Stories tagged: "arizona kids"


Speaker of the House Ben Toma speaking on the floor of the Arizona House of Representatives at the Arizona State Capitol building. Toma is also the chair of the Study Committee on Empowerment Scholarship Accounts
Governance and Oversight. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
After a Rocky Start, Arizona’s School Voucher Oversight Committee Meets This Week

The committee was established in May, but vacant seats and rescheduled meetings have delayed its first hearing. It has until Dec. 31 to release a report on the state's voucher program.

The Olmeda family and their children (Photo courtesy of A New Leaf)
A Same-Sex Couple in Chandler Was Discouraged From Fostering. Now They’ve Adopted 7 Kids.

A same-sex couple in Chandler was discouraged from becoming foster parents, but they have now fostered over a dozen kids and adopted seven.

Photo by Camaron Stevenson
Hobbs Bans State Support of Conversion Therapy, Allows Gender-Affirming Care for State Workers

Under Hobbs’ executive actions, state agencies will be prohibited from using funds to promote or facilitate conversion therapy, and state employee health insurance plans can no longer list gender-affirming surgery as ineligible for coverage.

Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
$50 Million Awarded to Help Arizona Families Afford Childcare, Education, and Healthcare

Head Start provides income-eligible families and at-risk pregnant people access to school readiness opportunities for children up to 5 years old.

(Photo by Erin Murphy/Cronkite News)
Spellbound: Arizona Middle Schoolers Compete in National Spelling Bee

Arizona kids from Basha Accelerated Middle School, Tséhootsooí Middle School, and Marana Middle School competed in the 2023 national spelling bee.

(Photo courtesy Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department​)
Your 2023 Guide to Low-Cost Summer Camps Around Phoenix

Here are some ways to send kids to summer camp in metro Phoenix without breaking the bank.

Karen Opoku-Appoh after winning the Arizona Spelling Bee on March 18, 2023. (Photo courtesy of the Arizona Educational Association)
The Words a Marana Eighth Grader Spelled to Get to the National Spelling Bee

Karen Opoku-Appoh, a Marana eighth grader, had to win five spelling bees to get to where she is now—she’s representing Arizona in the upcoming 94th Scripps National Spelling Bee.