Tag: Teaching in Arizona

Film: Challenges of raising a family on a teacher’s salary continue. See more state education news here

| June 25, 2019
Film: Challenges of raising a family on a teacher’s salary continue. See more state education news here

Arizona’s state test scores are improving, but only by a few percentage points.

Early AzMERIT standardized test results obtained by The Arizona Republic show small increases in the percentage of students passing the test in most grade levels in reading and math.

But the scores still show more than half the students in most categories, including in third-grade reading, aren’t passing the test.

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May 6 — TEACHING IN ARIZONA film screening event in Tucson to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

| April 29, 2019
May 6 — TEACHING IN ARIZONA film screening event in Tucson to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Tucson Values Teachers and Pima Community College Center are co-hosting a special screening of the award-winning documentary short film, TEACHING IN ARIZONA, during Teacher Appreciation Week on Monday, May 6. The screening is free and open to the general public.

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‘Teaching in Arizona’ documentary draws capacity crowd in Flagstaff. See related news here

| October 24, 2018
‘Teaching in Arizona’ documentary draws capacity crowd in Flagstaff. See related news here

At the end of the presentation of the documentary “Teaching in Arizona,” someone said how happy they were that Tia Lei Tsosie-Begay — a 4th grade teacher at Los Ninos Elementary in Tucson who was featured in the film — still remained teaching to this day at her school.

In fact, many in the standing-room only audience became truly invested in the lives of those Tucson teachers, who struggled with overcrowded classrooms, shrinking educational funding and tempting offers for better paying jobs out of the state.

The documentary, which was presented Oct. 17 in the McGee Auditorium at Flagstaff Medical Center, provided an inside look at what it is like to be a classroom teacher. It brought to life the issue of teacher recruitment and retention by telling the personal stories of three teachers in public schools in Arizona.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff Update — September 2018

| October 3, 2018
LAUNCH Flagstaff Update — September 2018

This month I am pleased to share with you the amazing work of our partners, the renewal of broad community support for the infrastructure of LAUNCH Flagstaff, and a sneak peak of the Flagstaff premier screening of the documentary film Teaching in Arizona.

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