Tag: early learning

Girls report more harassment amid rise in US cyberbullying. See more national education news here

| July 30, 2019
Girls report more harassment amid rise in US cyberbullying. See more national education news here

Rachel Whalen remembers feeling gutted in high school when a former friend would mock her online postings, threaten to unfollow or unfriend her on social media and post inside jokes about her to others online.

The cyberbullying was so distressing that Whalen said she contemplated suicide. Once she got help, she decided to limit her time on social media. It helps to take a break from it for perspective, said Whalen, now a 19-year-old college student in Utah.

There’s a rise in cyberbullying nationwide, with three times as many girls reporting being harassed online or by text message than boys, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Early Learning Opportunities Significantly Impact Student Success in Kindergarten and Beyond

| February 17, 2016
Early Learning Opportunities Significantly Impact Student Success in Kindergarten and Beyond

Expect More Arizona supports a world-class education system in which every Arizona child, regardless of background, income, or zip code, is able to access high-quality early learning that prepares him/her for kindergarten, read proficiently by the 3rd grade, graduate from high school ready for college or career, attain a college degree and/or certificate or industry credential.

Stakeholders from across the state all agree that a quality early educational experience can have a tremendous impact on student’s lives. Read their comments ….

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NAU Study: Electronic Toys Won’t Help Babies Learn Language

| January 13, 2016
NAU Study: Electronic Toys Won’t Help Babies Learn Language

Children just learning to talk are better off with blocks, puzzles or books than electronic toys. That’s according to new research conducted at Northern Arizona University.

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Like all skills, gratitude is best learned young

| November 26, 2015
Like all skills, gratitude is best learned young

As we enter the Thanksgiving season, it is the perfect time to teach young children a very important life lesson: gratitude.

Barbara Lewis, author of What Do You Stand For? For Kids, says children as young as 2 are aware that other people do things for them or give them things that make them happy. As children grow, this awareness turns into an understanding of higher concepts, such as kindness and caring. As they mature further, they will learn to empathize and appreciate the feelings of others – crucial skills for all adults.

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Like all skills, gratitude is best learned young

| November 18, 2015
Like all skills, gratitude is best learned young

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, it is the perfect time to teach young children a very important life lesson: gratitude.

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Childhood Hunger Impacts Early Learning – You Can Make a Difference!

| November 11, 2015
Childhood Hunger Impacts Early Learning – You Can Make a Difference!

Hunger and lack of reliable access to nutritious food can negatively affect the health and well-being of children, including putting them at risk for developmental delays. Arizona is ranked third in the country when it comes to child food insecurity.

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Like All Skills, Gratitude is Best Learned Young

| November 16, 2014
Like All Skills, Gratitude is Best Learned Young

Like all skills, gratitude is best learned young As Thanksgiving approaches, it is the perfect time to teach young children a very important life lesson: gratitude. Barbara Lewis, author of What Do You Stand For? For Kids, teaches us children as young as 2 are aware that other people do things for them or give […]

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AIMS Test Results Released – Reading Still a Focus

| August 20, 2014
AIMS Test Results Released – Reading Still a Focus

The Arizona Department of Education released AIMS test results in early August.  AIMS is the state standardized test that measures student achievement. 2014 was the first year in which 3rd grade students who score extremely low on reading proficiency will not be promoted to fourth grade, according to Arizona’s “Move On When Reading” law. The […]

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