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NAU seeks ABOR approval for Fourth Street purchase. See more education news here

| November 15, 2018
NAU seeks ABOR approval for Fourth Street purchase. See more education news here

Northern Arizona University will submit a plan to purchase a 120-acre parcel of land at 1301 S. Fourth St. to the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) for approval Thursday.

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Flagstaff November Heritage Month Event Calendar

| October 29, 2018
Flagstaff November Heritage Month Event Calendar

November is Native American Heritage month! Don’t miss any of the community events happening in November such as Indigenous Music Bash at NAU, Native American Veteran’s Panel, NB3 Week, “Learning from Our Elders” Speaker Series, and more!

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Faculty and President Cheng butt heads over faculty governance

| October 17, 2018
Faculty and President Cheng butt heads over faculty governance

Shared governance of Northern Arizona University was once again the topic of conversation at a full faculty meeting Monday, at which president Rita Cheng spoke.

The forum was hosted and organized by the faculty senate and senate president Gioia Woods said it was, in part, a response to a feeling of dissatisfaction from many faculty on the direction of the university.

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Props 423, 424 ask voters for $75 million bond, override for FUSD. See more education news here

| October 9, 2018
Props 423, 424 ask voters for $75 million bond, override for FUSD. See more education news here

Voters will see two Flagstaff Unified School District related propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot that if passed would provide the district with continued and additional funding for the next five to six years.

Prop 423 is a bond measure that would allow FUSD to take out a $75 million loan to support the district’s capital projects, and Prop 424 is an override that would extend the current FUSD property tax for the next seven years.

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NAU hosts inaugural First Generation Southwest Symposium (Sept. 27-28)

| September 19, 2018
NAU hosts inaugural First Generation Southwest Symposium (Sept. 27-28)

People interested in mentoring and supporting first-generation college students can learn the best ways to help at the First Generation Southwest Symposium Sept. 27-28 at the DuBois Center at Northern Arizona University. Attendees will hear from first-generation students, discuss their own experiences and insights and help find creative solutions to challenges these students face.

Presentations will include information on the transition to college, working on non-cognitive skills, engaging with students beyond the classroom, finding mentors and other skills that will help first generation students succeed.

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Northern Arizona University students head back to school. See more education news here

| August 29, 2018
Northern Arizona University students head back to school. See more education news here

More than 22,600 students descended upon the Northern Arizona University Campus on Monday for the first day of the 2018-19 school year.

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Nation supports funding for expansion of NAU’s Native American Cultural Center. See more education news here

| August 29, 2018
Nation supports funding for expansion of NAU’s Native American Cultural Center. See more education news here

On Aug. 16, the Naabik’iyátí’ Committee issued a “do pass” recommendation for legislation approving a grant in the amount of $3 million for Northern Arizona University (NAU) to expand its Native American Cultural Center.

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One year in, NAU Teachers Academy educating students where they work and live

| August 1, 2018
One year in, NAU Teachers Academy educating students where they work and live

When the school year began in 2017, more than 2,000 teacher positions in the state of Arizona were unfilled. By December, a few hundred more teachers had tendered their resignations.

It’s too soon for the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association, which released the 2017 data, to have numbers for this year, but educators suspect the shortage will be just as severe. …

To help combat this shortage, each of the three Arizona institutions of higher education began a Teachers Academy at the request of Gov. Doug Ducey. The mission of the Teachers Academy was clear: produce more qualified teachers who are prepared for the challenges of teaching in the 21st century and do so without teachers graduating from college with a lot of debt. What the program looked like, however, was up to each institution.

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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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Flagstaff High, Sinagua Middle, NPA get new state letter grades. See more education stories here

| May 16, 2018
Flagstaff High, Sinagua Middle, NPA get new state letter grades. See more education stories here

The letter grades of two Flagstaff Unified School District schools improved with the recent release of revised grades by the Arizona State Board of Education.

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