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Libraries are reopening around the Valley

In a sure sign of progress against the pandemic, most library branches around Maricopa County are entering "next stage" practices for in-person visits and...

4 ways to be an environmental superhero

I hadn’t seen Elise Gornish in over a year. We had last gotten together pre-pandemic to watch our daughters climb around on the playground....

How to celebrate Earth Day 2021

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22. This year offers a great mix of in-person and virtual options for observing the day, along with some...

Project Cactus: Celebrate Young Learners!

In our classroom, we read many, many stories. Recently, I read The Three Little Javelinas, by Susan Lowell, which takes place in the desert....

Children’s Museum of Phoenix reopens in May with Eric Carle exhibit

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix has remained open on weekends and during special events for outdoor play only. But kids will once again run...

Virtual gala to benefit summer camp for kids with spina bifida

Camp Patrick is hosting an April 22 virtual fundraiser to help support its all-volunteer, overnight summer camp for kids with spina bifida. The 6:30...

Keeping kids safe at summer camp

This time last year, as cases of COVID-19 began that first ominous surge in our state, summer camp directors were scrambling to make tough...

20 Arizona fifth-graders will win $529

“What is your dream job, and how do you plan on achieving it in the future?” Arizona fifth-graders who answer that question in essay...

April 6 is Arizona Gives Day

The ninth annual Arizona Gives Day — a 24-hour statewide fundraising event aimed at helping Arizona nonprofits — is Tuesday, April 6. The online...

Trial for kids COVID-19 vaccine underway in Arizona

A research study conducted by Moderna is testing an investigational vaccine that may protect children between the ages of 6 months and 11 years...

YA author Suzanne Young to teach Changing Hands writing workshop for teens

Changing Hands Bookstore is launching a virtual writing workshop for teens ages 13-17, with the first four-session series beginning Friday, April 9. Sessions will be...

K-12 digital divide has narrowed, but not enough

Even as students and teachers begin returning to the classroom, the digital divide — unequal access to high-speed internet and devices in our society...

Educators: What did you learn during this pandemic year?

We asked Arizona educators what they learned from this challenging year of teaching remotely through a global pandemic and how it may have changed...

Two-month “A” Mountain Challenge begins April 1

The two-month “A" Mountain Challenge kicks off April 1. The event, presented by the Downtown Tempe Authority and Zebra E-Bikes, showcases “A Mountain” in Tempe (also...

Ages 16 and up now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Registration at Arizona’s state-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in Maricopa, Pima, and Yuma counties will open to all Arizonans 16 and older on Wednesday, March...

Nation’s pediatricians agree with CDC on updated school guidance

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today provided updated recommendations to keep children, teachers and staff safe as schools reopen. Updates...

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