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Northern Arizona University elects new officers for Native American Advisory Board. See more education news here

| April 11, 2018
Northern Arizona University elects new officers for Native American Advisory Board. See more education news here

Coconino County Supervisor Lena Fowler was recently elected chairwoman of the Native American Advisory Board at Northern Arizona University. Fowler, who is Navajo, is serving her third term as Coconino County Supervisor for District 5, which covers much of the northern part of Coconino County. Robert “Bob” Roessel (Navajo), executive principal, intergovernmental affairs for Salt River Project, was elected vice chairman.

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(Sedona-Oak Creek School District) votes to close school. See more education news here

| April 11, 2018
(Sedona-Oak Creek School District) votes to close school. See more education news here

Reversing a decision made two weeks ago, the Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board voted unanimously to continue discussions about closing one of the district’s elementary schools.

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Blue pinwheels give voice to children who have died from abuse. See more education news here

| April 11, 2018
Blue pinwheels give voice to children who have died from abuse. See more education news here

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and North Country HealthCare is going blue for kids.
The clinic is part of the Pinwheels for Hope campaign to shed light on child abuse in Arizona.

Throughout April, the clinic will have a corner of its property covered in pinwheels to represent the 82 children who died from abuse in Arizona in 2017.

The pinwheels also symbolize hope — the hope that every child will have a healthy, carefree and happy childhood.

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Ruling: Havasupai school lawsuit can go forward. See more education news here

| April 11, 2018
Ruling: Havasupai school lawsuit can go forward. See more education news here

Stephen C. has been taught only math and English at a U.S.-run elementary school for Native American children deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. Teachers have left midyear, and he repeatedly faces suspension and arrest for behavior his attorneys say is linked to a disability stemming from traumatic experiences.

The 12-year-old is among children from Arizona’s remote and impoverished Havasupai reservation who are a step closer to their push for systematic reform of the U.S. agency that oversees tribal education, alleging in a lawsuit it ignored complaints about an understaffed school, a lack of special education and a deficient curriculum.

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Navajo District Diné Language Symposium. See more education news here

| April 11, 2018
Navajo District Diné Language Symposium. See more education news here

Navajo language has immeasurable value, according to Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye.

Begaye made his comments before a crowd of about 200 educators during the second annual BIE-Navajo District Diné Language Symposium.

“The biggest goal we have for Navajo in education is to raise the performance levels of our students and make Navajo schools some of the best in the country,” Begaye said. “I want Navajo schools to become some of the best schools in Arizona, in New Mexico, in the Southwest and in the country.”

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Teacher Salary Webinar

| April 8, 2018
Teacher Salary Webinar

Join Anabel Aportela, Chris Kotterman, and Chuck Essigs to learn about the implications and implementation of a 20% salary increase for our teachers. The webinar is free to join.

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Afterschool STEM Grants

| April 8, 2018
Afterschool STEM Grants

AzCASE and Cox Communications invite Arizona out-of-school time programs to apply for a 2018 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) grant. Programs are encouraged to work with staff and youth to develop creative, new ways to incorporate STEM into out-of-school time programming.

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‘Field of Hope: Planting the Seed of Awareness’ dedication honors memory of 82 children who died statewide last year due child abuse and neglect

| April 6, 2018
‘Field of Hope: Planting the Seed of Awareness’ dedication honors memory of 82 children who died statewide last year due child abuse and neglect

A breezy day provided the perfect opportunity to display 82 flags on the Coconino County Courthouse Lawn, flags commemorating the death of 82 children in Arizona during 2017.

The tribute — “Field of Hope: Planting the Seed of Awareness” — honoring the memory of children who died due child abuse and neglect, was presented by the Exchange Club of Flagstaff. The dedication ceremony was held Friday, April 6, with the flags to be displayed through April 8.

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Tuba City Regional Networking Meeting to be held April 11

| April 6, 2018
Tuba City Regional Networking Meeting to be held April 11

The Tuba City Regional Networking Meeting will be held from *10 a.m. to noon (Daylight Savings Time) Wednesday, April 11 at the Tuba City Public Library, Community Conference Room, 78 Main St., Tuba City.

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Arizona Teachers Willing to Set Walkout Date: ‘We Must Do Whatever We Can.’ See related stories here

| April 4, 2018
Arizona Teachers Willing to Set Walkout Date: ‘We Must Do Whatever We Can.’ See related stories here

The Arizona teachers in the grassroots #RedForEd movement are moving closer to a statewide school walkout. Leaders have said that they’re willing to set a walkout date, and they’re framing a school “walk-in” protest next week as a dry run for a walkout.

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