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Education is a top issue for Ariz. voters, survey shows. See more local education news here

| January 15, 2019
Education is a top issue for Ariz. voters, survey shows. See more local education news here

For the fourth year in a row, Arizona voters have ranked education the top issue facing the state of Arizona, according to an annual survey conducted by Expect More Arizona, a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan education advocacy group.

Among other state issues, such as immigration and border issues, taxes and healthcare, education earned the top ranking of the 600 statewide voters surveyed.

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2018 in Review: FUSD sees overdue wage and funding increases. See more local education news here

| January 8, 2019
2018 in Review: FUSD sees overdue wage and funding increases. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District had a year full of financial fluctuations to account for previously unmet needs, especially as the Red for Ed movement for improved teacher pay and school funding was in full swing throughout March and April. It also implemented various internal improvements for students.

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Electrical apprenticeship wins exemplary program award. See more education news here

| December 20, 2018
Electrical apprenticeship wins exemplary program award. See more education news here

Ten years after it was established, the Northern Arizona Electrical Contractors Association (NAECA) has been awarded the Exemplary Program Award by the Arizona Department of Economic Security’s Apprenticeship Advisory Committee in the construction category. A recent graduate of the program, Ricardo Baca Jr., was also named one of Arizona’s 2018 Outstanding Apprentices.

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NAU professors investigate potential cultural barriers to Indigenous peoples’ success in STEM fields

| November 30, 2018
NAU professors investigate potential cultural barriers to Indigenous peoples’ success in STEM fields

Indigenous people have the lowest rate of university enrollment and graduation rates of any group in the United States—and in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, they represent only 0.5 percent of students nationwide. …

Jani Ingram, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Northern Arizona University who has worked extensively within Indigenous communities and with STEM teachers, students and professionals at all levels, believes culturally embedded ethical issues may pose a significant barrier to the success of Indigenous people in STEM fields.

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NAU misses ABOR enrollment goal. See more education news here

| November 30, 2018
NAU misses ABOR enrollment goal. See more education news here

As of 21 days into the fall 2018 semester, Northern Arizona University missed its strategic enrollment goals for the year, as set by the Arizona Board of Regents.

Although ABOR’s Fall Enrollment Report implies that the university may be off course for meeting its 2025 enrollment goals, these statistics do not reflect NAU’s total enrollment, which continues to rise.

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The Nutcracker

| November 25, 2018
The Nutcracker

NAU Community Music and Dance Academy Troupe presents Peter Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

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FUSD finalizing plans for prop funding. See more education news here

| November 20, 2018
FUSD finalizing plans for prop funding. See more education news here

With last week’s approval of Propositions 423 and 424, providing a $75 million bond and 15 percent property tax renewal, Flagstaff Unified School District will prioritize its plans before moving forward with the projects authorized by this newfound funding.

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NAU one of 130 universities to help launch national effort to increase college access, equity, postsecondary attainment

| November 20, 2018
NAU one of 130 universities to help launch national effort to increase college access, equity, postsecondary attainment

Northern Arizona University announced recently that it is participating in a massive new effort with 130 public universities and systems to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025.

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), which is organizing the collaborative effort, announced the Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success at its 131st annual conference in New Orleans.

The participating institutions will work within “clusters” of four to 12 institutions as they concurrently implement innovative and effective practices to advance student success on their campuses. Collectively, the institutions enroll 3 million students, including 1 million students who receive Pell Grants.

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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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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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