Updated 10/6: Arizona Educational Foundation announced today that 44 schools received the 2020 A+ School of Excellence™ Award.
Strike up the band. Mountain View was once again named an A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Education Foundational Foundation! Congratulations Toro Nation! #campusofchampions pic.twitter.com/TH5UepeWH5— Greg Milbrandt (@GMilbrandt_MVHS) October 6, 2020
The A+ School of Excellence™ Award program began in 1983 as a way to identify, celebrate, and recognize educational excellence in schools throughout Arizona. In addition to showcasing outstanding public schools, the A+ program provides school teams with an outstanding comprehensive framework that serves as a basis for school self-assessment and planning.
The A+ School of Excellence™ award is a powerful energizer for increasing public confidence in recognized schools, often resulting in greater parent and community involvement and even serves as an economic driver for some communities.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 221,934 today from 221,070 yesterday, and 5,713 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Arizona reports jump in COVID-19 hospitalizations along with 864 new cases, 6 deaths https://t.co/9BbHJ3JPFd— azcentral (@azcentral) October 6, 2020
In Maricopa County, there are 143,917 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 26,052 in Pima County, 12,877 in Yuma County, 10,810 in Pinal County, 5,828 in Navajo County, 4,068 in Mohave County, 4,331 in Coconino County, 3,622 in Apache County, 2,895 in Santa Cruz County, 2,636 in Yavapai County, 1,928 in Cochise County, 1,463 in Gila County, 898 in Graham County, 549 in La Paz County and 60 in Greenlee County.
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The City of Phoenix has expanded Wi-Fi outside it’s libraries, community, senior and recreation centers so students can do online learning. See where to find the nearest location below.
We’ve expanded Wi-Fi coverage outside of nearly 50 city libraries, community, senior, and recreation centers to ensure all students have internet access for distance learning. Find a location nearest you at https://t.co/3CBVg162zt. #freephxwifi https://t.co/FeZ9VEzXfg— Vice Mayor Betty Guardado – District 5 (@PHXDistrict5) October 6, 2020
Peoria Unified congratulates a Sunset Heights student for securing a U.S. patent for an invention.
A Flagstaff High School fashion design teacher is participating in Phoenix Fashion Week’s emerging designer bootcamp.
Early childhood education plays an important role in deterring the long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences.
With #MentalHealthAwarenessDay right around the corner, it’s important to remember the vital role #ECE plays in deterring the long term effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). https://t.co/gKHiaeCiYq— FirstFiveYearsFund (@firstfiveyears) October 6, 2020
Learn more about career and technical education opportunities tonight at Valley Vista High School in Dysart Unified.
Tucson Values Teachers invites you to an Imagination Friday with the author/illustrator of On Account of the Gum.
Imagination Fridays with @MrAdamRex, author/illustrator of On Account of the Gum. 10/9 at 1pm.— TucsonValuesTeachers (@Tweet4Teachers) October 6, 2020
You must register to attend this interactive event:https://t.co/ZuakqHCZ7f
Special thanks to @WorldsOfWords and the @TFOB for hosting #ImaginationFridays!
After school programs for students around the nation are concerned about closing permanently during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Afterschool Programs are at risk in the pandemic.— Afterschool Alliance (@afterschool4all) October 6, 2020
So are the kids they serve.https://t.co/Iqne9inFaw
The AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund has helped Ability 360 Sports and Fitness continue to serve youth and adults with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are so grateful for the AZ Coronavirus Relief Fund. This fund has helped us continue to serve and stay connected to individuals with disabilities and youth during the pandemic. #AZTogether @guslazear https://t.co/N7T0c81RPS— 360 Sports & Fitness (@Ability360Sport) October 6, 2020
U.S> News & World Report offers these tips for students with disabilities applying to medical school.
Here are three strongly recommended action items for medical school applicants with disabilities. https://t.co/PmLnY2ewXN— U.S. News Education (@USNewsEducation) October 6, 2020
Maricopa Community Colleges reminds high school seniors and college students to complete their FAFSA as soon as they can.
Be sure to complete the 2021-22 FAFSA 💸 https://t.co/Xcaey1M0jW— Maricopa Community Colleges (@mcccd) October 6, 2020
Updated 10/5: Parents and families can have their questions about distance and hybrid learning answered by the national and state teachers of the year, thanks to a partnership of Council of Chief State School Officers and Learning Heroes.
In partnership w/ @BeALearningHero we’re excited to launch #AskATeacher, an online forum where the 2020 National & State Teachers of the Year will answer questions from parents & families about distance & hybrid learning.— CCSSO (@CCSSO) October 5, 2020
Visit: https://t.co/FebJiYqIHp for more info. #NTOY20 pic.twitter.com/jAFx3yBO4R
Thank your teachers for all they do on World Teachers Day, says Arizona Science Center.
Happy #WorldTeachersDay to all of our incredible educators in our community ✏️— ArizonaScienceCenter (@azsciencecenter) October 5, 2020
This year more than ever, we thank you for everything you’re doing to help students navigate this new classroom setting. Arizona, thank a teacher today – a little gratitude goes a long way 💕 pic.twitter.com/DmFJGyu9am
Happy #WorldTeachersDay! We are incredibly grateful to all of our #PXU teachers who are ensuring all of our families are taken care of, and all of our students are successful with their online learning. We love and appreciate you! #ThisIsWhoWeAre #PXUConnectED ❤️🌎✨ pic.twitter.com/dgFw2WO6GU— PXU (@PhoenixUnion) October 5, 2020
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 221,070 today from 220,754 yesterday, and 5,707 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.
In Maricopa County, there are 143,411 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 25,980 in Pima County, 12,815 in Yuma County, 10,746 in Pinal County, 5,817 in Navajo County, 4,050 in Mohave County, 4,291 in Coconino County, 3,581 in Apache County, 2,889 in Santa Cruz County, 2,617 in Yavapai County, 1,919 in Cochise County, 1,451 in Gila County, 895 in Graham County, 548 in La Paz County and 60 in Greenlee County.
“Preventative Care and Immunizations During the Time of COVID: Is it Worth the Risk?” Listen to pediatrician Dr. Jason Vargas during today’s free #SpeakUpForKids webinar. Starts at noon. @AZAAP #StrongFamiliesAZ https://t.co/BYJC1lZjai— Raising Arizona Kids (@RAKmagazine) October 5, 2020
Today is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming Nov. 3 elections for president, statewide ballot measures and more.
October 5 is the last day to register to vote in the November elections. Register to vote, check your status and contact your candidates on our website using our voter toolkit: https://t.co/BjFDnzTezH. #Vote4EdAZ pic.twitter.com/QKXUlGKL2h— ExpectMoreAZ (@ExpectMoreAZ) October 5, 2020
Today, October 5 is the voter registration deadline! You have 3 options to register or update your voter registration: 💻 Online, 📬 Mail, or 📮 Drop Off.— Adrian Fontes, Maricopa County Recorder (@RecorderFontes) October 5, 2020
Visit https://t.co/9vQi8Ht3JZ@MaricopaVote @maricopacounty @CondadoMaricopa #generalelection2020 #voterregistration pic.twitter.com/TatXxiwu4T
Five after-school programs that take a survey and register for Lights on Afterschool by Oct. 8 will be eligible to win a $100 gift card from Afterschool Alliance.
This week, FIVE programs that take our survey AND register for Lights On Afterschool by Oct. 8 will be eligible to win a $100 gift card!— Afterschool Alliance (@afterschool4all) October 4, 2020
Take the survey at https://t.co/qz9FKBhzmn
And register your #LightsOnAfterschool event: https://t.co/EU3BWPoDxp pic.twitter.com/GkaRtgtJ66
National Child Health Day is today, says Pendergast Elementary School District.
