Read Across America is an annual event created by the NEA that coincides with Seuss’s birthday, March 2. The program provides children the resources and motivation to keep on reading every day throughout the year.
Babies born today could graduate in the class of 2034. When should education begin to prepare these children to meet the 21st Century challenges that await them? The answer is now. Readiness to enter school, and reach each learning milestone thereafter, starts at birth.
As a mom and former teacher, the positive support I’ve seen for teachers this fall is incredibly encouraging. The passage of local school bonds and overrides helped to increase funding for public education. This collective action demonstrates local voters and the general public recognize that education is one of Arizona’s biggest priorities.
For many children in our community, breakfast is much more than a morning meal; it’s a vital pathway to successful learning, good health and a sense of security. “We aren’t just feeding hungry children,” says Jayson Matthews, Director of Ending Hunger at Valley of the Sun United Way. “We’re making that meal the best part of their day by providing nutritious, good-tasting food in a safe, happy, non-stressful environment in the presence of their friends and a caring adult.”
Woodson spoke at his middle school alma mater as part of Extra Mile For Teachers, a program sponsored by the National College Football Playoff Foundation, the Arizona Organizing Committee and Valley of the Sun United Way. The initiative supports public school teachers by funding classroom projects, as well as providing professional development and leadership training.
Everyday, thousands of kids throughout the Valley go to school without breakfast. We've teamed up with the Arizona Department of Education and the Dairy Council of Arizona to make sure all kids in our community start the day off with a good meal.
Marines live to serve our country. On a recent Saturday, they spent the day in 100plus degree heat painting, shoveling, mowing, raking, stirring and pouring concrete as a service project for Marine Week Phoenix (Sept. 10-13).