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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘education’

Josh Meibos of David Crockett Elementary is AZ Teacher of the Year

Josh Meibos, a kindergarten through sixth-grade physical education teacher at David Crockett Elementary School in Phoenix, was named 2018 Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation on Tuesday. “He is a talented and enthusiastic member of our team, and he is so deserving of this prestigious recognition for all the hard work he puts […]

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School open house events around the Valley

Kyrene School District

November kicks off the school open house season around the Valley. These events offer a pleasant, no-pressure opportunity to visit campuses, talk with teachers and administrators, narrow your choices or discover unexpected opportunities. PRIVATE SCHOOLS All Saints’ Episcopal Day School Faculty, admissions officers and parent ambassadors will be on hand to answer questions about this […]

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Greater PHOENIX National College Fair

Looking for a college? The National Association for College Admission Counseling invites you to a free National College Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Meet with admissions reps from colleges and universities. For a list of colleges attending, visit

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“Tomás and the Library Lady” celebrates the power of imagination

Tomás, born to a family of migrant workers, loves the stories Papa Grande tells him nightly. Before long, he knows them all by heart. What to do? Fate intervenes when he meets the Library Lady, who opens up a whole new world for him. Reading book after book, he discovers tigers, dinosaurs, explorers and much […]

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Insider’s guide to second annual Education Fair AZ on Nov. 4

Families in the greater-Phoenix area are invited to learn about schools, education support, after-school activities and more at Education Fair AZ, the ultimate education open house. Fifty Valleywide schools and education resources will be exhibiting at this free drop-in event. It’s all happening this Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the […]

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Fidget spinners: Is this fad a friend or foe?

It is the year of the fidget spinner — that pervasive, handheld toy making appearances in children’s backpacks, on playgrounds and in classrooms (or locked away in teacher’s desks) across the country. The flat, disc-like toy with weighted paddles centered around a small, heavy center spool spins. And spins. And spins. And that’s about it. […]

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Dyslexia: The elephant in the classroom

Walk into a typical elementary school, and what do you see? Besides tiny desks and crayons, you’ll find posters with inspirational messages about learning to read: “Reading is thinking.” “Readers are leaders.” And my personal favorite: “Reading takes you places.” The philosophy is this: First you learn to read. Then you read to learn. In […]

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Kids bored already? Multiply summer fun with math

I have a math challenge for you: What do you get when you add “X” number of kids plus “Y” weeks of summer, then subtract quiet moments before multiplying by the number of times you hear, “I’m bored!”? The answer? A perfect opportunity to have fun with math at home! Summer is a stretch that […]

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Birth to 5 Q&A: How to stop the “summer slide” in learning

Q: What can I do with my preschooler to keep him occupied and learning over the summer? A: As a parent or caregiver, no one cares more about your child’s education than you do. Get involved in helping your child learn at home this summer. This preparation will help ensure that your child will enter […]

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Q&A: Arizona’s new English Language Arts and math standards explained

Last month, the State Board of Education adopted new English Language Arts and mathematics learning standards — the first update in seven years. The new K-12 standards formally replace Common Core. The biggest change is that third-, fourth- and fifth-graders must learn cursive handwriting. Other changes include a bigger emphasis on phonics instruction, telling time […]

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