are homeless has increased by 70 percent over the last decade, according to new federal data that also suggests it shows no signs of slowing.

The report, published this month by the National Center for Homeless Education, housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, provides a three-year snapshot of homeless from the 2014-15 school year through the 2016-17 school year using federal data reported annually to the Department of Education by states.

Continue Reading

NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Molly Joralmon’

| February 26, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Molly Joralmon’

Molly Joralmon, a special needs teacher at Sinagua Middle School, makes an efforts to encourage and inspire her students. Joralmon’s classroom includes a kitchen, where students can learn how to cook and create, as a part of the schools Living Skills program. Joralmon says that no matter what challenges a student has, they can always have the chance to learn. Carol Sharpe, Molly’s co-teacher, regards Molly as a good teacher as well as good friend.

Continue Reading

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth announces 2019 Caring for Children Award winners

| February 25, 2019
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth announces 2019 Caring for Children Award winners

They include a policy leader who has advocated for early and developmentally disabled childhood education programs throughout Coconino County; an individual who has served nearly three decades strengthening and keeping families together in Northern Arizona; a Flagstaff native and 24-year elementary school principal who has promoted a variety of programs that support the educational and well-being of local youth and their families; a long-serving shelter advocate who provides youth the life skills they need to become successful and productive adults; an elementary and high school soccer coach who has sought to instill leadership and teamwork skills in the players he has worked with; a community leader whose efforts have provided a variety of afterschool, weekend and summer programs in Page.

The Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) congratulates the 2019 Caring for Children Award recipients, who will be honored during the 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Conference and Luncheon — “Healing Collective Trauma through Community Connections” — April 18 in Flagstaff.

Continue Reading

Page Resident Wins Caring for Children Award

| February 25, 2019
Page Resident Wins Caring for Children Award

In April, one of Page’s own will be honored in Flagstaff at the 2019 Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth Conference. Debbie Winlock, the Page Community Service Director will be receiving the Caring for Children Award.

Of 16 nominees only six were chosen this year. We spoke with Virginia Watahomigie, Executive Direction for the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, and she was kind enough to provide us some insight as to how Debbie was chosen for this amazing award

Continue Reading

NAU child care program provides relief for student parents

| February 25, 2019
NAU child care program provides relief for student parents

While being a parent can be time-consuming, it can also be one of the most satisfying experiences in life.

Trying to earn a degree while raising a child, however, poses challenges at times. Northern Arizona University’s Childcare Voucher Program hopes to provide some relief for student parents.

Continue Reading

First Things First update for Feb. 25 — Final week to submit your proposal

| February 25, 2019
First Things First update for Feb. 25 — Final week to submit your proposal

First Things First is now accepting proposals for breakout sessions to be presented at the 2019 Early Childhood Summit. This year we have an earlier deadline of March 1. This is the final week to submit your proposal.

Continue Reading

STEM Saturdays update for Feb. 23 — Funding Opportunity: Grand Canyon University STEM Implementation Grants

| February 25, 2019
STEM Saturdays update for Feb. 23 — Funding Opportunity: Grand Canyon University STEM Implementation Grants

Grand Canyon University has just opened applications for their STEM Implementation Grant. This grant supports Arizona educators in the strategic implementation of STEM through problem-based learning and embedded technology. They are looking for applicants who are currently incorporating STEM into their curriculum and would greatly benefit from grant funds for continuing efforts (view the in-depth grant criteria).

Continue Reading

April 25 — The Literacy Center announces 23rd annual Mountain Spelling Bee Bash

| February 25, 2019
April 25 — The Literacy Center announces 23rd annual Mountain Spelling Bee Bash

Save the Date and get ready for the F-U-N!  The 23rd Annual Mountain Spelling Bee Bash will be April 25th from 5:30-9:30 at the High Country Conference Center.  Enjoy a fantastic live and silent auction, great food, and competitive spelling entertainment all in the name of literacy for all!

Continue Reading

KORE chairs expand flexible seating options at Sechrist. See more local education news here

| February 19, 2019
KORE chairs expand flexible seating options at Sechrist. See more local education news here

Sechrist Elementary now offers flexible seating in all its classrooms. But that doesn’t mean students are learning to touch their toes. It means young learners can now choose how – and where – they learn best.

Continue Reading

House panel OKs asking Arizona voters to increase sales tax to pay for education. See more state education news here

| February 19, 2019
House panel OKs asking Arizona voters to increase sales tax to pay for education. See more state education news here

A House panel voted (Feb. 18) to ask voters to increase what they pay in sales taxes to fund public education.

The proposal would put a measure on the 2020 ballot to boost the current 0.6-of-a-cent sales tax earmarked for schools to a full penny.

That would bring in an extra $450 million to $500 million a year, with 75 percent earmarked for K-12 education, 20 percent to keep tuition affordable at public universities and the balance for community colleges.

Continue Reading