Today is National Child Health Day! Occurring each year on the first Monday in October, the day recognizes the care and guidance children need to grow strong and healthy. pic.twitter.com/H7Dzd7UWc4— PESD92 (@PESD92) October 5, 2020
Join an Oct. 8 discussion on racism and reparations hosted by Education Week.
Now more than ever before, Americans believe that Black people are owed reparations to close the wealth gap created by racist policies from the 19th and 20th centuries.— Education Week (@educationweek) September 30, 2020
What does America’s public-school system owe Black people? #RacismAndReparations https://t.co/EFac8lfZQ3
Apply today for the Coconino Community College Bridges to Baccalaureate Undergraduate Research Program for Native American Students.
Coconino Community College Bridges to Baccalaureate (B2B) Undergraduate Research Program for Native American Students for 2020-2021 academic year.— Coconino CC (@CoconinoCC) October 5, 2020
Apply at https://t.co/6d1cJR33HC.
Deadline is TODAY 5 p.m., Mon., Oct., 5.
Contact Melinda.McKinney@COCONINO.EDU, or 928-226-4273. pic.twitter.com/SO3eFRB6dK
The application for the 2021 Flinn Scholarship is due today at 5 p.m.
🅃🄾🄳🄰🅈: Here come Arizona’s most promising high-school seniors! The 2021 Flinn Scholarship application is due at 5 p.m. https://t.co/BEUbMjujTy— Flinn Scholars (@FlinnScholars) October 5, 2020
Pima Butte Elementary School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School.
Chandler Unified School District reminds families that today is the curbside meal service pickup where they can receive 7 breakfasts and lunches for the week.
Good morning all! Today is our one Curbside Service of the week so be sure to get out to either Perry High or Chandler high between 8am & 9:30am. Receive 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches AT NO COST! @ChandlerUnified @chandlerchamber @cityofchandler @PerryPumas07 @CHSWolvesAZ pic.twitter.com/pivlhnQ5g8— CUSD Nutrition (@CUSDNutrition) October 5, 2020
Some students who learn differently and struggled with in-person learning have done well with distance or online learning, The Hechinger Report says.
Some students with learning differences thrived during remote learning https://t.co/8B2YQpXKK3— Helen Padgett (@hlpadgett) October 5, 2020
What is the budget override for, how much does it cost, what is it used for? Avondale Elementary School District shares some answers.
Learn more about teaching climate change and more at WestEd’s presentations at the California Association of Science Educators virtual conference Oct. 16 through 18.
📓 WestEd experts will present at the California Association of Science Educators Virtual Conference @cascience, Oct. 16-18, 2020. Sessions explore teaching climate change, NGSS-aligned phenomena, language dvlpment in science & more! https://t.co/ukZqLRJdKj #edchat #STEM— WestEd (@WestEd) October 5, 2020
Updated 10/2: It’s time for Friday Night Lights! You can watch the Shadow Ridge and Valley Vista High School football games live from home thanks to Dysart‘s Student Broadcasting Network, Supt. Quinn Kellis says.
In this week’s edition of Super in 60 Seconds, I talk about the new DSB Live Student Broadcasting Network. Make sure to check out our two home football games, Shadow Ridge and Valley Vista, which are being broadcast live tonight at https://t.co/IzVvs3MwUp @DysartUSD pic.twitter.com/SLiQpfrMiT— Quinn Kellis (@qrkellis) October 2, 2020
Prescott High School shares the link to their game against Kingman tonight as well.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 219,763 today from 219,212 yesterday, and 5,693 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Proper testing is essential in controlling the spread of #COVID19. @ValledelSolAZ is offering no-cost testing on Saturday October 3. Register at https://t.co/HjoddcoM9K. There will be no copays or financial burden for the test. pic.twitter.com/m4LzwmlJ0c— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) October 2, 2020
BREAKING: President Trump is experiencing “mild symptoms” of COVID-19 after revealing that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. A White House official said the president was working from the White House residence. https://t.co/jJmJWti44o— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) October 2, 2020
In Maricopa County, there are 142,566 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 25,784 in Pima County, 12,796 in Yuma County, 10,685 in Pinal County, 5,810 in Navajo County, 4,033 in Mohave County, 4,230 in Coconino County, 3,573 in Apache County, 2,877 in Santa Cruz County, 2,590 in Yavapai County, 1,918 in Cochise County, 1,425 in Gila County, 869 in Graham County, 548 in La Paz County and 59 in Greenlee County.
#UPDATE: All Arizona counties now meet benchmarks for safely reopening certain businesses such as indoor gyms & fitness centers, bars serving food, and movie theaters. https://t.co/0uLLcBMwL7 #COVID19 #AZTogether pic.twitter.com/UfRP3H6NWx— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) October 1, 2020
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Tempe Elementary School District thanks their Custodial Team for keeping the classrooms clean, safe and sanitized.
Day 34 of 176 School Days of #InspireHopeTD3 💙 Happy #CustodialWorkersRecognitionDay! Huge THANK YOU to our TD3 custodial staff. We appreciate your consistency in keeping our schools and buildings clean, sanitized, and safe. Your hard work & dedication does not go unnoticed! pic.twitter.com/D7iRxZNn1d— Tempe Elementary (@TempeElementary) October 2, 2020
Learn more about how what’s on the ballot could impact you at Peoria Unified’s ballot breakdown event.
We are hosting a Ballot Breakdown live virtual event for our community to learn about what is on the ballot and how it could impact you. You can watch the event live at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at https://t.co/zCmGSpJmwo or view it on demand later at your convenience. pic.twitter.com/PwZlATuo9r— Peoria Unified (@PeoriaUnified11) October 1, 2020
As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Tolleson Elementary School District honors Ellen Ochoa, an engineer and the first Hipanic woman to go into space for NASA.
Career and technical education helps high school students personalize their learning based on their career interests, says the U.S. Dept. of Education.
#CTE provides an important pathway to success for high school students and offers each student opportunities to personalize his or her education based on their career interests and unique learning needs. Explore more #CTE datahttps://t.co/tZyE42JEUR pic.twitter.com/cYHB82l2Dh— U.S. Department of Education (@usedgov) October 2, 2020
It’s time to fill out the FAFSA to help your student qualify for financial aid for college, Supt. of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman reminds Arizonans.
Learn more about different colleges at Mesa Public Schools’ 2020 Virtual College Fair.
Our 2020 College Fair is going virtual! Choose from one of three dates that suit your schedule (or visit all three!) to learn more about your options after high school. Learn more and register here: https://t.co/IQFmiVtU43. pic.twitter.com/LgiK7uJ6gp— Mesa Public Schools (@mpsaz) October 1, 2020
Playing with a doll helps a child develop empathy and important processing skills, researchers tell Reuters.
Playing with a doll helps a child develop important processing skills and empathy, even when playing alone, according to neuroscientists at Cardiff University pic.twitter.com/KeBbAA9oWo— Reuters (@Reuters) October 2, 2020
Teacher Danira Contreras says she loves seeing her virtual learning students smile when she greets them each morning.
How I greet my Virtual Students. Apparently they like my singing and dancing skills which are two skills I don’t have. I also don’t know the lyrics, but I love seeing them smile.💕 #middleschoolteacher #wearecrane #cougarstrong pic.twitter.com/db7LfKiutd— Danira Contreras (@ContrerasDanira) October 2, 2020
Morenci Unified School District wishes it’s students a fun Fall Break.
Arts education helps students see the results of their hard work and lets them share their creativity, Peoria Arts Education says.
Through out a @PeoriaUnified11 students time in Elementary school Kindergarten have opportunities for Music, Art, Band and Choir to allow them to begin to select the form of artistic expression that is best for them. pic.twitter.com/wvuKdBSDR2— Peoria Arts Ed (@PeoriaArtsEd) October 1, 2020
Make sure you include your littlest family members when you fill out the 2020 Census, the City of Phoenix reminds residents.
