Updated Nov. 22, 2021: Following efforts from multiple Arizona education advocacy groups, voters will have the final say on the income tax bill Governor Doug Ducey signed into law earlier this year. The groups collected more than the needed amount of signatures to get the referendum on the ballot in 2022, according to the Arizona Mirror.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,245,127 statewide today, and 21,942 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona since the pandemic began.
Health officials in Arizona are on high alert heading into this Thanksgiving week as COVID-19 cases have been on the rise again.@laurengilger talks to @KDYJournalist about what’s happening in Arizona. https://t.co/XNigY7UycY— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) November 22, 2021
In Maricopa County there are 785,777 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 155,858 in Pima County, 78,987 in Pinal County, 42,508 in Yuma County, 35,420 in Mohave County, 31,561 in Yavapai County, 24,970 in Coconino County, 23,939 in Navajo County, 17,547 in Cochise County, 15,051 in Apache County, 9,690 in Santa Cruz County, 10,805 in Gila County, 8,334 in Graham County, 3,358 in La Paz County and 1,331 in Greenlee County
Assistant Director Jessica Rigler talks with @KJZZ about having 41,000 AZ kids ages 5-11 already vaccinated against #COVID19. Visit our website to locate providers of safe, free and highly effective pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. #RollUpYourSleeve— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 19, 2021
Kyle Mitchell is helping Native American students go to college- read his profile from AZCentral.
Today @azcentral published its 25th Faces of Arizona profile! The series spotlights leaders and trailblazers in Arizona’s diverse communities. @r_salma_ profiled Kyle Mitchell @kiiltsoi_bito, a storyteller making great impact in his work with @mcccd https://t.co/oFsPKdY8UB— Kaila White Roberts (@kailawhite) November 21, 2021
Since the pandemic, there has been a decline in students getting non-COVID related vaccines such as measles and Tdap shots.
Schools, pediatricians look to make up lost ground on non-COVID vaccinations https://t.co/X33vkQOitE— Chalkbeat (@Chalkbeat) November 22, 2021
As a commitment to clean air, Phoenix School District is looking to convert it’s busses from diesel to electric.
The Phoenix Union High School District is looking to eventually convert its entire fleet of buses from diesel to electric as part of the city’s commitment to clean air: https://t.co/5VShM6C3wj #abc15 pic.twitter.com/dKdeyoAOaY— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) November 19, 2021
The Salvation Army Kettles are back this year to help raise money for Arizona families.
The #SalvationArmy kettle bells are back! Their goal is to raise $2.5 million for Arizona families. You can see them at Bashas near Hayden & Indian School today and @ over a hundred stores starting the day after Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/7pXlJ68FFV— Jamie Warren (@JamieABC15) November 22, 2021
The number of Arizona High School graduates that are choosing to continue their education is on the decline for the third year in a row.
For the the third straight year, the number of Arizona high school graduates going to college fell, according to a report. https://t.co/AK1yeiGrAI— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) November 22, 2021
The Chinle Unified School District is receiving a $2 million dollar grant to help provide transportation to students.
An expose on Governor Doug Ducey revealed the managing and reality of school vouchers and COVID relief funds. Read more here:
“Three months later, the Governor’s Office has approved just 93 of those applications… And over one-third of vouchers were for children shifting to online schools, though Ducey said one goal was to get kids back into classrooms.” Story by @sbarchenger https://t.co/4heAgw3xm2— Ray Stern (@raystern) November 22, 2021
The Pax Good Behavior game helps Arizona Teachers develop social emotional learning skills and is available to all educators.
The PAX Good Behavior Game training is available to all AZ educators! Bring SEL strategies to your classroom to help decrease problematic behaviors, improve academic performance, and increase student engagement! Sign up for an upcoming training: https://t.co/83qCUQQp3z. @pax_gbg pic.twitter.com/XL03x0dBIi— Arizona Department of Education (@azedschools) November 22, 2021
The Pima County Health Department received a $6.8 million dollar grant to help with K-12 pandemic relief.
