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‘Food is Medicine for Diabetes: A Nutrition Symposium for Community and Health Professionals’ to be held in Flagstaff on Nov. 16

| October 1, 2019
‘Food is Medicine for Diabetes: A Nutrition Symposium for Community and Health Professionals’ to be held in Flagstaff on Nov. 16

By Native Americans for Community Action FLAGSTAFF — A “Food is Medicine for Diabetes: A Nutrition Symposium for Community and Health Professionals” will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Coconino High School, 2801 n. Isabel St., Flagstaff. View Map Register here Community and Health Professionals are welcome to attend both […]

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Children’s Action Alliance: Cheers to a Great 2019 Summit on Kinship Care Issues

| October 1, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance: Cheers to a Great 2019 Summit on Kinship Care Issues

This year’s Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors (AZGA) Summit was a huge success, with nearly 200 kinship family members in attendance.

Every September, AZGA invites families to the meeting to get to know one another and discuss kinship care issues, hold a dialogue with legislators during a panel discussion, learn about community support services and work on public policies they want lawmakers to support in the upcoming legislative session, which begins in January.

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Supt. Hoffman’s comment on Prop. 123 ruling. See more state education news here

| October 1, 2019
Supt. Hoffman’s comment on Prop. 123 ruling. See more state education news here

A federal judge’s ruling today said the State of Arizona acted illegally by not getting approval from congress before Proposition 123 took money for public education from the state land trust investment fund.

But U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake’s court order does not stop Prop. 123 funding, because it received congressional approval after the fact, according to a Capitol Media Services article. Read the entire ruling below.

The order does prevent Arizona from doing the same thing in 2025 when Prop. 123 expires without getting congressional approval first.

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Charter School and Public School Students Have Same Academic Performance, Report Finds. See more national education news here

| October 1, 2019
Charter School and Public School Students Have Same Academic Performance, Report Finds. See more national education news here

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) finds that charter school and public school students have the same academic performance in testing conducted at the fourth- and eighth-grade level.

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Education Spotlight: Record number of families attend CCC&Y’s Early Childhood Fair. See more local education news here

| October 1, 2019
Education Spotlight: Record number of families attend CCC&Y’s Early Childhood Fair. See more local education news here

A record of more than 500 visitors took part in the Flagstaff’s Festival of Science, CCC&Y’s 9thAnnual Early Childhood Fair on Sept. 28 at Flagstaff High School.

The theme of the event was Full “S.T.E.A.M.” Ahead.

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Connections Spotlight: Get Tickets Now!! — Time is short for Kevin Campbell’s presentation on ‘Self-Healing Communities’ on Oct. 29 in Flagstaff

| October 1, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Get Tickets Now!! — Time is short for Kevin Campbell’s presentation on ‘Self-Healing Communities’ on Oct. 29 in Flagstaff

Hundreds of tickets have gone but we still have room. 

RSVP now for Kevin Campbell’s presentation on “Self-Healing Communities,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the High Country Conference Center, 201 W. Butler Ave., Flagstaff.

Tickets are $30 to $45. Click here to register.

We are excited to announce this has attracted statewide attention including local, state and federal representation as well as a policy analyst.  Ticket sales end in 2 weeks on Oct 13. 

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Children’s Action Alliance — Annie E. Casey Foundation Data Snapshot: Slow, Uneven Improvement in Children Living in Poverty

| September 24, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance — Annie E. Casey Foundation Data Snapshot: Slow, Uneven Improvement in Children Living in Poverty

A new five-year data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that Arizona is tied for fifth highest in the nation in the percentage of children living in concentrated poverty. While Arizona’s percentage of kids living in concentrated poverty dropped slightly, one in five kids in our state still lives in poor neighborhoods, with children of color and children in rural Arizona far more likely to live in areas of concentrated poverty.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sept. 29

| September 24, 2019
Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sept. 29

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Early Childhood Fair on Sept. 28 is included in festival’s passport.  FLAGSTAFF — The Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sunday, Sept. 29 with a variety of events through the region. Some of the events include: Roving on Mars Ken Herkenhoff, Ph.D., USGS 5 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. […]

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Well Women, Well Communities 2020 Initiative in Coconino County

| September 24, 2019
Well Women, Well Communities 2020 Initiative in Coconino County

The Well Women, Well Communities 2020 project is a collaborative interagency initiative ‘to increase the local health department’s capacity to identify and address system’s level barriers and gaps in services that affect a woman’s ability to be well and seek well-woman care at a community level.

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Flagstaff Initiative Against Trafficking to present screening of ‘California’s Forgotten Children’ on Nov. 9

| September 24, 2019
Flagstaff Initiative Against Trafficking to present screening of ‘California’s Forgotten Children’ on Nov. 9

he Flagstaff Initiative Against Trafficking will present a screening of “California’s Forgotten Children” from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library.

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