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Gaining a better appreciation for cultural all over the world can be an exciting venture, and Desert Garden Montessori has been spreading the love of cultural diversity through its annual Multicultural Day.
Sam Delfino explains his Italian heritage during multicultural day at Desert Garden Montessori on Friday, Jan. 24, 2013
Sunny Valdez explains her Trinidad and Tobago heritage during multicultural day at Desert Garden Montessori on Friday, Jan. 24, 2013
Sohan Joshi dances during multicultural day at Desert Garden Montessori on Friday, Jan. 24, 2013
Naisha Sankuratri watches people dance during multicultural day at Desert Garden Montessori on Friday, Jan. 24, 2013
Ben Kubicki wears a traditional Polish hat during multicultural day at Desert Garden Montessori on Friday, Jan. 24, 2013
Bella Pio dances during multicultural day at Desert Garden Montessori on Friday, Jan. 24, 2013
Parker Lewis dances during multicultural day at Desert Garden Montessori on Friday, Jan. 24, 2013
In efforts to increase bilingual learning, Kyrene de los Lagos Elementary School will be offering dual language courses during the 2014-15 school term.
Back in 1994 — long before Oprah announced her desire for brown angels and her fans then flooded her with brown angels — I wrote a piece, “Angels of Color: Divinely Inspired or Socially Constructed?” that appeared in Diversity: A Journal of Multicultural Issues.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
For the past 30 years, I have been a literacy advocate. During the summer of 1983, I learned that my grandfather was illiterate.
Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School will be hosting a celebration of fine arts at the school on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at its multicultural fair, “An Evening Under the Stars.”
In 2004, I received my doctorate in American Studies. Upon graduation, I moved to Arizona for job opportunities and the warm climate. Six months after my move, I noticed a series of Rio Salado Community College advertisements regarding alternative paths to certification.
Classical landscapes interrupted by flying lemons. Silk camisoles carved from wood. Justin Bieber’s famous face painted into Renaissance-era art portraits. All this and more will be on display this fall at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
May 24, 2013 marked my last day of work for the 2012-2013 school year. As soon as I received notification that my final paycheck was available, I literally “threw up the deuces,” hugged my colleagues, and “eased on down the road.” I was determined to have a carefree summer — one devoid of daily commentaries regarding instructional strategies and the effectiveness of Common Core.
A recent General Mills Cheerios commercial has reminded us Americans (and those in other parts of the world) that race still causes severe social and political upset in 2013. A 30-second YouTube commercial featuring a young biracial child interacting with her white mother and black father has created a cyber firestorm of racially-charged attacks: “disgusting,” “racial genocide,” “anti-white,” and “want to vomit.”
Our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution say the United States of America is a sovereign nation. Well, the UN and our progressive pols have other ideas.
Local CISCO SE Soccer Club won big in the Tucson Forth Lowell Shoot Out Soccer Tournament during the weekend of Jan. 19.
A more than 10-year tradition will continue Friday, Jan. 25, with Desert Garden Montessori’s multi-cultural fair for its 230 students.
The Checkered Flag Run is a weekend of racing activities in Phoenix hosted by Phoenix International Raceway, Firebird International Raceway, Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, the Radisson Hotel, and Chester’s Harley-Davidson.
Let your light shine.
A performance of Japanese percussion during the Multicultural Fair at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.
Tammy Whitaker of the Native American Parent Advisory Committee makes fry bread during the Multicultural Fair at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.