This week’s #EducationNotes from @TucsonStar:— TucsonValuesTeachers (@Tweet4Teachers) November 22, 2021
✏️ @pchd receives $6.8 million to address K-12 pandemic trauma
✏️ Dragon Kim Foundation offers grants
✏️ Social-emotional pro training https://t.co/VWgtGt89BS
For the first time last week, the AZ Regents released its Post Secondary Attainment Report.
@AZRegents made history last week when it released the 2021 Postsecondary Attainment Report and, for the first time, included disaggregated data for students with disabilities. The numbers are initially stunning and disheartening.https://t.co/BZnEsTQxvf— Chamber Business News (@chamberbiznews) November 22, 2021
Updated Nov. 17, 2021: Community colleges across the state of Arizona have been given permission by Governor Ducey and the Arizona State Legislature to offer bachelor’s degrees following a bill that was signed into law this year. Maricopa Community Colleges plan to offer bachelor’s degrees at eight of their ten campuses, according to ABC 15 Arizona.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,223,892 statewide today from 1,220,433 yesterday, and 21,752 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona since the pandemic began.
#COVID19 was Arizona’s third-leading cause of death in 2020, behind heart disease and cancer. Our interim director explains how ADHS systematically gathers and presents this information to help Arizonans make healthy choices: https://t.co/MktpXGzf5O pic.twitter.com/skQcv5s3xX— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 17, 2021
In Maricopa County there are 772,929 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 152,509 in Pima County, 77,895 in Pinal County, 42,246 in Yuma County, 34,994 in Mohave County, 30,642 in Yavapai County, 24,547 in Coconino County, 23,372 in Navajo County, 17,124 in Cochise County, 14,840 in Apache County, 9,523 in Santa Cruz County, 10,526 in Gila County, 8,137 in Graham County, 3,310 in La Paz County and 1,298 in Greenlee County
Bridges Elementary school was named one of the top elementary schools in Arizona.
In its latest 2022 rankings, the U.S. News & World Report has ranked Bridges Elementary School as one of the top elementary schools in Arizona!— Higley Schools (@higleydistrict) November 13, 2021
Learn more about what makes Bridges Elementary so unique: https://t.co/eJj6pVIFoj pic.twitter.com/IiUR1JPWgT
Two members of the Sonoran Heights Middle School were able to speak at the Surprise City Council Meeting yesterday.
Our amazing SHMS Garden Club had the opportunity to lead the pledge of allegiance and speak at the Surprise City Council Meeting. Thank you Averi and Roxanne for sharing about what the garden club is doing for our school. #wearesonoran #shms pic.twitter.com/SCSTn6GRqL— Sonoran Heights Middle School (@SHMSHawks) November 17, 2021
ASU’s Mirabella senior living center in downtown Tempe is suing a local bar for noise complaints.
Citing “Shady Park’s unnecessary and excessive noise,” Mirabella filed a lawsuit with the Maricopa County Superior Court requesting an injunction to prohibit Shady Park from “emitting noise that exceeds Tempe’s community standard.”— azcentral (@azcentral) November 17, 2021
Reading for fun in school aged children has begun to see a decline.
Arizona schools are finding ways to work around supply chain issues and staffing shortages.
The nationwide supply chain & labor shortage is impacting AZ school nutrition programs including item shortages, last-minute replacements, & limited staff to prepare & serve food. Still, school nutrition staff are navigating these challenges & working hard to feed our students!⬇️ https://t.co/8duQaXX5J5— Arizona Department of Education (@azedschools) November 17, 2021
A viral video of a student in a multicultural center at ASU sparks controversy and protests at the university.
“Instead of taking care of a student who has been socially lynched and verbally assaulted on campus, ASU basically said, ‘F— you’ and decided they’d be a bigger pain in our asses and opening an investigation on us.”— Arizona Mirror (@ArizonaMirror) November 17, 2021
via @bylauragomezr https://t.co/n81HS7VBqu
Lone Mountain Elementary School students got the opportunity to Zoom in with Jane Goodall this morning.
