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Stem Saturdays update for Jan. 12 — Connect2STEM: Family-Friendly Event in Phoenix

| January 14, 2019
Stem Saturdays update for Jan. 12 — Connect2STEM: Family-Friendly Event in Phoenix

Connect2STEM is coming up on January 26! This family-friendly STEM event is hosted by University of Arizona and Cox Communications. Youth of all ages are invited to experience the wonders of STEM hands-on, encouraging them to one day pursue a degree or occupation in one of the related fields.

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First Things First January 2019 update

| January 8, 2019
First Things First January 2019 update

Can you spoil a baby?
You have a lot to worry about when you have a newborn. Things like feedings and diaper changes and if you’ll ever get a good night’s sleep again. But there’s one thing you don’t have to worry about: spoiling your baby by responding when they cry or holding them too much. In fact, that’s just what they need from you.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence: Tips and Resources for a great start of the New Year!

| January 8, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence: Tips and Resources for a great start of the New Year!

Some afterschool professionals seem to have a magic touch-they know just what to do to engage and challenge youth. The proof of their wizardry? Children keep coming back for more! The good news: It’s not a secret and it’s not magic.

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Expect More Arizona: Education Top Issue for Fourth Straight Year. See related news here

| January 8, 2019
Expect More Arizona: Education Top Issue for Fourth Straight Year. See related news here

Expect More Arizona commissioned its annual statewide public opinion survey of 600 likely Arizona voters in mid-December 2018. For the fourth year in a row, poll results show that voters believe education is the most important issue facing our state, above immigration, healthcare or the economy. Voters continue to consider teacher pay and a general lack of funding to be our state’s most significant education issues. A similar survey conducted earlier in December strictly among 600 likely voters living in rural Arizona yielded nearly identical results.

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2018 in Review: FUSD sees overdue wage and funding increases. See more local education news here

| January 8, 2019
2018 in Review: FUSD sees overdue wage and funding increases. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District had a year full of financial fluctuations to account for previously unmet needs, especially as the Red for Ed movement for improved teacher pay and school funding was in full swing throughout March and April. It also implemented various internal improvements for students.

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Arizona schools win big as state racks up $330M in land sales. See more state education news here

| January 8, 2019
Arizona schools win big as state racks up $330M in land sales. See more state education news here

Earlier this year, a piece of state-owned land in north Phoenix sparked an hourlong bidding war. The winner? Arizona school.

The 269-acre parcel in Desert Ridge sold for $79 million, about $25 million more than its appraised value. Since then, the Arizona State Land Department has been on a selling spree.

The agency charged with managing 9.2 million acres across Arizona sold more than $330 million in land during 2018. That’s up from $44 million in 2017.

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Schools fall short when it comes to helping students in grief – here’s how they can improve. See more national education news here

| January 8, 2019
Schools fall short when it comes to helping students in grief – here’s how they can improve. See more national education news here

An adolescent experiences the death of his mother after a lengthy illness.

When I ask what services he would like to receive from the school, he initially says he didn’t expect special treatment, would be embarrassed by counseling from the school mental health staff and wouldn’t feel comfortable if many of his teachers asked to talk to him about his grief. 

At the same time, the student felt as though the school should somehow take his situation into account.

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Upcoming CCC&Y Events and Activities

| January 1, 2019
Upcoming CCC&Y Events and Activities

Upcoming CCC&Y Events and Activities: 2019 Monthly Board and Membership Meetings: *Held the third Monday of every month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Coconino County Health District, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff * Meetings subject to change due to holidays. Visit https://news.coconinokids.org for the latest update. 2019 Monthly CCC&Y Committee Meetings: CCC&Y Action and Outreach […]

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2019 Legislative, Media Contacts

| January 1, 2019
2019 Legislative, Media Contacts

Your Voice Want to express your feelings about the state of education? Please try these handy links. Easy Way to Weigh in on Education Bills: Request to Speak   Quick links —  Click here to contact the White House Click here to contact the U.S. Congress Click here to contact Arizona elected officials Click here to […]

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Changes coming in 2019 to CCC&Y’s weekly e-newsletter

| December 27, 2018
Changes coming in 2019 to CCC&Y’s weekly e-newsletter

The beginning of a 2019 offers an opportunity to start anew. Keeping with that spirit, the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will launch a redesigned weekly e-newsletter beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.

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