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Why Attendance Matters

by Expect More Arizona

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school …

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Viewpoints: What low AzMERIT scores really mean

Viewpoints: What low AzMERIT scores really mean

by Pearl Chang Esau and Thomas Franz

This article originally ran in the Arizona Republic. An early look at AzMERIT scores has generated a lot of media coverage and conversation about the high number of Arizona students who scored below proficient in English language arts and math. But the scores don’t tell the whole story. A more in-depth look uncovers the tremendous progress …

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What Do the New AzMERIT Test Results Mean for My Child

by Expect More Arizona

Last spring, Arizona students took AzMERIT, the new statewide achievement test which replaced AIMS in reading, writing and math. Although testing is never fun, assessments can be effective tools to support your child’s learning. They can tell you and your child’s teacher if your child is on track to succeed or if he/she needs to …

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Using Technology to Advance Toddler and Preschooler Learning

by Sam Leyvas

Saying no screen time for toddlers and preschoolers is easier said than done. Technology isn’t going away and neither is the desire to make sure that kids are prepared for the world filled with computers at every turn. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no exposure to screens for children under 2 years old. But …

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How to Help Your Child with Math Homework

by Sylvia Mejia

If you’re like many parents, helping your child with math homework may strike fear in your heart. Many of us think we’re “just not math people.” Here’s the truth, there is no such thing as a “math person.” There isn’t a math gene that some of us have and others don’t. Nor is it true that …

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