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Jan. 28 — Screening of ‘California’s Forgotten Children’ to be held at Christ’s Church of Flagstaff

| January 21, 2020
Jan. 28 — Screening of ‘California’s Forgotten Children’ to be held at Christ’s Church of Flagstaff

To coincide with January as “Human Trafficking Awareness Month!” a “California’s Forgotten Children” will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Christ’s Church of Flagstaff, 3475 Soliere Ave., Flagstaff.

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Take a look at details of Gov’s education budget proposal. See more state education, legislative, Request to Speak news here

| January 21, 2020
Take a look at details of Gov’s education budget proposal. See more state education, legislative, Request to Speak news here

What are the details in Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal for public K-12 education and higher education? And what is the economic outlook for Arizona? Find out here.

Click here for Arizona School Boards Association’s summary of the Governor’s budget proposal

Staff members of the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning & Budgeting presented details of Gov. Doug Ducey’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal during a press conference that began at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

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Analysis Finds Big Differences In School Textbooks In States With Differing Politics. See more national education news here

| January 21, 2020
Analysis Finds Big Differences In School Textbooks In States With Differing Politics. See more national education news here

A New York Times analysis of social studies textbooks from California and Texas reveals differences influenced by each state’s politics. NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Times reporter Dana Goldstein.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y’s monthly board meeting to be held on Jan. 27

| January 20, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y’s monthly board meeting to be held on Jan. 27

FLAGSTAFF — The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will hold its next monthly board meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27 at the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff.

The board will be approving the Coalition’s Action and Outreach initiatives at the meeting.

ALL are welcome to attend the Coalition’s monthly board meeting and join in the discussion.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Jody Laura. See more local education news here

| January 20, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Jody Laura. See more local education news here

Jody Laura has created a music program that introduces kids to music at the youngest of ages! This may seem like a “throw away” age for music education, but Jody is teaching kids in a way that is really making a difference and is showing all of us involved how important music education really can be this young. She has everything from newborns to 4 year olds in her classes. This past summer, Little Music Makers also offered a Big Kids Rock weeklong summer camp for slightly older kids. Through Little Music Makers of Flagstaff, she has written and developed a curriculum that changes every 8 weeks.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — pring Professional Development for Youth Program Providers

| January 14, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — pring Professional Development for Youth Program Providers

We’ve put together workshops to give you and your staff a deeper dive on the hottest topics for youth program providers. 

Sessions for both staff (CLASS) and leadership are available – Register today, space is limited.

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Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment (LIFE) Program January through April programing

| January 14, 2020
Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment (LIFE) Program January through April programing

We just hope you and yours will plan to partake in these awesome offerings.  PLEASE  share this information with anyone who is interested in the Flagstaff LIFE program.

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STEM Saturdays — Talking to Kids About the Australian Bushfires

| January 14, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Talking to Kids About the Australian Bushfires

The massive wildfires sweeping across Australia have devastated the region – with entire towns ravaged by flames, billions of animals affected and 18 million acres burned. Here are some resources to support you in talking with youth about these fires and wildfires, more generally:

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) Youth Development Champions Program Call for Nominations

| January 14, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) Youth Development Champions Program Call for Nominations

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Youth Development Champions Program!

In an effort to engage our larger community in the work that we do, we are launching a Youth Development Champions Program. This program will allow community leaders to help increase their knowledge of youth development and out-of-school time, while connecting them to and pushing forward the work they are already doing.

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Education Spotlight: Puente de Hozho Awarded $11,650 from U.S. Soccer Foundation. See more local education news here

| January 14, 2020
Education Spotlight: Puente de Hozho Awarded $11,650 from U.S. Soccer Foundation. See more local education news here

Puente de Hozho Elementary (on Jan. 7) announced it has been awarded a $11,650 grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, whose programs serve as the national model for sports-based youth development in underserved communities. This grant is intended to fund professional grade outdoor soccer court that will be available for community use. Puente de Hozho was one of nine organizations to receive grants.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of the U.S. Soccer Foundation,” said Principal Robert Kelty. “This furthers our efforts in providing world class academic and athletic opportunities for our students and community.”

As a community tri-lingual school supporting learners in the areas of Navajo, Spanish, and English, Puente de Hozho seeks to create cultural bridges between students and there is no better way for those connections than through the world’s most popular sport – soccer.

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