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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — The 2020 Conference is Going Virtual on Oct. 17

| June 23, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — The 2020 Conference is Going Virtual on Oct. 17

Safety of our conference attendees is one of our top priorities and an overwhelming number of you said you would feel safer going virtual. The 28th annual School’s Out, Make It Count conference will be virtual this year. Although we will miss seeing everyone in-person, there are some great advantages going online:

All attendees will have the opportunity to attend all the workshops, how you ask? We will have several days of live workshops and all workshops will be available for attendees to view for 2 weeks. That is 50+ workshops!

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United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

| June 23, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

A recent report from Save the Children further proves how location can profoundly affect a child’s prospects in this country, and why it is vital that we continue to Step Up for Our Youth in northern Arizona.

The report, called “The Land of Inopportunity,” is a part of the nonprofit’s annual evaluation of how children are faring around the globe. This year, however, Save the Children added a powerful tool that allows regions to see how they measure up – an online interactive map ranking U.S. counties by how well they prioritized and protect children.

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Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Thursdays

| June 23, 2020
Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Thursdays

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is presenting a weekly Family Connection Zoom Meeting at 3 p.m.

The meeting is open to parents, caregivers, professionals — All individuals in our community.

Now is the time to connect, be supportive and receive support in a safe and caring environment via zoom or by telephone.

This is an open time to connect with others, share joys, vent some concerns, ask for support, or offer others your support.

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Share-able resources from Expect More Arizona

| June 16, 2020
Share-able resources from Expect More Arizona

This month, we are providing content focused on our recent K-12 Teacher Survey phase one results, as well as our Vote 4 Education campaign with the primary election coming up on August 4, 2020. Additionally, we have two recent blogs highlighting how school staff were still hard at work during school closures as well as a recap of 2020 legislative session.

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First Things First Navajo Nation Region announces two resource guides for Navajo Nation

| June 16, 2020
First Things First Navajo Nation Region announces two resource guides for Navajo Nation

First Things First Navajo Nation Region announced the online distribution of two resource guides during the June 10 Tuba City Zoom Regional Networking Meeting.

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Flagstaff STEM City June Newsletter

| June 16, 2020
Flagstaff STEM City June Newsletter

Recognizing excellence in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), the eighth annual Flagstaff STEMmy Awards will be held digitally on our Facebook page on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
STEM City requests nominations for candidates each spring for candidates or organizations in the areas of community support, student achievement, and exemplary teaching. A panel reviews the submissions to determine the winner of each area and winners receive $500.
Congratulations to the winners and all of the nominees!

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Expect More Arizona — AZ Teachers on Returning to the Classroom

| June 16, 2020
Expect More Arizona — AZ Teachers on Returning to the Classroom

Expect More Arizona, in partnership with the State Board of Education, recently conducted a survey of K-12 teachers. The purpose of the survey was to assess sentiment about how teaching and learning went this spring, and to find out how educators are feeling about returning to school later this summer. Nearly 11,000 teachers from across the state completed the voluntary survey. The results will be shared in three phases, first with a focus on reopening schools.

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First Things First — Resources to support young children and their families

| June 16, 2020
First Things First — Resources to support young children and their families

A 50% drop in referrals to Arizona’s Early Intervention Program since mid-March has partners looking at alternative ways to do screenings, such as through telehealth, and to reach parents about the importance of identifying disabilities and developmental delays as early as possible.

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STEM Saturdays — Equity in STEM Education

| June 16, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Equity in STEM Education

Equity in Afterschool Resources
Shared from Exploratorium

Tinkering can offer more equitable opportunities for STEM-rich learning by allowing students to bring their multiple ways of knowing into self-directed, inquiry-oriented work that connects science and art to everyday practices. Tinkering activities alone, however, cannot address the various systemic challenges impacting equity in STEM education. Exploratorium has compiled resources describing what these systemic challenges are and how policy makers, program leaders, and community members can strive to create more high-quality, STEM-rich learning opportunities.

Take a look

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Coconino County Parks & Recreation — Summer events, fire restrictions, and the Census connection

| June 16, 2020
Coconino County Parks & Recreation — Summer events, fire restrictions, and the Census connection

All playgrounds, basketball courts, ramadas (including picnic tables and barbecue grills), and restroom facilities managed by Coconino County Parks & Recreation remain closed at this time.

We encourage you to engage in responsible physical and social distancing when recreating outdoors. Parks, natural areas, and trails managed by Coconino County are open for public enjoyment; this excludes Louise Yellowman County Park.

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