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Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment (LIFE) Program January through April programing

| January 14, 2020
Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment (LIFE) Program January through April programing

We just hope you and yours will plan to partake in these awesome offerings.  PLEASE  share this information with anyone who is interested in the Flagstaff LIFE program.

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STEM Saturdays — Talking to Kids About the Australian Bushfires

| January 14, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Talking to Kids About the Australian Bushfires

The massive wildfires sweeping across Australia have devastated the region – with entire towns ravaged by flames, billions of animals affected and 18 million acres burned. Here are some resources to support you in talking with youth about these fires and wildfires, more generally:

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Education Spotlight: Puente de Hozho Awarded $11,650 from U.S. Soccer Foundation. See more local education news here

| January 14, 2020
Education Spotlight: Puente de Hozho Awarded $11,650 from U.S. Soccer Foundation. See more local education news here

Puente de Hozho Elementary (on Jan. 7) announced it has been awarded a $11,650 grant from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, whose programs serve as the national model for sports-based youth development in underserved communities. This grant is intended to fund professional grade outdoor soccer court that will be available for community use. Puente de Hozho was one of nine organizations to receive grants.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support of the U.S. Soccer Foundation,” said Principal Robert Kelty. “This furthers our efforts in providing world class academic and athletic opportunities for our students and community.”

As a community tri-lingual school supporting learners in the areas of Navajo, Spanish, and English, Puente de Hozho seeks to create cultural bridges between students and there is no better way for those connections than through the world’s most popular sport – soccer.

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Gov. Ducey proposes new investments in K-12 public education. See more state education and legislative news here

| January 14, 2020
Gov. Ducey proposes new investments in K-12 public education. See more state education and legislative news here

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said “the State of our State is strong, and it’s only getting better,” then said his budget proposal includes new investments in K-12 public education during his speech at the Arizona Capitol today. “In total, we’ve pumped $4.5 billion in new investments […]

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What School Could Be If It Were Designed for Kids With Autism. See more national education news here

| January 14, 2020
What School Could Be If It Were Designed for Kids With Autism. See more national education news here

A charming, bright 5-year-old stands out in his classroom at Maurice Wollin elementary school, on Staten Island, as an extremely social, kind, and curious child. He remembers more about his peers—names, significant events, likes and dislikes—than almost any other kindergartner at his school does.

But despite his genuine interest in his classmates and their well-being, he often struggles with interpreting their feelings and intentions—he has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y Conference, Awards, Policy Initiatives

| January 13, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y Conference, Awards, Policy Initiatives

We have undergone so much growth and change recently- from mission and vision to structure- and are still in a growth process- but I don’t want to forget these important reminders on our major annual events.

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First Things First — Kindness, Mister Rogers and Tummy Time

| January 7, 2020
First Things First — Kindness, Mister Rogers and Tummy Time

Most parents want their child to be kind and caring. But are babies born to be kind, or do kindness and empathy need to be learned?

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Announcing AzCASE Spring Professional Development Sessions

| January 7, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Announcing AzCASE Spring Professional Development Sessions

  Program Resources   Events Promoting Quality   The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) is celebrating 30 Years of serving Arizona’s Youth Program Providers Announcing AzCASE Spring Professional Development Sessions   AzCASE is offering a variety of workshops throughout Arizona with area experts and leading edge topics to support youth program providers.   February […]

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Expect More Arizona — Excellence Tour

| January 7, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Excellence Tour

The Expect More Excellence Tour Spotlights what schools and communities in Arizona are doing today to make progress toward an excellent education for every student, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students. It is important to identify the programs and initiatives we know are working so they can be celebrated and potentially replicated. Check out these Excellence Tour stories from December.

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STEM Saturdays — Free 2-Hour United Robotics Workshops

| January 7, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Free 2-Hour United Robotics Workshops

Whoever said, “STEM can’t be fun”, never played with robots. United Robotics is offering a FREE 2-hour hands-on workshop on robotics, the United Robotics Clubs and how to bring them to schools, districts, and nonprofits. 

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