Tag: Native American students

Arizona Legislative Education Spotlight: #LegislativeLegit: Bill would raise special ed funding. See more education legislative news here

| March 10, 2020
Arizona Legislative Education Spotlight: #LegislativeLegit: Bill would raise special ed funding. See more education legislative news here

People attending the House Education meeting March 2 voiced their support for legislation, including Senate Bill 1060 that would raise special education funding.

Here’s what Vicki Alger, who was there to support SB 1061, said to AZEdNews. Alger is president and CEO of Vicki Murray & Associates LLC in Scottsdale, a research fellow at Independent Institute, and author of the book Failure: The Federal “Misedukation” of America’s Children.

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International Survey: U.S. Teachers Are Overworked, Feel Underappreciated. See more national education news here

| June 25, 2019
International Survey: U.S. Teachers Are Overworked, Feel Underappreciated. See more national education news here

TEACHERS IN THE U.S. work longer hours and spend more time during the school day teaching than teachers in other parts of the world. And while the majority are satisfied with their jobs, only a fraction believes American society values their profession.

The topline findings of the Teaching and Learning International Survey, an international study published Wednesday by the National Center for Education Statistics, showcase the grievances at the heart of the wave of educator unrest that’s prompted strikes, protests and walkouts in nearly a dozen states and school districts across the U.S.

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NAU team receives $2.6 million grant to train, mentor Native American students in STEM disciplines

| July 4, 2018
NAU team receives $2.6 million grant to train, mentor Native American students in STEM disciplines

Native Americans have the lowest rate of university enrollment and graduation rates of any group in the United States—and in STEM fields, they represent only 0.5 percent of students nationwide. Another major hurdle for Native American populations is health-related. Those living on tribal lands experience a disproportionate rate of environmentally-associated health issues such as cancer, stroke, obesity and diabetes.

A team of Northern Arizona University researchers, led by co-principal investigators Cathy Propper and Leslie Schulz, were recently awarded $2.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a new program that will address both of these pressing issues while providing Native American students with unique opportunities to work with world-class researchers.

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CCC ranks high for associate’s degrees for Native Americans

| January 6, 2016
CCC ranks high for associate’s degrees for Native Americans

Coconino Community College was recently ranked 28th in the nation as a top associate’s degree producer for Native American students.

The college has ranked in the top 50 for the last four years from Community College Week, a national magazine.

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