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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Level Up Village helps All Saints’ third-graders collaborate globally

You might not normally picture third-graders working on 3-D printers using computer-aided design, or conversing about solar energy with students halfway around the world. But thanks to the Level Up Village project, that’s exactly what’s happening at All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, a private elementary and middle school in north-central Phoenix. Sitting in a semicircle […]

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2016 Arizona charitable tax credits: give through April 18

It’s not too late to make donations to up to four programs for which Arizona taxpayers can take a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit for their contributions. The deadline for 2016 donations is Tax Day, which is April 18, 2017. If you donate between Jan. 1 and April 18, you can choose to attribute the contribution […]

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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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Schoola turns closet cleaning into cash for schools

Schoola, San Francisco, school fundraising, Arizona

Talk about a good reason to clean out the closets! A new school-fundraising tool offers just the incentive you need. Schoola is an online clothing exchange program that helps families raise money for schools by doing something we all should be doing anyway. Inspiration for the online exchange came from a mom who saw a […]

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At The Family School, everyone will learn

Sixty-five children. Typical learners and some with special needs. Kids in foster care. Kids who speak a language that isn’t English. Play therapy. Parenting classes. Parents who donate. Parents who struggle to pay bills. Families of every conceivable kind, from every background, enrolled together in a school in downtown Phoenix, since 1992. Sue Johnson, director […]

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ESA can pay for private school tuition

Scholarship Empowerment Accounts ESA

Last January, I wrote an article titled “Education, schools and money” about the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) that provide state financial assistance to pay for private school tuition, expenses and tutoring. ESAs also fund some home school expenses and programs at public schools. The Arizona Department of Education has FAQs and a brochure that explains […]

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New Way Academy celebrates new campus

Students at a Valley private school started their second quarter last Monday at a new location near the Arcadia neighborhood in Phoenix. What’s now the New Way Academy campus was vacated by a Phoenix school district due to low enrollment. For years New Way had to turn students away because the number of interested families far outpaced […]

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New Way Academy prepares new campus

In the current facility, New Way Academy’s 150 students are crammed into 12,000 square feet of space. School officials thought of building or buying a building but then they learned of another opportunity. Because of falling enrollment and reduced funding, the Orangedale Junior High Prep Academy in the Balsz district was going to be empty […]

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Personal tech at school and more education news

BYOD comes to Seton Catholic Allowing students to bring their own phones, tablets and laptops to school, and use them in the classroom, is a recent development. Our recent article, “Students bring their own technology to school”, describes how three districts have integrated personal tech devices into the school day. Seton Catholic Preparatory in Chandler […]

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