Daily Schools Update: House Education Chair says Legislature has enough votes for aggregate expenditure limit special session
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Updated Nov. 30, 2022: House Education Chair Rep. Michelle Udall said the Arizona Legislature has enough votes for a special session to lift the aggregate expenditure limit this year and that information was passed along to Gov. Doug Ducey in early October, 12 News reports.
ICYMI: A coming funding cliff is threatening Arizona’s public schools. One lawmaker says the state has enough votes to hold a special session on the crisis. https://t.co/fKj8PMhCzS— 12 News (@12News) November 29, 2022
House Speaker Rusty Bowers said the Governor has to call the session so that it can focus on the aggregate expenditure limit, if Rep. Bowers calls it then any issue can be brought up and discussed during it.
1/3 UPDATE: I caught up w/ Speaker Bowers today. He is willing to hold a special session to lift the AEL on schools and believes he has the votes on the House side. The “she” whom Bowers is referring to is Senator Michelle Udall. @12news pic.twitter.com/nG7DkMF9qC— JOE DANA (@JoeDanaReports) November 29, 2022
School board members from across the state called on Gov. Ducey to call a special session on the aggregate expenditure limit today.
“Public schools have done their job…Now, we need to see @DougDucey do his job and call a special session.”— Arizona House Democrats (@AZHouseDems) November 29, 2022
Rep. @Devindelpalacio stands with rural and suburban school board leaders once *again* asking for an #AEL fix so schools can use the $ they already have #azleg pic.twitter.com/AjfWO5bubE
See how a new research program is aiming to create a Valley fever vaccine.
A new research program combining the efforts of @NAU and @UW aims to create a vaccine for #ValleyFever, an infectious fungal disease that poses an increasing threat as the climate gets drier and warmer. Story by @kkleinsc: https://t.co/BvKUvuwHjM— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) November 30, 2022
The November Teacher Excellence Award has been given to a Sunnyside Unified School District Teacher.
Congratulations to @sunnysideusd‘s Leticia Montero 💐🍎📚— KVOA News 4 Tucson (@KVOA) November 30, 2022
Learn how to nominate your favorite teacher ⤵https://t.co/UMjHPGUgsH
See how a father made an elementary school teacher’s day.
Maricopa father kindly confronts daughter’s favorite elementary school teacher: https://t.co/eMu51Z4IOM pic.twitter.com/KlQVo5jnsg— azfamily 3TV CBS 5 (@azfamily) November 30, 2022
Silver Apple Award Winner Jennifer Jones-Bryant says getting to know each one of her students is key to keeping them excited about learning, tells azfamily. Jones Bryant has been teaching first grade at Centerra Mirage STEM academy in Avondale Elementary School District for the past 26 years.
On Giving Tuesday, find an organization whose goals align with yours and help them with their mission.
.@EdForwardAZ scholar Carlos lost his only source of income during COVID but our Student Emergency Fund helped Carlos pay his rent so he could stay in college. Help students like Carlos today: https://t.co/mzit4WuAoX #GivingTuesday pic.twitter.com/ySKaok1Khm— Education Forward Arizona (@EdForwardAZ) November 29, 2022
It’s #GivingTuesday! We’re dedicated to Arizona education and YOUR support is a crucial part in our mission to celebrate excellence and cultivate equity in PreK-12th grade Arizona public education. Donate to AEF today at https://t.co/aU1hZ6Wapd.#ThankYouForYourSupport #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/5RfaMJHYWB— Arizona Educational Foundation (@azedfoundation) November 29, 2022
See & hear Yuma students perform the Kids at Hope pledge.
Ms. Ten Cate and some of our students performed the Kids at Hope pledge using drums. We are Kids at Hope Capable of Success, No Exceptions! pic.twitter.com/DUgbNUO7Qy— James B. Rolle Elementary School (@JamesBRolleEle1) November 29, 2022
More than 25,000 families of Arizona students have applied for vouchers, which would pay for private school tuition with public taxpayer money, and remove millions in funding from public district schools.