Wow! Jane Goodall is Zooming with 3rd graders @LMES_Eagles. When she was 10 she could only dream of being a scientist. Our students not only get to read about scientists, they get to ask them questions.@CCUSDEdServices @HR_CCUSD1 @cort_monroe @CaveCreekUSD93 @nancydiab11 @ASU pic.twitter.com/Pt0mtiOXIw— Patty (@Drpattyjensen) November 17, 2021
Pioneer Elementary School received a large donation for their food drive from a local business.
Yesterday Pioneer Elementary received a generous donation of 483 cases of canned food for their community food box drive! Included were cases of chili, peanut butter, mole, beef stew and green salsa. Thank you Big Sky Solutions for your donation! #PeoriaUnifiedPride pic.twitter.com/uJHD23tY9m— Peoria Unified (@PeoriaUnified11) November 17, 2021
The Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center raised over a thousand dollars for breast cancer awareness and prevention.
The fitness staff at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center on Oct. 16 hosted the 7th annual Pretty in Pink Dance Party to benefit breast cancer education and awareness. #AZNEWSMEDIA https://t.co/UF4ztTcv1A?— RHDyer (@RHDyer) November 16, 2021
Arizona schools assess the impact that COVID has had on their student’s mental health.
Arizona schools address COVID-19 impact on student mental health https://t.co/MaEZ2LDaJ9— azcentral (@azcentral) November 17, 2021
Updated: Nov. 16, 2021: See how students, schools and organizations are helping connect students with the mental health resources and services they need to deal with challenges they face, Cronkite News reports.
Teens face more mental health challenges due to the pandemic, according to @JohnsHopkinsSPH @natashawrote reports on what Arizona schools like @BASISChandler are doing about it. https://t.co/FhaR1kQGrB— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) November 16, 2021
Confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,220,433 statewide today, and 21,736 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona since the pandemic began.
Today’s #COVID19 dashboard adds 3,240 cases and 84 deaths. Safe, free and highly effective COVID-19 vaccines are available throughout AZ, along with booster doses for those eligible, including those 65 and older. Find a provider at https://t.co/q2kfD0sU6i and #RollUpYourSleeve. pic.twitter.com/X2yDmAk4IM— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 16, 2021
Need to get vaccinated? We offer regular, booster, and pediatric Pfizer vaccines at all of our schools on a rotational basis 💉! Help us keep our community safe. Visit https://t.co/6e5hW1duoM for the schedule of vaccination events 💻 pic.twitter.com/ZbVhJ77orG— PXU (@PhoenixUnion) November 16, 2021
In Maricopa County there are 771,037 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 152,075 in Pima County, 77,467 in Pinal County, 42,220 in Yuma County, 34,911 in Mohave County, 30,488 in Yavapai County, 24,478 in Coconino County, 23,247 in Navajo County, 17,032 in Cochise County, 14,816 in Apache County, 9,493 in Santa Cruz County, 10,483 in Gila County, 8,096 in Graham County, 3,308 in La Paz County and 1,282 in Greenlee County.
Holidays can be stressful enough. Make sure you are vaccinated or, if eligible, up to date on your #COVID19 booster dose as you plan your celebrations. We have other tips for making safety part of your holiday planning, such as staying home if sick, at https://t.co/kmWqVcoOLM pic.twitter.com/G6GBdx5MNd— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 16, 2021
*UPDATE – WEEK OF 11/14*— Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (@ASUBiodesign) November 15, 2021
Free COVID-19 saliva testing continues in Arizona in partnership w/@AZDHS:
– Use agency code SALIVATEST
– Drive-thru available
– Results typically < 48hrs
– Ages 5+
– Bring QR code (no ID req)
Details/register/share: https://t.co/bogIAKKMgo #Covid19 pic.twitter.com/bMAaOeCL8M
Country Meadows Elementary School kindergarteners have fun during recess.
