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Page celebrate 2019 Early Childhood Fair & Easter Egg Hunt

| April 15, 2019
Page celebrate 2019 Early Childhood Fair & Easter Egg Hunt

Hundreds of plastic Easter Eggs were scattered around the four baseball fields at the Page Sports Complex on April 13. But shortly after the local fire department sounded the horn on the fire truck at 10 a.m., those eggs were scooped up seemingly in seconds during the 2019 Page Early Childhood Fair, “Early Learning, Every Day.”

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CPLC Parenting Arizona presents Child Abuse Prevention meeting in Tuba City

| April 15, 2019
CPLC Parenting Arizona presents Child Abuse Prevention meeting in Tuba City

More than 50 people took part in A Child Abuse Prevention Walk held April 4 at the Tuba City Fairgrounds.

The event, in honor of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, was presented by CPLC Parenting Arizona. The organization recently presented its inaugural Child Abuse Prevention meeting in Tuba City.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 15 — Grants, Resources & Afterschool Professionals Week Prep

| April 15, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 15 — Grants, Resources & Afterschool Professionals Week Prep

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Corporate Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations that strive to enhance the quality of life in company communities throughout the state. The Corporate Giving Program provides grants to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.

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Museum of Northern Arizona update for April 12 — 1086 families in Flagstaff with 7th or 8th grade students received a surprise gift in the mail from MNA – a two year family membership

| April 15, 2019
Museum of Northern Arizona update for April 12 — 1086 families in Flagstaff with 7th or 8th grade students received a surprise gift in the mail from MNA – a two year family membership

… Recently 1086 families in Flagstaff with 7th or 8th grade students received a surprise gift in the mail from MNA – a two year family membership. This new program, called the Molly Blank Club, is a collaboration between MNA and The Molly Blank Foundation to give Title 1 students access to the museum and all it offers.

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ASU Morrison Institute update for April 10 — The national STEM teacher shortage threatens future prosperity

| April 15, 2019
ASU Morrison Institute update for April 10 — The national STEM teacher shortage threatens future prosperity

RealClearEducation posted a commentary that America’s competitiveness in the global economy depends on our ability to remain at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological production. Although American institutions and business continue to drive innovation in STEM fields, the ability of our public education system to sustain the pipeline of STEM talent is very much in doubt.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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