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April 10 — Flagstaff Festival of Science’s Lunar Legacy Series presents — ‘Telling Time by the Moon’

| April 8, 2019
April 10 — Flagstaff Festival of Science’s Lunar Legacy Series presents — ‘Telling Time by the Moon’

The Flagstaff Festival of Science will present the Lunar Legacy Lecture Series program —Telling Time by the Moon, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 at Coconino Community College, Lone Tree Campus.

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April 15 deadline — Nominations due for 18th Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence

| April 8, 2019
April 15 deadline — Nominations due 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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Williams honors 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month with placement of 79 pinwheels at city’s pocket park

| April 8, 2019
Williams honors 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Month with placement of 79 pinwheels at city’s pocket park

Pinwheels twirled in the breeze as guest speakers spoke of the significance of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month during a ceremony held Saturday, April 6 at the Williams Pocket Park near the city “Red Train Car” bridge.Guest speakers including Coconino County District 3 Supervisor Matt Ryan, District 1 Supervisor Matt Ryan, Williams Mayor John Moore, CCC&Y Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie, Jennifer Runge and other staff members from Victim Witness Services Coconino County.

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2019 Flagstaff Field of Hope Ceremony puts spotlight on April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

| April 8, 2019
2019 Flagstaff Field of Hope Ceremony puts spotlight on April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

The always moving Field of Hope Dedication put a poignant focus on annual Child Abuse Prevention Month efforts throughout Coconino County.More than 50 local residents gathered for the ceremony presented by the Exchange Club of Flagstaffon Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Coconino County Courthouse lawn.

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NAU proposed tuition is lowest increase in a decade. See more local education news here

| April 2, 2019
NAU proposed tuition is lowest increase in a decade. See more local education news here

Northern Arizona University is changing things up in its tuition proposal for the upcoming academic year.The proposal shows the lowest increase in tuition at the Flagstaff campus since the creation of the guaranteed tuition program 11 years ago, as well as the removal of more than 250 class fees.

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Navajo Nation issues request to Congress to restore federal funding for scholarships. See more state education news here

| April 2, 2019
Navajo Nation issues request to Congress to restore federal funding for scholarships. See more state education news here

On March 25, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer voiced concern about the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for the Higher Education Grant within the Bureau of Indian Education’s FY 2020 budget request.“The Higher Education Grant is a huge benefit for thousands of Navajo students each year and for the future of the Navajo Nation,” Nez said. “It’s very disappointing that these funds continue to come under threat by this administration. We will look to our leaders in the House and Senate to restore these funds during the budget process.”

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Child Abuse Prevention Month (April 2019) kicks off with official City of Flagstaff proclamation

| April 2, 2019
Child Abuse Prevention Month (April 2019) kicks off with official City of Flagstaff proclamation

Variety of events planned throughout region including walk in Tuba City on April 4, Field of Hope dedication ceremony on April 5 in Flagstaff.

Child Abuse Prevention Month kicked off in April with the reading of the official proclamation by the City of Flagstaff at its regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

The proclamation was presented to CCC&Y Executive Director Virginia Watahomigie by members of the Flagstaff City Council and Mayor Coral Evans.

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High school robotics team builds custom wheelchair for 2-year-old who can’t walk. See more national education news here

| April 2, 2019
High school robotics team builds custom wheelchair for 2-year-old who can’t walk. See more national education news here

Due to a genetic condition, Cillian Jackson, 2, can’t walk. But the Minnesota boy now motors around in style, thanks to some enterprising high school students. … Using plans and models from Go Baby Go, they got to work, modifying a Power Wheels toy car to fit little Cillian and give him more freedom in his movements.

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CHS Coconuts Head to National Robotics Competition, Again

| April 2, 2019
CHS Coconuts Head to National Robotics Competition, Again

Coconino High school’s robotics team, the Coconuts, traveled to California to receive an engineering inspiration award granted by NASA. The team won this award for motivating others in STEM education. Later this month the team will be traveling to Houston to compete with other robotics students from around the world.

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First Things First update for April 1 — Research suggests talking with your toddler guarantees full college scholarship to Ivy League

| April 1, 2019
First Things First update for April 1 — Research suggests talking with your toddler guarantees full college scholarship to Ivy League

Forget about paying hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars to get your child into an elite college. New research indicates that having back-and-forth conversations with your toddler is the key to stimulating their brain, helping them develop language skills, and eventually getting a full ride to an Ivy League school. (*Results may vary.)

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