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It’s time to get students enrolled in school for fall & ready for in-person classes

Students Getting On A School Bus From The Arizona Dept. Of Education's Ready For School AZ Campaign. Courtesy Arizona Dept. Of Education

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Updated June 9: The Arizona Dept. of Education is encouraging families to get their students ready for in-person learning next year and get students enrolled in their local public schools with their Ready for School campaign.

Students at Bureau of Indian Education Schools have advanced at slightly faster rates each year than students in nearby public schools, but BIE students performed more than two grade levels below the national average on standardized tests, according to an analysis of nine years of standardized test scores by Stanford University’s Educational Opportunity Project, The Arizona Republic and ProPublica.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 885,042 today up from yesterday’s 884,609  and 17,715 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.

In Maricopa County, there are 553,476 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 116,826 in Pima County, 53,299 in Pinal County, 37,266 in Yuma County, 23,220 in Mohave County, 19,382 in Yavapai County, 17,877 in Coconino County, 16,465 in Navajo County, 12,099 in Cochise County, 11,428 in Apache County, 8,059 in Santa Cruz County, 6,957 in Gila County, 5,632 in Graham County, 2,479 in La Paz County and 577 in Greenlee County.

Arizona Dept. of Health Services Interactive Graphic: (Hover over counties and boxes for more info)


Register now to take part in a discussion hosted by Arizona State University about what’s next in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Avondale Elementary students learn about solar power during their summer fun learning sessions.

You can help students by donating school supplies to Tempe Elementary School District’s annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive at Arizona Mills.

Sign up now for a Tucson Unified School District virtual hiring event on Saturday.

Learn more about conversations around issues of racial equity within economics and social studies classes with this webinar suggested by The Arizona Council on Economic Education.

During Movie Week, students in KidZone’s summer program created a ticket booth for their theater.

Take a look at these five ways to help students overcome learning disparities.

Tolleson Union High School District congratulated three University High School students who received laptops as part of the school’s high FAFSA completion rate.

Students will be back to using the Willow Canyon High School gym on Monday after the last coat of sealer went on today.

Yuma School District One seeks parent, community and staff feedback on a survey for guidance on how to best serve students.

Updated June 7, 2021: School boards across Arizona have been under fire by students’ parents and people outside their district for their mask policies and equity efforts.

Flagstaff Unified graduates celebrated during in-person ceremonies.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 884,195 today up from yesterday’s 883,821  and 17,700 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.

In Maricopa County, there are 552,781 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 116,900 in Pima County, 53,175 in Pinal County, 37,257 in Yuma County, 23,179 in Mohave County, 19,354 in Yavapai County, 17,876 in Coconino County, 16,463 in Navajo County, 12,097 in Cochise County, 11,419 in Apache County, 8,053 in Santa Cruz County, 6,952 in Gila County, 5,633 in Graham County, 2,479 in La Paz County and 577 in Greenlee County.

First Things First reminds parents that speaking to their young children is key to them learning language and speaking in their native language is critically important to tribal communities and passing along culture.

Peoria Unified School District congratulates Ironwood High School students for earning the Arizona State Seal of Arts Proficiency.

Kyrene Schools’ Superintendent shares her pride in the resilience of students during this difficult year.

Avondale Elementary School District shares that students taking part in their summer session will be sharpening their academic skills as well as learning dance and theater.

Dysart Schools is proud to partner with Maricopa County Public Health for a COVID-19 vaccination event on June 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Vista Center for the Arts on the Valley Vista High School Campus.

Mesa Public SchoolsWestwood High School students learn work skills and do volunteer work at the same time.

Early childhood education teaches students the social and emotional skills they need to succeed and that can help in decreasing mental illness down the road.

Updated June 2, 2021: Sevilla West Elementary School students surveyed residents on what changes they’d like to see in Little Canyon Park in their neighborhood and shared the results and their ideas with the City of Phoenix.

Some of the students ideas will be taken into consideration as the city finalizes their design plans, ABC 15 Arizona reports.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 882,369 today up from yesterday’s 881,454  and 17,648 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.

In Maricopa County, there are 551,298 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 116,980 in Pima County, 52,963 in Pinal County, 37,247 in Yuma County, 23,099 in Mohave County, 19,310 in Yavapai County, 17,868 in Coconino County, 16,452 in Navajo County, 12,081 in Cochise County, 11,409 in Apache County, 8,041 in Santa Cruz County, 6,939 in Gila County, 5,627 in Graham County, 2,481 in La Paz County and 574 in Greenlee County.

It’s the first day of summer school in Buckeye Elementary School District, and students are smiling and ready to learn with their friends.

Chandler Unified School District celebrates graduates in yearbook-style social media posts.

If you’re interested in a career in film or photography take a look at this scholarship info from College Depot.

Yuma Union High School District welding students created a new sign for the City of Somerton.

Dysart Schoolskindergarten students read 100 books to celebrate the district’s centennial.

Colorado River Union High School District is hosting it’s last graduation ceremony of the year tomorrow.

Peoria Unified School District has this reminder for you.

As schools emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus should be on the mental health of students, teachers and school leaders, Education Week reports.

Take part in a school supply drive to benefit students!

