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Challenger Space Center moving into Paradise Valley school district

Having closed its Peoria location in August, Challenger Space Center will reopen in a former elementary school in the Paradise Valley Unified School District, officials announced...

Upcycled Science: Create your own musical instrument

Traditionally made from the skeletons and spines of cacti, rainsticks recreate the sound of falling rain and were believed to be used by ancient...

Essential reading for the girl-power trip

“Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” Nope, it’s not a chorus of the universal kids-in-cars whine. It’s me wondering if the girl empowerment...

What to do when reading is a chore

My 7-year-old son hates to read, but he loves books. He’ll sit in his room for hours, paging through volumes. Most car rides start with...

Inclusive preschool benefits typically developing kids and those with autism

About 130 children attend inclusive preschool programs at Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Community Schools in Phoenix and Tempe, where typically developing children...

Vaping: The new specter in the classroom

Teachers used to worry about finding kids smoking in the bathroom. Now, it’s not just the bathrooms, but the hallways and even classrooms where...

Retiree starts free Golf Program in Schools

What could be better than free and fun? How about free and fun with a future that could involve scholarship money? That was the theme...

New Way Academy celebrates 50 years of helping kids with learning differences to thrive

Jennifer and Eddie Kesner struggled to find the perfect learning environment for their daughters --- especially for their oldest, Lily. It took three separate recommendations...

March for Our Lives: Five questions with student organizer Jordan Harb

Jordan Harb is a busy kid. Following the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the 17-year-old Mesa...

Red for Ed: Was Arizona teachers’ strike a moment or a movement?

When a whopping 800,000 students missed school during the teacher walkout in late April and early May, community “armies” of parents, volunteers, businesses, churches,...

Teacher resources: Upcoming educator expos and events in metro Phoenix

In July and August, several groups are hosting educator expos to help teachers learn about organizations and products that advance student learning. Here's a...

Free innovation curriculum offered to Arizona middle and high school teachers

Fifty teachers and 1,600 students in Arizona public schools can try out a free new curriculum aimed at creating more entrepreneurs and creative problem-solvers...

Lawman-turned-teacher schools educators on lockdowns

Forty-seven seconds: That’s how long Mark Williams says it would take him to secure his classroom from an intruder at Central High School in...

The social side of kindergarten readiness

Mesa mom Jenessa Moore is part of a ritual that dates back to the mid-1800s. However, the ritual today looks dramatically different than it...

Arizona students, families plan March for Our Lives to capitol on Saturday

On Saturday, March 24, Parkland survivors and families of victims are leading a mass march on Washington, D.C. to demand action to prevent future...

The Be Kind People Project works to create kinder kids and safer schools

Marcia Meyer didn’t start out to create a movement, but she did. The founder of The Be Kind People Project has seen her program...

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