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Homework: How Much Is Too Much?

How much homework is too much? Some believe that a heavy workload will boost a child’s academic achievement and opportunities for college. Others believe that the time away from school is meant to be focused on extra curricular and family activities. Some schools...

How soon is too soon for Kindergarten?

How soon is too soon for Kindergarten? In recent years, parents have become increasingly concerned about what the best age is for a child to begin their formal education. Many organizations encourage children to start school as early as three, even arguing for more...

Why Students Need More Field Trips

Can you remember an exciting field trip you enjoyed when you were a kid? Probably so, because field trips often create exciting memories for children. The excitement of being out of the classroom for a day to learn, engage, and explore is something that parents and...

Report Highlights Benefits of ESA Program

A recent report about Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account program (ESA) highlighted the various ways in which it benefits Arizona public schools. The ESA program began in Arizona in 2011 with around 100 students, and has grown to over 6400 students as of 2019....

Celebrating Diversity in Arizona Public Schools

In Arizona, approximately 1.1 million children attend a public school -- 83 percent district and 17 percent charter, according to the 2018 Superintendent’s Annual Report. One study in Arizona found that over 47 percent of public school students attend a public school...

Arizona Tuition Tax Credit Scholarships

Arizona is a national leader and offers more options for families looking to select the right educational environment for their child than any other state in the country. Many families don’t realize that a private school education in Arizona can actually be very...

A Little Love for AZ Schools: Districts Shine, Charters Dazzle

Pop Quiz: What state beat the nation’s growth in academic achievement over the last decade and now outperforms most other states in math and reading? Answer: Arizona. The U.S. Department of Education tracks student achievement across the country each year using The...