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Daily schools update: See what Lake and Hobbs’ education priorities are

With The November 8th Election Right Around The Corner, See What Candidates For Governor Of Arizona, Kari Lake And Katie Hobbs, Want For The Future Of Education In The State Of Arizona. Image Courtesy Of Justin Sulivan And Mario Tama/Getty Images.

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Updated Oct. 26, 2022: With the November 8th election right around the corner, see what candidates for Governor of Arizona, Kari Lake and Katie Hobbs, want for the future of education in the state of Arizona.

A rise in school violence and threats have led to experts linking this to an increase in anxiety amongst students and their families, teachers, and faculty.

Learn ways to protect kids from a ‘Tripledemic’ below.

In order to update facilities, technology and transportation, along with continuing various programs, Flagstaff Unified School District must get two ballot measures passed this November.

While the election isn’t until November 8th, over 9 million voters have cast their ballots.

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service has awarded the Volunteer and Service Citizen Stewardship and Partnerships Award to the Wood for Life partnership for its innovative work.

The latest Arizona Department of Health Services dashboard update shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are 2,287,886 as of Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, up 4,813 cases from last week, and 31,548 Arizonans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

In Maricopa County there are 1,433,565 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 294,502 Pima County148,450 Pinal County67,979 in Yuma County64,056 in Mohave County, 55,735 in Yavapai County50,256 in Coconino County44,602 in Navajo County36,439 in Cochise County31,990 in Apache County19,987 in Gila County18,596 in Santa Cruz County13,470 in Graham County5,775 in La Paz County and 2,484 in Greenlee County.

Oct. 20, 2022: Staff shortages lead to creative solutions

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Students getting off a school bus. Photo courtesy of East Valley Institute of Technology.

Sometimes parents help fill the gaps when school have trouble attracting bus drivers, before- and after-school caregivers, and classroom aides. See what some school districts are doing to fill the gaps in The Arizona Republic.

Willcox Unified School District celebrates Willcox High School Chemistry Teacher Ty White, who was named 2023 Arizona Teacher of the Year, during a ceremony this weekend in Phoenix.

A school bond helped renovate the cafeteria at Hamilton High School in Chandler Unified School District.

Peoria Unified School District students learn how to safely exit the bus during an emergency.

See what led some amazing science teachers to work with students. This week, Arizona Science Teachers Association features Mr. Martinez from Yuma High School.

See how Flagstaff High School Seniors are learning about Financial Fitness in Action.

The University of Arizona and Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management have new programs to develop and support Indigenous entrepreneurs.

High school seniors have so much on their plates, here’s one way to ensure they get the help they need from school counselors in applying for higher education, scholarships, and finding out about necessary exams, tours and deadlines.

The latest Arizona Department of Health Services dashboard update shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are 2,283,073 as of Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, up 5,438 cases from last week, and 31,514 Arizonans have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

In Maricopa County there are 1,431,097 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 293,625 Pima County148,231 Pinal County67,923 in Yuma County63,901 Mohave County, 55,532 in Yavapai County50,042 in Coconino County44,481 in Navajo County36,297 in Cochise County31,721 in Apache County19,957 in Gila County18,561 in Santa Cruz County13,451 in Graham County5,770 in La Paz County and 2,484 in Greenlee County.

Tucson Unified School District congratulates Sabino High School Assistant Principal Teresa Durazo for being one of the 40 Under 40 honored.

Marana Unified School District is offering in-person Parenting the Love and Logic Way classes starting in November.

Creighton School District students can take part in YMCA after-school enrichment activities and homework help for $25 a month.

The Arizona Board of Regents reminds students to talk to someone when you need help and highlights services at Northern Arizona University.

See how Casa Grande Union High School District has used ESSER funds to keep juniors and seniors on track for graduation and outfitted school buses on the longest routes with modems and tech to offer mobile tutoring for students.

Here’s how to apply for student loan debt forgiveness.

Arizona State University was honored as a leader in ehlpsing students and faculty benefit from Fulbright opportunities.

Oct. 12, 2022: Court says DACA created illegally, bans new applicants

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Dreamers march at ASU in 2017 photo courtesy of Andrea Jaramillo at Cronkite News

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas court’s decision Wednesday that DACA was illegally created under former President Barack Obama’s administration, banned new applicants and sent the case back to the Texas court to be reconsidered due to President Joe Biden’s administration’s rule to strengthen DACA that is set to take effect Oct. 31.

Teen Lifeline provided support to teens from over 40 schools across Arizona during Suicide Prevention Month.

The lowest drop in ACT test scores since 1991 shows more repercussions of pandemic aftermath.

Classmates and friends mourn three GCU students killed in wrong-way crash.

Over 90 CTE students from Yuma Union High School traveled to Washington, D.C. for the annual SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute.

The latest Arizona Department of Health Services dashboard update shows confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona are 2,277,635 as of Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, up 2,400 cases from last week, and 31,455 in Arizona have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

In Maricopa County there are 1,427,911 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 292,746 Pima County147,902 Pinal County67,819 in Yuma County63,788 Mohave County, 55,363 in Yavapai County49,885 in Coconino County44,391 in Navajo County36,202 in Cochise County31,511 in Apache County19,902 in Gila County18,545 in Santa Cruz County13,432 in Graham County5,762 in La Paz County and 2,476 in Greenlee County.

In November, Arizona voters will decide whether to offer in-state tuition to all students who attend an Arizona high school for two years and graduate, regardless of their immigration status.

More than 2,000 undocumented students graduate from Arizona high schools each year,  American Immigration Council research says.

An Arizona’s State Budget Review Committee analysis finds the measure would have no impact on Arizona’s General Fund and would not affect state taxes, KJZZ 91.5 FM reports.

A Cartwright School District teacher shares how she hopes her students achieve their goals.

Peoria Unified students learned about water conservation with hands-on activities.

See what Chandler Unified is doing to keep students and staff safer.

Tucson Unified thanks coaches for all they do to help young men and women become people to trust and admire.

Carnegie Foundation celebrated student centered learning at Phoenix Union High School District.

See what’s happening at Buckeye Elementary School District’s Learning Unlimited Fall Showcase.

Flagstaff Unified hosts a college and career fair later this month.

Earlier coverage


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