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STEM Saturdays — 2019 STEM Grantee Spotlight

| December 17, 2019
STEM Saturdays — 2019 STEM Grantee Spotlight

Arizona Kids THINK Too partnered with Dysart Community Center to teach approximately 80 youth about technology, engineering, the arts, science, and mathematics during their summer programming.

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Volunteers needed for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

| December 17, 2019
Volunteers needed for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

Volunteers needed for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

As a Volunteer you will:

Help families gain free access to Tax Credits and keep more money in their pockets.
Gain valuable experience—IRS certification training is free!
Give back to your community
No experience is necessary and Training is Free

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Upcoming legislation: What’s naughty or nice. See more state education and legislative news here

| December 17, 2019
Upcoming legislation: What’s naughty or nice. See more state education and legislative news here

See whether education advocates think Arizona Legislators’ bills are naughty or nice before the legislative session starts on Jan. 13, 2020.

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Importance Of College Drops Nearly 50% Among Young Adults In Just Six Years. See more national education news here

| December 17, 2019
Importance Of College Drops Nearly 50% Among Young Adults In Just Six Years. See more national education news here

If you weren’t already worried about U.S. higher education, you should be now. When asked how important a college education is today, 41% of U.S. adults aged 18-29 say “very important,” which is down a whopping 45% since 2013 when 74% said the same. These new Gallup findings point to a potential disaster—looming on the very near horizon—for higher education, our country and in particular, our youth. But instead of perseverating over the very bad news here, let’s break down the two biggest problems behind this drop and highlight some opportunities to address them. 

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Coffee with a CASA to be held Dec. 17 at Late for the Train

| December 16, 2019
Coffee with a CASA to be held Dec. 17 at Late for the Train

“Coffee with a CASA” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Late for the Train, 1800 Fort Valley Road,, Flagstaff.

You are invited to join us for a casual conversation about the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program. CASA Volunteers are everyday people appointed by a judge to review a case of abuse or neglect.

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Education Spotlight: W.F. Killip Elementary Earns STEM Provider Certification. See more local education news here

| December 16, 2019
Education Spotlight: W.F. Killip Elementary Earns STEM Provider Certification. See more local education news here

The school-improvement, assessment, and certification organization Cognia™, a nonprofit organization, recognizes W.F. Killip Elementary School with Cognia™ STEM Provider Certification.

“The certification is designed to differentiate organizations that simply put a STEM stamp on their materials and marketing and those that have products and services that meet high standards,” says Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia. The certification process, Dr. Elgart notes, involves several stages of rigorous internal, external, and on-site review and assessment of performance against standards focused on contributions to the STEM pipeline, STEM learning, connections to real-world applications and community, and program efficacy.

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CCC&Y’s monthly board meeting to be held on Dec. 16

| December 10, 2019
CCC&Y’s monthly board meeting to be held on Dec. 16

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will hold its next monthly board meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — An Accurate Census Count is Essential for Afterschool Programs

| December 10, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — An Accurate Census Count is Essential for Afterschool Programs

Afterschool programs across our country are making a huge difference in the lives of children, families and communities. Millions of our children and youth rely on federal support, determined by the U.S. census, to attend afterschool and summer learning programs. The results of the census will be used to determine how more than $900 billion of federal spending will be allocated for the next 10 years.

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Dec. 11, 18 — Arizona’s Children Association to present a ‘Free Parenting Workshop First Five Years’

| December 10, 2019
Dec. 11, 18 — Arizona’s Children Association to present a ‘Free Parenting Workshop First Five Years’

Arizona’s Children Association Family Education & Support Services will present a “Free Parenting Workshop — First Five Years” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 11 and 18 at Williams Elementary/Middle School, 601 N. 7th St., Williams.

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Double Down on the Movement for World-Class Education. See more state education and legislative news here

| December 10, 2019
Double Down on the Movement for World-Class Education. See more state education and legislative news here

Expect More Arizona is celebrating a major milestone – our 10-year anniversary! We were created to be the leading voice for education in Arizona and to elevate education (early years through career) as a top priority for our state. … In honor of our 10th anniversary, and in recognition of our shared support for 10 out of 10 students, we’ll be reaching out with new opportunities for you to help grow the movement. On the 10th of each month, we’ll share a different call to action, as well as a challenge to Double Down on the Movement by getting others involved.

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