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10 Tips to Help Kids Avoid the Summer Brain Drain

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10 Tips to Help Kids Avoid the Summer Brain Drain

by Expect More Arizona

Arizona is heating up, and you know what that means… summer vacation! While this summer may bring pool parties, barbeques and sunshine, don’t let your child’s learning take a detour. Summer is traditionally a time for fun. Every child looks forward to the last day of school and the impending ice cream trucks, family road …

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Using the Arizona Education Progress Meter to improve early literacy in Flagstaff

by Expect More Arizona

LAUNCH Flagstaff was created to improve educational outcomes for local students. LAUNCH (Learn, Advocate, Unite, Network, Contribute, Help) is working toward improving five key metrics, including: kindergarten readiness, third-grade reading, eighth-grade math, high school graduation and postsecondary attainment. It’s no mistake that these focus areas are aligned with the Arizona Education Progress Meter – the …

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Born to Learn AZ emphasizing the importance of quality early learning

by Expect More Arizona

The first five years of a child’s life are incomparably formative. These years account for 90 percent of brain development and have a significant impact on a child’s future. That’s why the Arizona Early Childhood Funders Collaborative—an initiative of Arizona Grantmakers Forum—created Born to Learn AZ. The videos, toolkit and other resources will help inform …

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4 Ways to Support Arizona’s Students and Teachers

by Expect More Arizona

Here are four ways you can support Expect More Arizona’s efforts to ensure every child receives an excellent education every step of the way. Spread the word. Meaningful change in Arizona won’t happen unless we join together and raise our voices. Tell your friends why you support education and ask them to join the cause. …

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TV and videos don’t help very young children learn new words

by First Things First

Watching television or videos – even programs billed as educational – does not help children under age 2 learn language. Babies and toddlers learn new words and develop language skills by listening and interacting with caring adults – real talk from real people, not TV or videos. That’s a fact proven by decades of studies …

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