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What Juneteenth Means & Events To Celebrate It

What Juneteenth means & events to celebrate it


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • June 15, 2022

As communities statewide observe Juneteenth, see what this federal holiday means to school board members and find events near you. What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is a holiday that honors the day that the U.S. Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, on…

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Daily Schools Update: How To Discuss Traumatic Events With Kids

Daily Schools update: How to discuss traumatic events with kids


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • May 3, 2022

Click here for more updates going forward Updated May 25, 2022: A child trauma expert, therapist, and school psychologists share suggestions on how parents could talk with their children about traumatic events, including the Uvalde school shooting. Melissa Brymer, director…

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How A Tutoring Service Helps Students With Learning Deficits

How a tutoring service helps students with learning deficits


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  • Mingson Lau   |   AZEdNews
  • May 3, 2022

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, students continue to struggle to make up the learning deficit that came with reduced and compromised learning opportunities. Math test scores saw the greatest loss according to research from The Anneberg Institute. Of…

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School Social Workers Share Why They Love What They Do

School social workers share why they love what they do


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • March 22, 2022

School social workers took time to share why what they do means so much to them during Social Work Month. Michelle Henson is a school social worker at Tempe High School. Photo courtesy Tempe Union High School District “I chose…

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Isaiah Thomas Awarded AZEdNews Scholarship Sponsored By The Brand Agency

Isaiah Thomas awarded AZEdNews Scholarship sponsored by The Brand Agency


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  • Mingson Lau   |   AZEdNews
  • March 1, 2022

Casteel High School senior Isaiah Thomas received the AZEdNews Scholarship sponsored by The Brand Agency. (Photo courtesy of Isaiah Thomas) Casteel High School senior Isaiah Thomas has received the AZEdNews Scholarship sponsored by The Brand Agency. Thomas said he was…

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Beyond The Month: How Schools Highlight Black History Throughout The Year

Beyond the Month: How schools highlight Black History throughout the year


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  • Jacquelyn Gonzales   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • February 17, 2021

Arizona schools are taking action to ensure Black history is being discussed beyond Black History Month, which is celebrated every year in February. Across the state, schools highlight the critical role Black lives play in the U.S. in and out…

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Video: Senate Ed Approves Special Ed Alternative Assessment Task Force

Video: Senate Ed approves special ed alternative assessment task force


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • January 20, 2021

The Arizona Legislature’s Senate Education Committee approved Senate Bill 1028 Tuesday that would create a task force to discuss allowing special education students to take an alternative assessment that would better measure their academic growth than AzMERIT. SB 1028, sponsored…

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