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Arizona Education: Charter Schools

| February 25, 2015
Arizona Education: Charter Schools

February 23, 2015 • By Helios Education Foundation Arizona is one of the national leaders in charter schools, which were established here more than 20 years ago. (This discussion) on the charter schools movement in Arizona includes how they differ from traditional public schools.  The discussion features Andrew Morrill, President of the Arizona Education Association […]

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Low Funding Contributes to Teacher Turnover, Educators Say

| February 25, 2015
Low Funding Contributes to Teacher Turnover, Educators Say

February 23, 2015 • By Zac Baker • Arizona Public Media Insufficient state funding of public education is worsening teacher shortages and pushing educators out of Arizona’s public schools, educational experts say. One recent survey showed that one-fourth of teachers in the state plan to leave the profession in the next five years, said Marian […]

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CHAC partners to present College & Career Resource Fair on March 7 in Flagstaff

| February 25, 2015
CHAC partners to present College & Career Resource Fair on March 7 in Flagstaff

February 23, 2015 • Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council The Coconino Hispanic Advisory Council will present its inaugural “College & Career Resource Fair” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Killip Elementary School, 2300 E. 6th Ave., Flagstaff. The fair is open to parents, high school students and interested community members. Free admission […]

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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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