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11 education bills to watch at the Arizona Capitol. See more state education news here

| February 12, 2019
11 education bills to watch at the Arizona Capitol. See more state education news here

Almost a year after the #RedForEd walkout, state lawmakers continue to face immense pressure from educators and parents to improve Arizona’s public schools. …

Legislators spent the first month of this year’s session introducing a flurry of education bills. Many won’t make it to even the first step toward becoming law — a public committee hearing and vote. 

But some have.

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First Things First February 2019 Parenting Newsletter

| February 4, 2019
First Things First February 2019 Parenting Newsletter

The Super Bowl is in the history books, but for families with young children, the game is never over. That’s because play is one of the best things you can do to support your child’s healthy development and learning. Check out the top plays!

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Expect More Arizona — Education Excellence in Arizona

| February 4, 2019
Expect More Arizona — Education Excellence in Arizona

The Expect More Excellence Tour spotlights what Arizonans are doing today to make progress toward world-class education, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students.

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Teen suicide prevention: Highlighting the warning signs and what is being done in Arizona

| January 22, 2019
Teen suicide prevention: Highlighting the warning signs and what is being done in Arizona

It is a tough and sensitive thing to talk about, but with the increase in the number of teen suicides taking place across Arizona, advocates are working hard to raise awareness and make changes in state law to help cut down on the number of youth who are taking their own lives.

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First Things First update for Jan. 22 — A first-year CEO reflection and a look ahead

| January 22, 2019
First Things First update for Jan. 22 — A first-year CEO reflection and a look ahead

One year ago, Marilee Dal Pra became chief executive officer of First Things First. As 2019 begins, she shares thoughts about her initial year leading the organization and her hopes for building on current collaborations and partnerships – and establishing new ones – to continue advancing First Things First’s mission to help all of Arizona’s youngest children learn, grow and succeed.

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Sesame Street Communities Presents: FREE Professional Development Registry

| January 22, 2019
Sesame Street Communities Presents: FREE Professional Development Registry

Hello Early Childhood Educators,

In conjunction with Sesame Street Communities, the Arizona Workforce Registry now provides two interactive courses and seven online, webinar learning bundles created for early childhood educators—whether you are working in a classroom, center-based program, or family child-care setting.  You can learn anytime, anywhere and these webinars are completely free and self-paced.

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Please consider making a donation to the Child Abuse Prevention fund on your Arizona State Income Tax Return

| January 22, 2019
Please consider making a donation to the Child Abuse Prevention fund on your Arizona State Income Tax Return

Please consider making a donation to the Child Abuse Prevention fund on your Arizona State Income Tax Return form (line 65).

The money raised supports In-Home Services that mentor vulnerable families so that children can have the safe, healthy childhoods they deserve.

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First Things First Call for Proposals — Early Childhood Summit 2019

| January 22, 2019
First Things First Call for Proposals — Early Childhood Summit 2019

First Things First is seeking proposals for breakout sessions to be presented at the 2019 Early Childhood Summit.

The Summit brings together early childhood professionals, stakeholders and supporters to learn, share and grow.

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Children’s Action Alliance seeking new Chief Executive Officer

| January 22, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance seeking new Chief Executive Officer

Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) seeks an exceptional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is committed to promoting the well-being of Arizona’s children and families through research, education, and advocacy efforts. This position begins in mid-June 2019.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for Jan. 22 — AzCASE 2019 Spring Professional Development

| January 22, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for Jan. 22 — AzCASE 2019  Spring Professional Development

AzCASE has 14 sessions in our Leadership Series and new CLASS SeriesWorkshops. Sessions are scheduled statewide for you and your staff!  We’re bringing back some of your favorite presenters and new experts on the latest topics for those working with youth.

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