Tag: LAUNCH Flagstaff

LAUNCH Flagstaff — Gratitude for You

| December 1, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Gratitude for You

During this season of thankfulness, I am writing to acknowledge some of the things I am grateful for.

First, I am grateful to live with you in this place that is the ancestral land of the Diné, Hopi, Havasupai, Kaibab-Paiute and Hualapai peoples.  
 
Second, I am grateful to live with you in a community that is striving to undo the structural inequities in our systems that inhibit access to world-class educational experiences for many children in Flagstaff.

Third, I am grateful for the ongoing financial support from:

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — We’re Counting on You – Thank You!

| November 17, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — We’re Counting on You – Thank You!

I ended my first email by saying that with your help we can make a difference in the educational outcomes for every child in Flagstaff.  So, I’ll start this final email by focusing on you.  
 
I mentioned that LAUNCH Flagstaff is foremost an idea that leverages existing community organizations, businesses, policy makers, and citizens that produces systemic changes through collaborative action.  
 
The changes we seek happen in the hearts and minds of each person and each organization in Flagstaff.  I thank you for your current level of engagement in this important work and I invite you to consider additional ways you can help improve outcomes for our kids.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Educational Executive Leadership Development

| November 17, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Educational Executive Leadership Development

25% of a student’s educational success relies on the quality of the educational leadership of the school administrator.  This means that the school principal is the second most important school influence on student success, after high quality teaching.
 
Great school leaders create a culture of excellence, drive school performance, teacher retention and student outcomes.   The partners of LAUNCH Flagstaff recognize the critical need for executive leadership developmentcoupled with the building of collaborative, collegial relationships among educational leaders across the community.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Flagstaff College & Career Readiness Partnership

| November 10, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Flagstaff College & Career Readiness Partnership

A world-class education is student centered.  When adults provide appropriate methods for students to explore their interests in alignment with high-expectations we can foster collaborative problem solving, critical thinking, social/emotional development, self-advocacy and self-expression – skills that employers in our community are demanding.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Strategy to Improve Early Childhood Education – Elevate PreK

| November 10, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Strategy to Improve Early Childhood Education – Elevate PreK

Family support services in Flagstaff lack any coordinated infrastructure which produces inequities for families and their children.  
 
LAUNCH Flagstaff’s solution is to convene service providers with families, who are at the center of those conversations.  Together they take collaborative action toward building capacity for families to support optimal socio-emotional development for their children.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Update on our Progress in 2020

| November 3, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Update on our Progress in 2020

Thank you for supporting our kids!

Improving educational outcomes for the children of Flagstaff takes an entire community.  That’s why I am grateful for your engagement in the LAUNCH Flagstaff partnership.  

Over the next several emails, I’d like to bring you up to speed on LAUNCH Flagstaff and our collaborative action toward improving equitable access to world-class educational opportunities for every child in our community.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Achieving equity in education and our society

| June 9, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Achieving equity in education and our society

The mission of LAUNCH Flagstaff is to advance equitable access to world-class education for every child in Flagstaff.  By definition, equity is the state of being just and fair and it is the context through which the partners of LAUNCH Flagstaff take their collaborative action.  This is easier said than done, because achieving equity often requires the non-equal distribution of resources.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Career Exploration + Plus

| May 12, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Career Exploration + Plus

The stay-at-home orders aren’t holding back the partners of LAUNCH Flagstaff in advancing world-class education for every child.  We are also using media technology in collaboration with our educational partners to help middle and high school students explore potential career and educational pathways.

Learn more about that and a couple other education things that caught our interest.

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Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Teacher Appreciation Day. See more local education news here

| May 5, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Teacher Appreciation Day. See more local education news here

Flagstaff’s teachers – from preschool through college – are amazing. In every school in our community, educators continue to give their all to support student success.

Teacher appreciation activities won’t look the same this year, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations can’t be bigger than ever!  Participate in a community-wide and statewide celebration of our teachers.

Click here for ideas to share your love…

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Flagstaff Career Exploration Series on Instagram

| April 13, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Flagstaff Career Exploration Series on Instagram

The Flagstaff Career and College Readiness Partnership invites all Flagstaff middle and high school students to join us on Thursday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. for series of live, on-line discussions with Flagstaff community members about their career path.
 
Most importantly, there will also be lots of time to answer your questions!  

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