Tag: technology

Number of Homeless Students Soars. See more national education news here

| February 26, 2019
Number of Homeless Students Soars. See more national education news here

THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS in kindergarten through the 12th grade who are homeless has increased by 70 percent over the last decade, according to new federal data that also suggests it shows no signs of slowing.

The report, published this month by the National Center for Homeless Education, housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, provides a three-year snapshot of homeless from the 2014-15 school year through the 2016-17 school year using federal data reported annually to the Department of Education by states.

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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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Using technology to advance toddler and preschooler learning

| July 29, 2018
Using technology to advance toddler and preschooler learning

For families of babies, toddlers and preschoolers, saying no screen time is easier said than done.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no exposure to screens for children under 2 years old. But as the child gets older, families can use technology and interactive media to support learning and, ultimately, relationships.

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Williams School Board approves $200,000 in Forest Fees for tech upgrades. See other Williams News education stories here

| March 2, 2016
Williams School Board approves $200,000 in Forest Fees for tech upgrades. See other Williams News education stories here

Williams Unified School District (WUSD) governing board responded to the need for technology upgrades in the schools by approving the use of as much as $200,000 in Forest Fees towards the project.

“This needs to get done,” said governing board member Herman Nixon. “These computers are something that we need. We’ve been so tight pocketed with forest fees for some time and this is something that needs to get done. It is tools for our staff, students and administration.

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Williams School District looks to update learning technology

| February 3, 2016
Williams School District looks to update learning technology

A roomful of students silently work on their classroom computers while their teacher plans the next lesson.

The teacher is confident the students are working diligently on their assignments because she can easily monitor all 22 of her students’ computer activity from one screen on her computer.

This isn’t reality at Williams Elementary-Middle School (WUSD) yet, but Technology Director Gabi Uebel is hoping it will be soon.

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Ranked Near Top In Opportunity And Bottom For Readiness, Arizona’s STEM Future Mixed

| January 13, 2016
Ranked Near Top In Opportunity And Bottom For Readiness, Arizona’s STEM Future Mixed

Arizona is recognized as a leader in educational opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). But the state consistently ranks near the bottom for how it prepares its students in STEM. This has industry and education leaders worried recent STEM investments may be squandered.

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Flagstaff Unified high schools take the “E” in STEM to new Levels

| October 7, 2015
Flagstaff Unified high schools take the “E” in STEM to new Levels

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is an integral part of education in every school in Flagstaff Unified School District and at every grade level.

At the high school level both Coconino and Flagstaff High Schools take the engineering in STEM education to an amazing level.

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Using Technology to Advance Toddler and Preschooler Learning

| September 2, 2015
Using Technology to Advance Toddler and Preschooler Learning

By Sam Leyvas • Expect More Arizona Saying no screen time for toddlers and preschoolers is easier said than done. Technology isn’t going away and neither is the desire to make sure that kids are prepared for the world filled with computers at every turn. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no exposure to screens for children […]

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Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration to be held April 1 at NAU Walkup Skydome

| March 23, 2015
Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration to be held April 1 at NAU Walkup Skydome

FLAGSTAFF — Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) invites you to the second Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at NAU’s J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome. Free event and parking. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is an important part of our community and FUSD is proud to facilitate this event bringing […]

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Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration

| March 3, 2015
Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration

Please join Flagstaff for the second annual community celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)  Wednesday April 1st 5:30 –7:30 pmNAU Walkup Skydome FREE Event & Parking All schools kindergarten through graduate school… showcasing student work. Over 70 Businesses, organizations and agencies. Experience activities, interactive displays, information about STEM education and the many opportunities […]

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