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Creating safety for children through gender-inclusive language

As a transgender teacher, I socially transitioned while teaching in the classroom. Socially transitioning is a process that a transgender person may choose to...

Arizona’s youth theaters roll out creative options to weather the ongoing...

COVID-19 hit the world of live theater especially hard. Typically by now, local theater companies have announced full schedules for the 2020-21 season. Those...

Register by Oct. 5 to vote in the Nov. 3 election

Nov. 3, 2020, may be the most significant national election of our lifetime. U.S. citizens have until Oct. 5 to register to vote in...

Parents of students with learning differences have a right to independent,...

When our son was 3 years old, my Swiss husband sat at the kitchen table trying to teach him French, his native language. “Un, deux,...

Phoenix Zoo to reopen Sept. 19 to general public

The Phoenix Zoo reopens to the general public on Saturday, Sept. 19, following a Sept. 14 reopening for zoo members. The zoo will be operating...

Desert Botanical Garden hours expand for fall

As summer temperatures (finally!) start heading down, the Desert Botanical Garden is expanding admission hours to welcome visitors seeking an outdoor escape. Beginning Sept....

A mother’s letter to her daughter in the time of...

You are growing up in a difficult time. The world is at a tipping point, and you and your generation are going to be...

Girl Scouts offers free “Make New Friends” virtual event series

Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council and Girl Scouts of the USA are hosting free “Make New Friends” virtual events to help young girls start kindergarten...

Phoenix Mercury star featured in “She Persisted in Sports” book

Diana Taurasi, star of the WNBA Phoenix Mercury, is featured in the new children’s book “She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changed the...
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Arizona Science Center offers in-person support for online education

Arizona Science Center is offering in-person education support and enrichment for K-6 students navigating remote learning until school campuses can safely reopen. Science Hall (think...

9 mental health tips for COVID-frazzled kids and parents

This month, kids and parents will be tested. This test won’t be graded, or held in a classroom, but will play out in our...

Homeschooling is not the same as distance learning

As uncertainty about the coming school year dragged into July, Glendale mom Arika Hall made a decision. Her family will homeschool their middle-school-age son...

AAP issues new COVID-19 guidelines for masks and testing

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued updated guidelines for the use of face coverings and coronavirus testing protocols for children. The AAP is now...

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...

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