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Flagstaff Festival of Science seeking presenters

| June 3, 2015
Flagstaff Festival of Science seeking presenters

June 3, 2015 The Flagstaff Festival of Science — “Exploring New Horizons!” is seeking presenters for its upcoming program Sept. 18 through 27. Alan Stern, Ph.D., will kick off the 2015 Flagstaff Festival of Science as the Shoemaker Keynote Presenter at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, in Northern Arizona University’s Ardrey Auditorium. As the planetary […]

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Local high school grads celebrate

| June 3, 2015
Local high school grads celebrate

May 30, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun It was a week of celebrations in Flagstaff. Hundreds of local students received their diplomas this week during separate graduation ceremonies for Ponderosa High School, Northland Preparatory Academy, Summit High School, Coconino High School and Flagstaff High School. Amid the cheering, hugging and wild applause from […]

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Tuba City High School students graduate in front of packed house of well wishers

| June 3, 2015
Tuba City High School students graduate in front of packed house of well wishers

June 2, 2015 • By Rosanda Suetopka • Navajo-Hopi Observer TUBA CITY, Ariz. – It was a packed house at Tuba City Warrior Pavilion May 23 for Tuba City High School’s commencement ceremony. Family, friends, administrators, teachers, godparents, grandparents and even great grandparents all attended to witness the graduates take a new step toward their independent […]

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Hopi High School celebrates 2015 graduates

| June 3, 2015
Hopi High School celebrates 2015 graduates

June 2, 2015 • By Stan Bindell • Navajo-Hopi Observer POLACCA, Ariz. – Dr. Jeremy Garcia told Hopi High School graduates that he wants them to see the possibilities in their future. Garcia was the keynote speaker at the Hopi High graduation ceremony May 21 in front of thousands of parents, family and friends packed […]

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Stopping the summer brain drain for students

| June 3, 2015
Stopping the summer brain drain for students

June 1, 2015 • By Frank X. Moraga • AmigosNAZ Summer vacation time is upon us. K-through-12 schools are busy completing their traditional school year, with high school, community college and four-year university graduation ceremonies rapidly coming to a close. But while the school year is almost over, this is not the time to kick […]

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NPA grad turns tragedy into triumph

| June 3, 2015
NPA grad turns tragedy into triumph

May 28, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun When Northland Preparatory Academy senior Kayla Wilson receives her diploma today, she knows her family will be right there in the audience to cheer her on. But there is one face she will not see in the crowd. Wilson’s brother was killed by a […]

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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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