UPWARD & ONWARD
The options to educate students has evolved dramatically over the years, as techniques used to teach children and young adults 50 or 20 or even five years ago no longer fit the needs of the modern students. Technology has become an integral part of education for all students, and the competition they’ll face doesn’t stop in the classroom or at their school — rather, they’ll enter a global marketplace loaded with young, talented professionals.
With the 2013-14 school year in sight, the East Valley Tribune has accumulated information that can help families prepare their children for life as students and beyond. These include the little things parents can do to ready their aspiring scholars — making sure children get a good night’s sleep, learning the jargon being thrown at them — and shifts in education that include blended learning and an emphasis on providing a challenging experience.
This special section features information about changes students will see this year — even schools’ vending machines will look different than they did two months ago — and beyond, information about preparing students for the upcoming school year, articles that look forward into what’s next, and a look back on one East Valley educational institution.
Take a peek at the section, and remember that homework isn’t just for students — parents have to do their fair share of research and studying.
Read every story now at EastValleyTribune.com/local/education/back_to_school