Buckeye Elementary School students and teachers work in small groups.
Tolleson Elementary School District thanked Molina Healthcare for distributing turkeys to students’ families.
See how you can help students help each other, courtesy of edutopia.
How can you stem the tide of interruptions from students—so you can keep on teaching? This tried-and-true strategy gets kids to ask each other for help. pic.twitter.com/rMf7wTXoK3— edutopia (@edutopia) November 16, 2021
Alhambra Elementary School District shares some good news about it’s Global Academy of Phoenix.
Have you heard? The Global Academy of Phoenix earned the ultimate IB stamp of approval: IB authorization! GAP now has a fully authorized MYP program and is officially a IB World School.— Alhambra Elementary School District (@AlhambraESD) November 13, 2021
Visit https://t.co/nqViQml9O5 to reserve a seat in one of their dynamic K-8 classes! pic.twitter.com/admN7mKDD0
See that’s happening in Peoria Unified’s Agricultural Science course.
https://t.co/l1QOYjyFIk— PeoriaCTE (@PeoriaCTE) November 16, 2021
Check out this video showcasing our @PeoriaUnified11 Agriscience program! Be sure to follow us on YouTube @PeoriaCTE and stay tuned for more captivating stories! #PeoriaCTE #PeoriaUnified #PUSD11 #PeoriaUnifiedSchoolDistrict #CTEAgriscience
Students in Tempe received a book after a reading event earlier this morning.
Thank you @mcschoolsup Superintendent Steve Watson for visiting Broadmor Elementary this morning to read to Lori Schmidt’s second grade class! Students received a copy of the book, “Ada Twist, Scientist” by Andrea Beaty, that was read aloud to them. What a great gift! pic.twitter.com/mfufvFd6Tw— Tempe Elementary (@TempeElementary) November 15, 2021
Read Better Be Better thanks Pulliam Trust for its support of the Read Better Be Better At Home program to help students.
RBBB is grateful for @pulliamtrust awarding us $180,000 over 2 years to support the RBBB At Home program.— Read Better Be Better (@readbetteraz) November 16, 2021
Their generous grant will allow us to reach more students across AZ through our partnerships with community-based organizations and RBBB Literacy Kits.
KTAR 92.3 FM shares the latest from Scottsdale Unified School District’s Governing Board meeting.
The latest on the controversy happening in the Scottsdale Unified School District:https://t.co/i7OttocSDq— Arizona’s Morning News on 92.3 (@AZMorningNews) November 16, 2021
Learn more about that it’s like to attend high school during future freshmen events.
Hey 8th graders! Want hear more about what it means to be a @ShadowRidgeHS Stallion? Future Freshman Night is 6PM tonight w/ athletics at 5PM. Students & parents are invited to learn about HS expectations, unique programs, & the process for registration & class selection. pic.twitter.com/BaxzipAvxK— Dysart Schools (@DysartUSD) November 16, 2021
Students can help solve today’s challenges through career and technical education programs like those at Paradise Valley Unified School District.
Interested in a career in higher education and research? Then get your questions answered during this virtual event tomorrow.
Want to pursue a career in research and academia? @uarizona alumni field experts are hosting a virtual event on Nov. 17 where they will share career advice and discuss what their job is like day-to-day.— Arizona Alumni 😺🐾 (@arizonaalumni) November 16, 2021
Register now: https://t.co/TuMtLVT8aj pic.twitter.com/zgdrPmoykA
See how to support college students who are food insecure, courtesy of The Education Trust.
Food insecurity disproportionately impacts college students of color. Check out this session from our October Equity Matters bootcamp to see how we can support college students with #Nutrition services https://t.co/cGcDUOtoQ9 #HungerAndHomelessnessAwarenessWeek pic.twitter.com/bf6RxETL6D— The Education Trust (@EdTrust) November 16, 2021
Cave Creek Unified School District’s Cactus Shadows High School Adante and Vivace Choir has it’s fall concert this evening.