More than 25,000 Arizona families have applied for Empowerment Scholarship Accounts that, if approved, would take tens of millions of dollars out of the public schools. @JohnSBrownTV has the story:https://t.co/LX9e5KLMZN— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) November 29, 2022
Glendale Elementary School District’s parents and students created calming jars to help families with emotions.
Great afternoon with @GESD40 Student Advisory Group making calmness jars and sharing acts of kindness! @SegottaJones pic.twitter.com/FWDczTv87s— Cindy Segotta Jones (@SegottaJones) November 29, 2022
Social emotional learning is priority in @GESD40. In today’s Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council, we discussed #SEL and made calming jars to help families with tools to support emotions. @SegottaJones pic.twitter.com/CjBVHKoG6W— Cindy Segotta Jones (@SegottaJones) November 29, 2022
See how First Things First AZ resources and workshops helped a grandmother better support and communicated with her grandchildren .
The #FTFPascuaYaquiTribe Region funds workshops about the importance of early childhood development & literacy for parents and caregivers. Learn how a grandmother who attended was able to better communicate with her grandson.https://t.co/ibamSpE1HD— First Things First (@AZFTF) November 29, 2022
Researchers at Northern Arizona University and University of Washington are seeking to create a vaccine for Valley Fever, an infectious fungal disease that is spreading to more places as areas become warmer and drier.
A new research program combining the efforts of @NAU and @UW aims to create a vaccine for Valley fever, an infectious fungal disease that poses an increasing threat as the climate gets drier and warmer. Story by @cronkitenews‘ @kkleinsc: https://t.co/W000HWRG1o— Pauline Arrillaga (@parrillaga) November 29, 2022
Centennial High School’s construction program donates the first ornament for Peoria Unified School District’s tree.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄 @CeHSAZ construction donates the first student made ornament to hang on the district holiday tree. #PeoriaUnified11 #PeoriaCTE pic.twitter.com/707PMueXFb— PeoriaCTE (@PeoriaCTE) November 29, 2022
See why teaching students how to learn is so important, courtesy of edutopia.
Learning how to learn is a game changer in the global knowledge economy—and it’s never too early to teach students how to begin to learn more independently. 🙌🏾https://t.co/kYCEMk85W3— edutopia (@edutopia) November 29, 2022
See why learning Native languages is so important.
Native languages are about connection, identity, & culture. These languages are verb or action-based and an evolution of how Native people relate to everything—from ancestors to plants & animals.#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth pic.twitter.com/KR4RnbjY6i— U.S. Department of Education (@usedgov) November 29, 2022
Desert Star School students of the month met with Goodyear Mayor Joe Pizzillo.
Special thank you to the city of Goodyear Mayor, Mr. Joe Pizzillo, for visiting Desert Star and celebrating with us our students of the mont️h#AESDconnectED pic.twitter.com/GKxpm0AKP8— Avondale District (@AvondaleESD) November 29, 2022
See how adult learners can get help for their next step at Gilbert Public Schools.
Are you an adult learner? GPS offers in-person classes for GED Prep and English Language Proficiency. Students also receive support with job searches and obtaining industry credentials. Spring classes start in January. Read more: https://t.co/KAqbbAehl6 #GilbertGold pic.twitter.com/1tzPJoqzHZ— The Official Gilbert Public Schools District (@GPS_District) November 29, 2022
See how being sent home can affect students with disabilities learning, courtesy The Hechinger Report.
Students with disabilities are often sent home via “informal removals” that deprive them of school time but are not tallied as suspensions. https://t.co/yyjBvDwEYT— The Hechinger Report (@hechingerreport) November 29, 2022
Check out College Depot for more information on scholarships.