Counting all kids in the 2020 census is a very important step in achieving a complete and— City of Phoenix, AZ (@CityofPhoenixAZ) October 2, 2020
accurate count of Arizona communities. If any children live in your home, make sure you count
them on your #2020Census form. Complete your form today at https://t.co/DIDfXecviE. pic.twitter.com/54CmJV7SCE
It’s National Principals Month, and Queen Creek Unified School District says these words best describe their team of school leaders.
📣October is #NationalPrincipalsMonth. Here are a few words we think describe our principal team! 🏆— Queen Creek Unified School District (@qcusd) October 1, 2020
Leaders#ThankAPrincipal #QCLeads #LeadershipMatters #QueenCreek #Mesa pic.twitter.com/flayiiteXs
Sign up now to take the ACT since spaces are limited due to COVID-19 safety precautions, Ajo Unified School District reminds students.
Chandler Unifiedstudents celebrated the end of the first quarter with a spirit day at Basha Elementary School.
Updated 9/30: Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, Banner Health‘s Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Marjorie Bessel and Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association‘s President and CEO Ann-Marie Alameddin encourage all Arizonans to continue to mask up to protect teachers and students as they return to in-person instruction.
Order your masks here 🔽 https://t.co/afSYrVjjwQ— Kathy Hoffman (@Supt_Hoffman) September 30, 2020
Students and staff will be required to stay home from school if they’re showing any symptoms of COVID-19, Scottsdale Unified School District says.
Parents, Guardians and SUSD Employees – we need your help to stop the spread of coronavirus and keep schools safe. Students and staff will be required to stay home from their school site if showing any symptoms of COVID. For more information, visit https://t.co/RxLoE9Voij. pic.twitter.com/HXmfSZ9PNB— Scottsdale Unified School District (@ScottsdaleUSD) September 30, 2020
Take part in a discussion about in-person learning and have Mesa Public Schools leaders answer your questions later today.
Today at 4 p.m., join us for another Facebook live event discussing in-person learning. District leadership will be ready to answer your questions live. See you there at https://t.co/KLnPf7ZMun!— Mesa Public Schools (@mpsaz) September 30, 2020
Sometimes you just need to take a break, says Higley Unified School District.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 218,507 today from 218,184 yesterday, and 5,650 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Today, 323 #COVID19 cases and 18 deaths are being added to the ADHS dashboard. Getting a #fluvaccine is the best protection from #influenza this season. It is time to #RollUpYourSleeve. https://t.co/sQe6OcjDKT pic.twitter.com/NYg8Rz59fS— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) September 30, 2020
In Maricopa County, there are 141,856 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 25,628 in Pima County, 12,730 in Yuma County, 10,642 in Pinal County, 5,801 in Navajo County, 4,004 in Mohave County, 4,166 in Coconino County, 3,554 in Apache County, 2,849 in Santa Cruz County, 2,566 in Yavapai County, 1,911 in Cochise County, 1,346 in Gila County, 851 in Graham County, 544 in La Paz County and 59 in Greenlee County.
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NEW:— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) September 29, 2020
Arizona will receive more than 2 MILLION Abbott rapid tests with shipments beginning in the coming days. The tests can produce results within 15 minutes. @AZDHS is working with county health departments to prioritize them for K-12 schools and congregate care facilities. 1/
Sierra Linda High School‘s Shiya Pillars was named Outstanding Jobs for Arizona Graduates Coordinator.
Congratulations to Sierra Linda’s own Shiya Pillars who walked away with the Outstanding Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG) Coordinator Award & the JAG 5 of 5 award. Principal Tim Madrid said “I have no doubt that your resiliency will rise above our current challenges!” pic.twitter.com/OzfenihaSC— Tolleson UHSD (@TollesonUhsd) September 30, 2020
Edutopia offers ideas on how school leaders can learn from students to create a school culture with empathy.
Here’s how to bring student voice back to your bookshelf—and become a stronger leader as a result.https://t.co/yR6PsTOtk6— edutopia (@edutopia) September 30, 2020
Learn what sustainable living on the moon might look like during a salon discussion tomorrow, courtesy of Arizona State University.
What does #sustainable living and working on the moon look like? 🌔— Arizona State University (@ASU) September 30, 2020
Join @II_ASU and @medialab for the next @moondialogs salon, featuring @blueorigin VP Brent Sherwood, @NASA chief economist Alexander MacDonald and @MIT Professor @DavaExplorer. https://t.co/WvgoVojTov pic.twitter.com/AiCqKcqH7t
Fifth graders in Deer Valley Unified share their thoughts in a discussion during online learning.
Microsoft Education is launching the Imagine Cup Junior for students, learn more here.
It’s official…We’re launching the #ImagineCupJunior AI for Good Challenge 2021! We can’t wait to watch your students learn, grow, and create new solutions to make the world a better place. Learn how to get involved: https://t.co/nwAke3HfEB #MicrosoftEDU pic.twitter.com/XGRMzWJsOy— Microsoft Education (@MicrosoftEDU) September 30, 2020
High school football is starting soon, Dysart School District says.
Take a few minutes today to fill out the 2020 Census to ensure your community has funding for needed programs.
Public works. Health care. School lunch programs. These are just a few of the things funded by the Census. The deadline is coming up, so make sure you are counted! Respond here: https://t.co/KZAWFKyvB6. pic.twitter.com/eLpylmM4w2— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) September 30, 2020
Register now for free, online professional development for teachers about design thinking, artificial intelligence and receive curriculum as well.
Don’t miss our free, virtual Professional Development session for teachers with @intel! #MaricopaCountyteachers who attend Oct 8 + 9 from 9 am – 12 pm will use the design thinking process, learn about AI and receive curriculum. Details and registration: https://t.co/AiugY0xWjx pic.twitter.com/L3adyZ1QGb— Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson (@mcschoolsup) September 30, 2020
It’s time to fill out the FAFSA so your soon to be and current college students can qualify for financial aid.
Hey, parents! The @FAFSA form goes live in 9 hours! Students and parents need their own FSA IDs to sign and submit the form. This video helps you navigate the process: from logging in, to filling out and signing your child’s #FAFSA using your FSA ID.https://t.co/T01mQ3NxT3— U.S. Department of Education (@usedgov) September 30, 2020
Distance learning can make learning to read even more difficult, Education Week says.
This Peoria Unified teacher helps her online learners with phonemic awareness.
Shout out to those who are still learning in a virtual environment! Here is Mrs. Johnson at Heritage teaching Wilson Fundations phonemic awareness and phonics to her first and second-grade online learners! #PeoriaUnifiedPride pic.twitter.com/kMV7sOcAMN— Peoria Unified (@PeoriaUnified11) September 29, 2020
Food insecurity for many families is a crisis made worse and hidden by the coronavirus pandemic, National Public Radio says.
Hunger is one of the most urgent — yet hidden — crises facing the nation. In this special episode of All Things Considered, a look at how food insecurity has been exacerbated by the coronavirus. https://t.co/SGTPVlxnsC— AZPM (@azpublicmedia) September 30, 2020
Queen Creek Unified School District teachers are finding ways to help their students learn better during Fall Break training sessions.
It may be fall break but that doesn’t mean the learning stops. Our academic coaches are hard at work providing meaningful #professionaldevelopment for teachers! #QCLeads #queencreek pic.twitter.com/gK22Io6VXL— Queen Creek Unified School District (@qcusd) September 28, 2020
Early ballots mail out in seven days for the Nov. 3 election, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes says.
Nearly 80% of @maricopacounty voters have requested an early ballot for the November 3 General Election. Early ballots are currently being prepared. Early ballots mail out in 7 days! 👇👇 https://t.co/ZlCoQlGdDA— Adrian Fontes, Maricopa County Recorder (@RecorderFontes) September 30, 2020
Updated 9/29: Humboldt Unified School District invites families to back to school break-out sessions next week to prepare for the start of in-person learning on Oct. 19.
