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Gov. Ducey announces launch of Classrooms First Initiative Council

| May 27, 2015
Gov. Ducey announces launch of Classrooms First Initiative Council

May 22, 2015 • Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey has announced the launch of the Classrooms First Initiative Council, a team of business and education leaders charged with simplifying and modernizing the current school finance code to ensure more funding for teachers and classroom instruction. Created through Executive Order in January, the […]

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Nominations sought for Pathways to Postsecondary Education Awards

| May 27, 2015
Nominations sought for Pathways to Postsecondary Education Awards

May 21, 2015  • By Lisa Sepulveda • Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education • AZEDNEWS The Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education wants to recognize successful college access programs that prepare, encourage and transition students into postsecondary education with a 2015 Pathways to Postsecondary Education Award.  For more than 12 years, the Pathways to Postsecondary Education Awards presented by the Arizona Commission […]

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Superintendent Douglas tour of Arizona coming to Coconino High School on June 13

| May 21, 2015
Superintendent Douglas tour of Arizona coming to Coconino High School on June 13

May 22, 2015 The  “We Are Listening Tour,” conducted by Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13 at Coconino High School, 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff, the Arizona Department of Education reported on its website. The tour is designed to gather feedback from all Arizonans on K-12 education issues they […]

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NAU Grad Students Bring Climate Lessons to Schools

| May 20, 2015
NAU Grad Students Bring Climate Lessons to Schools

By Theresa Bierer • Northern Arizona University students in a professional master’s program have benefitted learning experiences in high school classrooms, Flagstaff teachers are saying.

The graduate students in NAU’s Climate Science and Solutions program prepared a greenhouse gas inventory report for the Flagstaff Unified School District, measuring the effects of boiler combustion, energy use and transportation. Part of the semester-long project included communication with high school students.

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Kinsey to become a magnet school

| May 20, 2015
Kinsey to become a magnet school

May 19, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun Flagstaff Unified School District will have a new magnet school in the fall. At the end of this academic year, Kinsey Elementary School will be renamed Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School — or K.I.D.S. for short. The K.I.D.S. mission will be to provide learning […]

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State will call kids who pass AzMERIT test ‘proficient’

| May 20, 2015
State will call kids who pass AzMERIT test ‘proficient’

May 19, 2015 • azcentral Arizona public school students this fall will get new descriptions to determine whether they are mastering academic standards, all centered on the word “proficient.” The highest to lowest ranking is “highly proficient,” then “proficient,” “partially proficient” and “minimally proficient,” based on how well a student understands and applies academic skills. […]

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FUSD May-June Newsletter

| May 20, 2015
FUSD May-June Newsletter

May 2015 • Flagstaff Unified School District A sample of seniors from Coconino, Flagstaff and Summit high schools are profiled in the May-June FUSD Newsletter, which also contains information on FHS welding winning awards, the DeMiguel Odyssey of the Mind team heading to Michigan State; the successful FHS Quiz Bowl teams; the CocoNuts attending the World […]

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More than 400 filled Coconino High School for Circus and STEM fun at the Early Childhood Fair

| May 20, 2015
More than 400 filled Coconino High School for Circus and STEM fun at the Early Childhood Fair

May 20, 2015 • By Cynthia Pardo • First Things First FLAGSTAFF – Catapults made out of marshmallows, harmonicas made out of Popsicle sticks, planting flowers and stilt walkers were some of the fun and creative things that kids and families recently experienced at the 5th Annual Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair at Coconino High School. The April 18 event, […]

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NAU alumni and students recognized by Rodel Foundation

| May 20, 2015
NAU alumni and students recognized by Rodel Foundation

May 15, 2015 • Northern Arizona University Making up nearly half of the awards presented, NAU alumni and students have dominated the Rodel Foundation’s Aspiring Principal and Promising Student Teacher awards. The Rodel Foundation is an organization committed to improving Arizona’s education by honoring exemplary principals, aspiring principals and education role models in high-need schools throughout Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Yavapai counties. […]

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Page Class of 2015 a resilient bunch

| May 20, 2015
Page Class of 2015 a resilient bunch

May 17, 2015 • By Todd Glasenapp • Arizona Daily Sun correspondent PAGE — Unseasonably cool weather became one final obstacle for the resilient Class of 2015 of Page High School Saturday night. The 189-member class endured a road closure, a fire and a car crashing into a science classroom during its four-year run that was […]

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