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Education Spotlight — Archery shoot raises funds for cancer treatment

Education Spotlight — Archery shoot raises funds for cancer treatment

| November 29, 2022

Archers from throughout the region gathered at the Page Shooting Range on Aug. 19 for a 3D archery shoot. The event was a fundraiser for Spencer Barnum, a 9-year-old member of the Page 4-H Archery Club who was diagnosed with leukemia in September.   

“Spencer was on my archery club this last year. She enrolled in 4-H and shot with us this whole last year,” said Kip Bennett, the Page 4-H Club leader and Arizona State 4-H Archery Club leader. 

“She loved archery, she enjoyed it, she got to learn how to shoot a bow. When we found out this last September that she got leukemia, one of my other coaches called me up and said, ‘We need to do something for this little girl.’”

They decided that an archery shoot was the best way to honor Spencer in a way that would also get the community involved.  

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Education Spotlight — Northern Arizona University to offer free tuition for members of state-recognized tribes. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Northern Arizona University to offer free tuition for members of state-recognized tribes. See more local, state and national education news here

| November 22, 2022

Northern Arizona University (NAU) announced during a Native American Heritage Month reception on Nov. 14 it will be providing full tuition to members of Arizona’s 22 federally recognized tribes starting next fall.

The announcement comes as an expansion to the university’s Access2Excellence Initiative (A2E) announced in April. A2E allows Arizona residents in households earning less than $65,000 annually to receive free tuition at NAU — aslo beginning in for the fall 2023 semester.

All students who are members of recognized Arizona tribes will now qualify for free tuition regardless of income level or state of residence.

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Education Spotlight — Tight race for Supt. of Public Instruction. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Tight race for Supt. of Public Instruction. See more local, state and national education news here

| November 15, 2022

Incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman and Republican challenger Tom Horne remain neck and neck to see who will come out on top for the next chief of Arizona schools.

See related stories: 

• AZCentral — Horne ahead of Hoffman in Arizona schools chief race
• KNAU — Automatic recounts likely in Arizona AG and school superintendent races
• KTAR News — GOP challenger Tom Horne regains lead over Education Supt. Kathy Hoffman

• Election results as of noon Nov. 15, 2022

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Education Spotlight — Dr. Eric Heiser selected as sixth CCC President. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Dr. Eric Heiser selected as sixth CCC President. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 25, 2022

 The Coconino Community College District Governing Board announced during an Oct. 19 meeting that Dr. Eric Heiser will be the next president of the college.

“After a national search with more than 50 applicants, the District Governing Board is excited to announce the selection of Dr. Heiser as Coconino Community College’s next president,” said Dr. Nat White, chair of the Board. “The college is positioned through the past leadership of Dr. Colleen Smith and community support through the passage of the tax reset, to leap forward in serving the residents of Coconino County – from workforce training and associate degrees to pathways to baccalaureates.”

White added that Dr. Heiser brings successful urban and rural college and national experience that matches well with CCC’s vision and mission and the needs of Coconino County’s residents and businesses.

“I’m incredibly humbled and honored to be selected as the sixth president of Coconino Community College,” Dr. Heiser said. “I’m excited about the bright future ahead for CCC and look forward to working with the wonderful faculty and staff to meet the needs of students in Coconino County.”

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Education Spotlight — Coconino County Education Service Agency Hosts Crisis Intervention Workshop for County Schools Oct. 12-14. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Coconino County Education Service Agency Hosts Crisis Intervention Workshop for County Schools Oct. 12-14. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 18, 2022

The Coconino County Education Service Agency (CCESA) joined community partners and county schools to form a Coconino County School Incident Response Team.   

CCESA, Yavapai Education Service Agency, Arizona Department of Education, and county schools met October 12 – 14, 2022, to engage in crisis prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery to traumatic events at Coconino County schools. Team members also received training in a Crisis Intervention Curriculum that addressed crisis prevention and intervention at schools.

“This program is a school safety and crisis preparedness curriculum developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP),” stated Coconino County Superintendent Cheryl Mango-Paget. “This evidence-based training provided school personnel with comprehensive training on how to establish and serve on school safety and crisis response teams. The training provided to schools reinforces improved school climate, student behavior and academic functioning, student resilience, and school staff crisis response capabilities.”

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Education Spotlight — FUSD Honors Hispanic Heritage Month. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — FUSD Honors Hispanic Heritage Month. See more local, state and national education news here

| September 20, 2022

The Flagstaff Unified School District is honored to join citizens throughout the country in recognizing September 15 – October 15, 2022 as National Hispanic Heritage Month to highlight the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. This month is observed to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors come from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, Central America, and South America. This year’s theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation. Please enjoy this performance from Ballet Folklórico de Colores of Flagstaff.

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Education Spotlight — Addressing the Arizona teacher shortage.  See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Addressing the Arizona teacher shortage. See more local, state and national education news here

| August 30, 2022

NAU, Tolleson Elementary School District and Littleton Elementary School District partnered to create professional career paths and teacher certification for anyone interested in pursuing an NAU degree leading to teacher certification and a rewarding career. Through the Arizona Teachers Academy Scholarship, talented individuals interested in serving Arizona’s students can complete the necessary degree program tuition-free.

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Education Spotlight — Page Unified School District’s 2022 Teacher and Staff Recognition Awards. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Page Unified School District’s 2022 Teacher and Staff Recognition Awards. See more local, state and national education news here

| August 9, 2022

By the Page Unified School District The Page Unified School District recently held its 2022 Teacher and Staff Recognition Awards ceremony. Click here to see photos of the honorees.       Please see other local education news: Arizona Daily Sun — FHS junior headed to Germany as part of international exhange program Arizona Daily Sun — Flood […]

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Education Spotlight — FUSD to hold Summer Job Fair and Hiring Event on July 23. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — FUSD to hold Summer Job Fair and Hiring Event on July 23. See more local, state and national education news here

| July 12, 2022

Are you looking for a new and rewarding career in education? Join us for our Summer 2022 Job Fair and Hiring Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Mount Elden Middle School!

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Education Spotlight — First Things First: Delton Francis is the Navajo Nation Region Champion. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — First Things First: Delton Francis is the Navajo Nation Region Champion. See more local, state and national education news here

| July 5, 2022

Recent Coconino High School graduate, Oscar Landa Samano, finished third place in the 2022 Poetry Out Loud National Championship earlier this month and he received $5,000 as his prize. … In March, Samano placed in the top three in the statewide competition which allowed him to advance to the national  finals which was held virtually.

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