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Two FUSD schools pilot ‘Elementary Preparatory Academy’. See more local education news here

| March 12, 2019
Two FUSD schools pilot ‘Elementary Preparatory Academy’. See more local education news here

What happens when a Flagstaff elementary school student is performing at a more advanced level than their peers?Right now, there is not one answer: Each school offers various programs, clubs and resources for students, but the full academic needs of such students are often unmet.Flagstaff Unified School District has a possible solution called the Elementary Preparatory Academy, which is scheduled to begin at DeMiguel Elementary and Knoles Elementary starting this fall.

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Youth of the Year winners shine light on taboo. See more local education news here

| March 5, 2019
Youth of the Year winners shine light on taboo. See more local education news here

Aurora Smith of Flagstaff High School was named the 2019 Youth of the Year at the Museum of Northern Arizona on Wednesday.The senior was awarded a $5,000 scholarship in the form of a giant check presented by Mayor Coral Evans. First and second runners-up Nicole Tsedah and Xyrus Castillo also received checks for $1,000 scholarships, while all four nominees, including Flagstaff High School sophomore Erin Gene, received a laptop and tech accessories.

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LAUNCH seeking support for preschool pilot program. See more local education news here

| February 5, 2019
LAUNCH seeking support for preschool pilot program. See more local education news here

LAUNCH Flagstaff approached both the Flagstaff City Council and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors (Feb. 5) with one central message: the community needs more quality preschool options.

To advance world class education, which is LAUNCH’s stated mission, the organization is seeking supporters for a pilot program to improve preschool education within Flagstaff Unified School District boundaries by providing full-day, year-round preschool to 4-year-olds from low-income families.

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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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