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STAR School seeking to hire Guidance Counselor / Youth Advocate

| November 12, 2019
STAR School seeking to hire Guidance Counselor / Youth Advocate

The STAR School is looking for a dedicated full-time School Counselor / Youth Advocate to serve our Pre-K through 8th grade students. This position will be funded with a newly awarded grant (School Climate Transformation Grant) from the Department of Education for the next 5 years.

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Nov. 13, 20 and Dec. 4 — Free three-week Active Parenting classes

| November 12, 2019
Nov. 13, 20 and Dec. 4 — Free three-week Active Parenting classes

CPLC Parenting Arizona will present three free parenting classes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 13, 20 and Dec. 4, 2019 at 201 E. Birch St., Ave. 7 (The Icehouse), downtown Flagstaff.

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Nov. 20 — ‘Adoption: Overview of Arizona Adoption Laws, Indian Child Welfare Act and Step-Parent Adoption’ to be presented in Flagstaff

| November 12, 2019
Nov. 20 — ‘Adoption: Overview of Arizona Adoption Laws, Indian Child Welfare Act and Step-Parent Adoption’ to be presented in Flagstaff

“Adoption: Overview of Arizona Adoption Laws, Indian Child Welfare Act and Step-Parent Adoption” will be presented by Jay McCarthy of McCarthyWeston PLCC from noon to 12:45 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Coconino County Law Library, 200 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff.

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Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18 — Arizona’s Children Association to present a ‘Free Parenting Workshop First Five Years’

| November 12, 2019
Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18 — Arizona’s Children Association to present a ‘Free Parenting Workshop First Five Years’

Arizona’s Children Association Family Education & Support Services will present a “Free Parenting Workshop — First Five Years” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 11 and 18 at Williams Elementary/Middle School, 601 N. 7th St., Williams.

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Nov. 22, 23 — Coconino Community College to hold Annual Scarves for Scholarships Sale

| November 12, 2019
Nov. 22, 23 — Coconino Community College to hold Annual Scarves for Scholarships Sale

Coconino Community College’s Annual Scarves for Scholarships Sale will be held Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Mountain Campus Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at the NAU Union Fieldhouse – 1050 Knoles Dr., Flagstaff.

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Education groups consider measure to tax rich – and poor. See more state education news here

| November 12, 2019
Education groups consider measure to tax rich – and poor. See more state education news here

The activists behind last year’s Invest in Education Act are considering a comeback – they’re eyeing a sales tax hike, an idea they have routinely rejected in the past as regressive and detrimental to the poor.

After seeing their proposal thrown off the ballot last year, they’re making other major changes aimed at garnering broader support, maybe even from foes.

Several education groups familiar with the plan said the coalition shifted its focus to a hybrid of income and sales tax increases that would raise roughly $1.2 billion annually. Of that amount, $500 million would come from raising the state sales tax by four-tenths of a penny, bringing the sales tax dedicated to education to a full cent.

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Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students. See more national education news here

| November 12, 2019
Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students. See more national education news here

A regular drumbeat of mass shootings in the U.S., both inside schools and out, has ramped up pressure on education and law enforcement officials to do all they can to prevent the next attack.

Close to all public schools in the U.S. conducted some kind of lockdown drill in 2015-2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. …

But many experts and parents are asking if the drills, some complete with simulated gunfire, are doing more harm than good.

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Still time to RSVP for CCC&Y’s ‘Self-Healing and Thriving Communities’ feedback events Nov. 21, 22

| November 11, 2019
Still time to RSVP for CCC&Y’s ‘Self-Healing and Thriving Communities’ feedback events Nov. 21, 22

Now that the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has hosted international expert, Kevin Campbell in Flagstaff for training around Self-Healing and Thriving Communities, CCC&Y is inviting member, committee and event attendee feedback. 

We are hosting two events (feel free to choose one) on 11/21 or 11/22 from noon to 1:30 and lunch will be provided.

RSVP’s for either date can be made with Virginia Watahomigie at virginia@coconinokids.org

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Education Spotlight: Board taps Navajo Nation educator for County Superintendent of Schools. See more local education news here

| November 11, 2019
Education Spotlight: Board taps Navajo Nation educator for County Superintendent of Schools. See more local education news here

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors selected Dr. Tommy Lewis as the new Superintendent of Schools. The Board confirmed the appointment during the regular Board meeting on Nov. 5 and Dr. Lewis will begin his service on Nov. 18.

Dr. Lewis replaces Dr. Risha VanderWey, who began serving as the Tuba City School District Superintendent in August. Dr. Lewis’ term runs until Dec. 31, 2020. A primary and general election will be held in 2020 for a new term beginning in 2021.

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First Things First — All About Play

| November 5, 2019
First Things First — All About Play

When young children are playing, they’re learning

Babies, toddlers and preschoolers explore, discover, interact and learn through play. It’s fun, and play supports all aspects of your child’s healthy development.
 
Click through for a collection of videos and articles about the importance of play and easy ways to play with your little one that build their brain and nurture their healthy development and learning.

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