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First Things First update for Feb. 5 — Call for Proposals

| February 11, 2019
First Things First update for Feb. 5 — Call for Proposals

First Things First is accepting proposals for breakout sessions to be presented at the 2019 Early Childhood Summit.

The Summit is a unique opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and ideas with a large and highly-engaged audience of early childhood professionals, stakeholders and supporters.

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United Way of Northern Arizona update for Feb. 8 — VITA Dates Announced

| February 11, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona update for Feb. 8 — VITA Dates Announced

United Way of Northern Arizona is again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in several communities to provide FREE help with filing 2018 income tax returns.

IRS-certified volunteers will be helping complete tax returns for  low-to-moderate income households, persons with disabilities and taxpayers with limited English speaking abilities. 

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STEM Saturdays update for Feb. 9 — Celebrate Black History Month with STEM

| February 11, 2019
STEM Saturdays update for Feb. 9 — Celebrate Black History Month with STEM

February is Black History Month, the perfect time to celebrate the impact African-Americans have had in STEM fields. Ozobot developed a list of 14 STEAM Classroom [or Afterschool!] Activities to Celebrate Black History Month, including ‘Learn About Light and the Inventor of the Motion Sensor’.

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Deadline to submit to ‘2019 School’s Out, Make It Count’ conference photo contest is Feb. 15

| February 11, 2019
Deadline to submit to ‘2019 School’s Out, Make It Count’ conference photo contest is Feb. 15

Showcase your program on the conference collateral and have your photo be featured in the printed program. Anyone can be the photographer even your program’s participants.

The 27th Annual “School’s Out, Make It Count” conference will be held Oct. 19 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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Feb. 13 — Flagstaff Festival of Science to present ‘From the Mountain to the Moon’

| February 11, 2019
Feb. 13 — Flagstaff Festival of Science to present ‘From the Mountain to the Moon’

The Flagstaff Festival of Science will present the Lunar Legacy Lecture Series program — From the Mountain to the Moon, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Coconino Community College, Lone Tree Campus.

Scientists with the US Geological Survey throughout the Apollo missions, Drs. Ivo and Baerbel Lucchitta, offer a personal account of the historical role of the Flagstaff’s Astrogeology Center (USGS) in the exploration of the moon.

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Feb. 13 — FUSD to hold rescheduled Kindergarten Registration

| February 11, 2019
Feb. 13 — FUSD to hold rescheduled Kindergarten Registration

To assist families with the registration process, Flagstaff Unified School District elementary schools will be hosting Kindergarten Registration on February 13th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at all District elementary schools.  The event had to be rescheduled due to a weather related school closure on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

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Feb. 14 — CCC presents ‘Ed Talks: Volcano Date Night’

| February 11, 2019
Feb. 14 — CCC presents ‘Ed Talks: Volcano Date Night’

College will present “Ed Talks: Volcano Date Night,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at the CCC Fourth Street Innovation Center, Room B34.

CCC Geology Instructor Kurt Yuengling will share his enthusiasm for learning about Northern Arizona’s breath of Volcano types, how to identify them, and their role in the formation of the idyllic landscape.

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Feb. 19 — Grand Canyon Chamber presents Food Handler training in Tusayan

| February 11, 2019
Feb. 19 — Grand Canyon Chamber presents Food Handler training in Tusayan

The Grand Canyon Chamber will present “Manager Food Handler Training” from 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. and “Hourly Food Handler Training” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Big E Steakhouse, 395 AZ-64, Tusayan.

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LAUNCH seeking support for preschool pilot program. See more local education news here

| February 5, 2019
LAUNCH seeking support for preschool pilot program. See more local education news here

LAUNCH Flagstaff approached both the Flagstaff City Council and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors (Feb. 5) with one central message: the community needs more quality preschool options.

To advance world class education, which is LAUNCH’s stated mission, the organization is seeking supporters for a pilot program to improve preschool education within Flagstaff Unified School District boundaries by providing full-day, year-round preschool to 4-year-olds from low-income families.

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Arizona Education Superintendent: Teacher Shortage a ‘Crisis’. See more state education news here

| February 5, 2019
Arizona Education Superintendent: Teacher Shortage a ‘Crisis’. See more state education news here

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman told the state House Education Committee that the teacher shortage is a “crisis.”

During her first state of education speech to the committee, Hoffman said when she speaks with teachers they often talk about pay.

“Time and time, pay, competitive pay, is always the top issue. Many feel their pay has even been decreasing over the years,” she said.

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