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Expect More Arizona President & CEO Talks Test Results on Horizon

| August 17, 2015
Expect More Arizona President & CEO Talks Test Results on Horizon

By Expect More Arizona Expect More Arizona President & CEO, Pearl Chang Esau, spoke with Ted Simons on Horizon about the unofficial AzMERIT test results and why Arizona needs to move forward with high expectations for our students. …Read the full article and see the video HERE Please see other recent AzMERIT stories here: Expect More […]

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Education training for Spanish-speaking parents to be held Aug. 19-21 in Flagstaff. See more AmigosNAZ education stories here

| August 17, 2015
Education training for Spanish-speaking parents to be held Aug. 19-21 in Flagstaff. See more AmigosNAZ education stories here

FLAGSTAFF — Chicanos Por La Causa Inc.,in partnership with Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors and the Helios Foundation, will present A Training of Trainers! program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 through 21 at the Flagstaff Family Resource Center, 4000 N. Cummings St., Flagstaff. Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors is the first evidence-based Parent Leadership Program designed primarily for Spanish-speaking parents of children 0 to 5 years […]

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NACA to present ‘Fall Into Fitness’ health and fitness challenge, expo

| August 13, 2015
NACA to present ‘Fall Into Fitness’ health and fitness challenge, expo

Native Americans for Community Action’s Family Health & Wellness Center will present the third annual “Fall Into Fitness” six-week challenge from Aug. 17 through Sept. 25. Participants pledge to engage in a choice of 20, 40 or 60 minutes of physical fitness activity every day for 40 days. Activities include but not limited to: biking, […]

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United Way of Northern Arizona: KinderCamp 2015 A Great Success

| August 12, 2015
United Way of Northern Arizona: KinderCamp 2015 A Great Success

By the United Way of Northern Arizona

Today is the first day of school for several districts in Northern Arizona and it seemed like a great time to share with you the phenomenal success of this year’s KinderCamp™.

For several weeks during this summer more than 260 children were part of the innovative program to ensure that children have the skills and confidence they need to be successful when they enter kindergarten.

The children came from all over Northern Arizona – Fredonia and Flagstaff, Winslow and Williams, Page and Pinetop-Lakeside. There was a total of 16 classrooms at eight different sites.

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Expect More Arizona calls for action in support of JTED/CTE

| August 12, 2015
Expect More Arizona calls for action in support of JTED/CTE

By Expect More Arizona Dear World-Class Education Partners: We’ve been hearing a lot of feedback about the $30M cut to JTEDs and their partner districts in the FY17 budget from the JTED/CTE community and business leaders. This cut was made during the legislature’s budget process in the dark of night without feedback from those it […]

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San Francisco de Asis to sell downtown campus after school year. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| August 12, 2015
San Francisco de Asis to sell downtown campus after school year. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun San Francisco de Asis students will begin their final year in the school’s downtown Flagstaff location Wednesday morning. After that, a prime city block will become open to redevelopment. When the upcoming school year ends, students will begin school at the new location on Ponderosa Parkway atop McMillan Mesa, where the […]

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Hopi educators gather with Hopi Chairman to prepare for school year

| August 12, 2015
Hopi educators gather with Hopi Chairman to prepare for school year

By Stan Bindell • Navajo-Hopi Observer POLACCA, Ariz. – Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie said educators should take the best part of Hopi and the best part of English to help make children the best they can be. Honanie made the comments Aug. 7 during the Hopi Education Community Gathering in preparation for school starting Aug. […]

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New administration aims for consistency at Grand Canyon School. See more Grand Canyon News education stories here

| August 12, 2015
New administration aims for consistency at Grand Canyon School. See more Grand Canyon News education stories here

By Loretta Yerian • Grand Canyon News GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – On Aug. 17 when student’s head back to class, parents will notice a few changes at Grand Canyon School (GCS), including new administration, six new teachers, new school curriculum and an athletics program ready to jump into a new season. Consistency is the new theme at […]

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5 Ways You Can Help Your Child’s Teachers

| August 12, 2015
5 Ways You Can Help Your Child’s Teachers

By Expect More Arizona With most students back at school across our state, Arizona’s educators are hard at work doing what they love – helping our kids succeed. Many parents aren’t aware just how much work teachers do while our kids are not in the classroom: preparing lesson plans, grading papers, administrative work, helping with […]

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How much do Arizona school districts spend in classrooms?

| August 12, 2015
How much do Arizona school districts spend in classrooms?

By Mary Beth Faller • The Republic / azcentral.com The glare of the spotlight is shining on Arizona’s school districts’ classroom spending. For the first time, parents and other Arizona taxpayers can compare the percentage each district plans to spend in the classroom this school year, a move spurred by critics such as Gov. Doug Ducey who […]

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