Tag: Literacy

Flagstaff sixth grader participates in 2015 Arizona Educational Foundation State Spelling Bee

Flagstaff sixth grader participates in 2015 Arizona Educational Foundation State Spelling Bee

| March 23, 2015

March 22, 2015  • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun An eighth-grader from the Valley has won the 2015  Arizona Educational Foundation State Spelling Bee. Marcus Behling of Arizona College Prep Erie Campus in Chandler correctly spelled the word “barometer” in the 16th round to win the bee Saturday at Eight/AZ PBS in downtown Phoenix. […]

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Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration to be held April 1 at NAU Walkup Skydome

Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration to be held April 1 at NAU Walkup Skydome

| March 23, 2015

FLAGSTAFF — Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) invites you to the second Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at NAU’s J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome. Free event and parking. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is an important part of our community and FUSD is proud to facilitate this event bringing […]

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Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration

Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration

| March 3, 2015

Please join Flagstaff for the second annual community celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)  Wednesday April 1st 5:30 –7:30 pmNAU Walkup Skydome FREE Event & Parking All schools kindergarten through graduate school… showcasing student work. Over 70 Businesses, organizations and agencies. Experience activities, interactive displays, information about STEM education and the many opportunities […]

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Babies and toddlers need more reading time

Babies and toddlers need more reading time

| March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015 • First Things First A recent national study shows there’s good news and challenges when it comes to families reading daily with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The good news is parents recognize that reading with young children is important in developing language and literacy skills. The challenge is families aren’t starting early enough. …Read the […]

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Conference returns to NAU to offer professional development for COE teacher candidates

Conference returns to NAU to offer professional development for COE teacher candidates

| March 2, 2015

February 26, 2015 • Northern Arizona University NAU’s College of Education will host the 14th annual “There’s a Reason I’m A Teacher” conference for teacher candidates beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 5, in Prochnow Auditorium on the NAU campus. Keynote speakers include Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year, and John-David Bowman, the 2015 Arizona Teacher […]

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Upcoming Early Childhood Workshops

Upcoming Early Childhood Workshops

| February 26, 2015

Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) has  a few upcoming early childhood workshops: Incredible Infants 2/28 from 9 am – 11 am click HERE for the flyer Terrific Toddlers 2/28 from 11:15 am – 1:15 pm click HERE for the flyer Critical Links to Language Development 3/7 from 9am – 11am click HERE for the flyer *Note changes […]

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Poll: Most support higher taxes to fund schools

Poll: Most support higher taxes to fund schools

| February 25, 2015

February 24, 2015 • By Julia Shumway • azcentral Nearly two-thirds of Arizonans, including more than 50 percent of Republicans, would be willing to pay an additional $200 in state taxes annually to better fund K-12 education, according to a new poll. The poll, released Tuesday by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy and the […]

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Arizona Education: Charter Schools

Arizona Education: Charter Schools

| February 25, 2015

February 23, 2015 • By Helios Education Foundation Arizona is one of the national leaders in charter schools, which were established here more than 20 years ago. (This discussion) on the charter schools movement in Arizona includes how they differ from traditional public schools.  The discussion features Andrew Morrill, President of the Arizona Education Association […]

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Job Opportunity: Executive Director Needed for Literacy Volunteers of Coconino County

Job Opportunity: Executive Director Needed for Literacy Volunteers of Coconino County

| February 23, 2015

Literacy Volunteers of Coconino County (an adult literacy organization in Flagstaff, Arizona) is seeking a qualified Executive Director to oversee its mission-driven operations and programs, including management of The Literacy Center. Job requirements include successful experience in grant writing, fundraising, adult literacy and ESOL, board relations and staff management. Part-time position $40,000 a year For […]

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Museum of Northern Arizona to present ‘Spring Break Art Camp’

Museum of Northern Arizona to present ‘Spring Break Art Camp’

| February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 • Museum of Northern Arizona The Museum of Northern Arizona will present its “Spring Break Art Camp” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday March 16 through 20. Educator Jenna Dickenson Gray will cover new art topics each day so there is always something new to experience and create. Sign […]

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