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Sometimes it can be hard to convince kids that learning is fun. While parents can’t necessarily control how exciting the school day is, they can make off-hours learning more fun and exciting — especially when it comes to a potentially hands-on subject like science.
Ahwatukee families who are in need of a variety of summer camp options can pick from the plethora of camps offered by churches around the community.
With the opportunity to infuse the love for animals and learning into one, kids have the chance to get involved with much more than just an exciting “Call of Duty” match or intriguing five-season Netflix series this summer.
Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) hosted a meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the pros and cons of changing the district’s graduation-credit requirements.
SRP’s Powering Our Future workshops have been powering the future of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in Arizona schools for about a decade, reaching an estimated 15,000 students annually.
HERE: The ARC Entertainers spring production
The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) invites you to celebrate its Sweet 16th annual Compassion with Fashion: Pets Make Life Sweet on March 29. The luncheon event, presented by Hill’s Science Diet, begins with a bubbly champagne raffle, presented by Schmitt Jewelers, and a candy-coated silent auction featuring items ranging from dining experiences to the limited-edition Petcasso Art Collection. Afterward, guests will be treated to a lunch accompanied by a sugar high fashion show courtesy of Biltmore Fashion Park.
For two weeks, Kyrene middle schools have been hosting open houses to better equip parents through the selection process on what school their child will be attending in the fall.
Gilbert mom Sandie Moore received a financial boost in her efforts to complete her degree by winning a nationwide essay contest focused on working parents.
Literacy refers to being educated or cultured. If pressed to define literacy, most people would cite the three Rs (Reading, wRiting, and aRitmatic). But modern definitions include literacy in other important areas including: computer/technology, science, humanities (including art and music), health, and physical literacy. We all want our children to be competent in the 3 Rs, and science. Most now recognize the need for computer/technology literacy. Other areas of literacy are often deemed less important. For example, the Scottsdale schools are currently considering cutting music, art, and physical education programs to save money. When finances are tight, these areas of literacy are often neglected. All to frequently these subjects are pitted against each other, ignoring the fact that the “whole child” comes to school, and that literacy in all three areas is critical to overall learning and child well-being.
Spring is in the air and while many are on spring break, heading to a spring training game or spring cleaning, as a math specialist who works with kids of all ages, I can’t help but think of spring as a fun time to reinforce math concepts, especially for the younger set. Recently, I’ve spent a lot of time working one-on-one with children in Pre-K and kindergarten to work on their individual math plans, tailored to their needs. These young learners enjoy calendar time, temperature, time and date — and of course, exploring of the hands-on and “eye spy” variety.
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Family of Christ Learning Center in Ahwatukee will be offering its summer camp activities to the community soon and the registration deadline is March 17.
Former Kyrene Centennial Middle School sixth-grade teacher James Giannopoulos was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of luring a minor for sexual exploitation, according to Kyrene School District officials.
Benedictine University at Mesa will hold its first spring open house on March 2 from noon to 3 p.m.
Higley Unified School District has a variety of events happening at its schools next week.
Experience the culture of Japan without leaving Arizona this weekend at Phoenix’s Heritage and Science Park for the 30th annual Matsuri Festival of Japan. The two-day celebration encompasses everything Japanese, from cuisine to taiko drumming.
A couple hundred high school students from across Arizona are competing against one another to create a mobile app to benefit Gilbert’s public safety department.
WASHINGTON — Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills — but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.
Aria Anderson risked years of misfortune when she opened her sock monkey umbrella inside her hospital room during a late morning in January. She did so to hide from the group of strangers who came to see her, and the strategy proved effective; her unfurled shield more than covered the slight 6-year-old’s frame.
From an adventure within the bowels of titanoboa, the world’s largest snake, to a step-by-step procedure on how to shrink a human head, Arizona Science Center’s newest exhibit, “The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” has it all.
With the New Year, many people jump on board with the latest celebrity diet, cleanses, liquid detox diets and extreme fasting, which can be dangerous to your health.
For the rest of this month and a week into the next, residents of Gilbert and Chandler can find out how science plays a very strong and direct role in their day-to-day lives.
Allowing parents to choose the best school for their children is an important step in adapting to the future, according to Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio.