Updated Aug. 15, 2022: Find out more about Phoenix Union High School District’s new safety division and it’s focus on lockdowns and preventing school shootings as well as supporting mental health and well being for students.
.@PhoenixUnion is debuting a new safety division focused on lockdowns and preventing school shootings, as well as things like mental health and well being for students.— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) August 15, 2022
The Show speaks with Claudio Coria, executive director of that new division. https://t.co/cROCXD9zdZ
Peoria Unified School District welcomes back a student who has now become a teacher in the district.
See how Arizona celebrated Navajo Code Talker Day on Sunday.
Arizona State University is projecting a record 140,000 students enrolled for the Fall semester.
ASU expects to set another enrollment record with 140,000-plus students this fall https://t.co/nmaODnGROC— azcentral education (@azceducation) August 15, 2022
The latest dashboard update shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are 2,224,964 as of Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, up 13,501 cases from last week, and 30,901 in Arizona have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
This week's #COVID19 dashboard update adds 13,501 cases and 59 deaths.#HealthyReminder: A COVID-19 vaccine booster dose is available for everyone ages 5 and older.— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) August 10, 2022
Vaccines help protect you and your family. Find a vaccine provider near you: https://t.co/q2kfD0sU6i pic.twitter.com/wuKeHkKFPZ
Get tested if you have #COVID19 symptoms or 5-7 days after exposure to someone who is positive or who you believe is positive.— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) August 11, 2022
Find a testing location: https://t.co/MAXE8sHyT4 pic.twitter.com/39z3Rvc8Hw
In Maricopa County there are 1,399,709 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 283,188 Pima County, 144,191 Pinal County, 66,610 in Yuma County, 62,861 in Mohave County, 53,610 in Yavapai County, 48,679 in Coconino County, 42,901 in Navajo County, 35,115 in Cochise County, 29,781 in Apache County, 19,191 in Gila County, 18,036 in Santa Cruz County, 13,005 in Graham County, 5,669 in La Paz County and 2,418 in Greenlee County.
REMINDER 📣— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) August 15, 2022
CDC #COVID19 community levels are high in Apache, La Paz, Mohave, and Yuma counties, meaning masks are recommended in public indoor settings.
Learn more about your county’s community level and prevention steps: https://t.co/pxxpWyul7C pic.twitter.com/6fIDUsuFgq
Vaccinations help prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and even death from #COVID19 and its variants.— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) August 15, 2022
It's quick, easy and free. Find a provider near you: https://t.co/q2kfD0sU6i pic.twitter.com/NwouN1V10t
Avondale Elementary students enjoy a healthy breakfast to help them get ready to learn.
The breakfast club 🤩 pic.twitter.com/wrESNFGzpA— Avondale District (@AvondaleESD) August 15, 2022
See how things are changing for students, courtesy of edutopia.
From cool-down corners to marking personal desk space with tape, lessons learned from a chaotic year in the early grades.https://t.co/DYdF05KTyx— edutopia (@edutopia) August 16, 2022
See some solutions teens from Arizona YMCAs came up with to help the homeless in the City of Chandler.
A New Leaf is proud to offer housing for the homeless across the valley. We love hearing input from our community members and are proud of these teens work! For emergency placement at a shelter contact 602-595-8700 families and 877-211-8661 individuals.https://t.co/9ju4h5qgEd— A New Leaf (@ANewLeafAZ) August 16, 2022
Public school advocates led by Save Our Schools Arizona is seeking to have voters decide on their ballot whether a universal school voucher expansion passed by Arizona Legislators this session should stand. Voters rejected the last ESA expansion 2 to 1.
Earlier this summer, the Arizona Legislature passed a universal school voucher expansion bill. Now, members of @arizona_sos are trying to give voters the last word. @NewsByBridget reports.https://t.co/coyGyPaeh3— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) August 15, 2022
Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman visited students and staff at two Tucson Unified School District elementary schools.
Tempe Elementary School District seeks to hire electricians, custodians, HVAC techs, groundskeepers, and more.
We are hiring! Our Facilities Management Department has openings for electricians, custodians, HVAC techs, groundskeepers, and more. Our facilities team keeps our schools up and running and is an integral part of our district!— Tempe Elementary (@TempeElementary) August 12, 2022
View our open positions: https://t.co/MupQ7a5l9V pic.twitter.com/Mnx9oHgFqo
Chandler Unified’s Hamilton High is determining it’s response to an AIA ruling putting the school on probation and making the football team ineligible for postseason competition.
