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Conversation with my daughter: jobs, school and clothes

March 7, 2012 – 12:48 pm |

While my 9-year-old son was getting help with math (from our favorite friend and tutor), I got the chance to spend an hour with my two girls.
What a conversation.
My 7-year-old started with “We had J.A. …

With kids comes change, whether mom is ready or not

March 6, 2012 – 12:47 pm |

Do you ever feel this way, moms? That change is ever present? I’ve really felt it recently. Sometimes I wish it would stop!
I first glimpsed it on Sunday – tiny buds of green on the …

What choice do you make for your child’s education?

January 12, 2012 – 11:04 am |

Arizona often ranks very high in the country for school choice. I wrote a piece for the Tribune last week about this fact – and asked different groups to talk about whether or not that …

How did your kids’ first day of school go?

August 10, 2011 – 12:24 pm |

I’m not much of a poet, but here’s a short version of our first day of school morning.

Time to explore tutoring options

July 27, 2011 – 10:27 am |

With each passing school year, expectations are raised, the work gets tougher and the amount presented to students grows.
More students — or their parents — are seeking outside help from tutors to keep up with …

Calendars quickly fill up for students, teachers and parents

July 14, 2011 – 5:04 pm |

Twenty-six days.
That’s how long before school starts again for my kiddos.
That’s how long I have to get them ready for the reality that first grade and third grade will be a lot tougher than kindergarten …

Teacher departures create a void

June 28, 2011 – 11:14 am |

I picked up a recent agenda for a school board meeting and searched the list of resignations. There, I see it. My children’s music teacher is leaving. I’m pretty sure this teacher was in her …

White House visit gives E.V. lawmaker new inspiration

June 20, 2011 – 2:24 pm |

State Sen. David Schapira, D-Tempe, spent one afternoon last week at the White House with the Young Elected Officials Network.
The event gave Schapira, also a Tempe Union High School District board member, an opportunity to …

Let’s talk: Tribune forum explores teacher struggles

June 9, 2011 – 10:10 am |

We’ve opened up an online forum for readers to share their thoughts on struggles teachers may face.
After our story ran about teacher morale, and as eyes nationwide continue to look at education reform, we created …

How long should the school year be?

January 21, 2011 – 11:09 am |

Arizona lawmakers are proposing a plan that would allow public districts and charter schools to shorten their school year. As I understand it, it would require them to increase the daily minutes of school to …