Hope to see you all tonight!! pic.twitter.com/189wjkwBBT— cshs__choir (@choir__cshs) November 16, 2021
Updated Nov. 15, 2021: Holena Lebron, the principal of C.J. Jorgenson Elementary School, made a social media post asking for help in collecting donations to make sure that all of the 340 students in the K-8 school in South Phoenix would receive a gift for the holiday season. She is already halfway towards her goal, as 12 News reports.
A principal turned Santa 🎅— 12 News (@12News) November 15, 2021
The principal at C.J. Jorgensen in Phoenix is making sure each one of her 340 students receive a Christmas gift this year. But she needs help. https://t.co/FPjvJsJGea
Confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,217,193 statewide today, and 21,653 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona since the pandemic began.
Arizona is in the midst of another COVID-19 spike. State health officials have reported more than 14,000 new coronavirus cases in just the past 4 days alone.— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) November 15, 2021
The Show speaks with @SaskiaPopescu about this. https://t.co/SmnQkOiENN
In Maricopa County there are 769,375 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 151,584 in Pima County, 76,997 in Pinal County, 42,200 in Yuma County, 34,726 in Mohave County, 30,301 in Yavapai County, 24,417 in Coconino County, 23,170 in Navajo County, 17,031 in Cochise County, 14,796 in Apache County, 9,483 in Santa Cruz County, 10,461 in Gila County, 8,093 in Graham County, 3,303 in La Paz County and 1,276 in Greenlee County.
Maricopa Community College Foundation is now a part of the PepsiCo Foundation’s Community College Program expansion.
We’re proud to be part of the @Pepsico Foundation Community College Program expansion, an equity driven initiative providing scholarships, training & mentorship services for 4,000 Black + Hispanic students. Learn more at https://t.co/KfXnWomyTN pic.twitter.com/sRUUt3bINt— Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation (@MCCCDF) November 10, 2021
Scottsdale Unified School District’s president of their governing board is facing a potential removal after creating a report containing dirt on parents within the district.
The president of the Scottsdale Unified District governing board is facing a potential removal after it was reported he and his father created a massive dossier containing dirt on some Scottsdale parents.— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) November 15, 2021
The Show speaks with @WayneSchutsky about this. https://t.co/kYtDeWioFu
A 17-year-old’s body was found at Independence High School after he had been reported missing.
#BREAKING: Police are investigating after a 17-year-old, who was recently reported as a runaway, was found dead at Independence High School in #Glendale this morning. STORY: https://t.co/z40UWPur7z pic.twitter.com/JSLwDP0rPd— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) November 15, 2021
Today, Governor Ducey announced $100 million dollars will be going towards expanding high-speed broadband internet access, which will help underserved areas in the state.
NEW: Gov. @dougducey today announced $100M to expand high-speed broadband and connect homes, schools, small businesses and more in underserved areas of the state. This is one of the single largest broadband investments in state history. #ConnectAZhttps://t.co/qDl5kUCmSb— The 9th Floor (@9thFloorAZ) November 15, 2021
Last week, EVIT schools hosted a ‘lunch and learn’ for veterans in the community.
Thank you to all who came to the free lunch & learn about education benefits for those who are military service members and their families at EVIT last week. We appreciate Jessica from Arizona Dept. of Veterans’ Services for attending & being able to help answer some questions. pic.twitter.com/wcInuH3MjK— EVIT Career & College Prep #WeAreEVIT (@EVITnews) November 15, 2021
ASU was selected as the Number One public university for international students.
