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Education Spotlight: Attracting students to policing, emergency services. See more local education news here

| December 2, 2019
Education Spotlight: Attracting students to policing, emergency services. See more local education news here

The high school students listened intently to the 9-1-1 call. The woman told the dispatcher that her baby wasn’t breathing. The dispatcher, calmly, walked the mother through the steps of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation until emergency crews could arrive.

“We are all super passionate about what we do,” said Katie Brandis, Communications Manager at the Law Enforcement Administrative Facility in Flagstaff. And, even though the work is stressful, she added, it is also very rewarding and dispatchers often make a difference between life and death.

Twelve students from area high schools spent the day on Nov. 14 at the Law Enforcement Administrative Facility learning about the careers in policing and emergency services available in Flagstaff and in the county. The event, the second installment of a two-day series, was organized by the Coconino County Arizona @ Work Business Service team, of which Coconino Community College is a member.

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Draft recommendations are in from recent 112th Statewide Town Hall on ‘Strong Families Thriving Children’

| November 26, 2019
Draft recommendations are in from recent 112th Statewide Town Hall on ‘Strong Families Thriving Children’

Armed with recommendations from over 25 community programs around the state, Town Hall participants wasted little time addressing how to ensure that Arizona has strong families and children who thrive.

To read the draft final recommendations report, click here.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Grants, Programs, & Resources for Arizona’s Afterschool Professionals

| November 26, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Grants, Programs, & Resources for Arizona’s Afterschool Professionals

AzCASE is looking for the 2020 Class of Youth Development Champions that will represent a broad cross-section of advocates, from afterschool providers to nonprofit leaders and elected officials.

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STAR School seeking to hire Guidance Counselor / Youth Advocate

| November 26, 2019
STAR School seeking to hire Guidance Counselor / Youth Advocate

The STAR School is looking for a dedicated full-time School Counselor / Youth Advocate to serve our Pre-K through 8th grade students. This position will be funded with a newly awarded grant (School Climate Transformation Grant) from the Department of Education for the next 5 years.

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Survey finds Arizonans want more money spent on education, but not from own pockets. See more state education news here

| November 26, 2019
Survey finds Arizonans want more money spent on education, but not from own pockets. See more state education news here

A new survey by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy finds Arizonans want more money spent on education.

But paying for it? That’s another question.

The report being released Monday, Nov. 25, finds nearly 70% of the 975 Arizona residents questioned rate higher teacher pay as very important, meaning 8, 9 or 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.

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Opinion: To lift children’s score and prospects, teaching must start earlier. See more national education news here

| November 26, 2019
Opinion: To lift children’s score and prospects, teaching must start earlier. See more national education news here

Many of us — teachers, parents, policymakers, business leaders — have been wringing our hands at the Oct. 30th release of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) scores —also known as “the nation’s report card.” And rightfully so.

The NAEP report reveals not only a stagnation in average reading and math scores over the past decade, but “a growing divergence in achievement between the highest and lowest achieving students.”

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Connections Spotlight: Self-Healing Communities Update

| November 25, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Self-Healing Communities Update

CCC&Y hosted more than 300 individuals in Flagstaff this October in order to be a part of a day-long presentation with internationally known child-welfare expert, Kevin Campbell.  An additional live-stream site was set up in Page which served an additional eight guests.

This past week, CCC&Y conducted two focus group follow ups for a total of 43 individuals, plus board members Andrea Meronuck and Cliff Binkley as moderators and ED Virginia Watahomigie in attendance.

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Education Spotlight: 20 under 40: Jordan Morales (of Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School). See more local education news here

| November 25, 2019
Education Spotlight: 20 under 40: Jordan Morales (of Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School). See more local education news here

During her first two years as a teacher, Jordan Morales has learned a lot: How to break through a struggling student’s shell, how to encourage parent involvement, how to advocate for minorities in her classroom.

But it all started during her student teaching assignment at Kinsey Inquiry and Discovery School where she worked with a class of first graders under the supervision of Katrina Collins-Hernandez.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Apply for the 2020 Summer Learning Awards

| November 19, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Apply for the 2020 Summer Learning Awards

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) seeks applications from youth-serving organizations nationwide for the 2020 Summer Learning Awards sponsored by the New York Life Foundation.

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Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 — Free Active Parenting classes

| November 19, 2019
Nov. 20 and Dec. 4 — Free Active Parenting classes

CPLC Parenting Arizona will present three free parenting classes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 13, 20 and Dec. 4, 2019 at 201 E. Birch St., Ave. 7 (The Icehouse), downtown Flagstaff.

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