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STEM Saturdays — MIT Full STEAM Ahead

| May 19, 2020
STEM Saturdays — MIT Full STEAM Ahead

MIT FULL STEAM Ahead is a collection of resources that MIT is putting together for teaching and learning online. These are meant as a rapid response to the need for online resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will curate existing resources for K-12, higher education, and workforce learners, as well as provide a weekly package of relevant materials for K-12 students and educators. The package will be a thematic set of videos, resources and online/offline activities for different grades.

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Candidates sought to run for School Governing Board

| May 19, 2020
Candidates sought to run for School Governing Board

Dr. Tommy Lewis, Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, invites residents to volunteer as school board members. School Governing Boards help shape policies that impact the education of our children.

Governing Board seats will be voted on during the General Election on November 3, 2020.

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Bilingual update — Flagstaff Family Food Center now delivering to Flagstaff, Munds Park, Kachina, Mountainaire & Parks

| May 19, 2020
Bilingual update — Flagstaff Family Food Center now delivering to Flagstaff, Munds Park, Kachina, Mountainaire & Parks

During the pandemic, Flagstaff Family Food Center is delivering food to homes throughout the greater Flagstaff area. We maintain social distance, and orders can be placed over the phone by calling (928) 526-2211. Everyone qualifies for food, and deliveries can be made to the same household two times per month.

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Children’s Action Alliance — Good News! Governor Expands Child Care To More Essential Workers

| May 19, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance — Good News! Governor Expands Child Care To More Essential Workers

Governor Ducey announced (May 14) that the child care centers serving essential workers, known as Arizona Enrichment Centers, will expand to offer prioritized child care to grocery store and food bank employees. Importantly, the Arizona Enrichment Centers offer scholarships to qualified low-income families. CAA has worked tirelessly with early childhood and child care stakeholders to advocate for an expanded definition of essential workers. This is a win for working Arizonans who are on the front lines; putting themselves at risk. Thank you Governor Ducey for your efforts to keep children safe while their parents work to help protect public health during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Workshop proposals sought for 2020 Northern Arizona Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention Conference on Sept. 8-10

| May 19, 2020
Workshop proposals sought for 2020 Northern Arizona Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention Conference on Sept. 8-10

NACA’s Reach UR Life program has rescheduled our conference: “2020 Northern Arizona Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention Conference — “Enriching  the Journey,”  to September 8-10, 2020 and we are seeking workshop proposals.  

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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Time is Running Out: Are you signed up for our Summer Series?

| May 19, 2020
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Time is Running Out: Are you signed up for our Summer Series?

COURSE DETAILS:

This 15-week course takes place May 18 – August 28, 2020
Online components include scholarly readings, activities and engaged discussion boards
Facilitated by Arizona experts in postsecondary planning and advising
Course content includes:
postsecondary planning
affordability and financial aid
college application process
creating a college-going culture within your organization

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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) Counselor Wednesday May 20

| May 19, 2020
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) Counselor Wednesday May 20

WildOut Counselor + Ally Wednesday. Summer Melt Resources. Learning about resources for your students to ensure they enroll in college this fall.

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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools Announce Graduation. Procession on May 29. Grand Canyon, Williams also announce plans. See more local education news

| May 19, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD High Schools Announce Graduation. Procession on May 29. Grand Canyon, Williams also announce plans. See more local education news

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) high schools, Coconino High School, Flagstaff High School, and Summit High School, will hold graduation processions on Fourth Street in Flagstaff, Arizona on Friday, May 29, 2020.  The event will include an opportunity for graduates to be recognized while still ensuring necessary social distancing measures. 

 “We are very proud of the accomplishments and efforts of FUSD’s senior students over many years.” said Superintendent Michael Penca. “They are graduating under extraordinary circumstances in which they have demonstrated persistence, patience, and compassion for others.  While we all wish we could hold our traditional ceremony, we know this event will be a special celebration for our seniors, their families, and our entire community.”

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Teaching model ‘flips’ traditional classroom in Arizona. See more state education news here

| May 19, 2020
Teaching model ‘flips’ traditional classroom in Arizona. See more state education news here

With the development of new technology over the past few decades, teachers now can do something they’ve never done before: bring onscreen lectures to their students’ homes. Arizona classrooms have begun using this teaching method to flip traditional homework and in-class lectures.

Flipped classrooms swap what students do in class with what they usually do at home. Homework becomes watching a teacher’s video lectures, sometimes in tandem with a reading assignment or exercise, at home, then coming to class the next day to work on projects. Through those projects, students are able to apply in class what they learned from the video, with their teacher ready to assist and answer questions.

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High School Seniors Are ‘Making Lemonade out of Lemons’ With Graduations Online, at Drive-Ins and on Racetracks. See more national education news here

| May 19, 2020
High School Seniors Are ‘Making Lemonade out of Lemons’ With Graduations Online, at Drive-Ins and on Racetracks. See more national education news here

Briauna Leonard graduated from high school at home wearing pajamas and sitting at her kitchen table beside her cat, Mr. Pickles, watching the salutatory address that she recorded a week earlier in an almost empty auditorium. …

Now, instead of packing auditoriums, gymnasiums and football fields with graduates and their families, schools have shifted to virtual ceremonies or socially distant celebrations at drive-in movie theaters, school parking lots or the Daytona International Speedway. Some schools have delayed graduations or scheduled individual ceremonies at which a graduate can walk across a stage and receive their diploma, with just immediate family in attendance.

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