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Two open houses are scheduled this week for parents who want to learn more about the Higley Unified School District’s early childhood education programs.
East Valley resident, business-owner dives into new career
Having spent 20 years working with the black community as a counselor and therapist, I’d like to say that Linda Turley-Hansen is a sweetheart and means well. She is beautiful and intelligent, but unfortunately, lacks a spectrum of education that would facilitate her understanding of race.
“What sound does our Sammy Snake make?”
Preschool students enjoy the first day of classes in the Higley Unified School District. The district has long had a prekindergarten program and early childhood education program for special needs students. This year, the district’s preschool programs moved to the new middle school campuses and a class for 3- and 4-year-olds – Brilliant Beginnings – was added. [Carlos Espinosa/Higley Unified School District]
The impact quality early education programs can make in the lives of children and their families will influence their educational journey throughout their lives.
Tempe police say a child taken from a daycare center has been found safe.
Arizona's leading education organizations today launched a long-term, statewide, community-giving effort aimed at providing the financial assistance necessary to meet the full-range of education needs of the children and families of the 19 hotshot crew members who died fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire. The Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Education Fund will provide the 13 children, three unborn children, and the spouses and fiancées of the crew members all reasonable assistance with education-related expenses throughout the children’s school-age years. The goal is to raise $5 million.
Last year, Maryvale Prep opened its doors in the Maryvale neighborhood of West Phoenix. This charter school, a part of the Great Hearts Academies network, serves primarily low-income Hispanic students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
As part of the construction of two middle schools in Higley Unified School District, crews are building at each of the two campuses new preschool facilities.
The thought of kindergarten setting the stage for a successful education can be daunting. Parents across the country are discussing whether their children are ready for kindergarten or would benefit from another year in preschool. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. However, parents can calm apprehensions by understanding they are a key component to their children’s success in school. Here are a few tips to help parents with kindergarten readiness.
Gilbert Unified School District and Grand Canyon University have signed an agreement to make the district one of the university's “Partners in Learning, Leading and Serving.” There are 74 districts in this program in the state.
Across the East Valley this week, educators, school leaders, elected officials, family and friends expressed their sorrow upon hearing about the death of Eddie Basha, Jr.
School districts have begun enrolling children for next school year’s preschool and kindergarten-prep programs, and several parents may wonder whether their children are ready for such programs or even what their children could learn in preschool.
A preschool wall in Mesa is covered in words, colors and pictures.
During a recent school day in Mesa, two girls in the district’s preschool program at the Mesa Education Center practiced writing the names of their classmates at a small desk. Another group of girls “washed” their babies in a pretend tub.
The Gilbert Unified School District started registration this month for its 2013-14 Amanecer Preschool. The program is an integrated preschool for children with and without special needs.
Jordan Elementary School will close as a neighborhood campus at the end of the school year and become home to an early childhood education program, the Mesa Unified School District governing board decided Tuesday night.
Bridges Preschool’s further expansion in the East Valley in the last few months is opening plenty of doors — not just for young children, but high school students as well.
Arizona is facing a literacy crisis and it begins in early childhood.
Safety at Mesa schools could be improved by adding fencing, replacing chainlink fences with wrought iron fences and relocating offices to the exteriors of campus, the district’s security director told the governing board Tuesday night.
Higley Unified School District’s will hold open houses in February for families to learn about its preschool programs.
Gilbert High School senior Emma Allinger will make a grand entrance when EVIT Expo 2013 kicks off Saturday at Mesa’s East Valley Institute of Technology.