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Early enrichment programs may boost odds poor kids go to college

Low-income children who receive educational support in school and at home from preschool through third grade may be more likely to get a college degree than their peers who don’t get extra help during their early years, a U.S. study suggests. Continue reading

January 28, 2018

10 Game-Changing Ideas in Education

We went looking for big ideas in K-12 schooling: trends, disruptions, practices, or technologies that could help solve some of the field’s biggest challenges. Continue reading

January 10, 2018

Preschool Program Helps Boost Skills Necessary for Academic Achievement

Children growing up in poverty face many challenges, but a preschool program that aims to improve social and emotional skills may help increase their focus and improve learning in the classroom, according to researchers. Continue reading

December 5, 2017

Dyslexia: When spelling problems impair writing acquisition

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty which affects the ability to adopt the automatic reflexes needed to read and write. Several studies have sought to identify the source of the problems encountered by individuals with dyslexia when they read. Little attention, however, has been paid to the mechanisms involved in writing. Researchers have recently looked at the purely motor aspects of writing in children diagnosed with dyslexia. Their results show that orthographic processing in children with dyslexia is so laborious that it can modify or impair writing skills, despite the absence of dysgraphia in these children. Continue reading

November 28, 2017

Results Count Heads to Arizona to Help Kids Hit Grade-Level Reading Benchmarks

Reading at grade level by third grade is a critical milestone — one that can help predict whether or not kids will thrive in later grades and graduate from high school. That’s why Read On Arizona — a statewide public-private partnership devoted to improving early language and literacy outcomes — tapped the Annie E. Casey Foundation to advance its work helping young Arizonans reach this important target. Continue reading

October 30, 2017

Chronic Absenteeism in Arizona: Minutes Matter

School is back in full swing in Arizona, and there’s work underway to ensure children are not missing out on the opportunity to learn. Continue reading

September 25, 2017

AzMERIT, MSAA, and NCSC Results

Please be aware that the Arizona Department of Education does not issue AIMS nor AzMERIT results. Please contact the school or LEA where the student tested for this information. AzMERIT …

September 12, 2017

Search for your school’s 2016-17 AzMERIT scores

The Arizona Department of Education released official 2016-17 AzMERIT results Wednesday afternoon, but the public will have to wait until Oct. 9 to see how the scores will impact new A-F school letter grades. Continue reading

September 6, 2017

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