Tag: Charter School

Navajo Nation issues request to Congress to restore federal funding for scholarships. See more state education news here

| April 2, 2019
Navajo Nation issues request to Congress to restore federal funding for scholarships. See more state education news here

On March 25, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer voiced concern about the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for the Higher Education Grant within the Bureau of Indian Education’s FY 2020 budget request.“The Higher Education Grant is a huge benefit for thousands of Navajo students each year and for the future of the Navajo Nation,” Nez said. “It’s very disappointing that these funds continue to come under threat by this administration. We will look to our leaders in the House and Senate to restore these funds during the budget process.”

Continue Reading

Schools are getting more police but at the expense of counselors, report finds. See more national education news here

| March 12, 2019
Schools are getting more police but at the expense of counselors, report finds. See more national education news here

Fourteen million students attend schools across the U.S. where they walk the halls with police but don’t have access to a counselor, nurse, psychologist or social worker, according to a new ACLU report released Monday.And of the schools that do provide students access to mental health professionals, about 90 percent fail to meet the minimum staff-to-student ratio, which the report found can mean one school counselor is responsible for dealing with more than 400 students.

Continue Reading

State approves new charter school tied to controversial Primavera CEO

| December 12, 2018
State approves new charter school tied to controversial Primavera CEO

Despite its CEO paying himself more than $10 million and the public online high school that bears its name failing almost every academic measure, Primavera received state approval to open another charter school.

The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools voted Monday to grant a charter to Valor Preparatory Academy LLC, a school owned by CEO Damian Creamer’s Primavera Technical Learning Center.

Continue Reading

Charter School Enrollment Continues To Rise In Arizona

| January 4, 2017
Charter School Enrollment Continues To Rise In Arizona

According to the Arizona Department of Education, the number of students enrolled in charter schools continues to grow.

About 180,000 students currently attend charter schools in Arizona. That’s an increase of 8,000 students in the last year.

At the same time, district school enrollment has stayed the same.

But, this shouldn’t come as a surprise, according to Dan Hunting, senior policy analyst at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.

“Arizona has been a leader in the school choice movement for decades,” he said. “We have the highest percentage of students in charter schools in this state.”

Continue Reading

Rural Arizona Charter School Boosts College Enrollment Rates

| September 16, 2015
Rural Arizona Charter School Boosts College Enrollment Rates

A charter school in rural Arizona that serves mostly Native American students is improving high school graduation and college enrollment rates for students who have traditionally lagged their peers.

A recent story by Education Week’s Catherine Gewertz highlighted the STAR School, which serves 130 Navajo students in pre-K-8. Eighty percent of STAR’s 8th grade students graduate high school in four years after leaving STAR, compared to the state average of 61 percent for Native American students, and 70 percent for American Indian students nationwide. Seventy percent of STAR’s graduates attend college within a year of completing high school, compared to 63 percent of all students nationwide.

Continue Reading

66th Annual Coconino County Fair celebrates education

| September 8, 2015
66th Annual Coconino County Fair celebrates education

Students from dozens of local schools participated in the 66th Annual Coconino County Fair held Sept. 4 through 7 at the fairgrounds at Fort Tuthill County Park.

Public elementary, middle and high school; charter school and home-school students submitted a variety of entries, which filled the entire Schools exhibit building. Five $50 awards and rosettes were awarded for the top school in each category.

Continue Reading

Arizona Senate committee approves bills greatly expanding school voucher program eligibility

| February 16, 2015
Arizona Senate committee approves bills greatly expanding school voucher program eligibility

February 12, 2015 • Fox Business •  Associated Press PHOENIX – Students unable to enroll in the public or charter school of their choice and all children on Indian reservations would qualify for the state’s private school voucher program under a pair of bills approved Thursday by an Arizona Senate committee. …Read the full article […]

Continue Reading

OPEN HOUSE AT THE PEAK SCHOOL – July 31st at 6pm

| July 22, 2014
OPEN HOUSE AT THE PEAK SCHOOL – July 31st at 6pm

OPEN HOUSE AT THE PEAK SCHOOL July 31st at 6pm Want your children in a small, friendly, school? A school with small class sizes and hand picked teachers? Can’t afford a private school? You need to find out about The PEAK School in Flagstaff’s Sunnyside neighborhood (in the middle of Flagstaff). It’s a tuition free […]

Continue Reading