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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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Children’s Action Alliance shares new report — ‘Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement’

| April 8, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance shares new report — ‘Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement’

A new data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds more children are being placed with foster families nationwide, as opposed to group homes, but that placement of teens with families is slower to catch up to the trend. Research confirms that children in the foster care system have better outcomes when they live with families.  

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Association for Supportive Child Care now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium

| April 8, 2019
Association for Supportive Child Care now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium

Do you provide valuable training that impacts professionals working with young children?The Association for Supportive Child Care is now accepting presenter applications for the 4th Annual Northern Arizona Early Childhood Symposium.

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National Crime Victim’ Rights Week through April 13

| April 8, 2019
National Crime Victim’ Rights Week through April 13

In the middle of crime and crisis is a hard time to figure out the criminal justice system and how to navigate it; let alone the emotional impact or figuring out any restructuring of your life that may need to take place depending on the type of crime your are experiencing. Since we don’t know when our lives will be impacted by the unexpected I encourage you all to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the rights of victims as well as knowing who you can call for assistance to help guide you in the process.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 6 — 2019 STEM Grant Application is now open. Deadline is April 29

| April 8, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 6 — 2019 STEM Grant Application is now open. Deadline is April 29

Applications are now open for the 2019 STEM Grants for out-of-school time programs. In partnership with Cox Communications, AzCASE will award a total of $10,000 in grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 to programs that incorporate or expand the use of STEM-based learning in their programs.

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Registration deadline approaching for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence 2019 Professional Development Workshops

| April 8, 2019
Registration deadline approaching for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence  2019 Professional Development Workshops

Last few sessions before your summer break. Sign up to join us next week!

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SOAR summer youth employment program now accepting applications for June 3 through 27 session

| April 8, 2019
SOAR summer youth employment program now accepting applications for June 3 through 27 session

Coconino County is excited to announce our SOAR (Success, Opportunity, and Readiness) Summer Youth Employment program. Are you interested in learning about and engaging in non-profit, local government, and public service careers? Are you in need of career building skills and exposure to the workforce?This is the opportunity for you!

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ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy update for April 3 — Teen suicide prevention and the LGBTQ kids

| April 8, 2019
ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy update for April 3 — Teen suicide prevention and the LGBTQ kids

With at least 88 Arizona youths taking their own life over the last two years, including a recent wave in the East Valley, the issue of teen suicide has been in the news lately and has garnered the attention of the Legislature. Senate Bill 1468 , which has bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, would provide training in suicide prevention for school counselors, teachers, principals and other education personnel who work with students in grades 6-12.

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Northland Family Help Center seeking to raise $6,000 by April 12 to support Human Trafficking Services at the youth center

| April 8, 2019
Northland Family Help Center seeking to raise $6,000 by April 12  to support Human Trafficking Services at the youth center

Northland Family Help Center has applied for a grant that includes a crowd-funding component. The organization is currently working to raise $6,000 by April 12, with funding to go toward funding Human Trafficking Services in the Youth Shelter.Northland Family Help Center has been serving the Flagstaff, AZ community for 40 years! Over that time, we continue to evolve and fill gaps in social services to ensure our communities’ individuals, families, and youth are healthy and thriving.

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