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NAU joins national network to increase STEM teaching force

| February 2, 2015
NAU joins national network to increase STEM teaching force

January 28, 2015 • Northern Arizona University NAU’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning has been accepted into a prestigious nationwide group dedicated to developing 100,000 STEM teachers in 10 years. Membership in the 100Kin10 Network is by nomination and invitation only and involves a rigorous application and review process, said Professor Pradeep “Max” Dass, […]

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Scholarship available to first-generation college students

| February 2, 2015
Scholarship available to first-generation college students

February 01, 2015 • Arizona Daily Sun The deadline to apply for the Dorrance Scholarship for first-generation college students who demonstrate financial need is approaching. In 1999, the Dorrance Family Foundation created a scholarship to provide academic and financial support to Arizona’s first-generation college students. The Arizona Community Foundation sponsors this scholarship. The foundation awards […]

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Groups Multiplying Efforts to Help Students, Parents with New Math Standards

| February 2, 2015
Groups Multiplying Efforts to Help Students, Parents with New Math Standards

January 30, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service While Arizona students’ math achievement levels are lower than the national average, groups training teachers in the latest strategies and developing quality curriculum around the new standards are working to change that. Rodel Foundation of Arizona’s Math 20/20 program focuses on providing math […]

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7 school bills Arizona parents need to know about

| February 2, 2015
7 school bills Arizona parents need to know about

January 29, 2015 • By Mary Beth Fuller • The Republic • azcentral.com The Legislature will face big decisions this session on the state budget and funding for education. Among the hundreds of bills proposed are several that would affect Arizona’s 1.1 million schoolchildren, including when the school year would start and how students would […]

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Super Bowl Sunday Learning Activities

| January 28, 2015
Super Bowl Sunday Learning Activities

January 27, 2015 • By Expect More Arizona All eyes will be on Arizona this weekend as people from around the world tune in to watch the Super Bowl.  If you are watching the big game with your kids, you can also find ways to challenge them to learn. Research shows that students with actively […]

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Bigs of the Year honored for work with kids

| January 28, 2015
Bigs of the Year honored for work with kids

January 28, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun Two hours a week can change a child’s life. Just ask the mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff. The organization matches at-risk children between the ages of 6 and 15 with caring adults who want to be positive role models. Big Brothers […]

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Gates Millennium Scholars part of changing tide in student success at NAU, elsewhere

| January 28, 2015
Gates Millennium Scholars part of changing tide in student success at NAU, elsewhere

January 23, 2015 • Northern Arizona University A scholars program is building momentum in the success of underserved student populations at Northern Arizona University and nationwide. The Gates Millennium Scholars, established through a $1.5 billion grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a flagship program for the United Negro College Fund, has increased […]

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Latino Education Gains Are Encouraging: New Report

| January 28, 2015
Latino Education Gains Are Encouraging: New Report

January 23, 2015 • By Juan Castillo • NBC NEWS LATINO Despite challenges, a top education group said the national data on Latino students is encouraging and shows solid growth. “The conversation about Latinos and education is often very deficit-based, where we’re English language learners, we’re high school dropouts and we’re illegal immigrants,” Deborah Santiago, vice […]

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House education committee chairman endorses annual federal testing of American schoolchildren

| January 28, 2015
House education committee chairman endorses annual federal testing of American schoolchildren

January 22, 2015 • By Kimberly Hefling • AP Education Writer • U.S. News & World Report WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee on Thursday endorsed continuing the federally required annual testing of students under the No Child Left Behind education law. With Congress trying to update the President […]

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‘State of the Union’ Relies on Stronger Elementary, Secondary STEM Offerings

| January 28, 2015
‘State of the Union’ Relies on Stronger Elementary, Secondary STEM Offerings

January 22, 2015 • By Vince Bertram • HUFF POST IMPACT In his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama affirmed the importance of education in a strong and prosperous America. Two of his most talked-about proposals — expanding access to community college and addressing the growing challenge of cyber security — highlight […]

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