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April 29 — Deadline to apply for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence Out-of-School Time STEM Project grant

| April 22, 2019
April 29 — Deadline to apply for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence Out-of-School Time STEM Project grant

AzCASE and Cox Communications invite Arizona out-of-school time programs to apply for a 2019 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) grant. Programs are encouraged to work with staff and youth to develop creative, new ways to incorporate STEM into out-of-school time programming.

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NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

| April 16, 2019
NPA transforms for Harry Potter celebration. See more local education news here

The students of Northland Preparatory Academy, number 3300 Sparrow Avenue, are proud to say that they are perfectly abnormal after hosting an event unlike any other in the school’s 23-year history.

To introduce the school’s outgoing eighth-graders to high school, the campus was transfigured into a scene seemingly pulled out of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, complete with a Quidditch match and Yule Ball, among other Harry Potter icons.

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Gov. Ducey signs Arizona bill to make personal finance lesson a requirement for high school students. See more state education news here

| April 16, 2019
Gov. Ducey signs Arizona bill to make personal finance lesson a requirement for high school students. See more state education news here

An Arizona bill that would require schools to teach financial literacy and money management as part of the required economics credit needed to graduate high school was signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey.The Arizona House voted to pass Senate Bill 1184 with substantial support on Monday. The vote passed 51-7.According to the Treasurer’s Office, the bill was returned to its origin chamber in the Senate before being delivered to Gov. Doug Ducey. The office announced Ducey had signed the bill on Friday.

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Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them: Some schools are taking a new approach. See more national education news here

| April 16, 2019
Active shooter drills are scaring kids and may not protect them: Some schools are taking a new approach. See more national education news here

Heidi Lee Pottinger’s 4-year-old son was at a football game last fall with his father when, following a touchdown, celebratory fireworks rocketed into the sky. Panicked by the popping sounds, the little boy turned to his dad.

“Active shooter!” he cried, tears in his eyes.

Pottinger’s son is one of millions of schoolchildren in America who have done active shooter and lockdown drills. The exercises, a legacy of the April 20, 1999, Columbine High School rampage, are intended to prepare teachers and students for the rare threat of a gunman opening fire in their school.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 15 — Grants, Resources & Afterschool Professionals Week Prep

| April 15, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 15 — Grants, Resources & Afterschool Professionals Week Prep

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Corporate Giving Program supports nonprofit organizations that strive to enhance the quality of life in company communities throughout the state. The Corporate Giving Program provides grants to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.

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Museum of Northern Arizona update for April 12 — 1086 families in Flagstaff with 7th or 8th grade students received a surprise gift in the mail from MNA – a two year family membership

| April 15, 2019
Museum of Northern Arizona update for April 12 — 1086 families in Flagstaff with 7th or 8th grade students received a surprise gift in the mail from MNA – a two year family membership

… Recently 1086 families in Flagstaff with 7th or 8th grade students received a surprise gift in the mail from MNA – a two year family membership. This new program, called the Molly Blank Club, is a collaboration between MNA and The Molly Blank Foundation to give Title 1 students access to the museum and all it offers.

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ASU Morrison Institute update for April 10 — The national STEM teacher shortage threatens future prosperity

| April 15, 2019
ASU Morrison Institute update for April 10 — The national STEM teacher shortage threatens future prosperity

RealClearEducation posted a commentary that America’s competitiveness in the global economy depends on our ability to remain at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological production. Although American institutions and business continue to drive innovation in STEM fields, the ability of our public education system to sustain the pipeline of STEM talent is very much in doubt.

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April 18 — SOAR Summer Youth Employment Program to hold open house

| April 15, 2019
April 18 — SOAR Summer Youth Employment Program to hold open house

Please join us to learn more about the SOAR Summer Youth Employment Program and meet representatives from participating departments and agencies.The open house will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the Coconino County Human Resources, 420 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff.

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Flagstaff schools make room for discussions following Chabad community center vandalism. See more local education news here

| April 9, 2019
Flagstaff schools make room for discussions following Chabad community center vandalism. See more local education news here

This weekend marks two weeks since vandals painted swastikas on the walls and windows of Chabad Jewish community center in Flagstaff.

The Flagstaff Police Department issued a statement that it would be investigating the break-in as a hate crime; the Anti-Defamation League is offering $2,000 for any information that might lead to an arrest.

Soon after news of the event broke, Arizona Daily Sun photographer Jake Bacon took to hanging tinfoil hearts on the fencing outside the center and hundreds of others followed suit — entire schools crafted and added their own hearts to the tapestry, which glinted in the sun for days to follow.

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Arizona Education Association President Hopes Legislators Focus On School Funding Increases. See more state education news here

| April 9, 2019
Arizona Education Association President Hopes Legislators Focus On School Funding Increases. See more state education news here

Months before a new fiscal year begins for the state, Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas suspects legislators are not on the same page when it comes to education funding.

Thomas said it would take a lot for teachers to repeat last year’s strike, but isn’t ruling one out if lawmakers do not commit to better funding for education.

“We’re having difficulty hiring people in the state of Arizona, because we have a reputation that we don’t fund our schools very well,” Thomas said.

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