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Wear Your Mask to Keep Arizona Kids in School

Education leaders are worried that unsafe holiday gatherings could lead to a rise in COVID-19 transmissions and potential school closures

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Arizona Surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 Cases. More Than 1,000 Are Hospitalized.

Gov. Doug Ducey has said he does not plan to reinstate any business closures or implement any statewide face-covering requirements.

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Students Log Back on to Remote Learning as Some Arizona Schools Close for Outbreaks

There have been 32 COVID-19 outbreaks in Maricopa County Schools with at least 130 known associated cases since August.

President Donald Trump, left, pauses with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey during a campaign rally Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Ducey Wants Arizona Businesses to Remain Open as COVID Cases Rise Again

Arizona’s infection spread rate is higher than it was in early May, but Ducey has already shut down talks of another shutdown.

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.