Check out 5 scholarships due in December! Science Ambassador Scholarship, https://t.co/Q1dmuTs2k2 Scholarship Program, Equitable Excellence Scholarship, Because College is Expensive Scholarship, Unigo Top 10 List Scholarship. Call 602-261-8847 for more! https://t.co/RE8JmYglPk— College Depot (@CollegeDepot) November 29, 2022
The latest Arizona Department of Health Services dashboard update shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are 2,337,547 as of Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, up 12,987 cases from last week, and 31,751 Arizonans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
This week’s #COVID19 dashboard update adds 12,987 cases and 42 deaths.— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 30, 2022
Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms or 5-7 days after exposure to someone who is positive or who you believe is positive. Find a testing location near you: https://t.co/MAXE8sHyT4 pic.twitter.com/hwhZKiQ9HA
The Arizona counties with high COVID-19 community levels are Apache, Cochise, Gila, Greenlee, La Paz, Navajo, Pima and Yuma.— 12 News (@12News) November 29, 2022
In Maricopa County there are 1,461,222 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 302,920 Pima County, 151,209 Pinal County, 68,749 in Yuma County, 65,158 in Mohave County, 57,390 in Yavapai County, 51,314 in Coconino County, 46,284 in Navajo County, 37,525 in Cochise County, 34,191 in Apache County, 20,591 in Gila County, 18,948 in Santa Cruz County, 13,649 in Graham County, 5,825 in La Paz County and 2,572 in Greenlee County.
The Arizona counties with high COVID-19 community levels are Apache, Cochise, Gila, Greenlee, La Paz, Navajo, Pima and Yuma.— 12 News (@12News) November 29, 2022
Student loan repayment pause extended amid legal challenges
Updated Nov. 23, 2022: The Department of Education will be extending the pandemic-era pause on federal student loan repayments until June 30, amid ongoing legal challenges.
“We cannot allow these blatantly political lawsuits to throw millions of borrowers into financial catastrophe,” advocacy groups said in a letter to President Biden.— Arizona Mirror (@ArizonaMirror) November 22, 2022
Story by @ArianaLFigueroa https://t.co/IrgCHKpZNh
Learn more about the extension below.
BREAKING: ED has announced an extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, & collections as the Biden Admin asks the Supreme Court to review the lower-court orders preventing ED from providing debt relief for tens of millions of Americans. https://t.co/AWOeuk4EQQ pic.twitter.com/Pj1lmBZoix— U.S. Department of Education (@usedgov) November 22, 2022
See how Sunshine Rescue Mission is providing Thanksgiving meals along with schools and organizations.
Thanksgiving at Sunshine Rescue Mission (SRM) is a communitywide effort, with local schools and a variety of other organizations working together to prepare meal boxes to distribute to families throughout Flagstaff and surrounding areas. https://t.co/LMHv7Qe8Xl— Arizona Daily Sun (@azds) November 23, 2022
It’s part classroom, part science lab, and it’s making a major difference in the lives of kids at Arizona Autism Charter Schools.
Arizona Autism Charter Schools use hands-on approach to helping kids on the spectrum thrive #abc15— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) November 22, 2022
See how a local photo exhibit is allowing at-risk kids to show their creativity.
When guests mosey their way through Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West (@SMoWest), they are often immersed in the world of the Wild West. https://t.co/EyYor7YRjl— Scottsdale Progress (@ScottsdaleProg) November 22, 2022
See how you can help Stuff the Bus for Yavapai Regional Transit heading into this holiday season.
Stultz hopes that Stuff the Bus will get enough donations of toys to fill up one of their buses. This is the first year of the event, but he said they plan to make it an annual event and sees this as a good test run. #CourierNews https://t.co/JTYXuHIf56— The Daily Courier (@TheDailyCourier) November 23, 2022
One club has continued doing projects to not just help their area, but beyond for nearly 10 years.
“I’ve had kids tell me how much this club has impacted them, which is awesome.” #VerdeNews #RotaryInteract https://t.co/QwcaZI71Lj— Verde Independent (@VerdeNews) November 23, 2022
The latest Arizona Department of Health Services dashboard update shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are 2,324,560 as of Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, up 13,410 cases from last week, and 31,709 Arizonans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
This week’s #COVID19 dashboard update adds 13,410 cases and 62 deaths.— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 23, 2022
Vaccinations help prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and even death from COVID-19 and its variants. It’s quick, easy, and free.
