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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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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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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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Vegetable Valet a timesaver for busy families

Vegetable Valet

You’ve picked out and purchased all of your fresh vegetables at your local farmers market. Now wouldn’t it be nice to have someone else clean, slice and dice them to help you shave time off of meal preparation? Vegetable Valet is here to help. Every Saturday morning, Uptown Farmers Market in Phoenix is partnering with […]

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Arizona Milk Producers

Scholarship money is always welcome. Sometimes it means endless applications and essays and other times the willingness to post a picture of yourself looking a little silly on Facebook. The Arizona Milk Producers are offering $30,000 in scholarship money—$12,000 for first place, $10,000 for second and $8,000 for third place—to high school seniors and college […]

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Education and schools roundup

Can’t make it to a high school graduation because your son or daughter is graduating the same time as a niece or nephew? Or maybe it’s too expensive for all the relatives from the other side of the country. You could have someone send pictures taken from faraway seats. Or you could be on the […]

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science at Rio Vista Elementary

Science is an exacting, careful manipulation of materials and processes. For a bunch of third graders at Rio Vista Elementary in the Pendergast Elementary School District, science includes giggling and fun. I was visiting Kara Ridgeway’s class to take a picture to go with an essay she wrote about the last day of school from […]

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Junior Acheivement You're Hired Biltmore Phoenix AZ

If you were at the Arizona Biltmore Wednesday and saw hundreds of high school kids in suits it wasn’t prom, or a senior ditch day at the resort. It was Junior Achievement of Arizona’s  “You’re Hired”  event for students around Arizona. They learned about interviewing techniques, resume writing, ethics and problem solving as well as […]

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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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Desert Cove elementary gifted preschool Phoenix

Paradise Valley Unified School District is offering tours of gifted preschool programs at Desert Cove Elementary School and Fireside Elementary School with a new gifted preschool program planned at North Ranch Elementary. The Desert Cove tour, 11020 N. 28th St., Phoenix, is Feb. 5 at 10:15am. The Fireside tour, 3725 E. Lone Cactus Dr. is […]

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Sometimes less is more

Parents who can pay for their children’s college education sure their kids will work their hardest and and earn that coveted degree. Right? There’s a new study published in the American Sociological Review by University of California, Merced, sociology professor Laura T. Hamilton finding that when parents provide increased financial support, their child is more […]

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