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Connections Spotlight: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth announces updated Mission, Vision

| August 19, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth announces updated Mission, Vision

FLAGSTAFF — The Board of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has approved new Mission and Vision statements for the organization.

Mission:
Igniting collective action to cultivate, honor & empower resilient, thriving communities.  

Vision:
We envision a holistic community where all children of Coconino County are increasingly free from trauma experience and all have equitable opportunities that build resiliency.  

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Education Spotlight: New (Page Unified School District) teachers receive Navajo cultural orientation. See more local education news here

| August 19, 2019
Education Spotlight: New (Page Unified School District) teachers receive Navajo cultural orientation. See more local education news here

Twenty-four newly hired teachers, and two newly-hired counselors, two weeks ago spent a day learning about Navajo culture and traditions as part of their new teacher orientation. About 78 percent of Page Unified School District’s student population is Navajo, and they come from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, home situations and lifestyles.

“It’s something we do to teach our new teachers where their Navajo students are coming from,” said PUSD Human Resources Director Terry Maurer.

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Marshall PTO donates school supplies for all students, teachers. See more local education news here

| August 13, 2019
Marshall PTO donates school supplies for all students, teachers. See more local education news here

The traditional school supply list of items to purchase for students before the start of the school year has disappeared, at least temporarily, from Marshall Magnet Elementary School.

Using funds from the school’s annual jog-a-thon fundraiser, the Title I school’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) donated $10,000 in pencils, markers, binders, folders and other supplies needed by students and teachers this year.

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‘We’ve Got a Real Crisis’: Half of U.S. Teachers Have Considered Leaving Profession, PDK Poll Finds. See more national education news here

| August 13, 2019
‘We’ve Got a Real Crisis’: Half of U.S. Teachers Have Considered Leaving Profession, PDK Poll Finds. See more national education news here

alf of the nation’s teachers have seriously considered quitting in recent years, amid concerns about low pay, stress and lack of respect, a new poll finds.
“We’ve got a real crisis going on,” said Joshua P. Starr, CEO of PDK International, the teachers’ professional association that conducts the annual poll. “There’s absolutely a real issue, and we have to confront it nationally if we want to ensure our kids are getting the best possible teachers.”

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First Things First — Summit 2019: Two weeks left until the Summit

| August 12, 2019
First Things First — Summit 2019: Two weeks left until the Summit

The Summit is two weeks away! Register now and join us for two days of keynote and featured speakers, 80+ breakout sessions on a wide range of early childhood topics, and the opportunity to meet, learn and share strategies that help kids be ready for school and set for life.

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STEM Saturdays — How has Arizona impacted space exploration?

| August 12, 2019
STEM Saturdays — How has Arizona impacted space exploration?

Did you know that all 50 states are helping NASA explore space? It’s true! Click the Earth GIF then select your state on the map to see how it’s been important to the study of space and Earth science. Explore other states to learn some fun facts, too!

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Workshop on the Consequences of Juvenile Justice System Involvement on the Health and Well-Being of Adolescents, Families, and Communities of Color to be held Sept. 26 in Flagstaff

| August 12, 2019
Workshop on the Consequences of Juvenile Justice System Involvement on the Health and Well-Being of Adolescents, Families, and Communities of Color to be held Sept. 26 in Flagstaff

A Workshop on the “Consequences of Juvenile Justice System Involvement on the Health and Well-Being of Adolescents, Families, and Communities of Color” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.

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Connections Spotlight: Stuff-the-Bus joins Fredonia annual Back-to-School Night

| August 12, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Stuff-the-Bus joins Fredonia annual Back-to-School Night

For the first time, a yellow school bus with a STUFF THE BUS sign greeted visitors in the parking lot of the Fredonia-Moccasin Unified School District during its annual Back-to-School Night on Monday, Aug. 12.

Parents and other visitors loaded the school bus with boxes and bags filled with school supplies.

Meanwhile, the Coconino Coaltion for Children & Youth joined Coconino County Health & Human Services in providing students with a variety of school supplies, including standard and colored pencils and folders, with Coconino County providing students with a number of backpacks.

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Kevin Campbell returns to Northern Arizona on Oct. 29. Event includes full day of training, followed by members’ reception

| August 12, 2019
Kevin Campbell returns to Northern Arizona on Oct. 29. Event includes full day of training, followed by members’ reception

Kevin Campbell, an internationally known youth permanency expert and founder of the Center for Family Finding and Youth Connectedness, will return to Flagstaff for the presentation “Self-Healing Communities- a wide-scale prevention strategy for Coconino County,” on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. training (breakfast and lunch included).              

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