See why meaningful learning opportunities are key for English Learners and multilingual students academic growth, courtesy of WestEd.
Looking to provide high-quality instruction for #EnglishLearners & Multilingual students? 🔑 Aída Walqui shares why and how ambitious pedagogies are key to ensuring meaningful learning opportunities for all: https://t.co/qYlf8TipOs #BacktoSchool #ELL #ELLchat #duallang pic.twitter.com/Z6bb7ECpSS— WestEd (@WestEd) August 16, 2022
Flagstaff Unified School District thanked Desert Financial Credit Union and AZTV Channel 7 for their generous donation of backpacks and school supplies to Marshall Magnet Elementary students.
Thank you to AZTV Channel 7 and Desert Financial Credit Union for generously donating 50 backpacks and school supplies to students at Marshall Magnet Elementary School! pic.twitter.com/BBBDtYxjiu— Flagstaff Unified School District (@FlagstaffUSD1) August 15, 2022
Updated Aug. 3, 2022: Schools across Arizona welcomed students back to the classroom today to start the new school year.
Las Brisas students tour their school to know where the cafeteria is, the nurses office, library and other important areas at the school. First day tours are the best! @DVUSD @LasbrisasS pic.twitter.com/UDuW1BziXh— Gayle Galligan (@ggalligan) August 3, 2022
We had so much fun on the first day of school! 🔔 We’re thankful for our students, staff, families & community for helping us kick off the 2022-2023 school year. We hope you’ll join us in embracing our district theme for the year: Create A Legacy.— Tempe Elementary (@TempeElementary) August 2, 2022
La Joya Community High School Principal Sorensen greeted Lobos as they came on campus with a SMILE! The entire LOBOS staff engaged with students across campus to start day ONE! @TollesonUhsd #OneTeamOneGoal #familia #firstdayofschool— Christina Boston (@See_Boston) August 3, 2022
Let’s GO!🎯 pic.twitter.com/pG9m4KwDsX
The @SHESBobcats welcomed more than 930 students this morning with smiles, hugs and a few tears as parents sent their students off to the #FirstDayofSchool. We are so excited to begin the 2022-2023 School Year! #BobcatsROAR #DysartWelcome pic.twitter.com/JBnHZq739l— Dysart Schools (@DysartUSD) August 3, 2022
It’s all smiles on the first day of school at SUSD! Thank you to our amazing teachers and staff who have worked tirelessly to start the school year strong!— Scottsdale Unified School District (@ScottsdaleUSD) August 3, 2022
Let’s get ready for a great year! #WeAreSUSD #WorldClassFutureFocused pic.twitter.com/qkLcgMvoQ3
Glendale Elementary School District’s Welcome Back event energized teachers and staff before students returned to campus.
Temporary fixes to boost the number of school counselors to students throughout the state may disappear when funding ends the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting’s Maria Polletta reports.
.@mpolletta looked into attempts to improve AZ’s ratio of students to counselors, social workers and psychologists — and found that temporary fixes are facing a funding cliff that could leave students out of luck. She talked with @laurengilger about it.https://t.co/s344On5DZ6— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) August 3, 2022
See what University of Arizona students and faculty found and how it will help fellow astronomers.
University of Arizona students have completed the first comprehensive brightness study to characterize mega-constellation satellites cluttering the skies. https://t.co/NzhKNLY5ff pic.twitter.com/kyb0igAlfO— University of Arizona (@uarizona) August 3, 2022
Inflation is leading many families to carefully choose which back-to-school items their students need.
This back-to-school shopping season, parents — particularly in the low to middle income bracket — are focusing on the basics while also trading down to cheaper stores amid surging inflation. https://t.co/0o5NSwCVqD— Arizona Daily Star (@TucsonStar) August 3, 2022
Cave Creek Unified School District honors a student for her achievements.
Congratulations to CSHS Falcon Aveeva, who won the 5th place trophy in the 2022 US Kids Golf European Championship Tournament in Scotland! @aveeva_golf @CSHS_Falcons @CSHSAthletics1 @cort_monroe @nancydiab11 pic.twitter.com/ZyWhO1PU1R— Cave Creek USD (@CaveCreekUSD93) August 2, 2022
Teachers and staff at Chino Valley Unified and Prescott Unified School districts kicked off the new school year with a reminder that positive relationships and support for students boosts a sense of community and academic engagement.
