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2019 Viola Awards nominees announced for Excellence in Arts, Science Education categories

| February 5, 2019
2019 Viola Awards nominees announced for Excellence in Arts, Science Education categories

The Flagstaff Arts Council has named:

Allison Gruber – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Shayne Smith – Flagstaff High School
Kathy Marron – Thomas Elementary School
Joe Maniglia – Theatrikos Theatre Company
Faun Nichols – Sechrist Elementary School
as 2019 Viola Awards nominees in the Excellence in Arts Education category.

The Flagstaff Arts Council also named:

Kelley Smith – Coconino High School
Susan Brown – Northland Preparatory Academy
Rich Krueger – Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy
Melinda McKinney – Coconino Community College
as 2019 Viola Awards nominees in the Excellence in Science Education category.

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First Things First February 2019 Parenting Newsletter

| February 4, 2019
First Things First February 2019 Parenting Newsletter

The Super Bowl is in the history books, but for families with young children, the game is never over. That’s because play is one of the best things you can do to support your child’s healthy development and learning. Check out the top plays!

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence — Phoenix Workshops: Spring Professional Development

| February 4, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence —  Phoenix Workshops: Spring Professional Development

Schedule your sessions TODAY – don’t miss out on the following workshops available in Phoenix and Scottsdale:

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Expect More Arizona — Education Excellence in Arizona

| February 4, 2019
Expect More Arizona — Education Excellence in Arizona

The Expect More Excellence Tour spotlights what Arizonans are doing today to make progress toward world-class education, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students.

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FUSD kindergarten registration event to take place Feb. 6. See more local education news here

| January 29, 2019
FUSD kindergarten registration event to take place Feb. 6. See more local education news here

To assist families with the registration process for the 2019-2020 school year, Flagstaff Unified School District elementary schools will be hosting Kindergarten Registration on February 6th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at all district elementary schools.

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Arizona Superintendent Kathy Hoffman talks ‘dream come true’ as she heads into office. See more state education news here

| January 29, 2019
Arizona Superintendent Kathy Hoffman talks ‘dream come true’ as she heads into office. See more state education news here

The oath has been taken, the official photo is up, now it is time to get to work for Arizona’s new Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathy Hoffman. The former teacher and speech therapist admits it is still sinking in.

“To really have my vision come to reality and to be getting to work on the issues I really care about has just been like a dream come true,” Hoffman told me.

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Tackling Anxiety Helps Level STEM Playing Field. See more national education news here

| January 29, 2019
Tackling Anxiety Helps Level STEM Playing Field. See more national education news here

Tackling student anxiety can help close the STEM achievement gap, according to a new study.

Expertise in science and technology can be a great career boost – but it can also be a great social divider: students from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to pursue STEM subjects in the later years of high school.

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STEM Saturdays update for Jan. 26 — 2019 Arizona SciTech Festival to be held Statewide February-March

| January 29, 2019
STEM Saturdays update for Jan. 26 — 2019 Arizona SciTech Festival to be held Statewide February-March

The Arizona SciTech Festival is a statewide celebration of STEM held annually in February and March. This year, over 1,000 expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours will be held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state.

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Northern Arizona University’s Senior Corps to hold information session on Feb. 20

| January 29, 2019
Northern Arizona University’s Senior Corps to hold information session on Feb. 20

Are you 55 or better and interested in serving your community? NAU’s Senior Corps program is looking for new volunteers to serve in classrooms or with other older adults who need a little help.

Qualified applicants will earn a stipend for their service.

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Save the Date — School’s Out, Make it Count Arizona’s Out-of-School Time Conference on Oct. 19

| January 29, 2019
Save the Date — School’s Out, Make it Count Arizona’s Out-of-School Time Conference on Oct. 19

The 27th annual School’s Out Make It Count Arizona Out-of-School Time Conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

The conference will feature four hours of professional development,  a keynote presentation, the Awards of Excellence celebration, an exhibitors hall and complimentary lunch.

Individual and Group Registration options will be posted in April.

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