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Daily Schools Update: House Education Chair says Legislature has enough votes for aggregate expenditure limit special session


House Education Chair Michelle Udall Discusses A Bill That Would Let High School Students Receive Elective Credits For Specific Activities During The House Floor Session On Monday, May 16, 2022. Photo Courtesy Arizona Capitol Television

Updated Nov. 29, 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.

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.

School board members from across the state called on Gov. Ducey to call a special session on the aggregate expenditure limit today.

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Desert Star School students of the month met with Goodyear Mayor Joe Pizzillo.

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See how being sent home can affect students with disabilities learning, courtesy The Hechinger Report.

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Student loan repayment pause extended amid legal challenges

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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.

Learn more about the extension below.

See how Sunshine Rescue Mission is providing Thanksgiving meals along with schools and organizations.

It’s part classroom, part science lab, and it’s making a major difference in the lives of kids at Arizona Autism Charter Schools.

See how a local photo exhibit is allowing at-risk kids to show their creativity.

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One club has continued doing projects to not just help their area, but beyond for nearly 10 years.

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.

In Maricopa County there are 1,453,581 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 300,594 Pima County150,439 Pinal County68,558 in Yuma County64,931 in Mohave County, 56,955 in Yavapai County51,171 in Coconino County45,985 in Navajo County37,300 in Cochise County33,852 in Apache County20,416 in Gila County18,842 in Santa Cruz County13,583 in Graham County5,807 in La Paz County and 2,546 in Greenlee County.

Nov. 16, 2022: Four-day school week approved for Liberty Elementary School District

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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. Image courtesy of All About Arizona News.

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.

Read more about how the district’s school board came to this approval below.

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Engineering and construction students from Centennial High School promoted reading by building neighborhood library boxes.

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.

In Maricopa County there are 1,446,029 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 298,146 Pima County149,657 Pinal County68,312 in Yuma County64,671 in Mohave County, 56,511 in Yavapai County50,909 in Coconino County45,497 in Navajo County37,016 in Cochise County33,543 in Apache County20,260 in Gila County18,750 in Santa Cruz County13,542 in Graham County5,789 in La Paz County and 2,518 in Greenlee County.

Nov. 9, 2022: Tight race for Supt. of Public Instruction

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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.

At first results showed Hoffman having the lead, but as more votes are counted, Horne has gotten ahead.

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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.

In Maricopa County there are 1,440,250 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 296,396 Pima County149,052 Pinal County68,152 in Yuma County64,412 in Mohave County, 56,167 in Yavapai County50,628 in Coconino County45,084 in Navajo County36,747 in Cochise County32,939 in Apache County20,094 in Gila County18,666 in Santa Cruz County13,508 in Graham County5,781 in La Paz County and 2,499 in Greenlee County.

Nov. 2, 2022: If AEL is not lifted, district schools face $1.39 billion cut

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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.

Read more about Supt. Hoffman’s letter in the link below.

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.

An unexpected sport is thriving in Arizona despite issues; hockey.

Southern Arizona Construction Career Days saw thousands of students in attendance.

Gov. Doug Ducey attends celebration to celebrate nun who has inspired young girls for 60 years.

Childhood vaccination rates among Arizona youth is at the lowest level than at any point in the past decade.

Graduation Alliance is offering a new and free way for Arizona adults ages 21 years and older to finish high school online.

Read more about NASA’s launch of its second Power to Explore Student Challenge for K-12 students across the United States.

One Basha High school senior is working hard to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to get to the polls on Election Day.

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.

In Maricopa County there are 1,436,258 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 295,315 Pima County148,707 Pinal County68,045 in Yuma County64,203 in Mohave County, 55,920 in Yavapai County50,419 in Coconino County44,767 in Navajo County36,600 in Cochise County32,369 in Apache County20,029 in Gila County18,625 in Santa Cruz County13,488 in Graham County5,778 in La Paz County and 2,492 in Greenlee County.

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2022

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Sept. 1 – Sept. 30: Daily schools update: Sec. of State says not enough signatures filed to block voucher expansion

August 1 – August 31: Daily schools update: When student loan debt forgiveness application launches

July 1 – July 31: Daily schools update: How to save money on back-to-school shopping

June 1 – June 30Schools update: ASU professor shares how supply chain issues impact Independence Day fireworks shows

May 3 – May 31: Schools update: How to discuss traumatic events with kids

April 4 – April 30: Daily schools update: Chinle principal wins Milken Educator Award

March 1- March 30: Daily schools update: An event-filled weekend of school arts festivals and a CTE competition

Feb.2, 2022 – Feb. 28:  Daily schools update: College in Ukraine powered by ASU would have welcomed students next month

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2021

Dec. 20, 2021 – Jan. 12, 2022Daily schools update: AZ doctors urge schools to require masks as COVID surges

Nov. 23, 2021 – Dec. 17, 2021: Daily schools update: Tolleson Union uses grant to launch Uber-like ride share service for students

Nov. 9, 2021 – Nov. 22, 2021: Daily schools update: Education Advocates get Tax Referendum on 2022 Ballot

Oct. 27, 2021 – Nov. 8, 2021: Daily schools update: Mesa Mother Relieved to get her Young Child Vaccinated

Oct. 12- Oct. 25, 2021Daily schools update: Supply chain issues cause problems for Arizona school cafeterias

Sept. 27 – Oct. 11, 2021Daily Schools Update: How will children becoming eligible for COVID-19 vaccine change schools’ prevention measures?

Sept. 14 – Sept. 27, 2021Daily schools update: Students decision to mask up may have stopped a classroom COVID-19 outbreak

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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

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June 20 to July 14, 2021Daily schools update: Arizona lawmakers ban mask requirements in schools

June 14 to June 17, 2021Tempe Union’s board approves comprehensive mental health policy

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May 17 to May 28, 2021A 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

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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

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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

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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

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