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State Superintendent-elect will remain close to the values of public education

| November 30, 2018
State Superintendent-elect will remain close to the values of public education

Above all else, I am an educator. A lifelong passion for learning, and eventually for teaching propelled my career as a Speech Therapist, my campaign and now my role as State Superintendent-elect. As the first educator to hold this position in over twenty years, understanding the value of quality public education is critically important to my vision for this role.

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NAU professors investigate potential cultural barriers to Indigenous peoples’ success in STEM fields

| November 30, 2018
NAU professors investigate potential cultural barriers to Indigenous peoples’ success in STEM fields

Indigenous people have the lowest rate of university enrollment and graduation rates of any group in the United States—and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, they represent only 0.5 percent of students nationwide. …

Jani Ingram, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Northern Arizona University who has worked extensively within Indigenous communities and with STEM teachers, students and professionals at all levels, believes culturally embedded ethical issues may pose a significant barrier to the success of Indigenous people in STEM fields.

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NAU misses ABOR enrollment goal. See more education news here

| November 30, 2018
NAU misses ABOR enrollment goal. See more education news here

As of 21 days into the fall 2018 semester, Northern Arizona University missed its strategic enrollment goals for the year, as set by the Arizona Board of Regents.

Although ABOR’s Fall Enrollment Report implies that the university may be off course for meeting its 2025 enrollment goals, these statistics do not reflect NAU’s total enrollment, which continues to rise.

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News anchor says it’s time for young voters to decide the future for themselves. See more education news here

| November 30, 2018
News anchor says it’s time for young voters to decide the future for themselves. See more education news here

Steve Irvin, longtime newscaster and anchor on Channel 15, told journalism students that journalism is an important part of democracy. Irvin served as the keynote speaker Nov. 6 at the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association Conference at ASU in Tempe. 

Irvin said while voting is up 200 percent for voters in the 18-34 age group, voters in the 65-74 year old age group still vote in much larger numbers than younger people.

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Sedona high school senior quick draws to victory

| November 30, 2018
Sedona high school senior quick draws to victory

On Oct. 24, Sedona Red Rock High School senior Cody Kirkham and member of the St. John Vianney Catholic Parish, won his first ever Overall Arizona State Championship in the Bordertown Championship for shooting.

While Kirkham had won two U.S. National Champions in 2016 and 2018, he had yet to win the Arizona State Champion.

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Williams High School senior spotlight: Nancy Leon. See more education news here

| November 30, 2018
Williams High School senior spotlight: Nancy Leon. See more education news here

Nancy Leon is a senior at Williams High School.

Nancy is involved with the Upward Bound program at the school. She is in National Honor Society and is the senior class president.

She just finished as a manager of the football team.

At the high school, Nancy enjoyed her law enforcement class and Mrs. Lee’s classes.

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Grand Canyon Youth receives funding for habitat restoration program. See more education news here

| November 30, 2018
Grand Canyon Youth receives funding for habitat restoration program. See more education news here

Flagstaff-based nonprofit Grand Canyon Youth (GCY) will engage Native American youth in restoring riparian habitats within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area thanks to a major grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and Wells Fargo.

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UNITY princess reflects as her reign comes to an end

| November 30, 2018
UNITY princess reflects as her reign comes to an end

For over a year Amber Clark has reigned as the Page High School Unity Princess (2017-18) during her sophomore and part of her junior year. On Nov. 28 she will be giving up her title to the next Princess and Ambassador.

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Committee Backs Amending Child Trafficking Guidelines

| November 30, 2018
Committee Backs Amending Child Trafficking Guidelines

The Navajo Nation Council’s Health, Education and Human Services (HEHS) Committee approved legislation to amend the Navajo Nation Department of Family Services’ 2018 Title IV-E Guidelines and Handbook.The guidelines and handbook serve as a training resource for childcare workers, social workers, judges, prosecutors and other court personnel.

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Parking at Page Unified School District during athletic events

| November 30, 2018
Parking at Page Unified School District during athletic events

The Page Unified School District is in need of your assistance when it comes to how we, as adults, park our vehicles in the Page Unified School District parking lot(s) during basketball season.

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