College Depot

By Lee Franklin College isn’t just a dream, it’s a plan. Just ask Griselda and Breanna Rivera, a mother-daughter duo from Phoenix who turned their college dreams into reality with help from Phoenix Public Library’s College Depot – a free, one-stop shop for assistance with college admission, scholarships and financial aid. Griselda, who didn’t complete…


Full-day kindergarten = literacy

On Nov. 16, 2016, Adam Goodman, president & CEO of Goodmans Interior Structures in Phoenix, co-authored an op-ed piece titled “Make full-day kindergarten an optional grade in state” in The Arizona Republic with Phil Francis, retired chairman & CEO of PetSmart and John O. Whiteman, president of the Whiteman Foundation and former CEO of Empire…


What’s new at Jewish schools

Arizona Jewish Life asked the state’s Jewish schools to share “What’s new?” Temple Kol Ami Early Childhood Center is accepting registration for the 2017-2018 school year beginning Feb. 5. The program is open year-round with full-time and part-time hours for children ages 8 weeks through pre-kindergarten. The school offers a highly qualified staff and a…



Ballet Theatre of Phoenix 2326 E Indian School Road, Phoenix 602-957-3364 • We provide excellent classical ballet instruction that trains the whole dancer, in order to help our students understand themselves, not only as an artist and performer, but also as a person. Ballet is a means of expressing ones’ soul through technique and…


Arizona school is world class

In its 2015 Quality Counts report, Education Week ranked Arizona as 47th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia on quality of education. That probably doesn’t come as a great surprise to most Arizonans, who have grown accustomed to our state’s dismal education report card. But what may astonish some is that our…

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