The student support team is ready to help make this a good and successful school year for kids and their families, Tempe Elementary School District says.
Day 30 of 176 School Days of #InspireHopeTD3 ❤️ Support is something we all need. For our students, having support this school year is even more crucial than ever before. Read more about our fantastic Student Support team on our TD3 News! https://t.co/hU8A8wmpEp pic.twitter.com/jFHdewDvy0— Tempe Elementary (@TempeElementary) September 28, 2020
Piñon Unified School District invites the community to take part in a Diné stories and teachings night on Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. on Facebook Live and Zoom.
Students in Cactus High Schools new CSI class start a lab, Peoria Unified says.
A Pendergast Elementary School District teacher with 30 years experience shares his experiences teaching 7th grade writing virtually during COVID-19 with Expect More Arizona.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 218,184 today from 217,510 yesterday, and 5,632 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Transparency and communication regarding positive #COVID19 cases in school communities are critical to maintaining trust with educators, families, and students.— Kathy Hoffman (@Supt_Hoffman) September 29, 2020
Read my full statement here. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/059eNYeDyN
In Maricopa County, there are 141,738 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 25,569 in Pima County, 12,723 in Yuma County, 10,627 in Pinal County, 5,783 in Navajo County, 3,997 in Mohave County, 4,133 in Coconino County, 3,528 in Apache County, 2,848 in Santa Cruz County, 2,558 in Yavapai County, 1,905 in Cochise County, 1,328 in Gila County, 843 in Graham County, 545 in La Paz County and 59 in Greenlee County.
Take part in a virtual, interactive five-senses food activity for children today, Roosevelt School District No. 66 shares how below.
Hackers released personal information about current and former staff and students at Clark County School District after district officials refused to pay a ransom, CNN reports.
Hackers published documents containing Social Security numbers, grades and other private information from students and staff of the fifth-largest school district in the US after officials refused to pay a ransom, the Wall Street Journal reports. https://t.co/WNKA3WV9vT— CNN (@CNN) September 29, 2020
Sierra Verde STEAM Academy thanked The Olson Properties Real Estate Teams for donating lanyards to hold students’ masks.
A huge THANK YOU to David & Lisa Olson at The Olson Properties Real Estate Team for donating Viper lanyards for students to hold their masks! Here is Mr. Lane @KnIhT_tNeReFfId demonstrating our new mask holders! #AnythingIsPossible @DVUSD pic.twitter.com/9rcODy0Vc6— Sierra Verde STEAM Academy (@SVViperPride) September 29, 2020
Camille Campbell, an Arizona teen, shares how to make learning at home fun.
Dysart Unified School District kicks off their virtual Career Expo tonight on its Facebook page.
Our Virtual Career Expo kicks off TONIGHT on our Facebook page, featuring CTE programs from Dysart High School. Check out some of the exciting programs at DHS including photography, automotive tech, sports med, graphic design, film, and much more! pic.twitter.com/ih46wZbwuh— Dysart School District (@DysartUSD) September 29, 2020
Arizona State University and other organizations are offering virtual events this week to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.
ASU and other businesses are offering a variety of virtual events this week celebrating Hispanic culture. https://t.co/dltaGXv7Vw— The State Press (@statepress) September 29, 2020
Students taking guitar classes in Tolleson Union High School District picked up and had instruments delivered to their homes for their music instruction.
Recently, our schools had a guitar pick-up at the campuses. Students that are taking guitar were able to swing by and get one and in some instances, guitars were delivered to the students’ home. A total of 203 guitars were picked up between August 25-28 from the sites. pic.twitter.com/exEV8O9qQg— Tolleson UHSD (@TollesonUhsd) September 23, 2020
Tombstone Unified shared video of a student volleyball game on Facebook so more fans could watch.
Mesa Public Schools students sent letters and pictures to Mesa firefighters thanking them for all they do.
Last week, we received over 100 letters & pictures from @mpsaz students thanking #firefighters for all that they do! Volunteers divided & delivered them to all stations including Station 204 with crews proudly displaying the pictures they received. #ThankYou #MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/iSo2L2ktBw— Mesa (Arizona) Fire & Medical Dept (@MesaFireDept) September 28, 2020
Registration is open for Arizona Science Center‘s Camp Innovation for Fall break.
CAMP INNOVATION is back! Registration is now open for limited in-person Fall Camp 2020: Adventures In STEM— ArizonaScienceCenter (@azsciencecenter) September 29, 2020
📅 Oct 5-9 and Oct 12-16
🏫 Grades 1–6
👨👧👦 Students will be separated into small grade level groups
To register or learn more visit https://t.co/ky9NUSC2w9 pic.twitter.com/hgR7wJl54K
The Heard Museum celebrates Arizona Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 12.
Celebrating that this October 12 will be Arizona Indigenous Peoples Day at the Heard Museum pic.twitter.com/Z1btVJkH7l— Fill Out The #2020Census (@AZSenateDems) September 29, 2020
Balsz School District shares some of their safety precautions during COVID-19.
Ajo Unified reminds the community that free grab and go meals are avialable in the school cafeteria for any child 18 years and under.
Students interested in STEM careers may want to take part in the Center for Research in Engineering, Science, and Technology‘s virtual information night on Monday Oct. 5.
Eighth-grade students interested in pursuing STEM careers are encouraged to learn more about our Center for Research in Engineering, Science, and Technology (CREST) program during the virtual Information Night on Monday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. More details: https://t.co/geDBh0e187 pic.twitter.com/NgdWm5ccUh— PVSchools (@pvschools) September 29, 2020
Updated 9/28: Arizona school counselors say they’re seeing students more stressed and anxious this school year, KJZZ News 91.5 FM reports.
Throughout the pandemic, there’s been concern about what effect the isolation, virus fears & school closures are having on students. I talked with school counselors who say they’re seeing increased levels of stress, anxiety among online/in-person students https://t.co/qkAhgx2lu0— Rocío Hernández-Zárate (@rociohzz) September 28, 2020
High school football begins this week in Arizona, letting athletes show their skills to college recruiter, Cronkite News reports.
High school football around the state begins this week, allowing players the opportunity to showcase their skills for college recruiters. Not all states will have that opportunity. Read more by @therealbj99. https://t.co/ImU0dx7ins— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) September 28, 2020
Chandler teachers, schools, nonprofits and community groups can apply for $1,000 grants from the City of Chandler for programs and services that promote respect, inclusion and celebrate diversity.
The City of Chandler Diversity Office is offering grants of up to $1,000 available to Chandler teachers, schools, nonprofit organizations and community groups for programs and services that promote respect and inclusion, and celebrate diversity.— City of Chandler, AZ (@cityofchandler) September 28, 2020
Details: https://t.co/8Ef0CVIlBE pic.twitter.com/hSTKTndMH4
Here’s some tips on how school district leaders can help school principals lead through COVID-19.
Principals are on the front lines of navigating the biggest disruption to schooling in a generation.— Education Week (@educationweek) September 28, 2020
Here’s how district administrators can help them do it. #principalsinaction https://t.co/WlWlmmA6ca
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 217,510 today from 217,237 yesterday, and 5,623 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.
In Maricopa County, there are 141,377 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 25,445 in Pima County, 12,715 in Yuma County, 10,571 in Pinal County, 5,786 in Navajo County, 3,985 in Mohave County, 4,098 in Coconino County, 3,527 in Apache County, 2,843 in Santa Cruz County, 2,532 in Yavapai County, 1,903 in Cochise County, 1,303 in Gila County, 821 in Graham County, 544 in La Paz County and 59 in Greenlee County.
If you are in need of utility assistance, housing support, food bank locations, or more, visit https://t.co/mBUkWVDWYP. This one site has information on a wide variety of resources that work to help the community. pic.twitter.com/cNzYyt3BP0— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) September 28, 2020
Avondale Elementary School District reminds Arizonans that filling out the 2020 Census helps Arizona schools.
