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Killip students embrace STEM

| February 4, 2015
Killip students embrace STEM

February 01, 2015  • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun Killip Elementary School fifth-grader Oscar Landa lights up as he explains how his classmates studied how the nitrates from fish waste can feed plants. Then, they designed a way to filter and pump water from a fish tank to a nearby aquaponic green wall, […]

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Schools superintendent seeks to fill governing board vacancies

| February 4, 2015
Schools superintendent seeks to fill governing board vacancies

February 01, 2015 • Arizona Daily Sun Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey is seeking applications to fill three governing board vacancies, including two with the Maine Consolidated School District (MCSD) and another representing Tuba City on the Northeast Arizona Technological Institute of Vocational Education (NATIVE) Governing Board. One four-year and one two-year seat […]

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Opinion: Extend tax credits to college and career test fees

| February 4, 2015
Opinion: Extend tax credits to college and career test fees

January 31, 2015 • Arizona Daily Star Arizona lawmakers are considering two bills that would expand the scope and limits of public school state tax credits. One would benefit low-income high school students and should be supported, while the other is well-intentioned but could reduce the amount of already inadequate money available to K-12 education. […]

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New push to educate kids before elementary school

| February 4, 2015
New push to educate kids before elementary school

January 30, 2015 • By Barbara Grijalva • Tucson News Now TUCSON — Educators say if you prepare a child for kindergarten, that investment will last a lifetime of good for the child and good for the community where he or she will live and work. The Brichta Infant and Early Childhood Learning Center is […]

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NAU joins national network to increase STEM teaching force

| February 2, 2015
NAU joins national network to increase STEM teaching force

January 28, 2015 • Northern Arizona University NAU’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning has been accepted into a prestigious nationwide group dedicated to developing 100,000 STEM teachers in 10 years. Membership in the 100Kin10 Network is by nomination and invitation only and involves a rigorous application and review process, said Professor Pradeep “Max” Dass, […]

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Scholarship available to first-generation college students

| February 2, 2015
Scholarship available to first-generation college students

February 01, 2015 • Arizona Daily Sun The deadline to apply for the Dorrance Scholarship for first-generation college students who demonstrate financial need is approaching. In 1999, the Dorrance Family Foundation created a scholarship to provide academic and financial support to Arizona’s first-generation college students. The Arizona Community Foundation sponsors this scholarship. The foundation awards […]

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Groups Multiplying Efforts to Help Students, Parents with New Math Standards

| February 2, 2015
Groups Multiplying Efforts to Help Students, Parents with New Math Standards

January 30, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service While Arizona students’ math achievement levels are lower than the national average, groups training teachers in the latest strategies and developing quality curriculum around the new standards are working to change that. Rodel Foundation of Arizona’s Math 20/20 program focuses on providing math […]

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7 school bills Arizona parents need to know about

| February 2, 2015
7 school bills Arizona parents need to know about

January 29, 2015 • By Mary Beth Fuller • The Republic • azcentral.com The Legislature will face big decisions this session on the state budget and funding for education. Among the hundreds of bills proposed are several that would affect Arizona’s 1.1 million schoolchildren, including when the school year would start and how students would […]

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Super Bowl Sunday Learning Activities

| January 28, 2015
Super Bowl Sunday Learning Activities

January 27, 2015 • By Expect More Arizona All eyes will be on Arizona this weekend as people from around the world tune in to watch the Super Bowl.  If you are watching the big game with your kids, you can also find ways to challenge them to learn. Research shows that students with actively […]

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Bigs of the Year honored for work with kids

| January 28, 2015
Bigs of the Year honored for work with kids

January 28, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun Two hours a week can change a child’s life. Just ask the mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff. The organization matches at-risk children between the ages of 6 and 15 with caring adults who want to be positive role models. Big Brothers […]

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