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Daily Schools Update: Some responses to missing class may add to learning loss


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Updated: Dec. 7, 2022: Some responses to students missing classes may contribute to learning loss, according to an analysis by the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting and The Hechinger Report.

Tempe Elementary Students learned about the firefighting profession.

See what makes one Avondale Elementary School District student happy.

See what students in Buckeye Elementary’s Gifted enrichment club are doing.

See how you can help your students at home with reading comprehension.

The latest Arizona Department of Health Services dashboard update shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are 2,353,530 as of Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, up 15,983 cases from last week, and 31,822 Arizonans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

In Maricopa County there are 1,470,301 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 305,498 in Pima County152,251 in Pinal County69,092 in Yuma County65,559 in Mohave County, 57,905 in Yavapai County51,697 in Coconino County46,759 in Navajo County37,779 in Cochise County34,608 in Apache County20,781 in Gila County19,079 in Santa Cruz County13,770 in Graham County5,843 in La Paz County, and 2,608 in Greenlee County.

Dysart Unified School District thanked everyone who attended Future Freshman nights earlier this week.

Pendergast Elementary School District honors veterans on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

Cartwright School District shares their excitement about the outdoor learning students will do at a new amphitheater.

Would you like to highlight what’s going on in your school? Then take a look at this.

Flooding from rains closes some schools

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Flooding in Arizona City due to rains this weekend. Photo courtesy of 12 News Arizona NBC

Updated Dec. 5, 2022: Toltec Elementary and Arizona City Elementary schools were closed today after rainstorms this weekend led to flooding and difficult driving conditions.

See students receive backpacks and headphones thanks to Arizona Cardinals’ Kelvin Beachum Jr .and World Vision.

Lawmakers call on Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special session so Legislators can lift the aggregate expenditure limit so schools can spend the money allocated to them in the budget and not have to cut their budget by 17% in the third quarter of the year.

See what would happen to Kyrene School District if the aggregate expenditure limit is not lifted.

Deer Valley Unified School District students explore coding during Computer Science Education Week.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control outlines a multi-faceted approach to helping teens experiencing mental health crises.

See how Sequoya Elementary students give back to their community.

Arizona Youth partnership is seeking donations of items to help Mohave County teens in shelters or in transitional housing.

See how a fun run brought the Cartwright School District community together.

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.

In Maricopa County there are 1,461,222 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 302,920 in Pima County151,209 in Pinal County68,749 in Yuma County65,158 in Mohave County, 57,390 in Yavapai County51,314 in Coconino County46,284 in Navajo County37,525 in Cochise County34,191 in Apache County20,591 in Gila County18,948 in Santa Cruz County13,649 in Graham County5,825 in La Paz County, and 2,572 in Greenlee County.

University of Arizona researchers will study the impact of long COVID-19 thanks to a grant.

Peoria Unified students learned about live recording sessions during a field trip to Grand Canyon University.

See how you can help families in need.

It’s Future Freshman time in Tucson Unified and many other school districts around the state, where incoming students get to see all the opportunities available at their local high schools.

Cheyenne Traditional School’s robotics team took part in their first competition.

See ways you can help ensure that students in your community have the nutrition they need to learn.

Earlier coverage


Nov. 1 -Nov. 30: Daily Schools Update: House Education Chair says Legislature has enough votes for aggregate expenditure limit special session

Oct. 1 – Oct. 31: Daily schools update: See what Lake’s and Hobbs’ education priorities are

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

Jan. 13, 2022 – Feb. 1: Daily schools update: Students learn more about Year of the Tiger during Lunar New Year


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

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, 2021Daily schools update: Teens struggle with mental health as school starts

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

June 1 to June 11, 2021It’s time to get students enrolled in school for fall & ready for in-person classes

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

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