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KORE chairs expand flexible seating options at Sechrist. See more local education news here

| February 19, 2019
KORE chairs expand flexible seating options at Sechrist. See more local education news here

Sechrist Elementary now offers flexible seating in all its classrooms. But that doesn’t mean students are learning to touch their toes. It means young learners can now choose how – and where – they learn best.

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House panel OKs asking Arizona voters to increase sales tax to pay for education. See more state education news here

| February 19, 2019
House panel OKs asking Arizona voters to increase sales tax to pay for education. See more state education news here

A House panel voted (Feb. 18) to ask voters to increase what they pay in sales taxes to fund public education.

The proposal would put a measure on the 2020 ballot to boost the current 0.6-of-a-cent sales tax earmarked for schools to a full penny.

That would bring in an extra $450 million to $500 million a year, with 75 percent earmarked for K-12 education, 20 percent to keep tuition affordable at public universities and the balance for community colleges.

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New program aims to help teens separate fact from fiction in online news. See more national education news here

| February 19, 2019
New program aims to help teens separate fact from fiction in online news. See more national education news here

At Woodrow Wilson High School, representatives of MediaWise shared tips to help students develop fact-checking skills. Part of the workshop was led by Lester Holt, who has officially joined Poynter’s MediaWise initiative as its first ambassador.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for Feb. 19 — Resilience Documentary Viewing (April 11 in Flagstaff)

| February 18, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for Feb. 19 — Resilience Documentary Viewing (April 11 in Flagstaff)

Join us in Phoenix on Feb 26th, Tucson on Feb 28th, or Flagstaff on April 11th. Q&A with local experts immediately following the movie. $30 per person, seats filling fast – Register today!

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School staff suicide prevention training bill would help students and combat crisis

| February 18, 2019
School staff suicide prevention training bill would help students and combat crisis

A bill that would provide suicide prevention and intervention training for school staff that has the support of families impacted by suicide was approved by the Senate Education Committee (Feb. 12).

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Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council announces grant opportunity to research Arizona’s response to sexual violence against children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

| February 18, 2019
Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council announces grant opportunity to research Arizona’s response to sexual violence against children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council has announce a grant opportunity to research Arizona’s response to sexual violence against children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The application period is through April 10, 2019.

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Bills to hire more school counselors support Gov. Ducey’s safe schools plan

| February 18, 2019
Bills to hire more school counselors support Gov. Ducey’s safe schools plan

Bills this session that would help public schools hire more counselors are critical steps in implementing Gov. Doug Ducey’s Safe Arizona Schools plan.

The Safe Arizona Schools plan was developed last year with input from parents, teachers, students, principals, law enforcement, prosecutors and mental health experts around the state to prevent school shootings, after examining the five deadliest school shootings in the past 20 years.

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Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 and May 22 — Murdoch Center, W.L. Gore & Associates to present Innovation Series Event

| February 18, 2019
Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 and May 22 — Murdoch Center, W.L. Gore & Associates to present Innovation Series Event

The Murdoch Center and W.L. Gore & Associates is hosting an Innovation Series Event for 6th, 7th and 8th graders from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 and May 22 at the Murdoch Center, 203 E. Brannen Ave., Flagstaff.

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February — Flagstaff Public Library announces upcoming events

| February 18, 2019
February — Flagstaff Public Library announces upcoming events

The Flagstaff public library has released its calendar of events for February 2019 for both the downtown and East Flagstaff locations

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Registration now open for Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s 2019 Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference on April 18

| February 18, 2019
Registration now open for Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s 2019 Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference on April 18

In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, CCC&Y will present the 2019 Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference and Luncheon — “Healing Collective Trauma through Community Connections,” at Little America Hotel, Flagstaff on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, who is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, will discuss caring for ourselves and our community as we respond to our own and others’ experience of trauma and the “trauma exposure response.”

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