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Charter School and Public School Students Have Same Academic Performance, Report Finds. See more national education news here

| October 1, 2019
Charter School and Public School Students Have Same Academic Performance, Report Finds. See more national education news here

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) finds that charter school and public school students have the same academic performance in testing conducted at the fourth- and eighth-grade level.

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Education Spotlight: Record number of families attend CCC&Y’s Early Childhood Fair. See more local education news here

| October 1, 2019
Education Spotlight: Record number of families attend CCC&Y’s Early Childhood Fair. See more local education news here

A record of more than 500 visitors took part in the Flagstaff’s Festival of Science, CCC&Y’s 9thAnnual Early Childhood Fair on Sept. 28 at Flagstaff High School.

The theme of the event was Full “S.T.E.A.M.” Ahead.

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Connections Spotlight: Get Tickets Now!! — Time is short for Kevin Campbell’s presentation on ‘Self-Healing Communities’ on Oct. 29 in Flagstaff

| October 1, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Get Tickets Now!! — Time is short for Kevin Campbell’s presentation on ‘Self-Healing Communities’ on Oct. 29 in Flagstaff

Hundreds of tickets have gone but we still have room. 

RSVP now for Kevin Campbell’s presentation on “Self-Healing Communities,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the High Country Conference Center, 201 W. Butler Ave., Flagstaff.

Tickets are $30 to $45. Click here to register.

We are excited to announce this has attracted statewide attention including local, state and federal representation as well as a policy analyst.  Ticket sales end in 2 weeks on Oct 13. 

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Children’s Action Alliance — Annie E. Casey Foundation Data Snapshot: Slow, Uneven Improvement in Children Living in Poverty

| September 24, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance — Annie E. Casey Foundation Data Snapshot: Slow, Uneven Improvement in Children Living in Poverty

A new five-year data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that Arizona is tied for fifth highest in the nation in the percentage of children living in concentrated poverty. While Arizona’s percentage of kids living in concentrated poverty dropped slightly, one in five kids in our state still lives in poor neighborhoods, with children of color and children in rural Arizona far more likely to live in areas of concentrated poverty.

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Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sept. 29

| September 24, 2019
Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sept. 29

Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s Early Childhood Fair on Sept. 28 is included in festival’s passport.  FLAGSTAFF — The Flagstaff Festival of Science continues through Sunday, Sept. 29 with a variety of events through the region. Some of the events include: Roving on Mars Ken Herkenhoff, Ph.D., USGS 5 – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. […]

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Well Women, Well Communities 2020 Initiative in Coconino County

| September 24, 2019
Well Women, Well Communities 2020 Initiative in Coconino County

The Well Women, Well Communities 2020 project is a collaborative interagency initiative ‘to increase the local health department’s capacity to identify and address system’s level barriers and gaps in services that affect a woman’s ability to be well and seek well-woman care at a community level.

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Flagstaff Initiative Against Trafficking to present screening of ‘California’s Forgotten Children’ on Nov. 9

| September 24, 2019
Flagstaff Initiative Against Trafficking to present screening of ‘California’s Forgotten Children’ on Nov. 9

he Flagstaff Initiative Against Trafficking will present a screening of “California’s Forgotten Children” from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library.

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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Fall Opportunities for Professionals

| September 24, 2019
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Fall Opportunities for Professionals

CAP Training: Building a College-Going Culture for All Students
October 14 – November 8, 2019
This module, developed for practicing professional school counselors, pre-service school counselors, and college access advisors. These sessions are designed for school counselors and college access professionals to develop an understanding of their roles in developing a college-going mission for all students. Additionally, the sessions help participants develop approaches for communicating and working with low-income students, those who would be first in the family to attend college, and diverse populations to remove barriers to high aspirations and achievement. Register now.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Sneaky STEAM: Carnival of Creativity

| September 24, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Sneaky STEAM: Carnival of Creativity

With just a month to go until our 2019 School’s Out, Make It Count Conference, we’re gearing up for a jam-packed event with over 55 workshop sessions, including 11 STEM-focused workshops for out-of-school time professionals. 

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First Things First release 2019 Annual Report

| September 24, 2019
First Things First release 2019 Annual Report

When Arizonans created First Things First (FTF), they envisioned an organization that would work with communities and families to promote school readiness for our youngest children. I am so pleased to be able to report to you on our success in realizing that vision, and to be able to thank you for the role you play in improving outcomes for children birth to age 5 across Arizona.

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