Teacher Appreciation

For the thousands of educators who work with Arizona youth every day, teaching isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. And every May, communities across the county set aside time to commemorate Teacher Appreciation Month. It’s a time to celebrate the educators who are...

Read Across America Day

How a steady diet of “Green Eggs and Ham” helps kids learn Theodor Geisel, more widely known as Dr. Seuss, knew what teachers intuitively understand – the brains of young children respond well to rhyming, rhythm and repetition. It’s part of the reason his books have...

Kids and Coding

By Michelle Talsma Everson Each semester, we encourage my 8-year-old son to pick two after-school activities to participate in. This past fall, he selected his school’s new coding club where every Thursday he and his classmates bring out their laptops, iPads and other...

Sneaky Science

Compiled by Megan Noonan Science is all around us and sometimes we don’t even realize we are using it. We take for granted that water comes out of the faucet when we turn it on, that a light switch turns our light on and that the sun will come up in the morning. How...

Kinder Ready

By Amy Ball As a kindergarten teacher, I teach much more than just academics. I work to foster independence in children and help them become motivated students. Kindergarten is the year that will set the stage for their future as learners, and their social and...

CTE Month

Training students for jobs that are in-demand now By the year 2020, an estimated 70 percent of jobs will require training beyond a high school diploma. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that youth need to plan to head straight to university. In fact, thousands in...

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