The Arizona Teachers Academy gives prospective teachers annual scholarships if they promise to teach at Arizona schools. Read more here:
The Arizona Teacher’s Academy gives prospective teachers annual scholarships in exchange for a promise to teach at an Arizona school. 🌵📕 Education Cliff: https://t.co/rVRkOh07oG— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) November 15, 2021
(Supported by @intel, @RioSaladoOnline and F2 Family Foundation.) pic.twitter.com/BoBnOe16lF
The next highlighted Tribal flag is the Navajo Nation flag. Learn more here:
As ADE continues with our Tribal Flag Spotlight series, we’d like to feature the Navajo Nation! Covering over 27,000 miles, the Navajo Nation extends into Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. Learn more about the tribe and its flag: https://t.co/Zj1nth5Rmt. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth pic.twitter.com/6sWxztshlt— Arizona Department of Education (@azedschools) November 15, 2021
The Arizona Department of Education is working to ensure that more Arizona students receive secondary education.
ADE’s investment in Arizona College Access Network’s (AzCAN) College Access Professional (CAP) Training will help professionals develop college-going missions for their students and ensure more Arizona students receive postsecondary education planning assistance. #ESSERinAZ pic.twitter.com/mAU0vhkn7V— Arizona Department of Education (@azedschools) November 15, 2021
Jane Goodall will be at a virtual event to talk with ASU students about hope. For more information and to register, visit here:
Just a couple of days from now—Weds. 11/17—Jane Goodall, the world’s most famous living naturalist, will converse w/ @ASU students & faculty on the power of hope. Please register for this special TomorrowTalks virtual event: https://t.co/5UvwSOy9TR #ASUHumanities @JaneGoodallInst pic.twitter.com/Ib6kJ4i8pu— ASU English Dept. (@asuEnglish) November 15, 2021
Updated Nov. 10, 2021: The University of Arizona has the only program that offers adaptive athletics to their students. The program is regarded as one of the largest and one of the most successful in the country, boasting multiple Paralympic medalists, AZ Central reports.
UA program expands opportunities for athletes with disabilities https://t.co/NydJJ62Y1d— azcentral (@azcentral) November 10, 2021
Confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,199,277 statewide today from 1,195,483 yesterday, and 21,525 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona since the pandemic began.
Arizona’s COVID-19 dashboard on Wednesday showed more than 2,000 inpatients being treated for the virus for the first time in nearly two months plus more than 3,000 new cases for the sixth time in seven days. https://t.co/Bv8hvw7gPr— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) November 10, 2021
In Maricopa County there are 758,522 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 148,962 in Pima County, 76,035 in Pinal County, 41,995 in Yuma County, 34,338 in Mohave County, 29,646 in Yavapai County, 24,003 in Coconino County, 22,529 in Navajo County, 16,651 in Cochise County, 14,629 in Apache County, 9,307 in Santa Cruz County, 10,193 in Gila County, 7,937 in Graham County, 3,259 in La Paz County and 1,241 in Greenlee County.
U.S. News released the rankings for more than 1,250 Arizona schools. Find out more here:
The Arizona rankings are available for more than 1,250 schools. Here are the top schools in each category. https://t.co/z4n63RpYkm— U.S. News Education (@USNewsEducation) November 10, 2021
The Tanque Verde Unified School District approved a mask mandate for pre-K-6th grade students.
The Tanque Verde Unified School District governing board approved a mask mandate, effective Nov. 15 to Dec. 17. https://t.co/SCzFy3ixCj— Arizona Daily Star (@TucsonStar) November 10, 2021
After a playground burned in a fire, Mesa student council members fundraise for a new one.
Helios Education Foundation hosted their first post-secondary success conference with leaders from Arizona schools, including Michael Crow.
#Arizona education leaders are gathered for @DCEdExASU first #PostsecondarySuccess Convening at the Helios Education Campus. This event and impact of the Center is a testament to statewide partnership that includes @azedschools @asu @michaelcrow pic.twitter.com/mxRnvi2aU5— Helios Ed Foundation (@HeliosEdFnd) November 10, 2021
Today’s spotlighted tribal flag from the Arizona Department of Education is from the Hopi Tribe.
