Tag: Arizona Daily Sun

Opinion: Whether they meant to or not, voters just cut K-12 funding. See other related election news here

| November 15, 2018
Opinion: Whether they meant to or not, voters just cut K-12 funding. See other related election news here

Voters on (Nov. 6) resoundingly approved Proposition 126, which amends the state Constitution to bar lawmakers (and voters) from imposing any new taxes on services –  things ranging from haircuts to health care, from accountants to attorneys. 

The question now is, how long will it be before they regret it?

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Killip students dig deep at NAU SSLUG garden. See more education news here

| November 7, 2018
Killip students dig deep at NAU SSLUG garden. See more education news here

On Thursday and Friday last week, 130 Killip Elementary School students descended upon Northern Arizona University’s Sustainable Living and Urban Gardening garden (SSLUG) to learn about earthworms, harvest corn and raspberries, make tortillas and get to know the .2-acre South Campus plots.

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Letter to the editor: Happy to support public education by voting yes

| November 1, 2018
Letter to the editor: Happy to support public education by voting yes

I’m voting YES on Props 417, 423 and 424. FUSD and CCC have demonstrated to Coconino County taxpayers that they wisely manage their budgets. You can read all budget documents on FUSD’s and CCC’s websites as I did.

Arizona lawmakers continue to do a dismal job of managing the state’s budget and adequately funding public education. I’m happy to pay taxes to support low class sizes, full-day kindergarten, PE and art programs, new and safer buses, and renovations to buildings to make them safer and ADA compliant.

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Five FUSD schools receive improved letter grades. See more education news here

| October 24, 2018
Five FUSD schools receive improved letter grades. See more education news here

The State of Arizona released 2018 letter grades for Arizona public schools earlier this month, and five Flagstaff Unified School District schools improved by at least one letter grade.

Leupp Public School moved up from a D to a C, Cromer Elementary School and Knoles Elementary School both improved from a C to a B, Sechrist Elementary went from a B to an A, and Kinsey Elementary –with the biggest increase – moved up from a D to a B.

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Faculty and President Cheng butt heads over faculty governance

| October 17, 2018
Faculty and President Cheng butt heads over faculty governance

Shared governance of Northern Arizona University was once again the topic of conversation at a full faculty meeting Monday, at which president Rita Cheng spoke.

The forum was hosted and organized by the faculty senate and senate president Gioia Woods said it was, in part, a response to a feeling of dissatisfaction from many faculty on the direction of the university.

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Props 423, 424 ask voters for $75 million bond, override for FUSD. See more education news here

| October 9, 2018
Props 423, 424 ask voters for $75 million bond, override for FUSD. See more education news here

Voters will see two Flagstaff Unified School District related propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot that if passed would provide the district with continued and additional funding for the next five to six years.

Prop 423 is a bond measure that would allow FUSD to take out a $75 million loan to support the district’s capital projects, and Prop 424 is an override that would extend the current FUSD property tax for the next seven years.

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NAU President Rita Cheng extended until 2021 by ABOR. See more education news here

| October 3, 2018
NAU President Rita Cheng extended until 2021 by ABOR. See more education news here

In the first day of its annual two-day September meeting in Flagstaff, the Arizona Board of Regents approved both a contract extension for Northern Arizona President Rita Cheng and her award of at-risk compensation for goals achieved.

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2019 Coconino County Teacher of the Year nominations open. See related news here

| September 19, 2018
2019 Coconino County Teacher of the Year nominations open. See related news here

Nominations are now open for the Coconino County 2019 Teacher of the Year and Rookie Teacher of the Year awards.

Teacher of the Year is the only countywide event created to celebrate, honor and recognize full time charter and public-school teachers from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Navajo language and culture to be explored in Sesame Street based show. See more education news here

| September 12, 2018
Navajo language and culture to be explored in Sesame Street based show. See more education news here

here are now over 20 versions of Sesame Street around the world, with puppets that teach children native languages such as “Takalani Sesame” in South Africa, “Ulica Sezamkowa” in Poland and “Iftah Ya Simsin” in Kuwait.

Dr. Shawna Begay and Charmaine Jackson of Naalkid Productions hope that The Navajo Movie Time (Diné Bí Ná’álkid Time) will be the Navajo equivalent to the famed PBS show that has been educating toddlers for years.

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Flagstaff schools receive donations from public. See more education news here

| September 5, 2018
Flagstaff schools receive donations from public. See more education news here

The fifth year of the FUSD Teacher Supply Drive continued to show the community’s spirit of giving.

Before the drive, teachers were spending their own money on supplies for students whose families couldn’t afford them, said Flagstaff Unified School District Spokesperson Karin Eberhard.

All 15 schools in the district received an 18-by-18-by-24-inch cardboard box overflowing with items including pens, pencils, copy paper, glue sticks and more.

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