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Save the Date — Hopi Disability Awareness Conference

| February 7, 2014
Save the Date — Hopi Disability Awareness Conference

The Hopi Office of Special Needs, Early Intervention & Vocational Rehabilitation Programs presents the 3rd Annual Hopi Disability Awareness Conference to be held on March 11, 2014 at the Hopi Jr./Sr. High School.

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First Lady Takes FAFSA Completion Campaign to New Heights

| February 7, 2014
First Lady Takes FAFSA Completion Campaign to New Heights

The college access and success movement gained new momentum on Wednesday as First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to students and parents completing FAFSA forms at the T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA.

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Arizona Aims Higher!

| February 7, 2014
Arizona Aims Higher!

Expect More Arizona has partnered with the Arizona Public Engagement Task Force to launch “Arizona Aims Higher.” This program helps parents, educators, and the community to help increase the graduation rate of high school students and to prepare out kids to be college, career, and life ready.

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Put the Check on Child Abuse — Make a Donation on Your Arizona Income Tax Form

| February 7, 2014
Put the Check on Child Abuse — Make a Donation on Your Arizona Income Tax Form

Individual taxpayers in Arizona have a unique opportunity to help prevent child abuse by making a donation to the Child Abuse Prevention Fund on their individual income tax return. Whether you get a refund or make a payment, you can still donate. Your donation will go straight into the Child Abuse Prevention Fund.

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Webinar on Chemicals in Products and Childrens Health

| February 4, 2014
Webinar on Chemicals in Products and Childrens Health

Antonia Calafat from the CDC will be presenting research about consumer products and the potential health risks that face our children, youth, and self. This webinar focuses on recent studies that are advancing our knowledge of the health effects of these chemicals, examining trends and changes in exposure over time and methods for communicating with patients about risks and lowering exposure.

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Scholarships available for high-need students at Pre K-12 private schools

| February 4, 2014
Scholarships available for high-need students at Pre K-12 private schools

Students seeking scholarships to attend a Pre K-12 private school in Arizona during the 2014-2015 school year may now apply for new funding online. These scholarships, funded with donations to the Arizona Community Foundation’s School Tuition Organization, help low-income, disabled and displaced (foster care) students across Arizona to attend tuition-bearing private schools. The Arizona Community Foundation is Arizona’s largest private provider of college scholarships. The scholarships are available for two-year and four-year colleges and universities as well as technical and vocational schools.

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What the future of education looks like

| February 3, 2014
What the future of education looks like

This years State of the Union address laid out a vision for our future. The president laid out his commitment to education, emphasizing efforts to provide affordable early childhood education and college tuition, and raise the standards of education in America. In Arizona, one way that we have become committed to educational success is through the Center for the Future of Arizona, which has been taking the initiative in our state to help raise the standard of education for our children. The institute has helped to implement programs throughout the state such as the “Move on when Ready” program.

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Killip Elementary Announces S.T.E.M Grant in School

| February 1, 2014
Killip Elementary Announces S.T.E.M Grant in School

Killip Elementary School was awarded a partnership and investment by Helios and SFaz to help introduce the Arizona STEM (Science. Technology. Engineering. and Math) Network development project into the school. This grant will provide the resources and metrics needed to improve educational outcomes for the students.

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Guidance Center hopes to get Williams Alliance off the ground

| January 30, 2014
Guidance Center hopes to get Williams Alliance off the ground

The Williams- Grand Canyon News recently announced that the Willams Alliance received a five year, $55,000 grant to combat underage drug and alcohol use in Williams and Flagstaff. The grant is from the state of Arizona through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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Governor Brewer’s Executive Order on CPS

| January 27, 2014
Governor Brewer’s Executive Order on CPS

On January 13, Governor Jan Brewer recognized that Arizona needs to do better to protect children from abuse and neglect. She made a dramatic announcement about signing an Executive Order making Child Protective Services an independent agency reporting directly to her.

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