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Rook takes knight for science at CCC

| January 29, 2019
Rook takes knight for science at CCC

Shantia Nez, 12, seventh-grader from Kaibeto Boarding School, concentrated on her opponent’s move.

Bishop overpowered pawn.

“I like the curiosity of what’s going to happen next,” Nez said.

Nez was one of more than 70 players at the fifth annual Flagstaff All-Girls Chess Tournament at Coconino Community College Saturday, Jan. 26. The tournament was an opportunity for girls and women across northern Arizona to test their chess skills and learn about the importance of women and minorities being involved in the career fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

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Coconino County Public Health Services District conducting survey on health needs, key issues impacting county residents

| January 29, 2019
Coconino County Public Health Services District conducting survey on health needs, key issues impacting county residents

Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) is looking for your opinion on past/future community health assessments conducted by CCPHSD. Community health assessments examine the health needs and key issues impacting resident’s health. Your feedback is integral in evaluating the health of our community and informing future assessments. Thank you for taking the time to take our survey, your comments are greatly appreciated.

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Arizona’s Children Association seeking Independent Living Specialist

| January 29, 2019
Arizona’s Children Association seeking Independent Living Specialist

Arizona’s Children Association is looking for an Independent Living Specialist III to join the team in our Flagstaff office. As an Independent Living Specialist with AzCA, you would be responsible for assisting young adults in the transition from foster care to an independent, sustainable living environment. 

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STEM Saturdays update for Jan. 26 — 2019 Arizona SciTech Festival to be held Statewide February-March

| January 29, 2019
STEM Saturdays update for Jan. 26 — 2019 Arizona SciTech Festival to be held Statewide February-March

The Arizona SciTech Festival is a statewide celebration of STEM held annually in February and March. This year, over 1,000 expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours will be held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state.

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Northern Arizona University’s Senior Corps to hold information session on Feb. 20

| January 29, 2019
Northern Arizona University’s Senior Corps to hold information session on Feb. 20

Are you 55 or better and interested in serving your community? NAU’s Senior Corps program is looking for new volunteers to serve in classrooms or with other older adults who need a little help.

Qualified applicants will earn a stipend for their service.

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Save the Date — School’s Out, Make it Count Arizona’s Out-of-School Time Conference on Oct. 19

| January 29, 2019
Save the Date — School’s Out, Make it Count Arizona’s Out-of-School Time Conference on Oct. 19

The 27th annual School’s Out Make It Count Arizona Out-of-School Time Conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

The conference will feature four hours of professional development,  a keynote presentation, the Awards of Excellence celebration, an exhibitors hall and complimentary lunch.

Individual and Group Registration options will be posted in April.

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ASU Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Accepting Fall 2019 Applications

| January 29, 2019
ASU Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Accepting Fall 2019 Applications

The Nina Scholars program at Arizona State University is now accepting applications for students admitted for the fall 2019 semester. The program dedicated to providing educational opportunities for individuals who would not normally receive traditional academic scholarships and whose personal commitments and financial circumstances would preclude their attendance without substantial, long-term scholarship support.

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Elementary school oral health program renewed through 2023. See more local education news here

| January 22, 2019
Elementary school oral health program renewed through 2023. See more local education news here

Approximately $11,000 in annual funding for the Coconino County Public Health Services District’s oral health services for elementary school children, provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services, has been renewed through 2023. The Board of Supervisors approved the contract (Jan.22).

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Arizona lawmakers urged to approve $56M for child care for needy families. See more state education news here

| January 22, 2019
Arizona lawmakers urged to approve $56M for child care for needy families. See more state education news here

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is urging lawmakers to approve a plan to put $56 million toward expanding child care assistance for thousands of children.

In a (Jan. 16) announcement, the governor’s office said half of the funds would go toward expanding the number of parents eligible to receive those subsidies, impacting an estimated 5,100 children.

The other half would be put toward increasing the average monthly child care subsidy rate by as much as 17 percent. That would affect about 39,000 children.

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Is Sanity Breaking Out In Washington — A Bipartisan Fix To FAFSA Complexity? See more national education news here

| January 22, 2019
Is Sanity Breaking Out In Washington — A Bipartisan Fix To FAFSA Complexity? See more national education news here

Literally for decades, a major impediment for individuals wanting federal student financial assistance is the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) form. …

On December 20, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation, dubbed the FAFSA Act, helping achieve rationality in applying for federal assistance by permitting the Internal Revenue Service to share tax information on applicants for aid directly with the Department of Education.

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