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Changing The Way We Teach May Increase Interest In STEM Subjects. See more national education news here

| April 30, 2019
Changing The Way We Teach May Increase Interest In STEM Subjects. See more national education news here

American high school students are not pursuing STEM subjects as much as they used to. This is happening for a few reasons but according to many Americans, 52 percent, this is because the subjects are too hard and when we look at factors like ACT Math scores being at a 20 year low, we can see that this is becoming a serious problem. The question is how do we fix it? Well, in a recent survey American high school students gave us the answer.

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NAU seeking presenters (deadline is May 1) for conference this summer on culturally responsive practices in Indigenous early childhood education

| April 29, 2019
NAU seeking presenters (deadline is May 1) for conference this summer on culturally responsive practices in Indigenous early childhood education

Presenters for breakout sessions are sought for the inaugural “Culturally Responsive Practice in Indigenous Early Childhood Education Conference” that will be held June 18, 20, 2019 at Northern Arizona University, College of Education.

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May 6 — TEACHING IN ARIZONA film screening event in Tucson to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

| April 29, 2019
May 6 — TEACHING IN ARIZONA film screening event in Tucson to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Tucson Values Teachers and Pima Community College Center are co-hosting a special screening of the award-winning documentary short film, TEACHING IN ARIZONA, during Teacher Appreciation Week on Monday, May 6. The screening is free and open to the general public.

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Southwest Native-American Foundation scholarship applications due May 1. See more local education news here

| April 23, 2019
Southwest Native-American Foundation scholarship applications due May 1. See more local education news here

Applications for the Southwest Native-American Foundation’s scholarships are due by May 1 to the foundation’s headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

The foundation, a donor-funded nonprofit, offers scholarship to outstanding Native American high school and college students in the Southwest. Previously, it has awarded scholarship funds to future students of Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, Grand Canyon University and Coconino College, among others.

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Ward: State GOP backs tax hike for education. See more state education news here

| April 23, 2019
Ward: State GOP backs tax hike for education. See more state education news here

The state Republican Party has staked out a rare policy position by backing a tax hike – as long as GOP lawmakers don’t have to do it alone.
AZGOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward announced Monday evening her support for legislation that would increase a voter-approved 0.6-cent sales tax earmarked for education to a full penny.
This new tax hike, like the original tax, would also need to be approved by voters on the 2020 ballot.

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Report: Overall pre-K spending grows, but few states make gains in quality, enrollment. See more national education news here

| April 23, 2019
Report: Overall pre-K spending grows, but few states make gains in quality, enrollment. See more national education news here

For the first time, overall spending on public pre-K programs across 44 states, the District of Columbia and Guam tops $8 billion, and 16 states increased per-child funding last year.But a sizable number of states — 18 — have used a soon-to-expire federal grant program to expand or improve those programs, and not all have plans for how they’ll sustain those efforts, according to the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) annual State of Preschool”yearbook,” released Wednesday.

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Call for NAU Symposium Reviewers

| April 22, 2019
Call for NAU Symposium Reviewers

Hello, STEM City Community,NAU Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity needs your help! We are expecting over 1,000 students to come together to present at this year’s Undergraduate Symposium.  It is our goal to provide feedback to every student who presents, so it will take the help of community members like you to reach our goal. Please consider signing up to be a volunteer reviewer!

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First Things First update for April 22 — Building strong families one visit at a time

| April 22, 2019
First Things First update for April 22 — Building strong families one visit at a time

…Expectant mothers or families with a child up to 5 years old can sign up voluntarily for the home visits, in which a trained parent educator visits the family every other week.First Things First funds voluntary, evidence-based home visitation programs, such as the CPLC program, which follows the Parents as Teachers model. These one-on-one visits with trained providers have been shown to be an effective way to support and empower families and children experiencing various challenges, as well as to support the bonding and relationship between the parents and child.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 20 — No cost resources for STEM programming

| April 22, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 20 — No cost resources for STEM programming

Applications are open for the 2019 STEM Grants for out-of-school time programs. In partnership with Cox Communications, AzCASE will award a total of $10,000 in grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 to programs that incorporate or expand the use of STEM-based learning in their programs.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff update for April 19 — Educational Leadership; Preschool Expansion; Literacy Coordination

| April 22, 2019
LAUNCH Flagstaff update for April 19 — Educational Leadership; Preschool Expansion; Literacy Coordination

Starting this summer, 25 educational leaders and aspiring leaders in the Flagstaff area will participate in a 14-month cohort of professional development in executive leadership.

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