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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Archive for the ‘Online schools’ Category

Navigating school choice: How seven Arizona families found the right educational fit

Jill Partridge has one child: Max. So when it came time to enroll him in school, she wanted to do it right. She toured seven campuses, met teachers, talked to parents and paid particular attention to activities that would inspire him. Partridge, of Phoenix, ended up choosing Mercury Mine Elementary in the Paradise Valley Unified […]

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Overwhelmed by school choice? Come to Education Fair AZ

On Saturday, Nov. 5, Raising Arizona Kids magazine will host the Valley’s first large-scale school-choice event. Education Fair AZ is an opportunity to meet with representatives from up to 100 local public, charter and private schools and a variety of resources that support success in learning. The free, drop-in event runs 10 a.m. to 3 […]

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Chandler pianist Anna Han heads to NYC

Anna Han Chandler

I first wrote about Anna Han, of Chandler, in April 2009, before she performed with the Phoenix Symphony. At 13, she was already an accomplished pianist. She has remained focused on her piano studies since winning the 2012 New York International Piano Competition and was recently selected as a Scholar in the US Presidential Scholar […]

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Weekly education and schools roundup

Odyssey of the Mind Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale Community College hosts the 2013 regional tournament for Odyssey of the Mind on Saturday, March 9. About 1,500 participants on 64 teams from kindergarten through college will demonstrate creative solutions to difficult problems and challenges they have worked on during the school year. Better yet, they do this in skit form, even in the […]

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Changes coming to college education

college savings foundation conference

Parents whose children are now infants or toddlers may find that the university experience is completely transformed by the time their kids’ applications are sent and acceptances start to arrive in the mail. At a College Savings Foundation conference in Scottsdale on Wednesday, a panel of industry experts talked about how higher education is changing […]

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Online teacher in close contact with students

Arizona Connections Academy online charter school

Meg Kirby teaches second through sixth grades, but not all at once, and her students aren’t in a classroom, at least not the physical kind with plastic chairs, bulletin boards and rows of uncomfortable desks. She teaches for online charter school Arizona Connections Academy (ACA) from the upstairs office in her Gilbert home, her dog […]

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