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Arizona’s Largest High School District Is Staying Online Until January

District leaders said the decision to extend closures was based on the state’s COVID-19 health benchmarks for reopening schools.

Low Pay, Large Classes, Little Funding: Arizona Education Was in Trouble Before COVID-19

Arizona has consistently been ranked as one of the lowest in the US for school funding as well as teacher salaries.

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Virtual Learning Creates Additional Barriers for Arizona’s Deaf Students

Arizona schools are not required to provide in-person instruction for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Arizona Schools Consider In-Person Class as COVID-19 Declines

Maricopa and Pima Counties have met the requirements for hybrid learning, while more rural counties can begin full-time, in-person classes.

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ASU Considers Moving Classes Online as COVID-19 Cases Climb

University president Michael Crow also rejected the notion of refunding tuition, citing costs associated with online learning.

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ASU Spreads Out Students Living on Campus After Hundreds Contract COVID

Over 300 students have already been put into quarantine since the university’s fall semester began on August 20.

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We Asked For COVID-Safe Reopening Guidelines. For Our Kid’s Sake, We Should Follow Them

Opinion: Schools that reopen before meeting state health benchmarks are putting educators, students, and their families at-risk.