Frank Moraga

rss feed

Frank Moraga's Latest Posts

April 18 — SOAR Summer Youth Employment Program to hold open house

| April 15, 2019
April 18 — SOAR Summer Youth Employment Program to hold open house

Please join us to learn more about the SOAR Summer Youth Employment Program and meet representatives from participating departments and agencies.The open house will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the Coconino County Human Resources, 420 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff.

Continue Reading

Flagstaff schools make room for discussions following Chabad community center vandalism. See more local education news here

| April 9, 2019
Flagstaff schools make room for discussions following Chabad community center vandalism. See more local education news here

This weekend marks two weeks since vandals painted swastikas on the walls and windows of Chabad Jewish community center in Flagstaff.

The Flagstaff Police Department issued a statement that it would be investigating the break-in as a hate crime; the Anti-Defamation League is offering $2,000 for any information that might lead to an arrest.

Soon after news of the event broke, Arizona Daily Sun photographer Jake Bacon took to hanging tinfoil hearts on the fencing outside the center and hundreds of others followed suit — entire schools crafted and added their own hearts to the tapestry, which glinted in the sun for days to follow.

Continue Reading

Arizona Education Association President Hopes Legislators Focus On School Funding Increases. See more state education news here

| April 9, 2019
Arizona Education Association President Hopes Legislators Focus On School Funding Increases. See more state education news here

Months before a new fiscal year begins for the state, Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas suspects legislators are not on the same page when it comes to education funding.

Thomas said it would take a lot for teachers to repeat last year’s strike, but isn’t ruling one out if lawmakers do not commit to better funding for education.

“We’re having difficulty hiring people in the state of Arizona, because we have a reputation that we don’t fund our schools very well,” Thomas said.

Continue Reading

5 life skills we need to teach in school. See more national education news here

| April 9, 2019
5 life skills we need to teach in school. See more national education news here

A stunning number of adults seem to be coasting by without knowledge of what many would consider extremely basic life skills.From financial literacy to learning how to communicate, the U.S. education system could stand to incorporate courses on the basic skills we need to navigate daily life.This list describes 5 life skills, why we need them in our schools, and the consequences of their absence.

Continue Reading

NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Michelle Weidinger’ of Cromer Elementary School

| April 9, 2019
NAZ Today ‘Teacher of the Week — Michelle Weidinger’ of Cromer Elementary School

This week NAZ Today salutes Cromer Elementary’s Michelle Weidinger, who says collaboration is a key to student success. She works with each class to shape the curriculum to focus on what students want to learn.

Continue Reading

Children’s Action Alliance shares new report — ‘Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement’

| April 8, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance shares new report — ‘Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement’

A new data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds more children are being placed with foster families nationwide, as opposed to group homes, but that placement of teens with families is slower to catch up to the trend. Research confirms that children in the foster care system have better outcomes when they live with families.  

Continue Reading

Association for Supportive Child Care now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium

| April 8, 2019
Association for Supportive Child Care now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium

Do you provide valuable training that impacts professionals working with young children?The Association for Supportive Child Care is now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium.

Continue Reading

National Crime Victim’ Rights Week through April 13

| April 8, 2019
National Crime Victim’ Rights Week through April 13

In the middle of crime and crisis is a hard time to figure out the criminal justice system and how to navigate it; let alone the emotional impact or figuring out any restructuring of your life that may need to take place depending on the type of crime your are experiencing. Since we don’t know when our lives will be impacted by the unexpected I encourage you all to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the rights of victims as well as knowing who you can call for assistance to help guide you in the process.

Continue Reading

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 6 — 2019 STEM Grant Application is now open. Deadline is April 29

| April 8, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 6 — 2019 STEM Grant Application is now open. Deadline is April 29

Applications are now open for the 2019 STEM Grants for out-of-school time programs. In partnership with Cox Communications, AzCASE will award a total of $10,000 in grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 to programs that incorporate or expand the use of STEM-based learning in their programs.

Continue Reading

Registration deadline approaching for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence 2019 Professional Development Workshops

| April 8, 2019
Registration deadline approaching for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence  2019 Professional Development Workshops

Last few sessions before your summer break. Sign up to join us next week!

Continue Reading