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United Way of Northern Arizona — Meet the 2021 Annual Campaign Leaders

| September 21, 2021
United Way of Northern Arizona — Meet the 2021 Annual Campaign Leaders

We are excited to announce that long-time United Way supporters Andy Bertelsen and Susan Hilgart will be leading this year’s United Way of Northern Arizona Annual Campaign, which officially kicks off with a virtual event later this month.

Both Andy and Susan are long-time civil servants with impressive resumes in the public sector.

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CASA of Coconino County seeking volunteers

| September 21, 2021
CASA of Coconino County seeking volunteers

CASA of Coconino County is seeking volunteers.

As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), you can help ensure children in foster care get to enjoy childhood.

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CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Sept. 15, 2021

| September 14, 2021
CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Sept. 15, 2021

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CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Sept. 8, 2021

| September 7, 2021
CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Sept. 8, 2021

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CFA’s Statement on Governor Ducey $2 Million Investment for Arizona Personalized Learning Network

| August 24, 2021
CFA’s Statement on Governor Ducey $2 Million Investment for Arizona Personalized Learning Network

The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) is grateful for Governor Doug Ducey’s $2 million investment to expand the Arizona Personalized Learning Network, helping teachers and school leaders personalize learning to meet the needs of every student and transform public school systems to be learner-centered. The investment will be allocated through recent federal COVID-19 relief funding and is part of Governor Ducey’s targeted investment of $64.9 million in state and federal funding to expand learning programs in Arizona.

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Arizona Supreme Court Ruling on Prop 208 – Invest in Ed

| August 24, 2021
Arizona Supreme Court Ruling on Prop 208 – Invest in Ed

(Aug. 19), the Arizona Supreme Court issued a ruling that is a major setback for Proposition 208 – Invest in Ed. The measure was passed by 1.7 million voters last November and will generate the revenue schools need to raise teacher salaries and address the teacher shortage crisis, lower class sizes, hire aides and counselors, and expand career and technical education.

The Supreme Court’s decision says the entire law will be struck down if a trial court judge determines that the amount of revenue raised by the new law will cause K-12 public school funding to exceed the state constitution’s limit for spending on public education. Yes, that is correct, our state constitution limits how much Arizona can spend on public education and the issue is whether we are at that limit even though our state is currently 48th in the nation in per-pupil funding.

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Connections Spotlight — Congratulations 2020/2021 Caring for Children Awardees

| August 24, 2021
Connections Spotlight — Congratulations 2020/2021 Caring for Children Awardees

CCC&Y begins the second week of its conference which continues weekly through Sept. 8, 2021

The Coconino Coalition for Children & and Youth extends its congratulations 2020/2021 Caring for Children Awardees. They include Kailey Jensen of AZ127, Marcus Clanton of Victim Witness Services, Mark Cox of the Boys & Girls Club, Kelly Elliot of Big Brothers Big Sisters Flagstaff and Sharon Sifling of Coconino County.

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CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Aug. 25, 2021

| August 24, 2021
CCC&Y Weekly Newsletter Update for Aug. 25, 2021

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Education Forward Arizona launches to close achievement gaps and improve education outcomes

| August 10, 2021
Education Forward Arizona launches to close achievement gaps and improve education outcomes

As students across Arizona return to school, Education Forward Arizona seeks to unite sectors, interests and communities across the state to improve education outcomes and close achievement gaps, from early learning through K-12 and postsecondary attainment. This new organization aims to change the way people think about and support education as the key to improving the economy and the quality of life in Arizona. 

“Arizonans want bold action that moves education forward in Arizona,” said Rich Nickel, president and CEO of Education Forward Arizona. “It’s time to close the aspiration gap between what people in the state repeatedly say they want and the underfunded and inequitable system we have. We need to work together, statewide, to find solutions that advance the prosperity of all Arizonans.” 

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One Week Left Until First Things First Early Childhood Summit

| August 10, 2021
One Week Left Until First Things First Early Childhood Summit

You have one week left to register for the virtual First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2021 presented on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
 
The full-day virtual Summit offers breakout sessions covering early childhood topics that include child development, health, literacy and more. You’ll also hear from three exciting featured speakers: Dr. John Medina, Sharon Day and Doreen Oliver.
 
All Summit attendees can also access recordings of all sessions up to 60 days after the event.

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