Tag: KNAU Arizona Public Radio

Education Spotlight: Reading, Writing, and… Mindfulness? Kids Learn Stress-Reducing Technique in School

| August 12, 2019
Education Spotlight: Reading, Writing, and… Mindfulness? Kids Learn Stress-Reducing Technique in School

Kids are heading back to school this month and they’re likely full of first-day jitters, even some anxiety over new teachers and homework. Some schools in Flagstaff are trying to reduce stress in the classroom by giving lessons in mindfulness. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports from a classroom at Flagstaff Junior Academy, where a group of first and second graders are giving it a try.

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Navajo Nation Lawsuit — Mormon Church failed to keep child safe from abuse

| January 14, 2019
Navajo Nation Lawsuit — Mormon Church failed to keep child safe from abuse

Another member of the Navajo Nation is suing the Mormon church, saying he was abused in a now-defunct program that sent children into foster care for the school year.

Unlike similar lawsuits, the complaint filed Tuesday in tribal court doesn’t seek changes to the policies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It seeks unspecified monetary damages for decades of alleged emotional harm, including attempted suicide.

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5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

| January 4, 2017
5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Every year for the past few years, I’ve dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year. Back on Nov. 9 though, I threw out the ones I had been working on and started over. The election of Donald Trump altered the landscape for K-12 and higher education and created greater political uncertainty in the debate over how to improve schools. Here’s my revised, updated list of predictions for 2017.

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NAU Study: Electronic Toys Won’t Help Babies Learn Language

| January 13, 2016
NAU Study: Electronic Toys Won’t Help Babies Learn Language

Children just learning to talk are better off with blocks, puzzles or books than electronic toys. That’s according to new research conducted at Northern Arizona University.

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