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Arizona Teacher of the Year to be announced Oct. 23

More than any year in recent memory, 2020 has reminded families how important teachers are to our communities and our children’s lives. Teachers have...

Sari on Science: Creepy screaming balloons for Halloween

This time of year, there’s nothing like creating a spooky atmosphere. My daughter loves to try to scare people, so we spent some time...

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

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Back to school during COVID-19: Arizona school reopening plans

"Information is evolving and our response along with it." That comment on the Kyrene Elementary District website is perhaps the understatement of back-to-school planning for...

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.

Join the Save Child Care Day of Action on Thursday, July 16

We are now entering the fifth month since schools closed in March, and while state and local education leaders debate the wisdom of reopening...

2020 Maricopa County summer reading program extends through Aug. 15

The Maricopa County Reads summer reading program will continue through Aug. 15 to encourage young people to stay engaged and reading while they remain...

Arizona libraries

Avondale Public Library Buckeye Public Library Chandler Public Library Desert Foothills Library Fort McDowell Tribal Library Glendale Public Library Maricopa County Library District Mesa Public Library Morristown Volunteer Library Peoria Public Library Phoenix Public...

Girls on the Run Power Up Activity Kit offers 50 activities for girls 8-11

Girls on the Run of Maricopa and Pinal Counties had to cancel spring and early summer in-person events centered on fitness and health. The...

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