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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Earth Day 2020 | 50 Year Celebration

| February 11, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Earth Day 2020 | 50 Year Celebration

On April 22, 1970, 20 million individuals took to the streets to demand greater protections for our planet. This became the world’s first Earth Day as millions took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and call for action. April 22, 2020 marks the 50th year of Earth Day. To meet this moment, the Earth Day movement has organized a multitude of campaigns intended to activate at least a billion people worldwide to meet the 2020 theme of Climate Action. 

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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Legislative Update (Feb. 10)

| February 11, 2020
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Legislative Update (Feb. 10)

This alert shares several proposed senate bills regarding promise scholarship programs that eligible Arizona high school students could use to attend community colleges or state universities in Arizona.   

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Feb. 11 — Healthy Living in Today’s World through Navajo Traditions

| February 11, 2020
Feb. 11 — Healthy Living in Today’s World through Navajo Traditions

Native Americans for Community Action’s Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment will present “Healthy Living in Today’s World through Navajo Traditions,” a presentation by Ursula Knoki-Wilson, CNM, MSN, MPH, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Puente de Hozho Elementary School Gym, 3401 N. 4th St., Flagstaff.

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Feb. 12 — CPLC Parenting Arizona to present Child Abuse Prevention Council meeting at the Tuba City Fairgrounds

| February 11, 2020
Feb. 12 — CPLC Parenting Arizona to present Child Abuse Prevention Council meeting at the Tuba City Fairgrounds

TUBA CITY — We are happy to announce our first Child Abuse Prevention Council meeting for the new year! Please join us after the Tuba City Regional Networking meeting next Wednesday morning of the 12th. We will discuss and brainstorm some plans for child abuse prevention awareness in the community! We are very grateful for […]

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#LegislativeLegit: ACES and Project Rocket. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 11, 2020
#LegislativeLegit: ACES and Project Rocket. See more Arizona legislative education news here

Before the House Education Committee began on Monday, Feb. 10, people shared what brought them there – concerns about services and support for low-income students, how ACES – adverse childhood experiences – impact students and the Project Rocket pilot expansion to help students in low performing schools.

At the meeting, House Education Committee members discussed 13 bills that would affect students, teachers and staff in Arizona’s elementary through high schools.

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Classroom Grants for Teachers. See more state education news here

| February 11, 2020
Classroom Grants for Teachers. See more state education news here

AZEdNews is celebrating its 5th year anniversary by giving back to teachers with $200 classroom grants!

AZEdNews awards grants to teachers that enhance classroom learning.

Describe how the initiative or program impacts student achievement and how it reflects the priorities of the governing board and district.

Grant winners are selected each quarter in September, December, February and April.

They are also ineligible to apply within the same year that they are awarded a grant.

Apply now!

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Number of Homeless Students Hits All-Time High. See more national education news here

| February 11, 2020
Number of Homeless Students Hits All-Time High. See more national education news here

A record-high 1.5 million students were homeless during the 2017-18 school year, 11 percent more than the previous year and nearly double the number a decade ago, according to new federal data.

To put that in perspective, imagine a school district bigger than New York City and Miami-Dade put together, made up of children who are trailing other students—even those in poverty—by 10 percentage points or more in math, reading, and science. Eighteen percent of them have learning disabilities. Nearly that many are still learning English. Virtually all of them experience stress and trauma.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Melinda McKinney. See more local education news here

| February 10, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Melinda McKinney. See more local education news here

Melinda McKinney is highly involved with STEM initiatives in Flagstaff. As an instructor of Biology, Physics and Mathematics at Coconino Community College she inspires students through her courses and lectures. Outside of the classroom she organizes camps, workshops, and activities that promote science and enhance public knowledge on a variety of topics. Melinda is on the board of the Flagstaff Festival of Science as a primary organizer for Coconino Community College’s involvement in workshops.

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STEM City is currently accepting nominations for community member, student, and teacher examples of excellence in STEM education and innovation

| February 4, 2020
STEM City is currently accepting nominations for community member, student, and teacher examples of excellence in STEM education and innovation

STEM City is currently accepting nominations for community member, student, and teacher examples of excellence in STEM education and innovation in our community.  It is simple to nominate someone, just fill out the attached google form!

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County Superintendent of Schools to host 2020 Spelling BEE on Feb. 8

| February 4, 2020
County Superintendent of Schools to host 2020 Spelling BEE on Feb. 8

Twenty-two Coconino County students will compete to be the top speller at the 2020 Coconino County Spelling BEE. The County BEE will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Coconino High School mini-auditorium at 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff.

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