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Flagstaff STEM City provides recap on Flagstaff STEM Week

| March 16, 2016
Flagstaff STEM City provides recap on Flagstaff STEM Week

Superbowl of STEM — The 3rd Annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration kicked off the week on Monday, March 7th at the NAU Skydome with almost every school, STEM business, government agency, and non-profit in Flagstaff! You can relive the excitement with Flg4TV’s 2 minute video here.

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NAU hosts regional high school robotics competition. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| March 16, 2016
NAU hosts regional high school robotics competition. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

The Northern Arizona University Skydome hosted a different kind of competition over the weekend: the FIRST Robotics Arizona North Regional contest, which pitted robots against each other to try to take down a castle.

FIRST stands for: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

The competition, called “Stronghold” and described by the organization as a “high-tech capture the flag” game, required school teams to align with teams from other schools and program and drive their robots to cross barriers and shoot balls into a castle structure in order to complete the task.

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Diné College and Northern Arizona University sign agreement to collaborate. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| March 16, 2016
Diné College and Northern Arizona University sign agreement to collaborate. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

Diné College and Northern Arizona University (NAU) finalized a partnership agreement Feb. 29 that allows the two schools to maximize their educational resources and expertise to increase educational opportunities on the Navajo Nation.

Diné College President Martin Ahumada and NAU President Rita Cheng signed the memorandum of understanding in Flagstaff. The agreement outlines academic programming, faculty collaboration, and student success initiatives.

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Williams community members, school officials split on drug testing. See other Williams News education stories here

| March 16, 2016
Williams community members, school officials split on drug testing. See other Williams News education stories here

Lively discussion took place March 3 when school administrators and community members participated in a second brainstorming session weighing the pros and cons of drug testing athletes and students involved with extracurricular activities at Williams Unified School District (WUSD).

Several high school and middle school coaches as well as community members who missed the first meeting expressed their support of a drug-free school but were concerned about the effects drug testing would have on the students involved.

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Page Middle School music students travel to Prescott for the Region Honor Band, Choir and Orchestra

| March 16, 2016
Page Middle School music students travel to Prescott for the Region Honor Band, Choir and Orchestra

A select group of music students from Page Middle School recently traveled to Prescott to perform solos and audition for the Region Honor Band, Choir, and Orchestra.

Four PMS students made the Region Honor Band and one student made the Region Honor Choir. They will be performing with other outstanding musicians from our region in Kingman, on May 6 and 7.

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Arizona Senate panel agrees parents should have say in school surveys

| March 16, 2016
Arizona Senate panel agrees parents should have say in school surveys

An Arizona Senate panel has passed a measure that would require parental consent to administer school surveys that ask students for personal information.

Republican Rep. Mark Finchem of Oro Valley says he’s concerned that schools are administering surveys to mine for student’s religious, health and political information without a parent’s knowledge.

Finchem revised the measure to require a parent’s written consent to give surveys that become part of a student’s permanent record and asks for personal information.

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CCC&Y Board Meeting – Monday, March 21, 2016 – with Area Agency on Aging – NACOG

| March 14, 2016
CCC&Y Board Meeting – Monday, March 21, 2016 – with Area Agency on Aging – NACOG

CCC&Y will welcome Lita Nelson of the Area Agency on Aging – NACOG to our monthly Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, Monday, March 21 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Ponderosa Room at the County Health and Community Services Building.

ALL are welcome to attend and join in the discussion. We will receive an update on the Kinship Care Program, other services and Coconino County outreach.

There will also be a brief presentation by Joy Goff of the Foster and Adoption Network of Northern Arizona.

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3rd Annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration

| March 9, 2016
3rd Annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration

Thank you to all of the visitors and presenters at the 3rd Annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration last night. The time and effort that the K – 12 teachers, NAU and CCC teachers and students, government agencies and businesses put into their presentations and activities was amazing. The approximately 4200 visitors were engaged and excited by the event. This has truly become a community celebration and a great representation of STEM education K- Graduate School and the opportunities beyond through the public and private sectors in Flagstaff.

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Reminder: 2016 Annual Child Abuse Prevention Kickoff Luncheon & Educational Conference to be held March 31

| March 9, 2016
Reminder: 2016 Annual Child Abuse Prevention Kickoff Luncheon & Educational Conference to be held March 31

In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, CCC&Y will present the 2016 Annual Educational Conference — “Strengthening Ourselves, Strengthening Our Practice,” and the 2016 Annual Kickoff Luncheon Fundraiser, on Thursday, March 31 at the Doubletree by Hilton, 1175 Historic Rte. 66, Flagstaff.

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Expect More Arizona — The Legislative Session So Far

| March 9, 2016
Expect More Arizona — The Legislative Session So Far

A Q/A with the 2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year and Classrooms First Initiative Council Member, Beth Maloney

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