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Critical Condition: The Students the Pandemic Hit Hardest. See more national education news here

| July 7, 2020
Critical Condition: The Students the Pandemic Hit Hardest. See more national education news here

Samantha Honani’s son hasn’t completed a school assignment in months. After his high school on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona shut down in March, he finished about three weeks of distance learning via his family’s computer. Then, in April, he stopped hearing from his teachers. Caught up in the tumult of Covid-19 and the struggles of sharing one computer with subpar internet, academics faded to an afterthought, Honani said. 

“There was a breakdown in communication in the school and the students,” said Honani, who works as a program manager for The Hopi Foundation. “There was no follow-up.”

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Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y’s Webinar Part B Historical Trauma now available

| July 7, 2020
Connections Spotlight — CCC&Y’s Webinar Part B Historical Trauma now available

CCC&Y’s Webinar Part B Historical Trauma now available by clicking here.

In Part B, culturalist and historic trauma specialist Iya Affo takes us deeper into the impact historical trauma has on so many of our community members. A topic that is not always openly discussed and well understood in mainstream society, historic trauma is often not considered when designing helping programs, systems or overall prevention programming and worse when placing judgements against groups of people. 

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The 31st Annual Flagstaff Festival of Science is going virtual, September 18-27

| June 30, 2020
The 31st Annual Flagstaff Festival of Science is going virtual, September 18-27

Hello, Festival of Science Fans!

We are excited to announce that the 31st Annual Flagstaff Festival of Science, September 18-27,2020, is going virtual!

Despite the COVID-19 global public health crisis, we remain dedicated to connecting and inspiring the people of northern Arizona with the wonders of science and the joys of scientific discovery. We are also committed to keeping our community safe, and will closely follow the advice of scientific experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Bilingual update — Summer food programs available in Coconino County

| June 30, 2020
Bilingual update — Summer food programs available in Coconino County

By the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth A variety of summer food programs are available in Coconino County. *** The Flagstaff Unified School District “Grab and Go” food service program continues through July 31, 2020 while the meal service at Kinsey Elementary School will be shifting to a mobile service beginning Monday, June 22.  […]

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Arizona’s Children Association to present 8-session Virtual FREE Parenting Workshop starting July 22

| June 30, 2020
Arizona’s Children Association to present 8-session Virtual FREE Parenting Workshop starting July 22

The Arizona’s Children Association will present an 8-week Virtual Parenting Workshop: “Early Childhood STEP” from July 22 through Sept. 9.

The 8-session series emphasizes positive parent-child relationships. Parents will learn to encourage cooperative behaviors by providing a consistent, loving environment. 

Topics include:

Child & Brain Development
Understanding  Young Children’s Behavior
Building Self-Esteem 
Family Communication
Helping Children Cooperate
Positive Discipline
Social and Emotional Development

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The Latest News from College Success Arizona

| June 30, 2020
The Latest News from College Success Arizona

Since the launch of the Arizona Postsecondary Student Resiliency Fund, Helios Education Foundation and College Success Arizona have distributed over $300,000 to more than 700 students across Arizona to help provide immediate assistance to college students affected by COVID-19. These funds have assisted with educational expenses, housing expenses, technology expenses, as well as other immediate needs.

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Featured speakers announced for virtual First Things First Summit

| June 30, 2020
Featured speakers announced for virtual First Things First Summit

First Things First is offering a free, virtual Early Childhood Summit on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 as an alternative to our traditional in-person conference due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

The day-long virtual conference will offer six breakout sessions and the following featured speakers:

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence announces upcoming webinars

| June 30, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence announces upcoming webinars

As we head into summer and prepare for fall, a key will be identifying high-quality activities that help children to continue learning, growing and exploring – wherever they are.

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Expect More Arizona reports on school reopening plan

| June 30, 2020
Expect More Arizona reports on school reopening plan

On Wednesday, June 24, Governor Ducey issued an executive order and a plan to use federal funds to address some of the questions and concerns of public schools who are grappling with the task of how best to proceed with the 2020-21 school year. 

The Governor announced one-time federal funding investments of $270 million from the Governor’s Office and $25 million from the Arizona Department of Education.

Check out our blog for details on how the funding will be allocated, the importance of the executive order and where we go from here. 

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Local Education Spotlight: Madi Olson awarded child abuse prevention scholarship. See more local education news here

| June 30, 2020
Local Education Spotlight:  Madi Olson awarded child abuse prevention scholarship. See more local education news here

Madison Olson, a senior at Williams High School, received a $500 scholarship from the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth (CCC&Y).

The council created the annual Child Abuse Prevention Essay contest so that Williams High School Seniors could describe what the community can do to help prevent and respond to child abuse and childhood trauma.

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