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Expect More Arizona to present AzMERIT Parent Webinar on Aug. 25 or 27

| August 21, 2015
Expect More Arizona to present AzMERIT Parent Webinar on Aug. 25 or 27

What do the new AzMERIT test results mean for my child? Virtual Back to School Night By Expect More Arizona Expect More Arizona will present an AzMERIT Parent Webinar from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25 or from noon to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. Join us for a 30-minute webinar to learn more […]

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Killip Elementary among several schools holding Open Houses

| August 19, 2015
Killip Elementary among several schools holding Open Houses

By CCC&Y • The gymnasium at Killip Elementary School in Flagstaff was filled with parents eager to get information on programs and services for their children from many of the school’s community partners.

However, most students were intent on getting stickers from each of the presenters seated at the information tables.

So it went during the first session for younger students at the school’s open house on Aug. 12, which continued for older students on Aug. 13. Parents also had the opportunities to go to their children’s classrooms and talk to teachers about the expectations and challenges during the upcoming school year.

The scene at Killip was repeated at schools across the Flagstaff Unified School District and throughout Northern Arizona, with open houses held on Aug. 6 at Leupp Public School and Aug. 19 at Mount Elden Middle School in Flagstaff.

See list of upcoming open houses

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Education on the range. See more Williams News education stories here

| August 19, 2015
Education on the range. See more Williams News education stories here

Homeschooling allows rural ranch families the option of a high quality By Wendy Howell • Williams News WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Turn left at the power line. Turn right at the Y at the bottom of the switchbacks. No road signs, no traffic. No school building. The ranch sits at the top of a canyon at the end […]

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New curriculum at Grand Canyon School

| August 19, 2015
New curriculum at Grand Canyon School

By Loretta Yerian • Grand Canyon News GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – After a recent accreditation evaluation Grand Canyon School (GCS) administrators have a new strategy to help the school become the number one performing school district in the state. AdvancED, a national accreditation organization, made recommendations for improvement last month at the school…. AdvancED gave GCS seven areas for […]

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Tuba City teachers add class periods to combat teacher shortage. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| August 19, 2015
Tuba City teachers add class periods to combat teacher shortage. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

By Corina Vanek • Arizona Daily Sun As school districts across the state and the nation struggle with teacher shortages, officials from a public district on the Navajo Nation said the problem is serious but nothing new. “We have had this problem for a while now,” said William Longreed, the president of the Tuba City Unified School District governing […]

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New school year, new superintendent. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

| August 19, 2015
New school year, new superintendent. See more Lake Powell Chronicle education stories here

By Jamie Brough • Lake Powell Chronicle Page Unified School District’s new superintendent Rob Varner says he’s feeling right at home after a smooth first week of the 2015/2016 school year. “Well, we didn’t lose any kids on the first day,” he laughed. “That’s always a good sign.” …Click HERE for more information Other recent education stories […]

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FUSD August Newsletter

| August 19, 2015
FUSD August Newsletter

By the Flagstaff Unified School District Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year, FUSD Communications and Snow Day Reminders. What do teachers do all summer?, Congratulations to CHS Band and Orchestra Director Jennifer Hamilton, Ms. Trubakoff Went to Washington D.C., First Week of School Images; more. … See the entire newsletter HERE

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Arizona STEM Network surpasses 1k member mark

| August 19, 2015
Arizona STEM Network surpasses 1k member mark

By the Eastern Arizona Courier • Contributed article PHOENIX — Less than one year after launching, the Arizona STEM Network led by Science Foundation Arizona has welcomed its 1,000th member to the free online collaboration platform that connects businesses, educators, government and philanthropy professionals across the state; provides STEM resources and professional development for teachers; and helps educators […]

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Grant to subsidize AP testing for Arizona students

| August 19, 2015
Grant to subsidize AP testing for Arizona students

By Alexis Huicochea • Arizona Daily Star The Arizona Department of Education has been awarded nearly $700,000 to help low-income students take Advanced Placement tests. The U.S. Department of Education awarded $28.4 million in grants to 38 states, including Arizona. …Read the full article HERE

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Science Foundation Ariz., Intel, Gov. Ducey unveil STEM program aimed at Native Americans

| August 19, 2015
Science Foundation Ariz., Intel, Gov. Ducey unveil STEM program aimed at Native Americans

By Hayley Ringle • Phoenix Business Journal Science Foundation Arizona, Intel Corp. and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey are announcing a new initiative today to provide STEM education to Native Americans in the state. The Code Writers Education Initiative will be announced during the Window Rock celebration of the 70th anniversary of the ending of World War II and Navajo […]

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