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Call for NAU Symposium Reviewers

| April 22, 2019
Call for NAU Symposium Reviewers

Hello, STEM City Community,NAU Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity needs your help! We are expecting over 1,000 students to come together to present at this year’s Undergraduate Symposium.  It is our goal to provide feedback to every student who presents, so it will take the help of community members like you to reach our goal. Please consider signing up to be a volunteer reviewer!

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First Things First update for April 22 — Building strong families one visit at a time

| April 22, 2019
First Things First update for April 22 — Building strong families one visit at a time

…Expectant mothers or families with a child up to 5 years old can sign up voluntarily for the home visits, in which a trained parent educator visits the family every other week.First Things First funds voluntary, evidence-based home visitation programs, such as the CPLC program, which follows the Parents as Teachers model. These one-on-one visits with trained providers have been shown to be an effective way to support and empower families and children experiencing various challenges, as well as to support the bonding and relationship between the parents and child.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 20 — No cost resources for STEM programming

| April 22, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence update for April 20 — No cost resources for STEM programming

Applications are open for the 2019 STEM Grants for out-of-school time programs. In partnership with Cox Communications, AzCASE will award a total of $10,000 in grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 to programs that incorporate or expand the use of STEM-based learning in their programs.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff update for April 19 — Educational Leadership; Preschool Expansion; Literacy Coordination

| April 22, 2019
LAUNCH Flagstaff update for April 19 — Educational Leadership; Preschool Expansion; Literacy Coordination

Starting this summer, 25 educational leaders and aspiring leaders in the Flagstaff area will participate in a 14-month cohort of professional development in executive leadership.

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Presenter deadline extended to May 3 for 2019 Northern Arizona Suicide Prevention Conference

| April 22, 2019
Presenter deadline extended to May 3 for 2019 Northern Arizona Suicide Prevention Conference

The deadline has been extended to May 3, 2019 to present at the 2019 Northern Arizona Suicide Prevention Conference.The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28, 2019 at the High Country Conference Center, NAU Campus, Flagstaff.

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April 25 — ‘Broken Places’ film screening to be held at Firecreek Coffee, Flagstaff

| April 22, 2019
April 25 — ‘Broken Places’ film screening to be held at Firecreek Coffee, Flagstaff

Spend an evening watching the latest documentary on childhood trauma and resilience. “Broken Places,” a film by Roger Weisberg, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Firecreek Coffee, 22 E. Route 66, Flagstaff.

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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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