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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....

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...

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...

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...

ASU Prep Digital sees 525 percent growth in enrollment in 2020

As the pandemic hit in spring 2020 and local schools scrambled to build online classrooms from scratch, ASU Prep Digital expanded its existing online...

Prepare your kids for AzM2 testing (yes, it’s still happening)

The window for AzM2 testing (version 2 of AzMERIT) starts next month, and many parents may be wondering, “WHY?” It might seem counterintuitive, or...

Pick up Smithsonian’s free kids activity guide at Arizona Heritage Center

Families, educators and caregivers can pick up free copies of the Smithsonian’s “Winter at Home” learning guide at the Arizona Heritage Center at Papago...

Choosing a school?

A Special Advertising Section Looking for your child’s first school, transition school or simply a new learning environment? Here are some options to consider. 4510 N....

Celebrating Dysart’s 100th Year of Excellence

Dysart Unified School District has come a long way since its beginning as a one-room schoolhouse. The district is celebrating its 100th year of educating the community.

High school students: Apply soon for Midwestern University’s healthcare career experiences

Application deadlines are looming for three popular Midwestern University programs designed to provide healthcare career experiences for Valley high school students. Virtual Arizona Regional...

Black History Month: What to do, read, and watch

Black History Month was officially recognized in 1976 to honor the accomplishments of Black people throughout American history. This year, the importance of Black History Month...

Q&A with Sara Wyffels, Arizona’s 2021 Teacher of the Year

If there’s ever been a time to celebrate teachers, it’s now. Parents struggling to get kids to pay attention to online school see firsthand...

January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

SPONSORED CONTENT As we move into 2021, I want all parents, students, and educators to know that the Arizona Attorney General’s Office is here to...

Learning ReimaginED is a one-stop portal for STEAM curriculum

The City of Mesa Arts and Culture Department has launched Learning ReimaginED, a virtual portal offering STEAM curriculum — science, technology, engineering, the arts...

High schools can earn $2,500 for supplies or tech upgrades

RaiseMe, an Arizona-owned college readiness and scholarship tool that helps high school students earn  micro-scholarships for academic and other achievements, is launching an educator challenge....

Using Common Sense: High-speed internet access complicates distance learning

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools in ​47 states, including Arizona,​ closed their doors, leaving ​55 million students at home. And the...

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