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How the gender gap in STEM might get its start in elementary school. See more national education news here

| October 29, 2019
How the gender gap in STEM might get its start in elementary school. See more national education news here

On average, girls do as well as boys on elementary- and middle-school math tests. But by the time students enter the workforce, a big gender gap has emerged, with men earning nearly 80 percent of bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science.

A new study offers evidence that the disparity might be getting its start in elementary school classrooms

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Education Spotlight: Teacher of the Week Cole Habay. See more local education news here

| October 28, 2019
Education Spotlight: Teacher of the Week Cole Habay. See more local education news here

Cole Habay, a Flagstaff Junior Academy teacher, was named NAZ Today Teacher of the Week.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents successful ‘Self-Healing Communities’ event

| October 28, 2019
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y presents successful ‘Self-Healing Communities’ event

More than 300 people filled the High Country Conference Center to hear Kevin Campbell’s presentation on “Self-Healing Communities” on Oct. 29 in Flagstaff. The event was also streamed live to audience members at Encompass Behavioral Health Services in Page.

This day was about acknowledgment and cultural shift in healing, said Virginia Watahomigie, executive director of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth.

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First Things First — Early intervention services, celebrating Native American Heritage Month and helping families in their homes

| October 22, 2019
First Things First — Early intervention services, celebrating Native American Heritage Month and helping families in their homes

This year, the importance of teaching native languages to young children is being highlighted during November’s Native American Heritage Month. FTF supports the preservation of native languages through a variety of ways.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Help us ‘Step Up’ for Youth

| October 22, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona — Help us ‘Step Up’ for Youth

As we announced last month, United Way of Northern Arizona is focusing our Flagstaff efforts so we can Step Up and invest in the Power and Potential of Successful, Resilient Youth . This shift is a re-commitment to those programs and partnerships that assist children from birth through age 18.

Programs like the mentoring provided at Big Brothers Big Sisters in Flagstaff, which is changing the lives of teens who have had brushes with the law, like Brian.

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The Latest News from College Success Arizona

| October 22, 2019
The Latest News from College Success Arizona

College Success Arizona’s President and CEO, Rich Nickel highlights the impact community colleges have on postsecondary attainment and economic growth in Arizona. Read more on College Success Arizona’s blog.

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NACA presenting ‘Parallels — Coping to Resiliency’ Oct. 22/24 and Oct. 28/30

| October 22, 2019
NACA presenting ‘Parallels — Coping to Resiliency’ Oct. 22/24 and Oct. 28/30

Native Americans for Community Action’s (NACA) Native Connections Program is presenting a “Parallels — Coping to Resiliency” free event, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 22 and 24, and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct.28 and 30 at the Hal Jensen Recreation Center, 2403 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff.

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Hooked on Vaping: Almost half of Arizona kids have vaped by 12th grade. See more state education news here

| October 22, 2019
Hooked on Vaping: Almost half of Arizona kids have vaped by 12th grade. See more state education news here

Almost half of Arizona’s students have vaped by the time they reach 12th grade, according to a statewide survey that shows the rapid rise of e-cigarette use in junior high and high school.

The Arizona Youth Survey is administered every two years by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. It asks eighth, 10th and 12th graders questions about substance use.

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Native American students suspended at higher rates than peers. California report looks at solutions. See more national education news here

| October 22, 2019
Native American students suspended at higher rates than peers. California report looks at solutions. See more national education news here

Native American students in California’s public schoolsface higher-than-average suspension rates, according to a new report.

A joint effort between California State University, San Diego, and the Sacramento Native American Higher Education Collaborative, the report outlines what it calls troubling trends regarding how school administrators discipline students. 

Racial disparities in school discipline, particularly for African American students, have been documented in numerous studies, but there has been little research on how Native American students are reprimanded. 

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Education Spotlight: Lights On Afterschool Future Leaders Town Hall to be held Oct. 24 at CCC. See more local education news here

| October 21, 2019
Education Spotlight: Lights On Afterschool Future Leaders Town Hall to be held Oct. 24 at CCC. See more local education news here

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) is working with Arizona Town Hall to carry out three Future Leaders Town Hall (FLTH) events in Maricopa, Pinal and Coconino counties. The Future Leaders Town Hall in Flagstaff, to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, is being organized in a partnership with Coconino County, LAUNCH Flagstaff and the venue sponsor Coconino Community College.

With these events the hope is to bring attention to the value of out-of-school time programming as a significant component on the Future Leaders Town Hall topic of Strong Families Thriving Children.

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