Tag: Teens

AZ Education Leaders: Where have our teachers gone?

| February 23, 2015
AZ Education Leaders: Where have our teachers gone?

February 19, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service A teacher shortage is hitting Arizona hard, with 62 percent of public schools reporting unfilled teaching positions in September 2014, according to an Arizona Department of Education survey. To make matters worse, 23 percent of Arizona educators will be eligible to retire in […]

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NAU joins effort to produce more STEM teachers

| February 23, 2015
NAU joins effort to produce more STEM teachers

February 19, 2015 6:00 am  • By Michelle McManimon — Arizona Daily Sun Northern Arizona University has joined a nationwide effort to increase the number of science, technology, engineering and math teachers in U.S. schools. In late January, NAU’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning was accepted into 100Kin10, an elite, nonprofit network of 230 […]

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New program helps foster youth achieve college education

| February 16, 2015
New program helps foster youth achieve college education

February 15, 2015 • By Heather Beshears • Yuma News Now TEMPE — The Arizona foster care tuition waiver, a bill signed into law by former Gov. Jan Brewer in 2013, helps Arizona’s foster youth earn a college degree by offering free tuition. But getting students into college is just part of the goal. The […]

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Arizona Senate committee approves bills greatly expanding school voucher program eligibility

| February 16, 2015
Arizona Senate committee approves bills greatly expanding school voucher program eligibility

February 12, 2015 • Fox Business •  Associated Press PHOENIX – Students unable to enroll in the public or charter school of their choice and all children on Indian reservations would qualify for the state’s private school voucher program under a pair of bills approved Thursday by an Arizona Senate committee. …Read the full article […]

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New approach to math helping Arizona high school students graduate

| February 16, 2015
New approach to math helping Arizona high school students graduate

February 11, 2015 • By Cathryn Creno • The Republic | azcentral.com Marana Unified is one of 18 districts in the state to offer new special math classes for technical education students. The district is one of just three statewide to offer automotive math. …Read the full article HERE

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Parents 360 Free Training

| February 15, 2015
Parents 360 Free Training

The Guidance Center is hosting a free training for parents on “Drugs/Alcohol, Your Teen, and YOU” Talking to your teens about drugs and alcohol can be tough,but it is one of the most important things you can do to help prevent them from using substances. When: March 3, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Ellen Seaborne Indigo Room […]

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Register Now For The Strengthening Families Program

| February 12, 2015
Register Now For The Strengthening Families Program

The Guidance Center is hosting the Strengthening Families Program from March 24 – May 5. The Strengthening Families Program is a free 7-week program for parents and their children ages 10-14. Designed To: Help parents build on their strengths in showing love and setting limits Help youth develop skills in handling peer pressure and building a positive […]

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Gallup Student Poll: Job Confidence Lower in Higher Grades

| February 10, 2015
Gallup Student Poll: Job Confidence Lower in Higher Grades

February 03, 2015 • By Shane Lopez and Brandon Busteed — Gallup WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gallup Student Poll students in elementary and middle school are much more optimistic about their ability to find a good job than are students in high school. The percentage of students in grades 5 through 12 who strongly agree with […]

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‘Most Likely to Succeed’: An education documentary designed to engage the students

| February 10, 2015
‘Most Likely to Succeed’: An education documentary designed to engage the students

February 03, 2015 • By Lindsey Bahr — AP Film Writer • U.S. News & World Report PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — For all the hand-wringing about the American education system, for most families, the problems only become evident when they hits the home. At least that was the case for director Greg Whiteley (“Mitt”) […]

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Opinion: How to settle the education funding lawsuit

| February 10, 2015
Opinion: How to settle the education funding lawsuit

February 02, 2015 • Robert Robb, The Republic | azcentral.com It’s a good thing that there are settlement discussions in the lawsuit about inflation funding for K-12 education. Not sure it’s a good thing that those discussions are being mediated by a panel of Appeals Court judges. If there is a settlement, it will be […]

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