5 minutes can make a difference. By filling out your Census today, you are helping our schools with more than you can imagine. Watch to find out how 👀— Avondale District (@AvondaleESD) September 28, 2020
Deadline to submit your census is this WEDNESDAY. Visit https://t.co/y4bVDQT46e to submit today. Everyone counts! pic.twitter.com/oou2jjxwKD
Microsoft is working on an outage to it’s 365 products, ABC 15 Arizona reports.
Over-parenting can lead to all sorts of issues, KTAR News 92.3 FM says.
Over-parenting can lead to a host of issues including psychological distress, narcissism, alcohol and drug use, poor adjustment and other behavioral problems in adults aged 18 to 25.https://t.co/NSZNP3QZIx— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) September 28, 2020
Jesus Peralta says being a first-generation college student at Arizona State University has been a remarkable experience.
Being a #firstgen student at @ASU has been a remarkable experience for Jesus Peralta: “I am setting the path for my cousins that are much younger than me to learn about the power of opening your heart and mind to a higher education.” https://t.co/Z8Jv98wMkQ— Arizona State University (@ASU) September 26, 2020
Schools with lower suspension rates showed the most school climate improvements, WestEd says.
Did you know schools that experienced declines in suspension rates also exhibited the greatest school climate improvements? WestEd’s researchers examine the effects of exclusionary discipline and student perceptions: https://t.co/9LjjSK8gVn #edchat #eddata— WestEd (@WestEd) September 28, 2020
Take part in a Twitter chat now on remote learning, supervision and coaching courtesy of AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
We are getting ready to begin our chat on COVID-19: All Things Remote Learning, Supervision and Coaching with the #AASAPersonalizedLrng cohort and our guest host,@devmaxposlead. Who else is joining the #LearnPLinAction chat? pic.twitter.com/PDUQEY6qOS— AASA (@AASAHQ) September 28, 2020
Avondale Elementary students celebrate the 1980s today and peace and love tomorrow.
Kids got the beat💖💜💚🧡— Avondale District (@AvondaleESD) September 28, 2020
Celebrate another decade with us tomorrow with Peace & Love Tuesday✌️☮️❤️
Send us your hippie style by emailing us a picture at aesd_media@chooseAESD.org or using #AESDconnectED pic.twitter.com/JuGXkuc3J3
There’s still time to fill out Census 2020 online, by phone or by mail to ensure your community receives funding for programs for Arizonans of all ages.
There is still time to fill out your #2020Census! The U.S. Census Bureau provides 3 ways you can participate: online, by phone, by mail. Visit https://t.co/InZrQO5gN9 to complete the count by September 30! @iCount2020 @CityofPhoenixAZ pic.twitter.com/kjgIBfXtW4— Center for the Future of Arizona (@arizonafuture) September 28, 2020
Peoria Police remind drivers to keep an eye out for students on their way to and from school now that Peoria Unified students in all grades are back on campus.
Wishing all @PeoriaUnified11 students & staff the best as they head back to campus today! Please pay full attention to students traveling to and from school! #PeoriaPDAZ #Peoriapoliceaz #peoriaaz #backtoschool #SafetyFirst pic.twitter.com/XCb351P4E0— Peoria Police (AZ) (@PeoriaPoliceAZ) September 28, 2020
Best practices from in-person learning apply to remote learning, edutopia reminds teachers and students.
“The best practices from in-person learning apply to distance learning. Model expectations. Provide reminders. Give students ample opportunity to practice.” These procedures will help get the new year off to a good start.https://t.co/EdjNbOhz5c— edutopia (@edutopia) September 28, 2020
Teachers and students have something in common as they work on new assignments right away with their digital learning.
So when your STEM Camp 2 Modules open today, you decide to work on your assignments right away😊 Glad to be part of this journey again. Now my students @BobcatsSf @DVUSD and I have something in common 😀💻@asueducation #IteachELLS pic.twitter.com/bzb4wPyWlV— Mary Ann Cawley (@mpcawley17) September 28, 2020
See where President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden stand on education issues, courtesy of Education Week.
Queen Creek Unified high school student athletics teams share their schedule for this week.
New Story: All Teams Schedule: Week of Sep 28 – Oct 04 https://t.co/uuash1i6ha— Eastmark High School Athletics (@ehs_firebirds) September 28, 2020
New House of Representatives COVID-19 recover package includes $57 billion in aid for child care providers, First Five Years Fund says.
More details on the legislative proposal in the House:— FirstFiveYearsFund (@firstfiveyears) September 28, 2020
Take part in the Elevate Ed AZ launch on October 13 with the Phoenix Chamber Foundation.
Join the PHX Chamber Foundation for the launch of #ElevateEdAz, a new initiative that prepares #students for #college and career through stronger alignment between #education, #business, and #community.— Greater Phoenix Chamber (@phxchamber) September 28, 2020
Register Today! > https://t.co/YgRL49vM5G pic.twitter.com/rKi77DDmvI
Updated 9/25: Students and families nominated so many teachers as Legendary Teachers that Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 put together this video tribute.
Dysart Unified students participated in Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Celebration Day today.
Students participated in civics education lessons in honor of Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Celebration Day w/ the goal of increasing the knowledge of civics. Students studied citizenship & important documents including the Constitution & the Declaration of Independence #WeAreDysart pic.twitter.com/wApjlbxmI9— Dysart School District (@DysartUSD) September 25, 2020
Tolleson Elementary School District honors Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor during Hispanic Heritage Month.
@TollesonESD is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15! Each week we will celebrate a Hispanic Leader! Today we honor Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic leader to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.https://t.co/cfHc0p6TpF pic.twitter.com/UGCpG7Y6Df— Tolleson Elementary School District (@TollesonESD) September 18, 2020
Peoria Unified students are also participating in activities to learn about civics today too.
Today is Sandra Day O’Connor Civics Celebration Day! To honor Sandra Day O’Connor’s work, our students are participating in fun, engaging activities to learn about civics that highlight Sandra Day O’Connor’s goal to promote civics education for kids. https://t.co/0ZcUZqPSgR— Peoria Unified (@PeoriaUnified11) September 25, 2020
Deer Valley Unified School District‘s Traditional Academy at Bellair‘s Nurse Norma lets kindergartners know why washing hands and wearing masks is important.
Nurse Norma gave a wonderful safety presentation to the Kindergarten students at The Traditional Academy at Bellair explaining the importance of washing hands and wearing masks. @AdminLeadServe @jjminor7 @DrFinchDVUSD @DVUSD https://t.co/ooNQiI7ZJj pic.twitter.com/DLeofJVLgX— Vivian Hunt (@TradAcadBellair) September 25, 2020
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 216,367 today from 215,852 yesterday, and 5,587 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.
In Maricopa County, there are 140,753 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 25,265 in Pima County, 12,664 in Yuma County, 10,504 in Pinal County, 5,781 in Navajo County, 3,957 in Mohave County, 3,985 in Coconino County, 3,507 in Apache County, 2,834 in Santa Cruz County, 2,518 in Yavapai County, 1,893 in Cochise County, 1,287 in Gila County, 815 in Graham County, 545 in La Paz County and 59 in Greenlee County.
Tomorrow at Lincoln Elementary, receive free COVID-19 testing, flu shots and masks from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Everyone is welcome, no appointments needed. Tests and vaccinations are free, regardless of insurance. Can’t make it tomorrow? Check the flyer below for more testing dates. pic.twitter.com/PPEF0mA92J— Mesa Public Schools (@mpsaz) September 25, 2020
Researchers at ASU Biodesign Institute are building a new, portable saliva-based testing device that will deliver #COVID19 results in as little as 20 minutes. https://t.co/TXxPAGhn1b @ASUBiodesign @ASU @AZDHS #CARESAct #pandemic #Arizona #community #research #innovation— Virginia Piper Trust (@PiperTrust) September 25, 2020
Flagstaff Unified‘s Anti-Bias and Anti-Racism Task Force hosts a online meeting on Monday, Oct. 5.
