8th Grade Math Community Action Network (CAN) LAUNCHed
Of the five shared goals of the LAUNCH Flagstaff partnership, two have had active CANs of subject matter experts working toward identifying and implementing strategic action related to their respective outcomes – until now. Starting in February, LAUNCH Flagstaff officially has it’s third CAN on improving outcomes in 8th grade mathematics. Read more “8th Grade Math CAN LAUNCHed”
LAUNCH Data Team Studies Predictors for Education Success
In December 2017, LAUNCH Flagstaff investigated the relationship between a cohort of 107 students who:
- participated in KinderCamp®
- received a Kindergarten Development Assessment (KDA) upon entering kindergarten within the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD)
- received a 3rd grade English Language Arts (ELA) score on the AzMERIT state standardized test.
Multi-LEA Collaboration on Kindergarten Readiness
Mountain School, PEAK School and the Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) collaborated on a multi-LEA (Local Education Agency) application for partnership with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to receive support for implementation support the Kindergarten Developmental Inventory (KDI) / K-3 Formative Assessment. The application was filed with the ADE on November 14, 2017, two days ahead of the application deadline.
The goal of this collaboration is to establish a consistent and reliable method for assessing community-wide student readiness for school and to better address individual student needs. Through this collaboration, over 185 students will be served across five elementary schools: Mountain, PEAK, Sechrist, Marshall, and Killip. Read more “Multi-LEA Collaboration on Kindergarten Readiness”
Public School Retooling Takes Community Leadership
From: Arizona Daily Sun – Our View August 6, 2017
If there has been a Flagstaff school year that started with a bigger turnover at the top, we can’t recall it.
The challenge will be not only mastering a steep learning curve by the newcomers but also finding common ground for effective educational programming with limited resources.
The Flagstaff Unified School District has a new superintendent in Mike Penca, and three out of five board members weren’t in place at this time last year.
Post-Secondary Training Collaboration
A perfect example of the power of collective impact is the recent conversation between two LAUNCH partners, Coconino Community College and Flagstaff Unified School District, to explore creating a regional career training center for adults seeking post-secondary technical job training.
Momentum was boosted this month as the Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona (ECoNA) joined the conversation to help tap the voices of the business community, which will ultimately drive the scope and scale of the training programs that a center like this would provide. Read more “Post-Secondary Training Collaboration”
LAUNCH aims to improve education throughout Flagstaff
From: The Arizona Daily Sun; Sunday January 15, 2017; Flagstaff, Arizona
Author: Corina Vanek
An alliance between education and community leaders in the city is aiming to extend collaboration to help Flagstaff attain a world-class education system.
LAUNCH Flagstaff, which stands for Learn, Advocate, Unite, Network, Contribute, Help, announced its official kickoff last year after years of research and meetings designed to determine the educational needs of the city.
Paul Kulpinski, a former Flagstaff Unified School District governing board member and the Partnership Director of Launch Flagstaff, said the idea came about when then-Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Robert Kelty commissioned a study Read more “LAUNCH aims to improve education throughout Flagstaff”