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Minor meltdown at education town hall

| April 6, 2015
Minor meltdown at education town hall

April 5, 2015 • By Michelle McMannon • Arizona Daily Sun A town hall meeting on education funding turned nasty Friday afternoon as one of the state lawmakers on the panel lost her patience with hecklers in the audience. More than 100 people filed into the Cline Library Assembly Hall at Northern Arizona University Friday […]

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5,000 attend STEM Celebration

| April 6, 2015
5,000 attend STEM Celebration

April 3, 2015 • By Michelle McMannon • Arizona Daily Sun … Around 5,000 people of all ages attended the second annual Flagstaff City STEM Celebration Wednesday evening, up from around 4,000 last year. …Read the full article HERE

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Arizona ranks low in preschool attendance

| April 6, 2015
Arizona ranks low in preschool attendance

April 3, 2015 • By Bob McClay • KTAR News PHOENIX — There are apparently a lot of empty chairs in preschools in Arizona. The president of the Children’s Action Alliance, Dana Naimark, told a woman’s conference in Phoenix this week that statistics from the Anne E. Casey Foundation are not good news. “In Arizona, […]

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Education Town Hall with Rep. Bob Thorpe to be held on April 3 at Cline Library, NAU

| April 1, 2015
Education Town Hall with Rep. Bob Thorpe to be held on April 3 at Cline Library, NAU

April 1, 2015 The Flagstaff Education Association, with several community partners, will be hosting a town hall meeting with AZ State Rep. Bob Thorpe at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 3 at the Cline Library, Northern Arizona University. “Anyone and everyone with interest and concern for recent developments and the future of public and higher education in the […]

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New AzMERIT statewide assessment rolls out to schools this week

| April 1, 2015
New AzMERIT statewide assessment rolls out to schools this week

March 31, 2015 • By Caitlin Bohrer • Arizona Education News Service As Arizona students begin to take AzMERIT for the first time, teachers and administrators describe how they’ve prepared for the new assessment and parents and students voice their concerns. Beginning this week, students throughout Arizona will take AzMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness […]

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Arizona seeks public comment on changes to arts standards

| April 1, 2015
Arizona seeks public comment on changes to arts standards

March 31, 2015 • azcentral • Associated Press PHOENIX — Proposed revisions to Arizona’s standards for arts education in public schools are up for public review. The state Department of Education says educators and others have until April 24 to comment on the draft versions of updated arts standards. The department says it is soliciting […]

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Opinion: Education should be a national priority, not a state burden

| April 1, 2015
Opinion: Education should be a national priority, not a state burden

March 31, 2015 • By Harper Neidig • The State Press The rhetoric of public education discussion largely revolves around the debate of whether or not schools need more funding. This simple dichotomy ignores is the more pressing issue of inequality that pervades our public school system. In the U.S., the quality of a public education is […]

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FUSD spending in line with Arizona, far below national average

| March 30, 2015
FUSD spending in line with Arizona, far below national average

March 29, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun Flagstaff Unified School District’s administrative costs are relatively low compared to the state average despite higher spending in both classroom and non-classroom dollars. Nationally, spending per pupil overall is $2,600 more than in FUSD. But higher spending in Arizona does not always equal higher […]

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Arizona standards play up communications, reinforce survey results on student success

| March 30, 2015
Arizona standards play up communications, reinforce survey results on student success

March 26, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service A recent national survey ranked communication top on the list of skills needed for students to succeed in today’s world, followed by reading, math and then teamwork, and Arizona education leaders aren’t surprised. In fact, they have been developing and enhancing classroom strategies […]

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Expect More Arizona: High Standards to Remain in Arizona Schools

| March 25, 2015
Expect More Arizona: High Standards to Remain in Arizona Schools

March 23, 2015 • Expect More Arizona Last Friday, Governor Ducey announced the names of the five individuals he has appointed to the Arizona State Board of Education. The board members require approval by the state legislature, but can begin to serve immediately. The full board convened for the first time this morning and Governor Ducey attended […]

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