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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — (NAU) ROADS On Mars Program

| January 7, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — (NAU) ROADS On Mars Program

NAU has a fantastic opportunity for out-of-school time programs to take part in a national NASA Challenge called ROADS on Mars. It is a great way to get kids 3rd-12th grade excited about STEM education, NASA, and technology. Schools and coaches need no prior experience and there are opportunities for free professional development and materials support.

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Submit proposals today for Rural College Access & Success Summit 2020 (April 26-28)

| January 7, 2020
Submit proposals today for Rural College Access & Success Summit 2020 (April 26-28)

The Rural College Access & Success Summit represents a great opportunity for Arizona’s education-focused community to join a national discussion on best practices and learn about innovative strategies that can transform the educational experience of rural students on April 26-28, 2020.

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Jan. 10 — Arizona’s Children Association presents ‘Foster Care & Adoption Tax Tip Zoom Seminar’

| January 7, 2020
Jan. 10 — Arizona’s Children Association presents ‘Foster Care & Adoption Tax Tip Zoom Seminar’

Arizona’s Children Association will present “Foster Care & Adoption Tax Tip Zoom Seminar,” presented by Lin Leclair, EA, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at Arizona’s Children Association,  1055 Ruth St., Suite 3, Prescott.

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Jan. 10-11 — Big Brothers Big Sisters Yavapai will present its Mentoring Symposium 2020 in Prescott

| January 7, 2020
Jan. 10-11 — Big Brothers Big Sisters Yavapai will present its Mentoring Symposium 2020 in Prescott

Register Today for the Power of Mentoring Symposium at azbigs.org

We have all experienced mentoring in some form, at some point, in our lives. The Power of Mentoring Symposium, hosted by Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters, in partnership with APS, offers seminars Jan. 11 at the Prescott Resort on mentoring for all ages and situations: Education, counseling, nonprofits, workplace, trauma-informed, faith-based and more.

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Education Spotlight: STEM Night 2020 in need of partners and sponsors. See more local education news here

| January 7, 2020
Education Spotlight: STEM Night 2020 in need of partners and sponsors. See more local education news here

STEM City, a nonprofit that seeks to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to the Flagstaff community, is seeking partners and sponsors for its Flagstaff Community STEM Night at the NAU Skydome on March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The free event, which had more than 2,000 participants last year, encourages children and their families to experience and think about STEM in new ways.

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Expect More Arizona — Education Top Issue for Fifth Straight Year. See more state education and legislative news here

| January 7, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Education Top Issue for Fifth Straight Year. See more state education and legislative news here

Expect More Arizona commissioned its annual statewide public opinion survey of 600 likely Arizona voters in November 2019. For the fifth year in a row, poll results show that voters believe education is the most important issue facing our state, above immigration, healthcare or the economy. Voters continue to consider teacher pay and a general lack of funding to be our state’s most significant education issues.

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Teaching students to be civic-minded, and civil about it. See more national education news here

| January 7, 2020
Teaching students to be civic-minded, and civil about it. See more national education news here

There was a time in this country when you had to be a white, male landowner to vote. While that’s changed, many people who could use American democracy’s fundamental tool still don’t.

More women voted in the 2018 midterm elections than men, but voter turnout for whites was much higher than all other ethnic groups — although the percentage of increase for those of Asian and Hispanic origin is growing more rapidly. The same goes for young people.

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Prevention Spotlight: Worried About Your Friend?

| January 6, 2020
Prevention Spotlight: Worried About Your Friend?

If you’ve noticed someone in your life showing signs of a mental or substance use disorder, the first thing you should do is talk to them. It’s not an easy conversation, but it could be exactly the encouragement they need to seek help.

By using one of these conversation starters, you can open the door to a judgment-free zone where they’ll feel valued, supported, and listened to.

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Upcoming CCC&Y Events and Activities

| January 1, 2020
Upcoming CCC&Y Events and Activities

Upcoming CCC&Y Events and Activities: 2020 Monthly Board and Membership Meetings: *Held the third Monday of every month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Coconino County Health District, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff * Meetings subject to change due to holidays. Visit https://news.coconinokids.org for the latest update. 2020 Monthly CCC&Y Committee Meetings: CCC&Y Action and Outreach […]

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2020 Legislative, Media Contacts

| January 1, 2020
2020 Legislative, Media Contacts

Your Voice Want to express your feelings about the state of education? Please try these handy links. Easy Way to Weigh in on Education Bills: Request to Speak   Quick links —  Click here to contact the White House Click here to contact the U.S. Congress Click here to contact Arizona elected officials Click here to […]

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