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Thousands of Arizona Students Left Public Schools This Year. Without Promised Funding, Arizona Teachers Are Paying The Price.

Gilbert Public Schools will lay off 152 teachers amid declining enrollment and a looming financial cliff brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Education Leaders Say They Were Left Out of Decision to Alter School COVID-19 Benchmarks

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman says her office was not consulted on the changes to the state’s health recommendations.

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How to Use Your Vote to Fight for Arizona’s Students

If passed, Prop 207 and Prop 208 are estimated to bring in "hundreds of millions" of extra funding dollars to K-12 schools and community colleges.

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Arizona’s Teacher Shortage Continues For Sixth Year, According to New Survey

More than 40% of teachers who resigned or retired this school year said the COVID-19 pandemic was their primary reason for leaving.

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No, Prop 208 Will Not Destroy Arizona’s Economy

Supporters of the Invest in Ed initiative say the increase in funding for schools will improve both Arizona's economy and its education system.

As Arizona Schools Reopen, Public Will Vote on Education Funding Initiative This Fall

Prop 208 revenue would be used to hire more educators and support staff, fund vocational and mentoring programs, and invest in training future teachers.

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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.