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Education Department seeking guidance on school funding cuts

| June 3, 2015
Education Department seeking guidance on school funding cuts

May 28, 2015 • Arizona Daily Sun • Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — State education officials want formal legal advice on how to implement reductions in funding provided to schools with small enrollments. Charter schools complain that the cuts will be onerous, and the Arizona Capitol Times (http://goo.gl/xM3k2t ) reports that the Education Department plans […]

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U.S. Census: Arizona’s Funding for Students Ranks Bottom in the Nation

| June 3, 2015
U.S. Census: Arizona’s Funding for Students Ranks Bottom in the Nation

June 3, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • AZEDNEWS Arizona provides less state funding per student that any state in the nation, according to national data released yesterday. The data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s “Public Education Finances: 2013” also shows that Arizona has become more reliant over the past two decades on federal and local […]

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Business, Political Leaders Seek Ways To Increase Arizona’s Education Funding

| June 3, 2015
Business, Political Leaders Seek Ways To Increase Arizona’s Education Funding

June 3, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • AZEDNEWS Arizona business and political leaders discussed the ways they’re seeking to increase state funding for public K-12 education during the Arizona Business and Education Coalition’s annual conference in Phoenix on May 22. Arizona is ranked last in state funding for education, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s […]

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Research Shows PBS LearningMedia’s Impact on Student Achievement

| June 3, 2015
Research Shows PBS LearningMedia’s Impact on Student Achievement

June 03, 2015 • By Colleen Pierce • Eight, Arizona PBS • AZEDNEWS Eight, Arizona PBS is pleased to share the results of an impact study released during the PBS Annual Meeting in late May in Austin, Texas. PBS LearningMedia, a free media-on-demand service designed for K-12 classrooms, revealed new study results that demonstrate the potential […]

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Flagstaff Unified School District Awards Innovative Teacher Grants

| May 27, 2015
Flagstaff Unified School District Awards Innovative Teacher Grants

The Flagstaff Unified School District Foundation (FUSDF) presented six grant awards totaling more than $5,800 yesterday to teachers who applied for the first Teacher Innovation Fund Grants. The FUSDF Teacher Innovation Fund Grants are awarded for teacher-designed and teacher-driven programs and curriculum that improve student achievement through the creativity, ingenuity, and expertise of classroom teachers across the Flagstaff Unified School District.

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Dawn Trubakoff to Meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in Washington, D.C. to Participate in Principals at ED Initiative

| May 27, 2015
Dawn Trubakoff to Meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in Washington, D.C. to Participate in Principals at ED Initiative

May 26, 2015 • Flagstaff Unified School District Dawn Trubakoff, principal of Puente de Hozho Bilingual Magnet School in Flagstaff, has been invited to meet with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, senior U.S. Department of Education officials, and White House officials for two days of learning and advising, as part of the new Principals at ED effort on […]

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CHS Automotive Program Receives Certification

| May 27, 2015
CHS Automotive Program Receives Certification

May 22, 2015 • Flagstaff Unified School District Five years ago, automotive teacher Brian Locke embarked on a long process to have the Automotive Program at Coconino High School certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF).  The NATEF was founded in 1983 by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) to certify automotive education programs and help promote technician training. …Coconino […]

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CHS senior shares love of learning

| May 27, 2015
CHS senior shares love of learning

May 27, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun The first day of high school can feel like stepping into a strange new world. For Coconino High School senior Edgar Marrufo, it really was. Marrufo and his family moved to Flagstaff from Mexico four years ago, at the start of his freshman year. […]

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Basis senior sets sights on international human rights

| May 27, 2015
Basis senior sets sights on international human rights

May 24, 2015 • By Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa • Arizona Daily Sun Mia Armstrong from Basis has her sights set beyond the mountains of Flagstaff. The senior served as a summer intern for Arizona’s Ninth District U. S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema in Washington, D.C., before her junior year of high school. Then she was asked to […]

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Coconino County school districts seek board members

| May 27, 2015
Coconino County school districts seek board members

May 27, 2015 • Arizona Daily Sun Two Coconino County school districts are seeking eligible residents to fill three school board vacancies. Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applications to fill one vacancy on the governing board of the Grand Canyon School Unified School District and two vacancies on the Maine Consolidated […]

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