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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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Notes From COVID Classrooms: Arizona Teachers, Parents Grapple With Tough School Reopening Decisions

An exclusive look at what it takes to reopen schools during a global health crisis in one of the most poorly-funded education systems in the country.

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ASU Reports More Than 800 COVID-19 Cases Among Students, Staff

Despite warnings that reopening could lead to outbreaks, the university has been hosting students in dorms and on campus for classes.

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Dozens of Arizona Teachers Quit While Schools Attempt to Reopen Classrooms

Some teachers have received minimal supplies, including one bottle of cleaning spray per educator and a small number of face coverings.

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Hoffman Says Schools Ignoring Health Guidelines to Reopen Next Week Are Doing a ‘Disservice to Educators’

The state's criteria are only considered recommendations, leaving open the opportunity for schools to reopen as early as Monday.

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No Schools Are Ready to Reopen After Arizona Released Reopening Benchmarks

Criteria for reopening schools include a consistent coronavirus test positivity rate of less than 5% — the state’s current positivity rate is much higher.

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‘What Will Happen if My Teacher Dies?’: Kids Ask Ducey Tough Questions on Schools Reopening

Here are some of the questions Arizona kids are asking Gov. Doug Ducey when it comes to schools reopening this fall.