The discovery of a mass grave has re-opened wounds of indigenous survivors of Canada’s schools system to assimilate, Reuters reports.

Sahuarita Unified School District thanks Valle Verde Rotary Club for supporting it’s graduates with scholarships.

Updated June 1, 2021: Gilbert and Chandler seventh- and eighth-graders won the Excellence Award and tied for first-place on their first time at the Vex Robotics World Championship.

Education Week looks at why the Tulsa Race Massacre that happened May 31 and June 1, 1921 was not discussed in schools for generations.

President Joe BIden spoke at an event held today 100 years after white people killed hundreds of Black people, destroyed their businesses and homes, and stole their property in a thriving black neighborhood known as Greenwood. Afterward, he met with three survivors of the violent attacks, The Associated Press reports.

Tucson Unified School District celebrates LGBTQ+ students and staff this month and throughout the year.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 881,454 today up from yesterday’s 881,450 and 17,628 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.

In Maricopa County, there are 550,602 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 116,910 in Pima County, 52,877 in Pinal County, 37,244 in Yuma County, 23,077 in Mohave County, 19,288 in Yavapai County, 17,864 in Coconino County, 16,444 in Navajo County, 12,084 in Cochise County, 11,409 in Apache County, 8,039 in Santa Cruz County, 6,937 in Gila County, 5,625 in Graham County, 2,480 in La Paz County and 574 in Greenlee County.

Dysart School District celebrates preschoolers who will head to Kindergarten in the Fall.

Flagstaff Unified School District honors retiring staff members and thanks them for their service to students and families.

Alhambra Elementary School District shares information about it’s K-8 Online Academy with interested families.

Peoria Unified School District is partnering with Maricopa Public Health to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for people 12 years old and up.

Kyrene Schools is looking for psychologists to support students.

Enroll in classes at the Pendergast Family Resource Center in June.

Tolleson Union High School reminds students and families to check their high school’s web page for important information about next school year.

Phoenix Union High School District administrators gathered for a day of learning and collaboration at the district’s annual leadership academy.

Earlier coverage:

May 17 to May 28, 2021: A year after George Floyd’s murder, a look at empathy, equity, what’s changed & what hasn’t

May 10 to May 14, 2021Students ready for graduation ceremonies

May 4 to May 6, 2021Amendment to bill would prohibit teachers from discussing controversial policy & social issues not essential to learning objectives

April 28 to May 3, 2021Thank a teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week for all they do for students

April 21 to April 27, 2021: 3 years after Red for Ed there’s much left to do

April 12 to April 20, 2021: How & why teachers discuss trial with students; Schools keep masks after Gov. rescinds mandate

March 29 to April 9, 2021Children, young teens may be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine before next school year

March 15 to March 26Masks are still required in all schools; Video: Dr. Christ’s news conference today

Feb. 24 to March 11, 2021: COVID-19 aid funds will help AZ students, families & schools

Feb. 11 to Feb. 23U.S. Dept of Ed: Students must take standardized tests, but there’s flexiblity on when & how

Feb. 2 to Feb. 9Video: Supt. Hoffman gives State of Special Education address

Jan. 21 to Feb. 1Black History Mural Month Project to highlight pioneers of the Black community launches in Phoenix

Jan. 10 – Jan 20How students engage with Inauguration Day

Dec. 21, 2020 to Jan 8, 2021Teachers help students deal with attacks on Congress, Capitol

Nov. 30 – Dec. 16Watch it now: Dr. Christ asks people to avoid holiday gatherings with people they do not live with

Nov. 18 – 25COVID-19 cases rise before Thanksgiving adding to school and hospital leaders’ concerns

Nov. 16: More schools return to online learning as COVID-19 cases rise

Nov. 2 – 13: $19 M grant would help schools with teacher development, stipends, reading & math curriculum, summer ed resources and more

Oct. 20 to Oct. 30: AZDHS amends COVID-19 school benchmarks

Oct. 7 – Oct. 19What are teachers doing ahead of elections to support students afterwards

Aug. 25 – Sept. 8: Parents voice concern about online class size; school nurses prepare for students

Aug. 12 – Aug. 24: Students, teachers affected by Zoom outage

July 30 – Aug. 11Parent organizes co-op for learners; group rallies for in-person school days after benchmarks release

July 13- July 30: Teachers prepare for digital learning and back to school

June 29 – July 12Video: Gov. says ‘Goal is to get children back to school when it’s safe;’ Schools lay out learning models

June 29: Video: Gov. delays in-person classes to Aug. 17 due to rise in COVID-19

June 15 – June 29: Video: Gov. pauses re-opening of some businesses as COVID-19 cases rise

June 24: Plan provides more funding, flexible instruction as schools re-open

May 26 – June 12: Increase in COVID-19 cases marks a new daily high

May 20 – 25: AZ Dept. of Ed releases COVID-19 guidance to schools for summer programs, back to school

May 11 – 19: Arizonans consider workplace safety, what back to school will look like amid COVID-19

April 26 – May 10: Stores re-open, COVID-19 testing blitz resumes on Saturday

April 8 – 25You can get tested now if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19

March 12 – April 7, 2020Coronavirus response: Cases rise; AZ Day of Giving