Find a provider near you: https://t.co/q2kfD0sU6i pic.twitter.com/lJYNafwpla
New @CDCMMWR shows the updated (bivalent) booster provides additional protection from symptomatic #COVID19. Staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including a bivalent booster dose, is critical to getting the best protection against COVID-19. More: https://t.co/U8gfz83ptz pic.twitter.com/WDclTut7zu— CDC (@CDCgov) November 22, 2022
In Maricopa County there are 1,453,581 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 300,594 Pima County, 150,439 Pinal County, 68,558 in Yuma County, 64,931 in Mohave County, 56,955 in Yavapai County, 51,171 in Coconino County, 45,985 in Navajo County, 37,300 in Cochise County, 33,852 in Apache County, 20,416 in Gila County, 18,842 in Santa Cruz County, 13,583 in Graham County, 5,807 in La Paz County and 2,546 in Greenlee County.
Thanksgiving day is almost here! 🦃 Make sure you’re COVID-free before the big meal if you have any symptoms or were exposed to #COVID19. Take an at-home test or find testing near you by going to https://t.co/vrbq8xp5WC. pic.twitter.com/tdukDm1dfJ— Maricopa County Public Health (@Maricopahealth) November 22, 2022
Nov. 16, 2022: Four-day school week approved for Liberty Elementary School District
Starting next year, students, teachers and staff will only be at school for four days a week at schools in the Liberty Elementary School District.
Liberty Elementary School District serves about 4,500 students from kindergarten to eighth grade in Buckeye and Goodyear. The district’s school board approved a switch from a five-day week to four. #azfamily ➡️ Full story: https://t.co/NPPfWoouMI pic.twitter.com/2LbzDiB9RA— Alexis Dominguez (@alexisdomm) November 16, 2022
Read more about how the district’s school board came to this approval below.
See how one high school student has made a major difference for those in need.
An Arizona high school student took action after seeing a man on the side of the road with tattered shoes, and now his actions have transformed into a nonprofit that helps hundreds. https://t.co/pSvz0y8p5Y— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) November 13, 2022
In-state tuition to undocumented high school graduates is now open after Arizona Prop. 308 passed.
Prop. 308, the measure that would open in-state tuition to undocumented high school graduates in Arizona, continues to gain support as more ballots are counted. As of Monday morning, “yes” was outpacing “no” by about 60,000 votes. @AlisaReznick reports. https://t.co/aL9sEgRc1b— Fronteras Desk (@fronterasdesk) November 15, 2022
An 18-year-old high schooler is projected to win race for school board in Avondale.
Markus Ceniceros, a high schooler in Avondale, is still too young to do a lot of things.— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) November 15, 2022
But he is old enough to run for office.@GriseldaZetino has the story:https://t.co/PHIwHsmICD
Improvements in several districts have been revealed after the Arizona State Board of Education released letter grades for schools.
The newest school performance scorecard since the start of the pandemic shows improvements in several districts.https://t.co/rwxmz1FPiZ— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) November 16, 2022
Voters have chosen who they favor for Nogales Unified School District Governing Board.
According to a tally run Thursday at 9:11 p.m., Robert Rojas had 2,250 votes. Patty Muñozcano was next at 1,688, Anne Doan had 1,563 and J.B. Manson 1,278. The top two vote-getters will win seats on the board. https://t.co/UjP2qndP7I— NogalesInternational (@nogalesnews) November 12, 2022
Engineering and construction students from Centennial High School promoted reading by building neighborhood library boxes.
