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Education Spotlight — Northern Arizona University to offer free tuition for members of state-recognized tribes. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Northern Arizona University to offer free tuition for members of state-recognized tribes. See more local, state and national education news here

| November 22, 2022

Northern Arizona University (NAU) announced during a Native American Heritage Month reception on Nov. 14 it will be providing full tuition to members of Arizona’s 22 federally recognized tribes starting next fall.

The announcement comes as an expansion to the university’s Access2Excellence Initiative (A2E) announced in April. A2E allows Arizona residents in households earning less than $65,000 annually to receive free tuition at NAU — aslo beginning in for the fall 2023 semester.

All students who are members of recognized Arizona tribes will now qualify for free tuition regardless of income level or state of residence.

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Education Spotlight — Page High student is Flinn Scholarship finalist. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Page High student is Flinn Scholarship finalist. See more local, state and national education news here

| January 11, 2022

Page High School senior Kaya Dickson learned in December that she was one of 39 finalists for the Flinn Scholarship.

Dickson was one of nearly 1,100 Arizona students who applied for the prestigious scholarship last autumn. The Flinn Foundation will award 20 scholarships this year. The Flinn Scholarship, which includes funding for tuition, housing, meals and study abroad, is valued at more than $120,000.

In March, Dickson – along with the other 38 candidates – will meet with a five-person interview committee. The extensive interview process will take place over two days. The Flinn Foundation will announce the 20 scholarship recipients in April. 

“All of the 39 Flinn finalists are very deserving of the Flinn Scholarship. We are impressed with this diverse group of extremely bright and talented students who are working to better their schools, local communities, and the state of Arizona,” said Anne Lassen, Flinn Foundation vice president of scholarship and education initiatives. “A difficult choice lies ahead for our selection committee.”

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Education Spotlight — Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District’s behavioral health program get support from Health Choice Arizona (HCA). See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District’s behavioral health program get support from Health Choice Arizona (HCA). See more local, state and national education news here

| November 16, 2021

Health Choice Arizona (HCA) has funded behavioral health programs at the Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District (COCSD).  COCSD is an AdvancED accredited K-8 district and prides itself on being on a continuous improvement journey focused on social and emotional supports.  The district has nationally ranked Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) scores with more than 6% of students experiencing homelessness, more than 11% of students not living with either parent, and 10% of students with special education Individual Education Plans (IEPs).  COCSD has been studying and researching the effects of stress and anxiety in students and is moving in the direction of being a trauma informed school with the implementation of: Focus Zones, Capturing Kids Hearts, Neurosequential Modeling, RISE, Cottonwood Educational Services …

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Education Spotlight —  NAU: What’s fair about health equity? Everything. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — NAU: What’s fair about health equity? Everything. See more local, state and national education news here

| November 9, 2021

The best way to reach someone depends on who you’re trying to reach. When it comes to health equity and having the resources necessary to live the healthiest life possible, Carmenlita Chief and Alexandra Samarron Longorio want to make sure they reach as many people as possible. That’s why their Fairness First campaign uses blogs, in-person and virtual events, podcasts and more to to reach everyone, especially those who are underrepresented and underserved, and give them a fair opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Learn about the resources available through this unique health equity effort.

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Education Spotlight —  FUSD celebrates Legendary Teacher Day 2021. See more local, state and national education news here

Education Spotlight — FUSD celebrates Legendary Teacher Day 2021. See more local, state and national education news here

| October 5, 2021

The Flagstaff Unified School District recently celebrated Legendary Teacher Day,  intended as a day of tribute to teachers who impacted learning in a positive and significant manner. The three tenets that describe a legendary teacher are: building relationships, engaging deeply with students, and creating high expectations.

This year’s FUSD Legendary Teacher recipients are Luis Melo (Sinagua Middle School), Laurie Jeffers (Thomas Elementary), Julie Elliott (DeMiguel Elementary, retired), Kimberly Wertz (DeMiguel Elementary), and Terry Wilson (Coconino High School).
Congratulations 2021 FUSD Legendary Teachers!

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Local Education Spotlight — The CocoNuts Robotics Team. See more local education news here

Local Education Spotlight — The CocoNuts Robotics Team. See more local education news here

| January 19, 2021

If you aren’t already familiar with the innovative, young group that is the CocoNuts Robotics team we are glad to change that. If you are already familiar, stay tuned to learn what they have planned for the future. The first Northern Arizona robotics team of its kind, the CocoNuts were founded right here in Flagstaff at Coconino High School in 2007. Not only have they built exemplarary robots and received many prestigious awards, but are also heavily involved in the community. ​

Let’s take a moment to celebrate these amazing young people that make up the CocoNuts and acknowledge their impact on our STEM community. 

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Local Education Spotlight —  PUSD hires medical COVID-19 specialist. See more local education news here

Local Education Spotlight — PUSD hires medical COVID-19 specialist. See more local education news here

| November 24, 2020

PAGE – As part of its effort to safely return to in-person learning, the Page Unified School District has hired Peter Jones as its Medical Covid-19 Specialist.

Jones will head the district’s COVID Response Team and coordinate the efforts of each schools’ COVID Response Team. In addition, he will work with state, county and local health organizations to bring new information and guidelines to the district and he’ll report back to the health agencies any COVID-related occurrences in the district.

Jones says one of his main objectives is to maintain trust and transparency with Page families and community. “If anyone on campus – student, teacher or staff—tests positive for COVID-19, we will immediately communicate this with all our stakeholders,” Jones said.

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Local Education Spotlight —  Page Public Library now open. See more local education news here

Local Education Spotlight — Page Public Library now open. See more local education news here

| November 3, 2020

We can’t wait to see our patrons inside our buildings again. It’s been a long journey and a lot of planning to get to this moment.

“COVID-19 will forever change the Library experience. However, our top-notch customer service and Library rich programming to educate and enrich our community will remain the same.

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Local Education Spotlight:  Madi Olson awarded child abuse prevention scholarship. See more local education news here

Local Education Spotlight: Madi Olson awarded child abuse prevention scholarship. See more local education news here

| June 30, 2020

Madison Olson, a senior at Williams High School, received a $500 scholarship from the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth (CCC&Y).

The council created the annual Child Abuse Prevention Essay contest so that Williams High School Seniors could describe what the community can do to help prevent and respond to child abuse and childhood trauma.

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STEMMYs recognize STEM leaders, new STEM City director. See more local education news here

STEMMYs recognize STEM leaders, new STEM City director. See more local education news here

| June 4, 2019

By Kaitlin Olson • Arizona Daily Sun Whether looking up to the stars or down to microorganisms, creating new technologies or improving existing ones, Flagstaff is home to science, technology, engineering and mathematics enthusiasts young and old who were recognized this week at STEM City’s seventh annual STEM Awards (“STEMMYs”). About 50 community members gathered at […]

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