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Posts Tagged ‘schools’

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 – Education Fair AZ

Visit Raising Arizona Kids magazine’s second-annual FREE event for families navigating school choice! Parents and kids can meet with representatives from about 75 public, private and charter schools and hear about many other educational resources. Ask questions, pick up brochures, hear from local schools experts and gain peace of mind about school-choice decisions. Plus: See […]

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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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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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Principal Chris Lineberry: Recess is his favorite subject

Do you ever think about how much recess time your child is getting? Does your student’s school have set guidelines? It’s something Stanfield Elementary School Principal Chris Lineberry thinks about a lot. This year, he co-authored the book, “Recess Was My Favorite Subject…Where Did It Go?” and watched with interest this past legislative season as […]

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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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Charter schools

creemosPrincipal Scott Yost works with kindergarteners Gracelynn Rognlin, 5, center and Aziel Mann, 5, right, on a numbers exercise Oksana Burminskiy’s class at PLC Arts Academy in Scottsdale. Photo by Rick D’Elia.These public “schools of choice” have opened tuition-free learning opportunities for children across the learning spectrum. What you can assume: As public schools, charter […]

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