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Education Spotlight — Northern Arizona University announces plan to create three-year road map. See more local education, state and national news here

| September 7, 2021
Education Spotlight — Northern Arizona University announces plan to create three-year road map. See more local education, state and national news here

Northern Arizona University president José Luis Cruz Rivera released a statement Wednesday stating that he was starting work on longer-term plans for the university.

The university is developing a 2022-2025 Strategic Road Map that it plans to have finalized by early spring  of 2022.

“The greatest challenge facing institutions of higher education today is delivering value to prospective students and the communities they represent,” Cruz Rivera said in the statement. …

The plan will focus on six areas that Cruz Rivera had previously listed as priorities for NAU, including academic excellence, “equitable student access” and success in a number of areas, faculty and staff recruitment, retention and development, community engagement and “stewardship of place” as well as of resources.

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Education Spotlight — FUSD Update Podcast Episode 5: KinderCamp Edition. See more local education news here

| August 24, 2021
Education Spotlight — FUSD Update Podcast Episode 5: KinderCamp Edition. See more local education news here

Join KinderCamp Coordinator Sara Own, President and CEO of United Way of Northern Arizona Carol Dykes, and FUSD’s Director of Educational Enrichment Frank Garcia as we explore the KinderCamp summer program, the importance of registering early for Kindergarten, and health and safety procedures that will be in place for the program.

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NAU recruiting expectant and young parents for research project

| July 20, 2021
NAU recruiting expectant and young parents for research project

NAU is conducting a research study and we are seeking expectant and young parents between the ages of 15 to 22 to join our study. If parents join, they will receive $50 in gift cards.

This study aims to learn about young parents’ mental health and resilience, including gathering feedback from parents about services, programs, and/or classes that they utilize. Findings from this study will inform knowledge about young parents’ resilience and will enhance the ways that programs and services support young parents and their families.

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Local Education Spotlight — PUSD’s Summer of Science Sizzles. See more local education news here

| July 13, 2021
Local Education Spotlight —  PUSD’s Summer of Science Sizzles. See more local education news here

By Steven Law • Contributed to the Lake Powell Life After four weeks of experimenting, crafting and creating, the Summer of Science came to a glorious, foamy, melty, sticky end as students combined solar energy, and greenhouse capture to transform chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows into s’mores. At least, that’s how Nichole Reitze’s class conducted […]

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Education Spotlight — Photo highlights: Williams Fourth of July parade delights. See more local education news here

| July 6, 2021
Education Spotlight —  Photo highlights: Williams Fourth of July parade delights. See more local education news here

As one of the most anticipated events in Williams, the annual Fourth of July parade draws crowds from around the state, this year was no exception.

Planning for the parade has been underway for months and turnout for the event was exceptional.

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Education Spotlight — Awarding artistry: At 2021 Viola Awards, Lumberjacks recognized for art, science and education. See more local education news here

| June 29, 2021
Education Spotlight — Awarding artistry: At 2021 Viola Awards, Lumberjacks recognized for art, science and education. See more local education news here

For Edith Copley, receiving a Legacy Award at the Viola Awards was a journey back through her three-decade career—a chance to relive the choral concerts in Africa, Europe and Asia; directing at Carnegie Hall in New York City; the musicians with whom she has collaborated and conducted; and the thousands of students who passed through her classroom in preparation for a career as musicians, music teachers or simply people who want music to be a part of their lives.

Also see: 

Arizona Daily Sun — 2021 Viola Award winners announced
Flagstaff Arts Council — 2021 Viola Awards Finalists
Flagstaff Arts Council — Find out more about all the winners

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Education Spotlight — Coconino High School JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship. See more local education news here

| June 15, 2021
Education Spotlight — Coconino High School JROTC Team to Compete in National Leadership Bowl Championship. See more local education news here

COVID-19 has presented many challenges in schools over the past year. From in-person to remote to hybrid learning, high school students across the country have faced hardships and struggles. Coconino High School Army JROTC cadets have risen to the challenge through their participation in the 2020-2021 JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl.

After advancing through two phases of online competition, the Coconino High School’s JROTC Leadership Team composed of Aidan Yoakum, Adeline Chlupsa, Caleb Morris, and Noah Burdick will compete in a Championship event in Washington, DC. The 2021 U.S. Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Championship will be held on the campus of The Catholic University of America on July 19-23, 2021. This event is sponsored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command and is conducted by the College Options Foundation.

Coconino High School’s JROTC team earned top scores out of the 1,511 Army JROTC leadership teams that competed from around the world. The team is one of only forty Army JROTC Leadership Bowl teams in the nation to advance to the final competition, which includes an all-expense paid trip to the Championship event in DC. During the two fast-paced preliminary rounds, cadets were tested on their knowledge of current events, leadership values, and leadership skills

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Through June 18 — NAU to present Girls Summer Engineering STEM Camp

| June 14, 2021
Through June 18 — NAU to present Girls Summer Engineering STEM Camp

The mechanical engineering  department at NAU plans to host a girl’s STEM Engineering Camp this summer. We would love to share the details and goals of the camp. Below is information on the camp, camp flyer, and a link to sign up for the camp.

What: An engineering camp where students explore what it means to be an engineer in a fun, hands-on environment. The camp features half-day (8 am – 12 pm) lessons and activities.

Who: Female students entering 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade(9-12 years) and living in Coconino County

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Education Spotlight — NAU’s Institute for Native-serving Educators receives $1 million award to support educator recruitment and retention in Indigenous communities. See more local education news here

| June 8, 2021
Education Spotlight — NAU’s Institute for Native-serving Educators receives $1 million award to support educator recruitment and retention in Indigenous communities. See more local education news here

Believing in the power of teachers and the desire to grow their capacity to write and teach curriculum that is culturally responsive is at the forefront of the Institute for Native-serving Educators (INE), and the Institute just received a $1 million award from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to do just that, supporting statewide priorities in education.

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Local Education Spotlight — Miss Navajo Nation Shandiin P. Parrish selected as 2021 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion. See more local education news here

| June 1, 2021
Local Education Spotlight — Miss Navajo Nation Shandiin P. Parrish selected as 2021 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion. See more local education news here

Shaandiin P. Parrish, Miss Navajo Nation 2019-2021, has been selected as the 2021 First Things First Navajo Nation Region Champion for Young Children.

The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer their time to raise public awareness of the importance of early childhood development and health.

Champions spend a significant amount of time volunteering with FTF and building public awareness about the importance of early childhood issues.

Parrish moderated the Early Childhood Speaker Series, a virtual forum in partnership with Navajo Project Indigenous LAUNCH and the FTF Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council.

The virtual forum was designed to give parents and caregivers of young children an opportunity to increase their awareness of relevant early childhood topics. Parrish served as moderator as a regional expert discussed home visitation and early intervention strategies during this series.

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