Students from @CeHSAZ engineering & construction classes designed and built neighborhood library boxes to promote reading & a sense of community. #PeoriaUnified11 #PeoriaCTE pic.twitter.com/7aaJiiepwb— PeoriaCTE (@PeoriaCTE) November 15, 2022
The latest Arizona Department of Health Services dashboard update shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are 2,311,150 as of Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, up 10,775 cases from last week, and 31,647 Arizonans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
This week’s #COVID19 dashboard update adds 10,775 cases and 34 deaths.— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 16, 2022
Make sure your protection is up to date by getting a safe and highly effective COVID-19 booster dose. Choose from hundreds of providers: https://t.co/q2kfD0sU6i pic.twitter.com/7xxtXymahB
10 days until Thanksgiving! Get targeted protection against Omicron before you travel for the holiday season.— HHS.gov (@HHSGov) November 14, 2022
Find updated vaccines for everyone 5+ at https://t.co/jDq2UIq3Yj. #WeCanDoThis pic.twitter.com/nvMCBhWDFb
In Maricopa County there are 1,446,029 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 298,146 Pima County, 149,657 Pinal County, 68,312 in Yuma County, 64,671 in Mohave County, 56,511 in Yavapai County, 50,909 in Coconino County, 45,497 in Navajo County, 37,016 in Cochise County, 33,543 in Apache County, 20,260 in Gila County, 18,750 in Santa Cruz County, 13,542 in Graham County, 5,789 in La Paz County and 2,518 in Greenlee County.
Parents: You’re busy and juggling a lot. If you need help finding a #COVID19 vaccine for you or a family member, go to https://t.co/2akIUZ1CGL. pic.twitter.com/ELpwEEL5NH— CDC (@CDCgov) November 15, 2022
Nov. 9, 2022: Tight race for Supt. of Public Instruction
See incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman and Republican challenger Tom Horne remain neck and neck to see who will come out on top for the next chief of Arizona schools.
Incumbent @Supt_Hoffman, running a race in which she defended her record, sought to hold off @electtomhorne, a Republican who preached a return to academic basics. @ChaseDrumgoole and @kristencasti11o report: https://t.co/2C8ckOB9QK— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) November 9, 2022
At first results showed Hoffman having the lead, but as more votes are counted, Horne has gotten ahead.
The earliest results in the race for Arizona superintendent of public instruction showed Democratic incumbent Kathy Hoffman with a narrow lead. But as votes continue to be counted, the race has shifted in favor of Republican Tom Horne.https://t.co/DPf5DinUYk— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) November 9, 2022
Get live updates on all things election related below.
More results are rolling in! #ArizonaElection— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) November 9, 2022
LATEST RESULTS: https://t.co/8CuHrLph7A pic.twitter.com/8GznHCa5J5
Learn about why LGBTQ parents and advocates in Arizona are worrying about the election.
“I feel like what they accomplished this year is just the beginning. It’s just a foothold to start passing more and more extreme bills.”— Arizona Mirror (@ArizonaMirror) November 8, 2022
story by @glorihuh https://t.co/rrvFrFnkZF
The first post-pandemic letter grades for schools have been released, see how Maricopa Unified School District performed.
MUSD gets high marks from state in 1st post-pandemic letter gradeshttps://t.co/ISt5xJvNjF— InMaricopa.com (@InMaricopa) November 8, 2022
See how a club at Hamilton High School is trying to increase opportunities in the STEM field.
There’s been a renewed effort after the COVID-19 pandemic to increase opportunities at Girls Who Code, a club for Hamilton High School students interested in the STEM field. https://t.co/HgsvnaNd7D— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) November 6, 2022
Almost two decades ago Proposition 300 was passed, barring undocumented students from in-state tuition, Proposition 308 wants to change that.
Voters will decide whether to offer in-state tuition to noncitizens who graduate from Arizona high schools, reviving a question last posed to voters 17 years ago. https://t.co/drltOlR4qT— Fronteras Desk (@fronterasdesk) November 7, 2022
Read more about United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona’s state of the art robot that is helping children take big strides.
