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Children’s Trust: 10 ways to prevent child hot car deaths

| August 5, 2019
Children’s Trust: 10 ways to prevent child hot car deaths

Join us in spreading the word to parents and caregivers that children should never be left alone in a car, not even for a minute. Over 750 children in the U.S. have died from heatstroke in cars since 1998. More than half were forgotten by a caregiver.

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The Literacy Center — Introducing Children’s Literacy!

| August 5, 2019
The Literacy Center — Introducing Children’s Literacy!

“Raising Readers” is TLC’s brand new program that will serve under-performing first grade readers at Thomas Elementary School.  This pilot program aims to support these students in their literacy development and see them reading at grade level by the end of the year.

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Arizona College Access Network AzCAN August News

| August 5, 2019
Arizona College Access Network AzCAN August News

Earn to Learn and AzCAN are looking for interested current college students, recent college graduates, high schools and community partners who are interested in participating in the AdviseAZ AmeriCorps program. We currently have openings for College Advisers throughout the state for the 2019-2020 school year to serve in High School and Community sites.

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Expect More Arizona ‘Excellence Tour’

| August 5, 2019
Expect More Arizona ‘Excellence Tour’

Spotlights what schools and communities in Arizona are doing today to make progress toward an excellent education for every student, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students. It is important to identify the programs and initiatives we know are working so they can be celebrated and potentially replicated. Check out these Excellence Tour stories from July.

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Commentary: Will You Join Me to Honor Dana and Support Children’s Action Alliance?

| August 5, 2019
Commentary: Will You Join Me to Honor Dana and Support Children’s Action Alliance?

After 27 years at Children’s Action Alliance, Dana Wolfe Naimark will step down at the end of this month, leaving a strong organization ready for its next steps. … I can think of no better way to honor Dana’s achievements than to declare our resolve to improve health, education, and security for all of Arizona’s children.

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2019 Summer Camps in Region. Also get Summer Meals for Youth Information Here

| August 5, 2019
2019 Summer Camps in Region. Also get Summer Meals for Youth Information Here

With the end of the school year and summer rapidly approaching, time is running short for parents to search for information on summer camps and other educational programs for their children.

The following is our latest listing of summer camps in the region.

If your summer camp is missing from our list, please send information to frank@coconinokids.org so we can update our listing.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents ‘Prevention through Resiliency: Impacting Community’ at Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference

| August 5, 2019
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents ‘Prevention through Resiliency: Impacting Community’ at Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference

“Prevention through Resiliency: Impacting Community” was the subject of Virginia Watahomigie’s presentation at the 25th annual Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference, held July 23, 24 at the Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park.

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Flagstaff’s Hurley named board chair of national education agency. See more local education news here

| July 30, 2019
Flagstaff’s Hurley named board chair of national education agency. See more local education news here

Beverly Hurley, former longtime principal of Flagstaff High School, has been named the board of directors chair for WestEd, a 53-year-old nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development and service agency that works to improve education in the United States and abroad.

She began her one-year term July 18.

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Schools welcome back staff with rallies, learning opportunities. See more state education news here

| July 30, 2019
Schools welcome back staff with rallies, learning opportunities. See more state education news here

Fifth in a series on what teachers do during the summer: As the first day of school approaches, many districts welcome back teachers, staff and students with rallies, convocations setting the tone for the next school year and learning opportunities for all employees.

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Girls report more harassment amid rise in US cyberbullying. See more national education news here

| July 30, 2019
Girls report more harassment amid rise in US cyberbullying. See more national education news here

Rachel Whalen remembers feeling gutted in high school when a former friend would mock her online postings, threaten to unfollow or unfriend her on social media and post inside jokes about her to others online.

The cyberbullying was so distressing that Whalen said she contemplated suicide. Once she got help, she decided to limit her time on social media. It helps to take a break from it for perspective, said Whalen, now a 19-year-old college student in Utah.

There’s a rise in cyberbullying nationwide, with three times as many girls reporting being harassed online or by text message than boys, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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