High schools are adapting FAFSA efforts to ensure students get the funds they deserve

High schools are adapting FAFSA efforts to ensure students get the funds they deserve

by Expect More Arizona

Even though the path to college might seem murkier than usual, it’s more important than ever. And still accessible thanks to scholarships, grants, loans and more. But for students to access many of these resources, they first need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA). There are millions of dollars available …

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Maintaining a strong connection between schools and communities during a global pandemic

by Stephanie Thomas, Sierra Vista Parents’ Coalition

Forging and maintaining relationships is tougher than ever. But it’s not impossible, and it’s definitely worth it, especially for schools that need ongoing support from local citizens. Education belongs to the entire community and we’re all stronger when schools are strong and well-resourced. Wondering what you can do to help when schools aren’t allowing visitors …

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Three pieces of advice for college(bound) students during the pandemic

by Matthew Sotelo, M.Ed, College Success Arizona

Forging a path to college is a daunting pursuit, even in a normal year. But during a pandemic, pursing higher education is more complicated than ever. Students of all ages are getting a crash course in time management and personal responsibility, which could prepare them well for future studies and careers. But the past six …

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MET Professional Academy Adapts Amid Pandemic Challenges

by Barb Coakley, MET Professional Academy

A signature program in the Peoria Unified School District, the MET Professional Academy is a model example of how businesses, the community, and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow. A truly unique program in Arizona, the MET Professional Academy is a member of the Center for …

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Mother and son celebrate simultaneous college graduations

by Angie Castillo

Finishing college took a lot longer than I expected – 20 years actually! At first, I was uncomfortable telling people that I was graduating with my bachelor’s degree. I thought they might wonder why it took so long or what I was waiting for. Would they think it was strange that I was graduating at …

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