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A few months ago, there was an editorial cartoon in the Arizona Daily Star in which a dad and mom were explaining to their teenage son, “We’re middle class. We’re just not club sports middle class.” That’s a brutal insight into a phenomenon that began a couple decades ago as a rather unwelco…

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Whether spent on vacation, playing with friends, reading books or working, it’s easy to forget that summer vacation always leads to the same place: The first day of school. A gut-wrenching moment indeed, the stress of returning to school can only be heightened by that most stressful of days:…

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On April 5, the Arizona Board of Regents announced the new 2018-2019 tuition rates for all three public universities. Arizona State University will charge its incoming freshman $10,882, which is a .3 percent increase from last school year. Northern Arizona University will charge $11,564, at …

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The first day of school elementary school is a whirlwind of kids with carefully done hair dwarfed by their backpacks, parents taking an abundance of photos and teachers gently corralling students toward their name tag-marked desks. It’s a day that represents change: from the dog days of summ…

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Sporting a blue and white “E=mc2” Albert Einstein tie, Innovation Academy Principal Michael McConnell greeted dozens of excited parents and students back to school last Thursday, Aug. 10, after more than two months of summer vacation. 

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When longtime Painted Sky Elementary School parent volunteer and teacher Heidi Radtke was searching for a fun way for kindergarten and first-grade students to practice a variety of comprehension skills, she turned to her fellow educators for ideas.

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Andy Morales has managed to combine his passion for sports, children and community service into the creation of the Kicks4Kids program, which provides new shoes to kids in need.

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Amphitheater Public Schools’ new vision for elementary school education is officially open after district administration and local dignitaries gathered at Innovation Academy for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, June 2.