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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘education’

Schools teaching mindfulness cite improved memory and better behavior

The word “mindfulness” can conjure images of yogis sitting cross-legged on a rug, eyes closed, hands resting on knees, forefingers and thumbs touching. But consider these images: A child taking a moment to breathe instead of lashing out in anger. A child shifting her attention back to the teacher after being distracted for a moment. […]

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SURPRISE – Crisis in Public Education: Teachers and Funding

What are the facts about K-12 public education funding? What can we do? This is your opportunity to hear more about what’s going on at the legislative level and make your voice heard.

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PHOENIX – Early Childhood Parent Information Night

Meet teachers and principals from all of the Early Childhood Programs in the Paradise Valley Unified School District during “Parent Information Night for School Year 2018-19.”

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Phoenix offers free coding and robotics classes for kids

Only a fourth of Arizona’s elementary schools offer computer science courses. But the city of Phoenix’s new codePHX program aims to jumpstart these skills by teaching hundreds of kids coding, 3-D printing, robotics and more — for free. Funded by the Arizona Community Foundation and Phoenix IDA nonprofits in partnership with the Phoenix City Council, […]

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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 nacacfairs.org/greater-phoenix

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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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