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How Schools Support Students’ Gender Expression Rights

How schools support students’ gender expression rights


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • June 30, 2022

Some Arizona school districts are discussing developing policies to support students’ gender identity and expression rights in the wake of legislation to limit LGBTQIA+ students’ privacy, protections, and participation in sports. Steps taken by teachers, administrators, and school board members…

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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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Video: Candidates For Governor Share Their Education Priorities

Video: Candidates for governor share their education priorities


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • June 3, 2022

Updated 6/28/22: On June 28, Matt Salmon withdrew as a candidate for governor. Original story 6/3/22: Learn more about education priorities of candidates for Arizona governor before primary elections on Aug. 2, determine who will face each other in general…

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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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All Skinny Budget Bills Fail In House Appropriations Committee

All skinny budget bills fail in House Appropriations Committee


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • April 19, 2022

Updated April 20, 2022: All 12 skinny budget bills failed in the House Appropriations Committee today after Republicans Rep. Jake Hoffman and Rep. Michelle Udall joined Democratic committee members to vote against the measures with 6 aye votes and 7…

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