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Annual celebration shares STEM with community. See more local education news here

| March 19, 2019
Annual celebration shares STEM with community. See more local education news here

Even rainy weather couldn’t dampen the excitement for the sixth annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration at the Northern Arizona University Walkup Skydome Monday night.

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Senate panel approves bill to allow loaded firearms on campus. See more state education news here

| March 19, 2019
Senate panel approves bill to allow loaded firearms on campus. See more state education news here

It’s billed by proponents as a way moms can defend themselves from attackers while dropping their children off at school. But legislation that cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday on a 4-3 party-line vote also would permit high schoolers who are at least 18 to bring and keep loaded weapons in their vehicles. And that alarmed some foes of HB 2693 who said it creates the opportunity for what starts out as a spat among students to quickly escalate if one goes out to the parking lot to retrieve the weapon.

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This city is short of teachers. It’s tapping immigrants to help. See more national education news here

| March 19, 2019
This city is short of teachers. It’s tapping immigrants to help. See more national education news here

As many small cities see growing racial diversity and shortages of professionals – including teachers – local governments are asking: What role might immigrants play?

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Registration now open for Page Early Childhood Fair on April 13

| March 18, 2019
Registration now open for Page Early Childhood Fair on April 13

In celebration of children, the Page Public Library invites the community to participate in Page’s Early Childhood Fair,“Early Learning, Every Day,” from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Page Sports Complex.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence offers Professional Development Workshops

| March 18, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence offers Professional Development Workshops

Informative Training for You & Your Staff7 Sessions to choose fromLeadership Workshops for supporting staff and programsCLASS Workshops with informative tools for working with youth

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First Things First update for March 18 — Early Childhood Legislative Day at Arizona State Capitol showcases positive impact of early childhood investments

| March 18, 2019
First Things First update for March 18 — Early Childhood Legislative Day at Arizona State Capitol showcases positive impact of early childhood investments

The recent third annual Early Childhood Legislative Day at the Arizona State Capitol provided early childhood backers from across the state an opportunity to share with policymakers why early childhood is critical to the future of our state and how it links to shared priorities, such as healthy children, strong families, greater academic achievement and increased economic development.

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Deadline is April 15 to submit nomination for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence ‘Awards of Excellence’

| March 18, 2019
Deadline is April 15 to submit nomination for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence ‘Awards of Excellence’

NOMINATE YOUR: • OUTSTANDING • PROGRAM •LEADERSHIP or STAFF •YOURSELF !for the 18th Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence. These awards recognize innovative programs and staff members for their excellent work in providing quality Arizona youth programs.

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Two FUSD schools pilot ‘Elementary Preparatory Academy’. See more local education news here

| March 12, 2019
Two FUSD schools pilot ‘Elementary Preparatory Academy’. See more local education news here

What happens when a Flagstaff elementary school student is performing at a more advanced level than their peers?Right now, there is not one answer: Each school offers various programs, clubs and resources for students, but the full academic needs of such students are often unmet.Flagstaff Unified School District has a possible solution called the Elementary Preparatory Academy, which is scheduled to begin at DeMiguel Elementary and Knoles Elementary starting this fall.

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How unfunded mandates strain schools’ budgets. See more state education news here

| March 12, 2019
How unfunded mandates strain schools’ budgets. See more state education news here

What do lawmakers’ bills to require students be tested for dyslexia and receive school vision and hearing screenings have in common?

They’re unfunded mandates, which means there are no funding sources in these bills to provide the services they require.

“It could be the best mandate in the whole world, and it doesn’t change the fact that if it’s not funded, then districts have to take money away from programs and services that students are already getting,” said Chuck Essigs, director of governmental relations for Arizona Association of School Business Officials.

Since Arizona remains 48th in the nation in public education spending, unfunded mandates have a significant impact on public schools’ budgets, Essigs said.

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Schools are getting more police but at the expense of counselors, report finds. See more national education news here

| March 12, 2019
Schools are getting more police but at the expense of counselors, report finds. See more national education news here

Fourteen million students attend schools across the U.S. where they walk the halls with police but don’t have access to a counselor, nurse, psychologist or social worker, according to a new ACLU report released Monday.And of the schools that do provide students access to mental health professionals, about 90 percent fail to meet the minimum staff-to-student ratio, which the report found can mean one school counselor is responsible for dealing with more than 400 students.

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