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Ratchet and clank: Williams Elementary-Middle School embarks on new robotics program. See more Williams News education news here

| December 5, 2018
Ratchet and clank: Williams Elementary-Middle School embarks on new robotics program. See more Williams News education news here

Its 3:45 p.m. and the halls at Williams Elementary-Middle School are empty. The buses have departed with many students eager to head home. But down the middle school hall, near the back of the school, there is a buzz of activity.

About 40 students are spread between two classrooms — hunkered over computers, scribbling in notebooks and tinkering with Legos.

These students are part of new program at the school, the First Lego League, that teaches students the basics of robotics under the eye of coordinator and middle school math teacher Donya Hadder.

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Page Unified School District Chronic Absences Survey

| December 5, 2018
Page Unified School District Chronic Absences Survey

This survey is to help us understand the issues our parents/guardians and students face when it comes to attendance and the issues of chronic absences. Let’s us know what ways we can make getting to the classroom an easier process!

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Trevor Yazzie and Valerie Gee named UNITY ambassador and princess

| December 5, 2018
Trevor Yazzie and Valerie Gee named UNITY ambassador and princess

The Page Unified School District’s U.N.IT.Y. Club (United National Indian Tribal Youth) and the Heritage Committee welcomed the new cultural ambassador Trevor Yazzie and the new princess Valerie Gee to their 2018-19 reigns last week.

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Blood Drive Page High School

| December 5, 2018
Blood Drive Page High School

If you are looking to save a life, why not save three? Just a pint of blood saves three lives! Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 9:30 am-2:30 pm in the CAB lobby you can give the gift of life by making a donation at the Page High School blood drive.

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Preschool Camp – Space Travel: Europa And Titan

| December 2, 2018
Preschool Camp – Space Travel: Europa And Titan

Created for children ages 3 to 5, these activity-based, hands-on camps explore science and include STEM elements.

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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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