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Snow days are being transformed into online learning days in some schools across the US. See more national education news here

| February 5, 2019
Snow days are being transformed into online learning days in some schools across the US. See more national education news here

More schools across the country are experimenting with eLearning as a way to keep children learning, even when the building closes for inclement weather.

From fires and mudslides on the West Coast to winter storms and hurricanes on the East Coast, many schools have lost valuable days of classes, putting students behind.

For some students in North Carolina, schools were closed for weeks due to impassable roads and lingering damage in school buildings following Hurricane Florence.

School districts decide how they utilize canceled school days due to bad weather, and more are opting for online learning.

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2019 Viola Awards nominees announced for Excellence in Arts, Science Education categories

| February 5, 2019
2019 Viola Awards nominees announced for Excellence in Arts, Science Education categories

The Flagstaff Arts Council has named:

Allison Gruber – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Shayne Smith – Flagstaff High School
Kathy Marron – Thomas Elementary School
Joe Maniglia – Theatrikos Theatre Company
Faun Nichols – Sechrist Elementary School
as 2019 Viola Awards nominees in the Excellence in Arts Education category.

The Flagstaff Arts Council also named:

Kelley Smith – Coconino High School
Susan Brown – Northland Preparatory Academy
Rich Krueger – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Melinda McKinney – Coconino Community College
as 2019 Viola Awards nominees in the Excellence in Science Education category.

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First Things First February 2019 Parenting Newsletter

| February 4, 2019
First Things First February 2019 Parenting Newsletter

The Super Bowl is in the history books, but for families with young children, the game is never over. That’s because play is one of the best things you can do to support your child’s healthy development and learning. Check out the top plays!

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence — Phoenix Workshops: Spring Professional Development

| February 4, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence —  Phoenix Workshops: Spring Professional Development

Schedule your sessions TODAY – don’t miss out on the following workshops available in Phoenix and Scottsdale:

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Expect More Arizona — Education Excellence in Arizona

| February 4, 2019
Expect More Arizona — Education Excellence in Arizona

The Expect More Excellence Tour spotlights what Arizonans are doing today to make progress toward world-class education, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students.

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CCC&Y February 2019 calendar highlights upcoming Community Events for Families

| February 4, 2019
CCC&Y February 2019 calendar highlights upcoming Community Events for Families

A number of family-friendly events are scheduled throughout Coconino County in February and in coming months.

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Nominations now open for 18th Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence

| February 4, 2019
Nominations now open for 18th Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is seeking nominations for the “2019 Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence.”

The nomination deadline is Monday, April 15.

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FUSD kindergarten registration event to take place Feb. 6. See more local education news here

| January 29, 2019
FUSD kindergarten registration event to take place Feb. 6. See more local education news here

To assist families with the registration process for the 2019-2020 school year, Flagstaff Unified School District elementary schools will be hosting Kindergarten Registration on February 6th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at all district elementary schools.

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Arizona Superintendent Kathy Hoffman talks ‘dream come true’ as she heads into office. See more state education news here

| January 29, 2019
Arizona Superintendent Kathy Hoffman talks ‘dream come true’ as she heads into office. See more state education news here

The oath has been taken, the official photo is up, now it is time to get to work for Arizona’s new Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathy Hoffman. The former teacher and speech therapist admits it is still sinking in.

“To really have my vision come to reality and to be getting to work on the issues I really care about has just been like a dream come true,” Hoffman told me.

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Tackling Anxiety Helps Level STEM Playing Field. See more national education news here

| January 29, 2019
Tackling Anxiety Helps Level STEM Playing Field. See more national education news here

Tackling student anxiety can help close the STEM achievement gap, according to a new study.

Expertise in science and technology can be a great career boost – but it can also be a great social divider: students from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to pursue STEM subjects in the later years of high school.

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