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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Colleges’ Category

Resolve to open a 529 to start saving for college bills

Start saving a little each year toward your children’s college bills, and you can watch your investment grow along with them. The federal government helps make college more affordable for families by allowing states to offer various tax-advantaged investment programs for a child or other family member. These programs vary from state to state and […]

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Helping Hands for Single Moms offers mentoring, scholarships

For most young adults, going off to college is an exciting adventure — a new chapter that promises to deliver new friends, unique experiences and an escape from dependence on parents. But for single moms just starting college, the path to higher education can be overwhelmingly stressful. Many of these women want and need to […]

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Arizona students to take new SAT in March

new SAT, Xavier College Preparatory

“It’s possible to get a perfect score, so I’m going to try,” says Maeve McIntyre, a 16-year-old junior at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix. Other high school students taking the SAT—or Scholastic Assessment Test—may not have the same high expectations, but they all share the same goal: to perform well on the standardized test used […]

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Early College-Career High School Program offers students an edge

Early College-Career High School Program

David Portillo is dreaming big. That’s the goal of a new program at Coronado High School in Scottsdale. “I want to become an architect and have one of my buildings built in New York City,” says David, one of approximately 150 freshmen enrolled in Freshman Transition classes of the Early College-Career High School Program at Coronado […]

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For Arizona kids with learning differences, what’s after high school?

Simon Crawford, NorthBridge College Success Program, ADHD, dyslexia, ASD, Scottsdale

The idea of college and postsecondary education can be very intimidating to families with children who have attention and learning differences. Parents will learn strategies for success at a Thursday, Feb. 26 parent education event sponsored by Parents Education Network (PEN) Phoenix. “College is absolutely accessible,” says Simon Crawford, director of academic services at NorthBridge […]

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Is college worth it? ASU president weighs in

Arizona State University President Michael Crow presented his case in favor of higher education during a recent and well-attended annual “community conversation” at ASU’s Galvin Playhouse in Tempe. “Is college worth it?” explored the compelling questions of ever-rising costs of higher education. Crow mentioned Peter Thiel, co-founder of Pay Pal, who argues that college is […]

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Tracking javelinas with SRP grants, and other education news

SRP awards Learning Grants SRP has awarded $125,000 in Learning Grants  to 29 Arizona schools. Many of the schools sought grants for science and STEM related projects and quite a few are using the grant money to purchase iPads to facilitate learning. Fountain Hills High School has an intriguing project, previously funded by an SRP […]

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Weekly schools and education roundup

Gather the kids around the television. The 50th anniversary of The March on Washington is Aug. 28. That’s when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream” speech. KAET, Channel 8 will air Bill Moyers’ interview with John Lewis, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia, who is the last […]

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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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SciTech Festival features hands-on activities

Scottsdale Community College and the Arizona SciTech Festival present the first annual “Full STEAM Ahead” festival Saturday, Feb. 23 on the SCC campus. The event features creative learning and hands-on challenges involving science and technology aimed at students of all ages. “Full STEAM Ahead” is free and open to the public. It’s one of 200 science and technology […]

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