ADE’s Tribal Flag Spotlight of the Day goes to the Hopi Tribe! The Hopi Reservation occupies part of the Navajo and Coconino counties and encompasses approximately 1,542,306 acres. Learn more about the tribe and its flag: https://t.co/1BIEWO4cO7. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth pic.twitter.com/f9Ym1DGBXc— Arizona Department of Education (@azedschools) November 10, 2021
The ASU Preparatory Academy was one of 37 schools in the United States to be invited to join the League of Innovative Schools Cohort.
As a school committed to innovation, ASU Preparatory Academy is proud to announce it was one of 37 districts across the U.S. selected to join the ranks of the 2021-2022 League of Innovative Schools cohort. @DPLeague https://t.co/ON07jfqKfj— ASU Preparatory Academy (@ASUPrepAcademy) November 10, 2021
Lennon Audrain, a 22-year-old PhD student is the youngest candidate to ever run for the Phoenix Union High School Governing Board.
Florence Unified School District will have its food pantry open this Friday from 9-12 for those in need.
The FUSD Food Pantry will be open this Friday, November 12th from 9 am – 12 pm. Come get a bag of non-perishable food items while supplies last. 29895 N. Desert Willow Blvd. in San Tan Valley. @adamdavid223 @santanvalleyaz @FloAZBlade pic.twitter.com/tWhJruTG8J— Florence Unified (@Florenceusd) November 10, 2021
J.O. Combs Unified School District will be hosting its 8th annual Homecoming this Friday.
Sunset Hills School hosted an assembly for Veterans and their students, which included a breakfast after, in celebration of Veteran’s Day tomorrow.
After our assembly our Veterans and their students were treated to breakfast! Thank you Veteran’s for your service! And thank you Sunset Hills staff, students, administration, and the Veteran’s Day Planning Committee for making this morning something truly special for our campus! pic.twitter.com/MipZ1BdttP— Sunset Hills School (@SHESBobcats) November 10, 2021
Updated Nov. 9, 2021: Superintendents for Prescott Unified, Chino Valley Unified and Humboldt Unified School Districts shared some of the millions of dollars in potential cuts they’ll need to make at their schools if the Arizona Legislature does not increase the state spending cap on public education.
So tri-city area superintendents and financial officers are holding their breaths a bit as they begin strategizing how they would manage to keep teachers in classrooms and lights on in their buildings. https://t.co/QY6tbp5LuO— The Daily Courier (@TheDailyCourier) November 9, 2021
Confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 1,195,483 statewide today from 1,192,365 yesterday, and 21,486 people have died from COVID-19 in Arizona since the pandemic began.
Today’s #COVID19 dashboard update adds 3,118 cases and 77 deaths. Have questions about vaccines? Ask a doctor. Nearly all practicing U.S. doctors had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of mid-June according to the American Medical Association. https://t.co/X8Bi3dGJj1— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 9, 2021
The pandemic isn’t done with us. After coming down steadily after a peak in mid-August, cases statewide have increased from 14,511 in the week of Oct. 10 to 17,299 so far reported for the week of Oct. 31. Help stop the spread: https://t.co/5UMSxHhpky— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) November 9, 2021
In Maricopa County there are 756,169 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 148,411 in Pima County, 75,889 in Pinal County, 41,975 in Yuma County, 34,261 in Mohave County, 29,498 in Yavapai County, 23,920 in Coconino County, 22,446 in Navajo County, 16,553 in Cochise County, 14,585 in Apache County, 9,281 in Santa Cruz County, 10,138 in Gila County, 7,885 in Graham County, 3,255 in La Paz County and 1,217 in Greenlee County.
*UPDATE – WEEK OF 10/31*— Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (@ASUBiodesign) November 2, 2021
Free COVID-19 saliva testing continues in Arizona in partnership w/@AZDHS:
– Use agency code SALIVATEST
– Drive-thru available
– Results typically < 48hrs
– Ages 5+
– Bring QR code (no ID req)
Details/register/share: https://t.co/bogIAKKMgo #Covid19 pic.twitter.com/EEKo46r2r8
Students at Freedom Traditional Academy in Dysart Unified School District celebrated Veterans in honor of Veterans Day coming up on Thursday this week.
