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NAU earns $500K grant from Kellogg Foundation for early childhood education focused on tribal needs

| February 21, 2018
NAU earns $500K grant from Kellogg Foundation for early childhood education focused on tribal needs

The data are clear: young children taught in ways that reflect and highlight their heritage respond better to what they’re learning.

For Native American children, that means having teachers who are educated in best practices and an appreciation for and understanding of Native American people, cultures and nations. A collaborative program at Northern Arizona University will do just that.

A $500,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation—the first grant NAU has earned from the philanthropic organization—is funding Building Tribal Early Childhood Education Capacity, a program that further advances pedagogy relevant to the Native American tribes in northern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico.

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Annual Kiddie Clinic

| February 18, 2018
Annual Kiddie Clinic

Northern Arizona University Department of Dental Hygiene’s Annual Kiddie Clinic! $25 dental appointments for kids 2-15 years. Includes: dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, oral hygiene education, and fluoride. $5 sealants per tooth.

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Award-winning documentary on NAU professor to show at Arizona film festivals

| February 14, 2018
Award-winning documentary on NAU professor to show at Arizona film festivals

The documentary “My Dad Matthew,” about the life of Northern Arizona University disability studiesprofessor Matthew Wangeman, will appear in Flagstaff and Sedona film festivals.

Since premiering last year at NAU, the documentary received an honorable mention at the Picture this… Film Festival, won the 2017 Cinema Touching Disability Short Film Competition and was selected to show in various film festivals throughout the United States and Canada.

“I am very proud of the documentary,” Wangeman said. “John Schaffer did a fantastic in making this short film. My son, Elijah, did a wonderful job as well. It was really a team effort to make a short documentary that challenges how people think about disability and life.”

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Flagstaff schools in need of replace and repair worth $95 million. More education stories here

| February 7, 2018
Flagstaff schools in need of replace and repair worth $95 million. More education stories here

A consulting group is recommending that FUSD spend nearly $95 million to refurbish most of its 17 district buildings, replace two elementary schools and the portable wing at another school.

The H2 Group recently presented the findings of a yearlong assessment of the district’s schools and administration building to the FUSD board. According to the report, the average age of an FUSD building is about 47 years.

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Annual Kiddie Clinic

| February 4, 2018
Annual Kiddie Clinic

Northern Arizona University Department of Dental Hygiene’s Annual Kiddie Clinic! $25 dental appointments for kids 2-15 years. Includes: dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, oral hygiene education, and fluoride. $5 sealants per tooth.

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Flagstaff High culinary students prep for competition. See more education stories here

| January 31, 2018
Flagstaff High culinary students prep for competition. See more education stories here

Flagstaff High School’s Culinary Arts Team is starting to sharpen their knives and heat up the kitchen in preparation for the annual culinary arts competition season. That season starts in February and runs through April.

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NAU aids Navajo Nation with Growing in Beauty Partnership Program

| January 17, 2018
NAU aids Navajo Nation with Growing in Beauty Partnership Program

A partnership between Northern Arizona University and the Navajo Nation provides both help for area families and opportunities for college students to get hands-on experience working with families and children.

The Growing in Beauty Partnership Program (GIBPP), part of the Institute for Human Development (IHD) works with the Navajo Nation’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services to support early intervention services for families of children up to 3 years old who are suspected to have a disability.

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Flagstaff business leaders, educators wait for budget details from Ducey. See more education news here

| January 10, 2018
Flagstaff business leaders, educators wait for budget details from Ducey. See more education news here

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey pledged 80 percent of his new budget priorities toward education during his state of the state address Monday. But some Flagstaff-area officials are waiting to see the details of his budget and how he plans to fund those projects before getting on board.

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2017 in Review: FUSD battled threats, high lead. See more education news here

| January 3, 2018
2017 in Review: FUSD battled threats, high lead. See more education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District’s year started off a bit rough with elevated lead levels being found in the water at Killip Elementary School, the decision over a new superintendent and threatening notes found at Flagstaff High School. Things seemed to smooth out in time for the new school year with new Superintendent Mike Penca taking office and a raise from the state for teachers.

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NAU partners with Navajo schools to develop innovative new Teachers Institute

| December 20, 2017
NAU partners with Navajo schools to develop innovative new Teachers Institute

As part of the Yale National Initiative, Northern Arizona University is partnering with the Kayenta Unified School District, the Chinle Unified School District and the Diné Department of Education in the Navajo Nation to offer long-term professional development seminars to K-12 teachers.

The new Diné Institute for Navajo Nation Educators (DINÉ) will launch its first two seminars in April.

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