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The mission of LAUNCH Flagstaff is to advance world-class education for every child in Flagstaff from cradle through their career. We accept our shared responsibility in reaching this goal.
The following partners of LAUNCH Flagstaff support our children by reinvesting in our teachers and schools. Through seeking a permanent educational funding solution, we can ensure our education system is capable of achieving world-class status. We desire that all community sectors engage in this conversation and find the common ground that will produce the educational results we all want. Read more “World-Class Education Funding for Flagstaff and Arizona” →
Flagstaff attorney Patrice Horstman and Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Risha VanderWey, both members of the LAUNCH Flagstaff Community Leadership Council, joined LAUNCH Partnership Director Paul Kulpinski at the 110th Arizona Town Hall on Funding preK – 12 Education. This northern Arizona contingent participated with about one-hundred other community and business leaders, elected officials, students and educators in an intense three-day process to draft a list of recommendations to be used by communities across the state to influence local and state policy on funding public education in Arizona. Read more “LAUNCH Represented at Arizona Town Hall” →
Nearly one hundred Flagstaff community members engaged in thoughtful discussion about funding preK – 12 education in Arizona for four hours on October 1, 2017 at the Coconino Community College Lone Tree Campus. Students, educators, parents, government officials, business leaders, and other concerned citizens crafted a five-page report with their recommendations for improving the funding of our educational system. Read more “Flagstaff’s Recommendations for preK-12 Education” →
LAUNCH Flagstaff has partnered with the Arizona Town Hall organization to convene a Flagstaff Town Hall event on October 1, 2017 at Coconino Community College. This half-day event will bring together one hundred and eighty community leaders, policy makers, educators, students and other community members around the topic of Funding for preK-12 Education. The results of our event will help inform the state-wide 110th Arizona Town Hall in November.
Participation requires pre-registration.
Flagstaff Town Hall Tentative Agenda: October 1, 2017
12:30-1:00 pm Check-In and Networking
1:00-5:00 pm Town Hall Process
5:00 – 6:30 pm Post event dinner
As a result from the promotion of and participation in the Flagstaff Town Hall, community members will be more informed about the issues impacting our educational system related to public funding of preK-12 education in Arizona. Additionally, the community will be more aware of the collective impact efforts of the LAUNCH Flagstaff partnership in creating a communitywide culture of world-class education for all Flagstaff’s children and youth. With this awareness, community members will be better prepared to take action not only at a local level, but also a state level when it comes to educating Arizona’s future.
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American Teacher uses a large collection of teacher testimonies and contrasts the demands of the teaching profession alongside interviews with education experts and education reform news from around the country. There are four principal characters in the film whose lives and careers are closely portrayed over the course of several years. Alongside the stories of these four characters is interwoven a mixture of interviews with teachers, students, families, and education leaders, as well as animation conveying startling facts surrounding the teaching profession.
American Teacher also features interviews with US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Deputy Secretary of Education Brad Jupp, the founder of The Equity Project Charter School Zeke Vanderhoek, Stanford Professor of Education Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford economist Eric Hanushek, and several regional and national teachers of the year. The film is produced by Ninive Calegari, Dave Eggers, is produced and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, and co-directed and edited by filmmaker Brian McGinn. The film is narrated by actor Matt Damon with music composed by San Francisco musician Thao Nguyen.
Tickets are available at:
The Orpheum Box Office, Rainbow’s End, and online at OrpheumFlagstaff.com
Ticket proceeds to benefit LAUNCH Flagstaff
LAUNCH Flagstaff seeks to raise the bar and create a community culture of world-class education for all our children, cradle through career. We recognize that supporting our kid’s education is not just the responsibility of our schools. It takes an entire community.
Through the major financial support of the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff, United Way of Northern Arizona, and The Wharton Foundation, LAUNCH Flagstaff provides the infrastructure in which our partner organizations can share resources, share accountability, share success and have a collective impact on improving educational outcomes. Read more “Arizona Town Hall in Flagstaff” →
A heartfelt thank you to The Wharton Foundation for expanding their financial support of the LAUNCH Flagstaff partnership for the next fiscal year starting in July 2017.
“The Wharton Foundation sees great potential in the collective impact of LAUNCH Flagstaff,” said Scott Pettitt, President of the Foundation. “This investment is a very effective way to leverage The Wharton Foundation as a resource in the community of stakeholders that LAUNCH represents,” he added.
Read more “Wharton Foundation Grants Funds for 2017-18” →