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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Archive for the ‘Schools’ Category

Arizona students, families plan March for Our Lives to capitol on Saturday

On Saturday, March 24, Parkland survivors and families of victims are leading a mass march on Washington, D.C. to demand action to prevent future school shootings. The event is called March for Our Lives, and organizers across the country are joining in. Leading the sister march to the state capitol in Phoenix is Jordan Harb, […]

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Schools teaching mindfulness cite improved memory and better behavior

The word “mindfulness” can conjure images of yogis sitting cross-legged on a rug, eyes closed, hands resting on knees, forefingers and thumbs touching. But consider these images: A child taking a moment to breathe instead of lashing out in anger. A child shifting her attention back to the teacher after being distracted for a moment. […]

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Radio’s Rich Berra hosts televised Arizona Quizbowl for high school students

Hippolyta was the queen of what warrior tribe from Greek mythology? If you know the answer to that question, consider yourself well informed. And if you’re an Arizona high school student, you could be a candidate for a new show: Arizona Quizbowl. The show premieres on CW Channel 6 and 61.1 (KASW) at 9 p.m. […]

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Q&A with Arizona’s 2018 Teacher of the Year Josh Meibos

Physical education teacher Josh Meibos says it was an honor to be named Arizona’s 2018 Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Educational Foundation. But he’s even more thrilled about the recognition for his Title 1 school in the Balsz School District. At David Crockett Elementary in Phoenix, one in five kids is homeless and […]

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Author Tom Leveen: The brave new world of young-adult media

The world can be a scary place. As parents, our job is to keep our kids safe and teach them to live in it successfully. This requires us to perform a dance not taught at Arthur Murray. It’s one we learn as we go, and it involves a lot of fancy footwork — a complicated […]

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In need of a friend, Scottsdale third-grader creates the “Mensch Bench”

Despite the fact that Olivia Feldman sings and acts in front of more than 200 people through her involvement with Desert Stages Theatre, her onstage confidence was not transferring to her time at school. As a third-grader, Olivia was feeling shy and uncomfortable when it came to finding friends to play with during recess at […]

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Insider’s guide to second annual Education Fair AZ on Nov. 4

Families in the greater-Phoenix area are invited to learn about schools, education support, after-school activities and more at Education Fair AZ, the ultimate education open house. Fifty Valleywide schools and education resources will be exhibiting at this free drop-in event. It’s all happening this Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the […]

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Arizona Sunrays opens new Phoenix gymnastics and dance complex

Twenty-six years into owning Arizona Sunrays gymnastics and dance center in Phoenix, Dan and Julie Witenstein are finishing up the biggest construction project of their lives. Just north of Greenway Road on 32nd Street sits their new facility, a sprawling 34,000-square-foot modern concrete-block building that is light-filled and energy efficient. It features high (18- to […]

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Birth to 5 Q&A: How to stop the “summer slide” in learning

Q: What can I do with my preschooler to keep him occupied and learning over the summer? A: As a parent or caregiver, no one cares more about your child’s education than you do. Get involved in helping your child learn at home this summer. This preparation will help ensure that your child will enter […]

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Choosing the right early childcare environment

Some decisions are easier than others: Should I let my child go to school wearing a Batman cape? (Yes.) Should I make good on my threat to turn this car around right now? (No.) Is it really OK to serve pancakes for dinner? (Yes!) Parents make as many daily decisions as there are Legos on […]

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