A state of the art robot is helping Arizona children take big strides. United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona said it’s the only spot this special technology can be found in the Southwest. https://t.co/l8wf4pGS6X— 12 News (@12News) November 7, 2022
The latest Arizona Department of Health Services dashboard update shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are 2,300,375 as of Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, up 7,360 cases from last week, and 31,613 Arizonans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
This week’s #COVID19 dashboard update adds 7,360 cases and 40 deaths.— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 9, 2022
Even if you have already had #COVID19, you can still get vaccinated to #StopTheSpread and stay protected from COVID-19 and its variants. Find a vaccine provider near you: https://t.co/q2kfD0sU6i pic.twitter.com/AB6MzFYcBT
In Maricopa County there are 1,440,250 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 296,396 Pima County, 149,052 Pinal County, 68,152 in Yuma County, 64,412 in Mohave County, 56,167 in Yavapai County, 50,628 in Coconino County, 45,084 in Navajo County, 36,747 in Cochise County, 32,939 in Apache County, 20,094 in Gila County, 18,666 in Santa Cruz County, 13,508 in Graham County, 5,781 in La Paz County and 2,499 in Greenlee County.
Have you recently tested positive for COVID-19? Stay up to date with our recommended steps to ensure you protect yourself and others. #ReduceTheSpread— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 9, 2022
More: https://t.co/9WEw6ZA1lH pic.twitter.com/1YmNN9pW6X
COVID-19 boosters help strengthen your protection which may have decreased over time.— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 8, 2022
Stay protected and find a vaccine location near you: https://t.co/q2kfD0KuXQ pic.twitter.com/6dORS5uAQe
Nov. 2, 2022: If AEL is not lifted, district schools face $1.39 billion cut
Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman called for a special session to lift the aggregate expenditure limit (AEL) in a letter to Legislative leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey letting them know that district schools will have to cut $1.39 billion from state funds Legislators already allocated to them unless Legislative action is taken to lift the budget limit for this school year.
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman once again has called on the state Legislature to lift the spending cap on education. @Jill_C_Ryan reports. https://t.co/neKw1ZsKPR— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) November 2, 2022
Read more about Supt. Hoffman’s letter in the link below.
Superintendent Hoffman again calls for a #special legislative session to stop #budget cuts. More at #AZEdNews – https://t.co/LiYtpN0Ic1 pic.twitter.com/8Acwdui0L6— AZ Education News (@azednews) November 2, 2022
See when a special session could be called, and how a 17% budget cut in April would impact, students, families, teachers and schools around the state.
Reid Park Zoo is offering UA doctoral student a on-of-a-kind internship.
ICYMI: While many zoos offer internships for students after they’ve graduated, Reid Park Zoo officials aren’t aware of any other program that offers this type of experience for doctoral students. https://t.co/dCOBSEf41k— Arizona Daily Star (@TucsonStar) November 2, 2022
An unexpected sport is thriving in Arizona despite issues; hockey.
The Arizona High School Hockey Association is coming off a record summer of registration. Hockey in Arizona is booming despite a sparse amount of rinks across the Valley. @danny_karmin has more:https://t.co/P9U4wR22R8— Cronkite News: Phoenix Sports (@sportscronkite) November 2, 2022
Southern Arizona Construction Career Days saw thousands of students in attendance.
Thousands of students descend upon Kino Sports Complex for Southern Arizona Construction Career Days >> https://t.co/4ej2NHDBp9 pic.twitter.com/5in8X5STi3— KOLDNews (@KOLDNews) November 2, 2022
Gov. Doug Ducey attends celebration to celebrate nun who has inspired young girls for 60 years.
Gov. Ducey helps honor nun inspiring students at Phoenix school for 60 years: https://t.co/RhgXZdojEI pic.twitter.com/cLWTmlEMJv— azfamily 3TV CBS 5 (@azfamily) November 2, 2022
Childhood vaccination rates among Arizona youth is at the lowest level than at any point in the past decade.