“The relationships we make; they matter,” Schumacher advised, noting a teacher need not be a comic to encourage laughter, praise, encouragement and fun into their classroom culture. #CourierNews https://t.co/2mjUHLXH3X— The Daily Courier (@TheDailyCourier) August 2, 2022
The latest dashboard update shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are 2,211,463 as of Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, up 15,034 cases from last week, and 30,842 in Arizona have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
This week’s #COVID19 dashboard update adds 15,034 cases and 74 deaths.— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) August 3, 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/peczylHMAF
In Maricopa County there are 1,392,047 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 281,185 Pima County, 143,145 Pinal County, 66,214 in Yuma County, 62,485 Mohave County, 53,247 in Yavapai County, 48,448 in Coconino County, 42,559 in Navajo County, 34,895 in Cochise County, 29,488 in Apache County, 18,943 in Gila County, 17,909 in Santa Cruz County, 12,876 in Graham County, 5,630 in La Paz County and 2,392 in Greenlee County.
In today’s blog, we’re highlighting data from our monthly report on COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status which demonstrates that people who are fully vaccinated and boosted have a higher level of protection against #COVID19 and its variants.— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) August 3, 2022
More: https://t.co/cZKqvdvubn pic.twitter.com/SEb911scaH
Chandler Unified students develop their design and engineering skills.
Prescott High School has partnered with Yavapai College to develop an early college program for students.
Looking for a way to help student? Kyrene is hiring counselors, speech language pathologists and psychologists.
Make a difference in a child’s life! We are currently hiring Speech Language Pathologists, Psychologists and Counselors. Visit https://t.co/Ug4SxiwdJH to apply and see why people choose #TeamKyrene. pic.twitter.com/Zodd00UU1R— KyreneSchools (@KyreneSchools) August 2, 2022
Arizona Department of Education congratulates school district for serving students farm fresh local foods.
The ADE Health & Nutrition Services team is excited to announce the Summer 2022 Farm Fresh Challenge winners! Congrats to @Humboldtunified, @tucsonunified & @PSD49 for serving locally sourced ingredients and engaging their students in activities to learn about AZ agriculture. pic.twitter.com/CtrfAOa0ez— Arizona Department of Education (@azedschools) August 3, 2022
Cartwright School District welcomed staff back with an inspirational keynote speaker.
Today’s Cartwright Conference was amazing! A huge thanks to our keynote speaker @TeachMrReed for a spectacular and inspiring speech! It was such a great start to this school year! Get ready for meet the teacher night from 5:30pm-7:00pm tomorrow! #oneteamunfamilia pic.twitter.com/TFgAQUNpQT— Cartwright District (@CartwrightSD) August 3, 2022
See how University of Arizona’s New Start program helps freshmen adjust to college life.
Starting college can be a difficult transition for incoming freshman.— Arizona Board of Regents (@AZRegents) August 2, 2022
Since 1969, @UArizona‘s New Start program has given freshmen a glimpse into college life through a six-week summer program where they live in dorms, connect with a peer mentor and take two classes.
Sign up now for Poston Butte High School’s blood drive on August 18th.
Poston Butte H.S. will sponsor a life-saving blood drive on Thursday, August 18th from 3:30 – 7:30 PM in the small gym. You can make an advanced appointment to secure a time that works best for your schedule. @PinalCounty @santanvalleyaz @PBhighschool #fusd22 pic.twitter.com/bNQf0Or6q6— Florence Unified (@Florenceusd) August 3, 2022
Updated Aug. 1, 2022: Families who need help getting their students clothes for back to school, should look into the Assistance League of Phoenix‘ Operation School Bell, which helps students with clothing, shoes and hygiene items.
One local group is helping students get the resources they need to go back to school. We have a look at Operation School Bell, and how they’re giving back to the community. https://t.co/d36ptDf3jj— 12 News (@12News) August 1, 2022
It’s primary elections day tomorrow Tuesday, Aug. 2. So vote or bring your filled-in early ballot to a voting center or drop box.
The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has released its statewide voter registration update. Here is a quick summary, but for more details you can see the full report here: https://t.co/nHH6Yghad3 pic.twitter.com/XPRXM6A8Yv— Secretary Katie Hobbs (@SecretaryHobbs) August 1, 2022
As students go back to school, here’s a helpful guide to keep safe as they walk around their neighborhood.
Download & hit print! Grab your kiddos & coloring utensils 🎨 — spend a few minutes teaching them about street safety!⚠️ 🛑— Phoenix Street Transportation (@StreetsPHX) July 30, 2022
FREE ACTIVITY BOOK: https://t.co/7aBmJrR4Qw#PHXSummer @CityofPhoenixAZ pic.twitter.com/OsHq82M4Qx
Learn more about a Navajo Code Talker who passed away this weekend and how critically important they were in World War II.
