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May 29 — Trauma Stewardship Group 8-week training to be presented

| April 29, 2019
May 29 — Trauma Stewardship Group 8-week training to be presented

A Trauma Stewardship Group 8-week training will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Beginning May 29.This group will examine the impact of work related stress and vicarious (secondary) trauma on current life satisfaction and functioning.

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Southwest Native-American Foundation scholarship applications due May 1. See more local education news here

| April 23, 2019
Southwest Native-American Foundation scholarship applications due May 1. See more local education news here

Applications for the Southwest Native-American Foundation’s scholarships are due by May 1 to the foundation’s headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

The foundation, a donor-funded nonprofit, offers scholarship to outstanding Native American high school and college students in the Southwest. Previously, it has awarded scholarship funds to future students of Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, Grand Canyon University and Coconino College, among others.

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Ward: State GOP backs tax hike for education. See more state education news here

| April 23, 2019
Ward: State GOP backs tax hike for education. See more state education news here

The state Republican Party has staked out a rare policy position by backing a tax hike – as long as GOP lawmakers don’t have to do it alone.
AZGOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward announced Monday evening her support for legislation that would increase a voter-approved 0.6-cent sales tax earmarked for education to a full penny.
This new tax hike, like the original tax, would also need to be approved by voters on the 2020 ballot.

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Report: Overall pre-K spending grows, but few states make gains in quality, enrollment. See more national education news here

| April 23, 2019
Report: Overall pre-K spending grows, but few states make gains in quality, enrollment. See more national education news here

For the first time, overall spending on public pre-K programs across 44 states, the District of Columbia and Guam tops $8 billion, and 16 states increased per-child funding last year.But a sizable number of states — 18 — have used a soon-to-expire federal grant program to expand or improve those programs, and not all have plans for how they’ll sustain those efforts, according to the National Institute for Early Education Research’s (NIEER) annual State of Preschool”yearbook,” released Wednesday.

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Coconino County celebrates Teacher of the Year 2019

| April 23, 2019
Coconino County celebrates Teacher of the Year 2019

Following the awards ceremony, Williams High School music teacher Beverly Stearns wondered if she could lead her music students from the back of a pick-up truck.Well, she will have a whole year to decide as she celebrates the honor as the 2019 Coconino County Teacher of the Year. Stearns was presented with the award during the seventh annual event held April 17 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.Jordan Morales, a second grade teacher at Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School in Flagstaff, was named the 2019 Coconino County Rookie Teacher of the Year, with Kelly Smith, an anatomy and biology teacher at Coconino High School, receiving the 2019 Coconino County STEM Teacher of the Year award.

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Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth honors 2019 Caring for Children award winners at annual conference

| April 22, 2019
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth honors 2019 Caring for Children award winners at annual conference

They include a policy leader who has advocated for early and developmentally disabled childhood education programs throughout Coconino County; an individual who has served nearly three decades strengthening and keeping families together in Northern Arizona; and a community leader whose efforts have provided a variety of afterschool, weekend and summer programs in Page.The Coconino Coalition for Children and Youth (CCC&Y) congratulates the 2019 Caring for Children Award recipients, who were honored at 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Conference and Luncheon — “Healing Collective Trauma through Community Connections” — April 18 in Flagstaff.

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Department of Child Safety Office of Prevention Conducting Needs Assessment 2019 – Stakeholder On-line Survey

| April 22, 2019
Department of Child Safety Office of Prevention Conducting Needs Assessment 2019 – Stakeholder On-line Survey

The Department of Child Safety’s Office of Prevention is conducting a statewide needs assessment focused on the prevention of child maltreatment. The purposes of the needs assessment are to: (1) determine the current risk and protective factors for Arizona’s children and families. (2) identify the most effective methods to prevent or mediate risks and/or to enhance protective factors identified in the need’s assessment.

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FUSD announces Summer Food Service Program

| April 22, 2019
FUSD announces Summer Food Service Program

The Flagstaff Unified School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 18 and under, without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

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Call for NAU Symposium Reviewers

| April 22, 2019
Call for NAU Symposium Reviewers

Hello, STEM City Community,NAU Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity needs your help! We are expecting over 1,000 students to come together to present at this year’s Undergraduate Symposium.  It is our goal to provide feedback to every student who presents, so it will take the help of community members like you to reach our goal. Please consider signing up to be a volunteer reviewer!

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First Things First update for April 22 — Building strong families one visit at a time

| April 22, 2019
First Things First update for April 22 — Building strong families one visit at a time

…Expectant mothers or families with a child up to 5 years old can sign up voluntarily for the home visits, in which a trained parent educator visits the family every other week.First Things First funds voluntary, evidence-based home visitation programs, such as the CPLC program, which follows the Parents as Teachers model. These one-on-one visits with trained providers have been shown to be an effective way to support and empower families and children experiencing various challenges, as well as to support the bonding and relationship between the parents and child.

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