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Many high school students don’t understand how the college financial aid process works. See more national education news here

| July 9, 2019
Many high school students don’t understand how the college financial aid process works. See more national education news here

Students’ knowledge of the financial aid process is “shockingly low.”

That’s the takeaway from a new study by ACT, which in April 2018 surveyed about 1,200 high school students who were registered to take the standardized test.

Regardless of economic background, most families pointed to price as a very important consideration in choosing a college. Yet most students don’t understand the basic workings of financial aid, which includes grants, scholarships, work study and loans.

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Good Morning Arizona: Pearl Chang Esau Talks Summer Learning on KTVK Ch. 3

| May 25, 2016
Good Morning Arizona: Pearl Chang Esau Talks Summer Learning on KTVK Ch. 3

Pearl Chang Esau talks with Olivia Fierro of KTVK Ch. 3 in Phoenix about ways to keep kids engaged in the summer with fun learning activities. Click through to watch the complete segment and find more ways to support students today and everyday at TodayInAZ.org.

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Five Ways to Make Summer Learning Fun

| May 18, 2016
Five Ways to Make Summer Learning Fun

When most parents reminisce about summer, they think of bikes, ice cream trucks and community pools. Summer break was a time for fun, friends and family trips. But in today’s fast-moving and ever more competitive economy, parents cannot afford to let summer pass for their children in a blaze of adventure.

Teachers have always known that summer break can wreak havoc on a child’s learning. But there are now studies that confirm it. It’s estimated that a student can lose more than two months worth of learning over summer break. Then, when school re-opens, teachers spend as much as four weeks re-teaching material that youth are unable to recall.

Obviously it’s a challenge for educators and their pupils, alike.

Thankfully, there are many ways caregivers can help keep kids’ brains active during extended school breaks.

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Why Do Summer Learning Programs Matter?

| June 26, 2015
Why Do Summer Learning Programs Matter?

Find out how Summer Learning Programs help Arizona Kids Succeed!

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Summer Learning Programs Help Arizona Kids Succeed

| June 22, 2015
Summer Learning Programs Help Arizona Kids Succeed

Support for summer learning programs is vital to give all children the opportunity to take part in fun and engaging activities that stem summer learning loss. And Arizona parents agree, with 87% supporting public funding for summer learning programs. For more information about afterschool and summer learning programs in Arizona, visit www.azafterschool.org or contact: Melanie […]

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