Samuel Sandoval, one of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers, has died at age 98 https://t.co/s9EuTUBPDf— American Indian Policy Institute (@AIPInstitute) August 1, 2022
It’s meet the teacher night at Deer Valley Unified School District.
Pendergast Elementary School district encourages families to make student attendance at school a priority.
As we get ready to start the 2022-2023 school year, we can’t thank you enough for your partnership in making daily student attendance a priority. Please see this video from Superintendent Dr. Cruz on the importance of daily school attendance. #pesd92 https://t.co/eMiNrSppXO— PESD92 (@PESD92) August 1, 2022
See what students did to keep learning this summer.
The latest dashboard update shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are 2,196,429 as of Wednesday, July 27, 2022, up 17,249 cases from last week, and 30,768 in Arizona have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
PXU is here for our community ❤️ We will be having another vaccination event this Saturday, August 6 at Metro Tech HS for anyone ages 3 and up! No appointments necessary. Visit https://t.co/6e5hW1v5Nm for more info 💻 pic.twitter.com/xLB4zEzw4B— PXU (@PhoenixUnion) August 1, 2022
In Maricopa County there are 1,383,292 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 279,033 Pima County, 142,228 Pinal County, 65,768 in Yuma County, 61,998 Mohave County, 52,857 in Yavapai County, 48,160 in Coconino County, 42,174 in Navajo County, 34,557 in Cochise County, 29,107 in Apache County, 18,603 in Gila County, 17,720 in Santa Cruz County, 12,672 in Graham County, 5,586 in La Paz County and 2,374 in Greenlee County.
#COVID19 community levels remain high in 10 counties. For that reason, masks are recommended in public indoor areas.— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) August 1, 2022
Check on your county’s level & recommended prevention steps here: https://t.co/pxxpWyul7C pic.twitter.com/RQFdx5ejlP
See how you can help your child get ready for classes this week.
Get ready, WESD families! The first day of school is only one week away. Help your child prepare for the new school year by encouraging a healthy sleeping schedule so they are alert and ready to learn! #WESDFamily pic.twitter.com/rfSwbrQGq3— WESD Schools (@WESDschools) August 1, 2022
See why teachers of color are so important for students.
“Studies continue to show the positive impact teachers of color have on academic, social-emotional, and behavioral outcomes for students of all races.” https://t.co/bfavrIM7ok— Education Next (@EducationNext) August 1, 2022
See how students can prepare for careers in the sports industry.
Students from @davisgenerals in Compton, California participated in @ASUinCA‘s “Making Moves Beyond the Game”, a panel providing students with hands-on learning about careers in the sports industry. https://t.co/bjQllRN0Dz— Arizona State University (@ASU) August 1, 2022
See how teachers are preparing for the school year that starts this week.
Team Hawks @ssrhawks workshopping through the complexities of our standards-based grading transition plan. Teaching and learning from one another is our most effective PD! #Day1ready💪🏻💪🏻 #SSRhawkspride @SSR_AP @DrFinchDVUSD @DVUSD #extraordinary @ggalligan @AdminLeadServe pic.twitter.com/sWyY4gBjVD— Hawk Pride (@SSR_AP) July 30, 2022
See why being able to regulate their emotions is so important for students’ success.
Educators say that children, adolescents and teens learn better – in any subject – when they know how to regulate their own emotions. https://t.co/StIiFf0GzZ— U.S. News Education (@USNewsEducation) August 1, 2022
July 1 – July 31: Daily schools update: How to save money on back-to-school shopping
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
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, 2022: Daily 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, 2021: Daily schools update: Supply chain issues cause problems for Arizona school cafeterias
Sept. 14 – Sept. 27, 2021: Daily 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, 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
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. 2 to Feb. 9: Video: Supt. Hoffman gives State of Special Education address
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
Oct. 20 to Oct. 30: AZDHS amends COVID-19 school benchmarks
Aug. 12 – Aug. 24: Students, teachers affected by Zoom outage
July 13- July 30: Teachers prepare for digital learning and back to school
June 15 – June 29: Video: Gov. pauses re-opening of some businesses as COVID-19 cases rise
May 26 – June 12: Increase in COVID-19 cases marks a new daily high
April 26 – May 10: Stores re-open, COVID-19 testing blitz resumes on Saturday
March 12 – April 7, 2020: Coronavirus response: Cases rise; AZ Day of Giving