Education Briefs

 Erica Cardenas

Prevent digital bullying

EDUCATION BRIEFS College savings – start early Within the last decade, there has been an explosion of new technology. From smart phones to expanding social networking sites, these new technologies continue to be eagerly embraced by young people. And while new technology has many potential benefits for youth, the recent explosion in technology does not […]




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Childsplay awarded grant for new program

EDUCATION BRIEFS Home School Connections Calling all third-grade artists! “Music under the Stars” Childsplay Theatre in Tempe has been awarded a $347,000 grant from the Helios Education Foundation to support the “Early Years Educators at Play” program (EYEPlay), launched last month.  The EYEPlay program promotes literacy and language acquisition for children 3 to 5 years […]




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Home School Connections

EDUCATION BRIEFS Childsplay awarded grant for new program Calling all third-grade artists! “Music under the Stars” The Arizona Science Center is offering a variety of learning opportunities for home-schooled students as part of their “Home School Connections” series.  Students can take part in classes entitled “The Ups and Downs of Roller Coasters,” “Build a Bug” […]




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Calling all third-grade artists!

Calling all third-grade artists!

EDUCATION BRIEFS Childsplay awarded grant for new program Home School Connections “Music under the Stars” The eighth annual Cool Transit STUFF contest is open to all third-graders in Maricopa County that love to draw city busses or trains. With the theme, “Valley Metro Brings the Community Together!,” Valley Metro is encouraging students to consider how […]




 Erica Cardenas

“Music under the Stars”

EDUCATION BRIEFS Childsplay awarded grant for new program Home School Connections Calling all third-grade artists! The South Mountain Community College (SMCC) Music Program will spotlight its talented students, as well as community performers, in “Music under the Stars,” an outdoor concert set for Friday evening, October 26. Led by Performing Arts Division Chair, Dr. Jerome […]




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ASU to get $44 million apartment complex

New Scottsdale Innovation Center at SkySong




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“Mesa Counts on College” awards grants

Funds support programs serving area’s youth




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Fire Academy launched at EMCC

Helping prepare tomorrow’s firefigthers




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Internet safety education

EDUCATION BRIEFS Head of the Class Library initiates Nook® borrowing program How safe is your child online? Many helpful resources are available at no cost through websites, school curricula or law enforcement agencies to teach kids and parents about Internet safety. Attorney General Tom Horne continues to ensure aggressive prosecution of Internet crimes against children, […]




 Erica Cardenas

Head of the Class

EDUCATION BRIEFS Internet safety education Library initiates Nook® borrowing program Help prepare your child for the new school year with a free educational online tool that provides over 10,000 learning activities for all core subjects. “Head of the Class” provides parents and teachers with curriculum-based instruction to pre-K through fifth-grade learners with thousands of activities […]