🚨ICYMI🚨 Plummeting vaccination rates follow a years-long decline in immunizations among Arizona youth—one that has put residents of all ages at heightened risk of infection from largely preventable diseases. The latest from @DrShaena: https://t.co/dO8Odffbnf— AZCIR (@ArizCIR) October 31, 2022
Graduation Alliance is offering a new and free way for Arizona adults ages 21 years and older to finish high school online.
Arizona adults ages 21 years and older are eligible to finish high school online for free through Graduation Alliance.https://t.co/G3jiw2GFuq— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) November 2, 2022
Read more about NASA’s launch of its second Power to Explore Student Challenge for K-12 students across the United States.
In October, NASA launched its second Power to Explore Student Challenge for K-12 students across the United States. https://t.co/Qf3fbYbVYg— Arizona Daily Sun (@azds) November 1, 2022
One Basha High school senior is working hard to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to get to the polls on Election Day.
Lyft offers discounted rides to polls thanks to Basha High School senior: https://t.co/9icED3QOQJ pic.twitter.com/Ehx0iHhPZx— azfamily 3TV CBS 5 (@azfamily) October 31, 2022
The latest Arizona Department of Health Services dashboard update shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are 2,293,015 as of Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, up 5,129 cases from last week, and 31,573 Arizonans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
This week’s #COVID19 dashboard update adds 5,129 cases and 25 deaths. The updated COVID-19 booster, available to everyone ages 5 and older, targets the most common #Omicron subvariants. Find a provider at https://t.co/q2kfD0sU6i and get your #vaccine protection up-to-date. pic.twitter.com/qjsT6KDIk7— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 2, 2022
In Maricopa County there are 1,436,258 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 295,315 Pima County, 148,707 Pinal County, 68,045 in Yuma County, 64,203 in Mohave County, 55,920 in Yavapai County, 50,419 in Coconino County, 44,767 in Navajo County, 36,600 in Cochise County, 32,369 in Apache County, 20,029 in Gila County, 18,625 in Santa Cruz County, 13,488 in Graham County, 5,778 in La Paz County and 2,492 in Greenlee County.
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Aug. 24 to Sept. 1, 2021: Daily schools update: COVID-19 outbreaks rise among students in Maricopa County
Aug. 17 to Aug. 23, 2021: Daily schools update: FDA approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine
Aug. 3 to Aug. 16, 2021: Daily schools update: Arizona school mask mandates receive presidential praise
July 19 to Aug. 2, 2021: Daily schools update: Teens struggle with mental health as school starts
June 20 to July 14, 2021: Daily schools update: Arizona lawmakers ban mask requirements in schools
June 14 to June 17, 2021: Tempe Union’s board approves comprehensive mental health policy
June 1 to June 11, 2021: It’s time to get students enrolled in school for fall & ready for in-person classes
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, 2021: Students ready for graduation ceremonies
May 4 to May 6, 2021: Amendment to bill would prohibit teachers from discussing controversial policy & social issues not essential to learning objectives
April 28 to May 3, 2021: Thank 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, 2021: Children, young teens may be eligible for COVID-19 vaccine before next school year
March 15 to March 26: Masks 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. 23: U.S. Dept of Ed: Students must take standardized tests, but there’s flexiblity on when & how
Feb. 2 to Feb. 9: Video: Supt. Hoffman gives State of Special Education address
Jan. 21 to Feb. 1: Black History Mural Month Project to highlight pioneers of the Black community launches in Phoenix
Jan. 10 – Jan 20: How students engage with Inauguration Day
Dec. 21, 2020 to Jan 8, 2021: Teachers help students deal with attacks on Congress, Capitol
Nov. 30 – Dec. 16: Watch it now: Dr. Christ asks people to avoid holiday gatherings with people they do not live with
Nov. 18 – 25: COVID-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. 19: What 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. 11: Parent 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 12: Video: 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 – 25: You can get tested now if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19
March 12 – April 7, 2020: Coronavirus response: Cases rise; AZ Day of Giving