As a parent in Arizona, we are facing some interesting times right now. Schools shutting down, teachers walking out, families faced with tough decisions in their daily life. I’m very thankful this doesn’t affect my day-to-day living but for some, I’m sure it’s a complete mess. No matter what “side” you’re on, (maybe one day […]
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As I write this, our state in experiencing the most historic movement in public education since…really, ever. With an affirmative vote of teachers from across the state, a walk-out has been scheduled to protest the need for increased funding for public education. Every mama’s head is now swirling around what this means for their family, […]
Learning how to read is a really exciting time for children and parents. Although most children start to learn how to read in elementary school, there are several pre-reading skills that they will need to develop before then. Parents can help strengthen these pre-reading skills to better prepare their children for when they are ready […]
Are you, or someone you know, looking to make a difference in your career? Join us at the AESD Job Fair on Tuesday, March 20 to find out about current certified, classified, and administrative positions!
Among the Highest Salaries in the State
Competitive Employee Benefits
Stipends for National Board Certification and Highly Qualified Math and Science Teachers
Submit your application beforehand at alhambraesd.org!
Did you know that March is National Reading Awareness Month? The need for a national campaign encouraging parents to read aloud to their children each day is necessary, as 1 in 3 students get to kindergarten without the tools required for lifelong learning. We need a national campaign because children who are not reading proficiently […]
This post was written and sponsored by our partners at BASIS Phoenix Primary.Are you looking for a school for your child(ren)? If so, be sure to read below for 10 Reasons to Choose BASIS Phoenix Primary! Tuition-free, world class education: BASIS Phoenix Primary is a tuition-free public charter school providing students with a world-class education that […]
I always thought that picking a school for my kids would be one of the easier decisions I’d make as a parent. In addition to two kids of my own, I like to say I have another 36,000 in my care as part of my work for a large local school district. I spend much […]
February is Black History Month; a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans, their impact on American history, and to educate our children about racism, discrimination, and bias. This month’s book round up focuses on children’s picture books that both celebrate the achievements of some of the monumental figures in black history and paint […]
This post is written and sponsored by our partners at Developing Minds Academy Preschool.Choosing a preschool for your child is one of the first major decisions you make as a parent. It can be stressful and overwhelming. Fortunately, Developing Minds Academy is here to help. Developing Minds Academy is a dual language English/Spanish preschool with […]
This post was sponsored by our partners at New Way Academy and written by Katie Jillette. Is homework a nightly battle with your child? Students often struggle to complete independent work at home due to a variety of factors. Sustaining attention, avoiding distractions and mastering the material are all examples of possible struggles that students […]
A FREE event for families navigating school choice
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix
• Meet with representatives from nearly 75 Valley private, public and charter schools.
• Learn about alternative education choices, such as online schools.
• Discover tutoring services and other education resources that support learning.
• Receive a complimentary copy of “Schools, etc.” — the magazine’s comprehensive annual directory of K-12 schools and preschools in Greater Phoenix.
Enjoy a special guest appearance! The Phoenix Zoo is bringing a traveling dinosaur from its new exhibit, “Dinosaurs in the Desert.” The dino’s red-carpet appearance and selfie station will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. Plus: Register to win prizes, including Phoenix Zoo tickets, a Deluxe Dolphin Experience from Dolphinarius and more!
Education Fair AZ is sponsored by Legacy Traditional Schools, Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund, Basis Charter Schools, Great Hearts Academies, Rancho Solano Preparatory School and Calibre Academy.
For more information, visit educationfairaz.com
RAISING ARIZONA KIDS is committed to helping parents find local resources. That includes 27 years publishing RAK magazine, 14 years producing Camp Fair AZ and three years hosting Special Needs Resource Fair. This is the second annual Education Fair AZ event.
As a woman and a mother, the trending #MeToo hashtag is both eye opening and heartbreaking. So many women, so much pain. I am the mother of two young boys, ages 4 and 1, and I am bound and determined to have them grow up respecting themselves, respecting others and understanding boundaries. After our first […]
This post was written and sponsored by our partners at Phoenix Country Day School. They are offering a free storytime for children ages 3-5. Be sure to check it out!Join Phoenix Country Day School Pre-K Teachers for Storytime on Saturday, October 21st at 10am. I can reeeeeead!” Our four year old daughter, Charlotte, bounds into […]
I recently wrote a piece about the importance of validating children’s feelings in some of the most difficult moments. I truly believe emotional intelligence is one of the most important characteristics humans can possess, and it’s potentially one of the hardest to refine. Developing emotional intelligence in our children is no easy task, but it’s […]