Queen Creek High School‘s medical professions students started their clinicals today.
Seeking ways to protect your children from cyberbullying? Then consider tuning in for this Greenlee County Health Department webinar that Morenci Unified School District is letting families know about.
Phoenix Union High School District‘s Bioscience High School Principal Dr. Holly Batsell was honored as a 2020 Maricopa County Exemplary Principal.
Join us in congratulating Dr. Holly Batsell, Principal from Bioscience HS, for earning the 2020 Maricopa County Exemplary Principal Award. Considered one of the most prestigious education awards in Arizona. Congratulations! https://t.co/SjigCgH5iM #ThisIsWhoWeAre 💜💚✨ pic.twitter.com/ukf88tbQZG— PXU (@PhoenixUnion) September 25, 2020
Students dressed up like the professionals they’re learning about at James B. Rolle School in Yuma Elementary School District.
Want to know the latest? Kingman Unified has started a new monthly podcast. Tune in and learn more.
Read Better Be Better Arizona celebrated at home pilot program graduates for their achievements over the past four weeks.
We are SO proud of our RBBB At Home Pilot Program graduates. We had our first graduation ceremony of the Fall 2020 semester yesterday with Readers, Leaders, and caregivers celebrating their immense successes over the past 4 weeks.— ReadBetterBeBetter (@readbetteraz) September 25, 2020
CONGRATULATIONS graduates! #ReadBetterTogether pic.twitter.com/94AGsLExGC
Prescott Unified students are developing apps in one of their classes.
Mesa Public Schools‘ Jaime Leverington was one of two educators named 2020 Economic Education Teacher of the Year.
Congratulations to Red Mountain High’s Jaime Leverington, who was one of two Arizona educators named 2020 Economic Education Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Council on Economic Education! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/Js7AKW1QHH— Mesa Public Schools (@mpsaz) September 24, 2020
Updated 9/24: Watch it now: Gov. Doug Ducey said the state will invest $14 million in Arizona universities‘ innovative efforts to fight COVID-19 during a media briefing at 3 p.m today.
The presidents of Arizona’s three universities joined Gov. Ducey for the media briefing.
Gov. Ducey thanked Arizonans for their efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“Arizonans have really stepped up in the last several weeks to slow the spread of this virus,” Gov. Ducey said. “Percent positivity was 20 percent at the end of June. Last week, it was four percent. Percent of patients with COVID-like illness was 21 percent in June. Now, it’s 2.3 percent, and that’s a decline of 10 consecutive weeks.”
“Arizona’s progress to combat the coronavirus would not be possible without the partnerships we’ve forged along the way, with possibly none being more important than those with our universities,” Gov. Ducey said.
Arizona’s universities have adapted to keep students safe, engaged and learning and brought about innovations in COVId-19 tracing and testing, “they’re manufacturing protective personal equipment in revolutionary ways, and they are even testing wastewater to monitor for COVID-19 so we can stop an outbreak before it starts,” Gov. Ducey said.
“To date, the State of Arizona has provided millions of dollars to help keep everyone at our universities safe and to boost innovation to fight COVID-19,” Gov. Ducey said.
“Today, I’m proud to announce that Arizona is doubling down on these investments in a big way with $14 million new dollars,” Gov. Ducey said.
“Our latest investments include $8 million for additional testing, surveillance and other response efforts at all three universities,” Gov. Ducey said. “On top of that, Arizona will be investing $6 million ito ASU’s development of groundbreaking testing known as point of need testing. With point of need testing, Arizona’s first responders, healthcare workers, people in congregate care settings and others will be able to get tested and receive their results, not in days or hours, but in minutes.”
“These investments are critical for helping our communities stay safe and healthy,” Gov. Ducey said.
Arizona State University developed and deployed one of the first saliva based tests in the United States, Gov. Ducey said. They also designed and deployed a network of 3D printers to produce personal protective equipment for healthcare providers and hospitals around the state.
The University of Arizona developed one of the most accurate antibody tests in the country, Gov. Ducey said. Arizona has given UA $3.5 million to provide 350,000 antibody tests to Arizonans, and they’re well on their way. The University of Arizona has also donated more than 17,000 PCR test kits to communities that need them most, and includes 7,000 tests for Arizona’s tribal nations.
Northern Arizona University has led the charge against COVID-19 in Coconino County and beyond, Gov. Ducey said. NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research has been embedded into the Coconino County monitoring team, helping to investigate and contact trace COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition, NAU Regents Professor and microbiologist Dr. Paul Keim is leading the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union of three universities and T-Gen to sequence and track different strains of COVID-19. Also, NAU’s Information Technology Services Team has installed drive-up Wi-Fi. These services are available across the state, helping families stay connected.
ASU‘s Dr. Michael Crow said they had the third reported case of COVID-19 in the U.S. back in January “and we’ve been managing COVID since then.”
“We knew then and we know now, it’s a long-term thing,” Dr. Crow said. “This is a permanent introduction of a new virus to the human ecosystem and we’re going to be managing it for a long time and we’ve taken that approach.”
“The point of need test, that the Governor mentioned, is something that we believe we’ll have ready in six months,” Dr. Crow said, noting that a person will spit into a device the size of an electrical thermometer that will analyze the sample and “communicates with your cell phone, you get the green light, you go to school, you go to work, you go to the game.”
U of A‘s Dr. Robert Robbins said, “The U of A’s Test All, Test Smart program utilizes all three COVID tests – antigen testing, PCR testing, and antibody testing,” and all of the tests are run in-house at the University of Arizona ensuring rapid turnaround.
“94 percent of our tests are rapid response – that’s within an hour and this is our antigen tests that we’re deploying for asymptomatic individuals,” Dr. Robbins said. “All symptomatic individuals receive a PCR test.”
“Our antibody test is now available to all Arizonans over the age of 18. This is being offered through our partnership with Dr. Christ and the Governor and the State of Arizona. To sign up, please go to COVID19.arizona.edu,” Dr. Robbins said.
NAU‘s Dr. Cheng said since the start of the epidemic NAU has worked with Coconino County to implement a plan to manage the spread of COVID-19 that includes testing, tracing and isolating.
“Last week, the Arizona COVID-19 Genomics Union published findings of a study tracking strains of COVID-19,” Dr. Cheng said. “This collaboration between NAU, T-Gen, ASU and the University of Arizona suggests early efforts helped to contain the spread of COVID-19 after the first known case in January at ASU.”
“T-Gen and NAU sequenced genomes from almost 3,00 COVID-19 positive samples for ACGU with additional sequencing performed by ASU and University of Arizona for among 204,000 positive cases in Arizona,” Dr. Cheng said.
Working with Arizona public health officials, ACGU scientists supplied the results toward statewide efforts to test and track patients and provide guidance for state policy makers, Dr. Cheng said.
Earlier today, three more Arizona counties have met the public health benchmarks to begin a hybrid learning model combining in-person and online learning, the Arizona Department of Health Services says.
School Benchmarks update: Gila, Mohave and Yuma Counties have now met the recommended benchmarks for schools to resume a hybrid learning model combining in-person and online learning. https://t.co/FeGJC0ndA2 #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/cRwuXWqLMA— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) September 24, 2020
Peoria Unified School District welcomes third 3rd through 12th graders back to in-person learning on Monday and tells virtual learners to keep up the great work.
