Tag: Navajo

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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Flagstaff speller goes 11 rounds at state bee. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| March 23, 2016
Flagstaff speller goes 11 rounds at state bee. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

Coconino County spelling bee winner Katrina Vollmer, a seventh grader at San Francisco de Asis Catholic School was eliminated in the 11th round of the Arizona spelling bee Saturday afternoon.

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Page Unified School District December Newsletter — A Common Thread: Students Supplied

| December 9, 2015
Page Unified School District December Newsletter — A Common Thread: Students Supplied

Often behind the scenes but sometimes in the limelight, our Indian Education Program is working hard to ensure that our Navajo children have equal access to all programs, services, and activities offered in Page Unified School District. By assisting and funding services for Navajo children in the classroom, all students in our school district benefit from their hard work.

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Rural Arizona Charter School Boosts College Enrollment Rates

| September 16, 2015
Rural Arizona Charter School Boosts College Enrollment Rates

A charter school in rural Arizona that serves mostly Native American students is improving high school graduation and college enrollment rates for students who have traditionally lagged their peers.

A recent story by Education Week’s Catherine Gewertz highlighted the STAR School, which serves 130 Navajo students in pre-K-8. Eighty percent of STAR’s 8th grade students graduate high school in four years after leaving STAR, compared to the state average of 61 percent for Native American students, and 70 percent for American Indian students nationwide. Seventy percent of STAR’s graduates attend college within a year of completing high school, compared to 63 percent of all students nationwide.

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