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Museum of Northern Arizona to present ‘Spring Break Art Camp’

| February 23, 2015
Museum of Northern Arizona to present ‘Spring Break Art Camp’

February 23, 2015 • Museum of Northern Arizona The Museum of Northern Arizona will present its “Spring Break Art Camp” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday March 16 through 20. Educator Jenna Dickenson Gray will cover new art topics each day so there is always something new to experience and create. Sign […]

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Opinion — Coconino Voices: Education an economic imperative

| February 23, 2015
Opinion — Coconino Voices: Education an economic imperative

February 22, 2015 • By Karla Brewster — Special to the Arizona Daily Sun Recently, I had the privilege of attending the 105th Arizona Town Hall titled “Arizona’s Economy.” … Although there were five areas that focused on creating a better economy, the most important one by far was the emphasis on education and workforce […]

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Commentary: Arizona education legislation — Be heard with technology

| February 23, 2015
Commentary: Arizona education legislation — Be heard with technology

February 22, 2015 • By Frank X. Moraga • AmigosNAZ Request to Speak system allows public to comment on, follow bill status from home … Geoff Esposito, government-relations analyst for the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA), was in Flagstaff recently presenting a session on the legislature’s Request to Speak system. The event, presented by the Coconino […]

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Report: Homeless children struggle to stay in school

| February 23, 2015
Report: Homeless children struggle to stay in school

February 20, 2015 • By Jose Soto • Scripps Howard Foundation Wire • ABC15 Arizona WASHINGTON – The nation’s public school systems are being affected by the number of homeless children, which a report says is on the rise. The report ranked states on how well they did at keeping children in school and their […]

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AZ Education Leaders: Where have our teachers gone?

| February 23, 2015
AZ Education Leaders: Where have our teachers gone?

February 19, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service A teacher shortage is hitting Arizona hard, with 62 percent of public schools reporting unfilled teaching positions in September 2014, according to an Arizona Department of Education survey. To make matters worse, 23 percent of Arizona educators will be eligible to retire in […]

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NAU joins effort to produce more STEM teachers

| February 23, 2015
NAU joins effort to produce more STEM teachers

February 19, 2015 6:00 am  • By Michelle McManimon — Arizona Daily Sun Northern Arizona University has joined a nationwide effort to increase the number of science, technology, engineering and math teachers in U.S. schools. In late January, NAU’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning was accepted into 100Kin10, an elite, nonprofit network of 230 […]

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A letter from FUSD Superintendent Barbara Hickman

| February 20, 2015
A letter from FUSD Superintendent Barbara Hickman

Below is a letter from FUSD (Flagstaff United School District) Superintendent Barbara Hickman: February 11, 2015 Dear Flagstaff Unified School District Parents and Guardians: A few weeks ago, Governor Ducey introduced an executive order and a budget proposal, which provides the baseline for how public and charter schools will receive their funding in school year […]

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233 Arizona superintendents ask legislators to not cut K-12 school funding

| February 18, 2015
233 Arizona superintendents ask legislators to not cut K-12 school funding

February 18, 2015 • By Nedda Shafir • Arizona School Administrators Inc. • AZEDNEWS Two hundred thirty three Arizona school district superintendents, who are members of Arizona Association of School Administrators, sent a letter today to Arizona Legislators. The letter is in response to the K-12 education portion of Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget for […]

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Opinion: 3 Arizona education bills to watch

| February 18, 2015
Opinion: 3 Arizona education bills to watch

February 17, 2015 • By Gina Bahlman, AZ I See It • AZCentral As an educator, parent and citizen of Arizona, I would like to encourage all Arizonans to closely read and consider the implications of three education proposals: HB 2246 would give parents the opportunity to opt their child out of the new AzMERIT […]

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Arizona State University named among 5 great colleges for studying early childhood education

| February 18, 2015
Arizona State University named among 5 great colleges for studying early childhood education

Feb. 17, 2015 • By Jon Fortenbury • USA Today — College Arizona State University (ASU) has some of the most interesting early childhood education programs in the country. For one, the Master of Education in early childhood education is offered fully online, with a combination of online coursework, applied activities and in-person clinical experiences. […]

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