Maricopa County’s Public Health Benchmark Data has been updated and we still meet all three benchmarks. Third- through 12th-grade coming back in person, we will see you on Monday! Virtual learners, keep rocking it! pic.twitter.com/KIXO34IzZS— Peoria Unified (@PeoriaUnified11) September 24, 2020
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 215,852 today from 215,284 yesterday, and 5,559 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Today, 566 new #COVID19 cases and 34 deaths are being added to the ADHS dashboard. Still need to get your #flushot? Find a location here: https://t.co/oHAtS1Kewu #RollUpYourSleeve pic.twitter.com/jcHLg6Cg4w— AZ Dept of Health (@AZDHS) September 24, 2020
In Maricopa County, there are 140,584 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 25,140 in Pima County, 12,632 in Yuma County, 10,462 in Pinal County, 5,770 in Navajo County, 3,947 in Mohave County, 3,918 in Coconino County, 3,495 in Apache County, 2,830 in Santa Cruz County, 2,506 in Yavapai County, 1,889 in Cochise County, 1,268 in Gila County, 811 in Graham County, 538 in La Paz County and 59 in Greenlee County.
#COVID19 is still a threat in our community. Lives have been lost and we need to stay proactive and get tested. Our mobile testing van is out all month providing free testing. Make sure to stop by ⬇️https://t.co/VBV7MjINiR pic.twitter.com/sM5KRYbcEA— Mayor Kate Gallego (@MayorGallego) September 24, 2020
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego let Balsz School District know the City of Phoenix would be donating transparent masks to the school to help teachers of hearing impaired students and English Language Learners.
Register now for Arizona School Boards Association’s Black Alliance and Hispanic, Native American & Indian Caucus suicide prevention & Black, Indigenous and other students of color webinar starting Sept. 30.
ASBA’s Black Alliance & Hispanic, Native American & Indian Caucus are hosting this Two-Part Webinar: Suicide Prevention & Black, Indigenous & other Students of Color (BISOC) on Sept. 30 & Oct. 14 @ 4pm. Register now, https://t.co/WDt6CaRtmw #WednesdayWebinars #Equity365 pic.twitter.com/8VaszGFA1g— azsba (@AzSBA) September 24, 2020
Dysart Unified School District invites community members to take part in the Dysart Dash virtual run to help support students and staff.
Join in on the fun and participate in the Dysart Dash to support students and staff. The 5K Dash is virtual this year so those that join in can choose the time and place. Participants can walk, run, bike, or hike any time Oct 26-Nov 30. Sign up today. https://t.co/ZrxpZFbYaO pic.twitter.com/b5DRAcqxmy— Dysart School District (@DysartUSD) September 23, 2020
Pinon Unified School District invited students to post photos and videos and do activities during Pet/ Livestock Care Week.
The Arizona Council on Economic Education helps students in rural and urban areas with their financial literacy programs.
ACEE Board of Directors Spotlight – Brian Harris, @MerrillLynch @BankofAmerica. “[ACEE] provides financial literacy programs in a large city, but what impresses me more, is the ability of ACEE to touch rural communities with the same impact they have in the “big city”.” pic.twitter.com/ApTydPrEwU— AZ Council Econ Ed (@AzCouncilEconEd) September 24, 2020
Here’s what it looked like when kindergartners returned to Deer Valley Unified School District‘s Legend Springs Elementary School.
School curriculum experts say assessing what students learned since spring is crucial to moving forward, Education DIVE says.
Tolleson Elementary School District highlights trailblazers during Hispanic Heritage Month.
This week for Hispanic Heritage Month, @TollesonESD recognizes and celebrates Lin Manuel Miranda, the brilliant and talented creator of HAMILTON and more! Thank you for sharing your talent with the world and making history come alive for all of us in the most creative of ways! pic.twitter.com/J220HiQ9YJ— Tolleson Elementary School District (@TollesonESD) September 24, 2020
National GEAR Up Week celebrated in Tolleson for supporting students, parents and teachers.
The City of Tolleson and Mayor Anna Tovar proclaims September 21-25, 2020 as National Gear Up Week in Tolleson. Thank you for supporting students, parents, teachers, and ASU GEAR UP. #GearUpWorks #GearUpWolverines @TollesonUhsd @CityofTolleson @AnnaTovarAZ @AccessASU pic.twitter.com/ovh6ewKpLP— ASU GEAR UP (@asugearup) September 24, 2020
Kindergarten teachers post videos of the energy required to keep young learners engaged, The New York Times reports.
Teacher TikTok highlights the effort and dedication of kindergarten teachers to keep their students’ attention. https://t.co/QUfIpLmoq4— Cognia (@CogniaOrg) September 24, 2020
Queen Creek Unified lets families know there are still some seats left for Preschool Fall Break Camp.
READY FOR FALL FUN? A small number of seats are available in our QCUSD Preschool Fall Break Camp! Register online today to save your preschooler’s seat! Call 480-987-5958 for registration assistance. @qcusd#qcleads #preschool #fallbreakcamp pic.twitter.com/kUXq1BYWKa— @QCUSDPreschool (@qcusd_preschool) September 24, 2020
Make sure you’re counted in the 2020 Census this week, Maricopa County reminds residents.
The #2020Census ends September 30. Take time this week to make sure you are counted! An undercount of just 1% can result in a loss of up to $620 billion over the next 10 years. Respond today! https://t.co/jC4ZQHbWSX pic.twitter.com/OA641hibZM— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) September 24, 2020
Here are some ideas for re-opening preschools for in-person learning from edutopia.
One idea for preschools reopening in-person: Start gradually, with a Zoom home visit, then outdoor visit at school with a parent or guardian, then a small group play session, and so on.https://t.co/2JpEy9AFCQ— edutopia (@edutopia) September 24, 2020
West-MEC shares a link to their Experience Orange event to let community members know what the career and technical education district is all about.
If you missed last week’s Experience Orange event, the link to the entire presentation is below!https://t.co/XH3RUn1gyT— West-MEC (@WestMEC) September 24, 2020
Nearly 70 percent of U.S. high schools offer students dual enrollment in college level courses, Education Next says.
Tempe Elementary School District thanked Kona Ice for stopping by a school with sweet treats for staff.
Day 28 of 176 school days of #InspireHopeTD3! 🍧🍦@KONAICE came to the Sanchez District Office to provide a sweet treat for employees today! We are so grateful for community partners like Kona Ice who generously support our students and staff! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xIdwRqjupW— Tempe Elementary (@TempeElementary) September 24, 2020
Updated 9/23: More teachers are seeing their students in-person in their classrooms as communities around the state meet or near COVID-19 public health benchmarks.
New River Elementary and Dr. Craig are ready to roll with safety protocols in the nurse’s office and a welcoming campus environment. Go Wildcats! @DrFinchDVUSD @NewRiverWildcat @DVUSD pic.twitter.com/Zzv0zMotFl— Melissa McCusker (@LuckyMcCusker) September 23, 2020
A different kind of first day, but a first day nonetheless. The smoothest part of my day was how great the procedures and scheduling went on my campus. It felt good to teach in the presence of kids again. Now, to get the mom stuff down. So happy to be on such a great team-CrMS! pic.twitter.com/TzRPv3Bphq— Ms. Rahkola Cox (@MsRahkola) September 22, 2020
Students in Mesa Public Schools may have the option to move from hybrid learning to in-person classes by next month.
Some school districts are moving past COVID-19 public health benchmarks’ recommendations for hybrid re-openings when cases are moderate in their communities in favor of fully re-opening for all students, The Arizona Republic reports.
More school districts buck state COVID-19 metrics in favor of fully reopening https://t.co/69ESbCbdpu— azcentral (@azcentral) September 22, 2020
Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona rose to 215,284 today from 214,846 yesterday, and 5,525 have died from the virus, said the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Some of Arizona’s rural communities have struggled with the coronavirus. Because rural isolation is not enough to keep the virus away.— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) September 23, 2020
Our “Six Months In” series continues with a look at some of the challenges rural communities have faced. https://t.co/Hk9pjFOMn6
In Maricopa County, there are 140,409 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 25,004 in Pima County, 12,609 in Yuma County, 10,422 in Pinal County, 5,763 in Navajo County, 3,930 in Mohave County, 3,819 in Coconino County, 3,476 in Apache County, 2,823 in Santa Cruz County, 2,495 in Yavapai County, 1,886 in Cochise County, 1,245 in Gila County, 808 in Graham County, 536 in La Paz County and 58 in Greenlee County.
The Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Mark Wieland said minority communities typically have more preexisting medical conditions and less access to health care, leading to higher COVID-19 mortality rates.@ktarpetersamore has the story: https://t.co/OK3HQ94saf— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) September 23, 2020
Looking for free #COVID19 testing? Our partners, @ValledelSolAZ and @Southwellnessco have multiple events going on across the valley, tomorrow through Saturday. Follow this link to find testing events near you: https://t.co/LbbfC3rrxt pic.twitter.com/5boNl1aopr— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) September 23, 2020
Interactive Graphic: (Hover over counties and boxes for more info)
The Navajo Nation implemented a stricter weekend lockdown as it looks into new clusters of coronavirus cases. https://t.co/PvcSSvGVnZ— 12 News (@12News) September 23, 2020
Alhambra Elementary School District is honored as an award winner for placing educational equity at the forefront to improve educational outcomes for Black students by the National School Boards Association.
Congratulations to the 2020 RISE Award winner, Alhambra Elementary School District, for placing educational equity at the forefront by promoting policies and programs that improve educational outcomes for Black students. #NSBACUBE2020 @alhambra_esd— NSBA | School Boards (@NSBAPublicEd) September 23, 2020
Arizona Teacher of the Year Lynette Stant shares what her day looks like when teaching virtually and shares her tips for students’ families.
Lynette Stant. a 3rd grade teacher at Salt River Elementary School and the 2020 AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year, shares what her typical day looks like while teaching virtually during a pandemic, along with her top tips for families. https://t.co/pdZYsG9SOC#COVID19 #Virtual— ExpectMoreAZ (@ExpectMoreAZ) September 23, 2020
Flagstaff Unified‘s Mount Elden Middle School students made pinwheels for peace during online learning .
A college student shares his perspective on how COVID-19 affected his life and education, courtesy of College Success Arizona.
“[This is] one of the most challenging times of my life,” writes @RobinMartinezJr about how #COVID19 has affected his life and his education. Read more here: https://t.co/2tDJvKsHcs pic.twitter.com/ZjZOH1eb5U— CollegeSuccessAZ (@CollegeAZ) September 23, 2020
Here are some tips for teachers who are splitting their time by teaching lessons both in-person and online from Education Week.
How can teachers keep lessons coherent when working with classes split between in-person and remote environments?— Education Week (@educationweek) September 23, 2020
Join EdWeek’s @s_e_schwartz on Oct. 1 to hear educators from one district explain how they’re handling this challenge. https://t.co/x2SOSttqJm
Maricopa County School Superintendent Steve Watson honors Higley Unified‘s Centennial Elementary Principal Rachel Broadley as an Exemplary Principal.
Employers are concerned that the COVID-19 child care crisis will affect workers ability to return to the workplace and encourage people to reach out to their legislators about it, First Five Years Fund says.
“They’re serving right now at about 38% of the children they were serving before COVID, so you’ve got much less money coming into a center and yet increased cost.”#Childcare providers continue to struggle as the pandemic drags on. #savechildcare https://t.co/a5KeCAUvON— FirstFiveYearsFund (@firstfiveyears) September 23, 2020
Take a step toward finding a new career at Arizona State University‘s virtual career and internship expo for students and alumni.
Take the first step toward finding your dream job: Sign up for next week’s @SundevilCareers virtual Career and Internship Expo.— Arizona State University (@ASU) September 23, 2020
Employers from a variety of industries are waiting to meet with you, Sun Devils (alumni, this means you, too)!
Full schedule https://t.co/Hte6hQWMNn pic.twitter.com/zh5ir6jOvm
Morenci Unified student athletics are hosting their first home events this week.
DaNel Hogan with The STEMAZing Project was honored recently for her work getting Arizona students and teachers excited about learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Education researchers work has been changed by COVID-19 too, The 74 Million reports.
.@HamiltonLauraS, at @RANDCorporation for 20 years, tells @gtoppo said she has never seen an #edresearch upheaval like the one brought on by #Covid-19. ‘It has changed everything that we do.’ @The74 https://t.co/zvNwW4mXNP— Kathy Moore O’Connor (@kjemoore15) September 23, 2020
San Luis High School students in Yuma will continue distance learning as staff works from home due to a water line break.
.@SanLuisHigh staff will be working from home today (9/23). The school is closed due to a water line break that caused air conditioning systems & restrooms to be unavailable. Students will continue w/ distance learning. School is expected to be open as scheduled on Thursday.— Yuma Union High School District (@YUHSD) September 23, 2020
A new dashboard is tracking COVID-19 infections among student and staff nationwide, National Public Radio reports.
Tucson Values Teachers looks at a survey that indicates 751 Arizona teachers resigned or retired before the start of the school year.
The College Board‘s professional development series is virtual and educators and counselors can take part in online sessions or watch it later.
College Board’s annual fall professional development series is now virtual. Register to attend live online or receive the recording to watch on-demand. https://t.co/freD5ZyjIm— The College Board (@CollegeBoard) September 1, 2020
The Pac-12 will vote today on whether to resume college sports, and University of Arizona President Dr. Robert Robbins supports returning to play.
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins said he favors a return to play for Pac-12 sports. The conference will vote today on a proposal to resume play.https://t.co/8lSMho4De5— KJZZ Phoenix (@kjzzphoenix) September 23, 2020
More high school students are taking part in dual-enrollment college courses, Education Next says.
Dual enrollment is hardly a new concept. Colleges have been offering individual courses to high schoolers for decades, and the first state-wide program was created in the mid-1980’s, in Minnesota.— Education Next (@EducationNext) September 23, 2020
What has changed is the way it’s used. Learn more: https://t.co/XudJRTWkEp
Community college leaders tell College Success Arizona about how they’re helping students stay on track despite financial challenges and the digital divide.
#College #students are facing a variety of challenges this fall, including obstacles related to affordability and the digital divide. @InsideHigherEd spoke with two community college presidents to learn how they’re helping keep students on track. https://t.co/Etxdq7BrsC pic.twitter.com/4A1WCCCKc1— CollegeSuccessAZ (@CollegeAZ) September 23, 2020
Build and decorate a permanent Little Free Library and keep kids reading, Read On Arizona shares how.
Through Valley Leadership’s partnership with Southwest Human Development, your family or business can build, paint, and decorate a permanent Little Free Library in #Arizona. Learn more and keep kids #reading! https://t.co/quTCMVxZVI @VLeadership @SWHDaz @LtlFreeLibrary #literacy— Read On Arizona (@ReadOnArizona) September 18, 2020
Sept. 9 – Sept. 23: More schools bypass hybrid option for full re-openings
Aug. 12 – Aug. 24: Students, teachers affected by Zoom outage
July 13- July 30: Teachers prepare for digital learning and back to school
Updates from June 15 – June 29: Video: Gov. pauses re-opening of some businesses as COVID-19 cases rise
Updates from May 26 – June 12: Increase in COVID-19 cases marks a new daily high
Updates from May 20 – 25: AZ Dept. of Ed releases COVID-19 guidance to schools for summer programs, back to school
Updates from May 11 – 19: Arizonans consider workplace safety, what back to school will look like amid COVID-19
Updates from April 26 – May 10: Stores re-open, COVID-19 testing blitz resumes on Saturday
Updates from April 8 – 25: You can get tested now if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19
Updates from March 12 – April 7: Coronavirus response: Cases rise; AZ Day of Giving