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5 strategies for teaching tolerance that is authentic and sustainable

My naive upbringing in Upland, California led me to believe that racism and discrimination were evil traits from the past. My elementary teachers would...

Sari on Science: A simple at-home activity for explaining a pandemic

Thank you to everyone who is staying home, social distancing and wearing a mask to protect others during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are living...

Gilbert dad invents water bottle for on-the-go handwashing

Suds2Go — a dual-purpose water bottle for handwashing on the go — was invented by a Gilbert dad during a bad flu season. Gabe...

Raising Outdoor Kids: Not knowing everything is part of the adventure

When I walked out of REI with a rental backpack more than three years ago, my kids could feel my excitement. I was absolutely...

Using Common Sense: 9 ways to motivate kids for online learning

With COVID-19 numbers still high in Arizona, and in-person learning delayed, distance learning is the new back-to-school reality. As a parent, you probably have...

Valley Youth Theater to host a VYTal (and virtual) fundraising telethon

Valley Youth Theatre is replacing its annual fundraising gala with an eight-hour virtual telethon. The VYTal Affair-athon will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook and...

Businesses jump in to provide on-site care, supervise digital learning

If you’re a working parent who can’t be at home supervising your child’s online education until in-person classes can start, this school year won’t...

Curiouser & Curiouser is a new live-theater experience from TheaterWorks

TheaterWorks has reinvented the live-theater experience. Curiouser & Curiouser is an  immersive, multi-sensory, intimate theater production where audience members literally walk into and through...

The Nash opens applications for Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising

The Nash has opened enrollment for its all-female jazz musician program, Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising. Led by local musicians Mary Petrich (saxophone) and Claudia...

Children’s Museum of Phoenix offers a creative “break in a box”

On Labor Day, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix will launch its newest labor of love: activities in a box for children who need a...

Lin Sue Cooney and Mark Curtis host virtual Ryan House...

Ryan House — a local nonprofit that supports children and their families as they navigate life-limiting medical conditions or end-of-life journeys with palliative and...

Raising Outdoor Kids: Safer summer excursions

The email came two days before we were ready to leave. We had hotel rooms rented, we had kept up with our training, and...

JOANN donates face masks to schools in need

JOANN Stores, a national fabric and crafts retail chain, is helping to prepare the most at-risk schools as students and teachers prepare to head...

Return-to-school plan will be data-driven and emphasize local flexibility

Parents looking for clarity on the start of in-person instruction for the new school year today were told that individual school communities will make...

Pandemic Parenting Poll: When should kids go back to school?

As Arizona's COVID-19 numbers top 150,000, fears are escalating about the prospect of children, teachers, administrators and staff returning to school classrooms and hallways in just three and a half weeks.

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