In honor of #VeteransDay 🇺🇸 the @FTAFirebirds welcomed guest speaker Mr. Dennis Grau, the @LukeAFB Honor Guard presented the flags, students sang patriotic songs, and the band performed for honored guests. #WeAreDysart pic.twitter.com/4cWXK44AI7— Dysart Schools (@DysartUSD) November 8, 2021
Kyrene Schools shares what students are learning and doing during Native American Heritage Month.
In her November Spotlight, join Superintendent Toenjes as she explores the Native American programming offered in Kyrene School District. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #SpotlightOnKyrene https://t.co/GKcF5kq8bb— KyreneSchools (@KyreneSchools) November 8, 2021
Pima Joint Technical Education‘s Culinary Arts students at Mountain View High School shared how to make pancakes with preschool students today.
Our JTED @ Mountain View Culinary Arts students demonstrated how to make pancakes to our Early Childhood Education Little Lions Preschool students today #JTEDworks #alwayslearning #CulinaryArts @MaranaSchools pic.twitter.com/3n0Odh6nXl— Pima JTED (@PimaJTED) November 9, 2021
Toiletries and other donations are requested for families in need in Litchfield Elementary School District.
Former LESD board member @ArmsteadDr is collecting donations for families in need in her district, especially resettled refugees. She says toiletries are most needed right now. @AzNewsmedia https://t.co/tIcgqq8m8X— Madeline Ackley (@Mkayackley) November 9, 2021
Tuba City Unified School District congratulates student Layla Curtis for being named the 2021 Girls fourth-sixth-grad division champion.
During National School Psychologist Week, Country Meadows Elementary School thanks school psychologists for all they do to help students and staff.
It’s National School #Psychologist Week! Thank you to these 2 amazing psychologist who go above and beyond their duties! We #appreciate all you do! #VictoriousVipers @PeoriaUnified11 @DrCarlosFPerez1 @Daniell71641160 @MrReid9 #NationalSchoolPsychologyWeek pic.twitter.com/hBMZR4v90a— Country Meadows Elementary (@CountryMdwsElem) November 9, 2021
An Avondale Elementary School District teacher was selected for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Fun at Bat program and her school will receive physical education supplies donated by the team.
Congrats to ECF & Ms. Bransen for being recognized at the Diamondback’s game for being selected for the Fun at Bat Program.— Avondale District (@AvondaleESD) November 2, 2021
Thanks to the program, ECF will receive P.E. supplies donated by the team! pic.twitter.com/9lDvsmWA3I
Yuma Union High School District shares some excitement before Rivalry Week kicks off on Friday.
Littleton Elementary School District thanks NASCAR’s Erik Jones for sharing his love of reading with students.
#LESD65 once again thanks #43 NASCAR driver @Erik_Jones for sharing his passion for reading with the students at Estrella Vista Elementary School. Watch how his visit is an inspiration to all students & adults. #LESDCares @myvsuw @phoenixraceway pic.twitter.com/ruf3KQgjnE— Littleton ESD 65 (@LESD65) November 9, 2021
Alhambra Traditional School students asked questions of CBS Steve Hartman.
A huge THANK YOU to Mr. @SteveHartmanCBS who recently visited Mr. Brown’s class at Alhambra Traditional School! He took time from his day to virtually answer questions from students and encouraged them to be kind and play a positive role within their school and community. pic.twitter.com/CMMjRkn5DB— Alhambra Elementary School District (@AlhambraESD) November 9, 2021
Mesa Public Schools readies for its Community Resilience Fair this Saturday.
We are just 10 days away from our Community Resilience Fair! Join us Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lowell Elementary parking lot for a Community Resilience Fair. Enjoy 50+ community agencies and resource organizations to support your family’s health and wellness. pic.twitter.com/B8KTJqeOgU— Mesa Public Schools (@mpsaz) November 3, 2021
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