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Flagstaff preschool crash course helps ease kindergarten fears

| July 15, 2015
Flagstaff preschool crash course helps ease kindergarten fears

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun Nearly 60 kids and their families filled the room at Thomas Elementary school, children waving and talking to one another, even though they had been strangers just 20 days ago. The parents, cameras in hand, gathered to watch the mass of 5-year-olds line up and cross the little […]

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10 things you didn’t know about Arizona public schools, but should

| July 15, 2015
10 things you didn’t know about Arizona public schools, but should

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service Arizonans this week are celebrating Dobson High School graduate Julie Johnston being featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated as a member of the winning USA Women’s World Cup team. In that spirit, AZEdNews is highlighting a year’s worth of some of the most cover-worthy news about […]

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Helios, ASU effort to ensure Latino student success, economic growth

| July 15, 2015
Helios, ASU effort to ensure Latino student success, economic growth

By Vince Roig • Helios Education Foundation • AZEDNEWS Helios Education Foundation is pleased to share this video highlight from a recent gathering entitled Arizona’s Economic Imperative: Ensuring Latino Student Success, featuring Dr. Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University. At Helios Education Foundation, we believe that every student, regardless of zip code, deserves a […]

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Lessons from Sesame Street

| July 15, 2015
Lessons from Sesame Street

By James J. Heckman • Heckman — The economics of human potential A recent study, Early Childhood Education by MOOC: Lessons from Sesame Street by Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine, has been generating interest and, unfortunately, generalized comparisons with other early childhood programs. As noted by the authors, the study looks at the effects of access to Sesame […]

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Registration opens for Arizona’s Largest Out-of-School Time Conference on Oct. 24 

| July 15, 2015
Registration opens for Arizona’s Largest Out-of-School Time Conference on Oct. 24 

Registration is now open for the 2015 Arizona Statewide Out-of-School Time Conference to be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix. Presented by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence — “Join us for School’s Out, Make It Count, the 2015 Arizona Statewide Out-of-School […]

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Flagstaff Teachers Supply Drive to be held Aug. 5 through 8

| July 15, 2015
Flagstaff Teachers Supply Drive to be held Aug. 5 through 8

The Flagstaff Teachers Supply Drive will be held Aug. 5 through 8 at both Walmarts and Sam’s Club in Flagstaff. Sponsored by Suddenlink and the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, the drive will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5 through 7 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 8, with drop off […]

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Flagstaff Back to School Fair to be held at Flagstaff Family Food Center on July 11

| July 8, 2015
Flagstaff Back to School Fair to be held at Flagstaff Family Food Center on July 11

The Flagstaff Back to School Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 11 at the Flagstaff Family Food Center — Food Bank and Kitchen, 1903 N. Second St., Flagstaff. Sponsored by the Flagstaff Family Food Center, the second annual event will feature more than 20 social services and nonprofit agencies that will help connect children and their families to local resources for assistance. An estimated 1,500 backpacks will be distributed, along with school supplies for preschool to high school students, while supplies last, food center officials reported in a media release.

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Teacher shortage starting to pinch

| July 8, 2015
Teacher shortage starting to pinch

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun As Arizona struggles with a statewide shortage of qualified teachers, northern Arizona districts vary greatly in their ability to hire and retain teachers. The Flagstaff Unified School District has not experienced a teacher shortage, human resources director Dietrich Sauer said. The district, which has a teacher retention rate […]

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New school superintendent looks to make Williams a place to work and live

| July 8, 2015
New school superintendent looks to make Williams a place to work and live

By Wendy Howell • Williams News WILLIAMS, Ariz. – For Richard Honsinger, the community he works in is just as important as the school itself. When Honsinger heard there was an open principal position at Williams High School he jumped at the chance to apply. Honsinger said that one of the draws is Williams itself. […]

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Arizona voters see education as top issue …

| July 8, 2015
Arizona voters see education as top issue …

By Jennifer Liewer • Stand for Children Arizona • Arizona Education News Service • AZEDNEWS After several years of other issues taking the spotlight in the State of Arizona, a recent survey commissioned by Stand for Children Arizona reveals a rapid increase in concern among Arizona’s voters regarding education. For the first time in over two […]

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