Education Briefs

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Valley-wide pet education

EDUCATION BRIEFS Local nonprofit offers low-cost college courses UA program a national model The Arrow Animal Hospital Group, a cooperative group of 16 individual animal hospitals around the Valley, has launched a comprehensive pet dental campaign in hopes of educating the community at large on the importance of regular and preventative pet dental care.  With […]

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Local nonprofit offers low-cost college courses

EDUCATION BRIEFS UA program a national model Valley-wide pet education The Manzana Foundation, a local 501(C)(3) education nonprofit, recently announced a consulting contract with Navajo Technical College, a fully accredited college from New Mexico to offer college extension courses in Phoenix. The eight-week evening courses are offered to students at $90 per credit hour with […]

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UA program a national model

EDUCATION BRIEFS Local nonprofit offers low-cost college courses Valley-wide pet education The University of Arizona’s translation and interpretation program was recently one of 10 in the nation that the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) studied while drafting its training and certification standards for working in health-related fields.  The UA translation and interpretation […]

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Montessori school celebrates 40 years

Montessori school celebrates 40 years

EDUCATION BRIEFS State conference scheduled for afterschool admins Miranda appointed to new state education committee Maria Reed Montessori Pre-School of downtown Phoenix will celebrate its 40th year of service this month to the children and families of the Phoenix area.  With the mission of making the Montessori experience accessible to families of all cultures and […]

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State conference scheduled for afterschool admins

State conference scheduled for afterschool admins

EDUCATION BRIEFS Montessori school celebrates 40 years Miranda appointed to new state education committee The 2011 Arizona Statewide Afterschool Conference, scheduled for Saturday, November 19 at the Phoenix Convention Center, will feature a special track of workshops uniquely designed to address the needs of afterschool and youth development program administrators.  Conference sessions will address student […]

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Miranda appointed to new state education committee

EDUCATION BRIEFS Montessori school celebrates 40 years State conference scheduled for afterschool admins House of Representatives member Catherine Miranda was recently appointed by the speaker of the House to the Education Ad Hoc Committee on Educational Data Systems for Arizona.  The ad hoc committee’s main focus is to raise public awareness on the value of […]

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Recession impacts Arizona children

EDUCATION BRIEFS Esteemed coach bids farewell The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released its 22nd annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, which this year takes a particularly close look at the “harm children suffered due to the down economy,” an area in which Arizona children hit high statistical numbers.  Eight percent of Arizona children live in families hit by […]

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Esteemed coach bids farewell

EDUCATION BRIEFS Recession impacts Arizona children Dave Lopez, Saint Mary’s Catholic High School boys’ basketball coach of 18 years, recently announced that he was stepping down from his coaching position.  Throughout his seasoned career, Coach Lopez was instrumental in building of one Arizona’s premier basketball programs, which included leading teams that produced five Arizona high […]

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Love to read? Want to help children love it, too?

EDUCATION BRIEFS Dance classes for Parkinson’s patients at ASU Even though books are becoming relics, and little by little, texting is unfortunately changing the face of language and spelling, reading will never go away.  Nor will the need to help younger generations build their reading skills. While educators cover most of the bases, young students […]

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Dance classes for Parkinson’s patients at ASU

EDUCATION BRIEFS Love to read? Want to help children love it, too? Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most people. Normally, neurons in the human brain produce dopamine, a chemical that relays messages to control movements of the human body. It helps humans to have smooth, coordinated muscle movements. […]