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Author Tom Leveen: The brave new world of young-adult media

The world can be a scary place. As parents, our job is to keep our kids safe and teach them to live in it successfully. This requires us to perform a dance not taught at Arthur Murray. It’s one we learn as we go, and it involves a lot of fancy footwork — a complicated […]

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First-grade teacher in Osborn Elementary School District is 2017 Teacher of the Year

Michelle Doherty, a first-grade teacher at Encanto School in the Osborn Elementary School District in Phoenix, was named 2017 Teacher of the Year on Thursday by the Arizona Educational Foundation. Doherty is in her 22nd year of teaching at Encanto School. She believes that all children can learn and that outstanding teaching can be measured by […]

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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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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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Arcadia music educator advances toward Grammy

Music educator Richard Maxwell created the Contemporary Music and Sound (CMAS) program at Arcadia High School in Phoenix as an immersive simulation of the music industry. Students write and perform their own songs, learn to record music and set up a concert. CMAS students might put on 60 or more shows this year, ranging from […]

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Special needs students and rescue dogs benefit from interaction

Special needs students in Sherri Hoffman’s WorkBridge classes at Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista High Schools in Tempe get some time off campus. Activities include job coaching, social skills training and community projects. The last Friday of every month offers an especially popular activity: The students walk and play with rescue dogs from Poverty’s Pets, a […]

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New BASIS school opens in Central Phoenix

BASIS Phoenix Central charter school opened in August as a K-6 school with about 570 students. The new campus is in a five-story, 40,000 square-foot office building at Indianola and Second Avenues in Phoenix. The school currently occupies the first three floors, with future expansion planned to include grades 7 through 12 . BASIS Phoenix […]

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Camelback High band director is Grammy nominee

Sometime this month, band director Jamie Johnston from Phoenix’s Camelback High School will find out if she is in the final group of 10 teachers who will be honored at the 2015 Grammy Awards in January. GRAMMY Signature School awards, part of the Grammy Awards’ “Grammy in the Schools” program, are given to high school music […]

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School safety: A team effort in Arizona

It was a busy day for Randi Buell, a San Tan Valley mother of five active kids. Thankfully, her oldest three were safe at school while she marked items off her to-do list, two toddlers in tow. Or so she thought. “I remember getting a phone call in the afternoon,” Buell says. “There was a […]

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All-girl team wins app-design competition

SPARK app competition Centennial girls

Three seniors from Centennial High School in the Peoria—Kylee Burgess, Jiaqi Wu and Mikayla Whalen—won an app-writing competition sponsored by the SPARK App League, a joint initiative between Arizona State University Polytechnic and the Town of Gilbert, Arizona. (SPARK stands for Schools Participate in App Resources and Knowledge.) Actually, the Centennial girls team, Hip Hip […]

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