Education


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Phoenix School District Moves to Have Student Representatives on Its Governing Board

A student from Tillman Middle School will be selected every semester to serve on the board and advocate on behalf of their peers.

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Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

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Returning to In-Person Classes Poses Risks to Latino Households

The rise in COVID-19 cases and the new variants of the virus threaten a safe return to in-person classes.

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Biden’s Plan Could Wipe Out Student Loan Debt for Over 293,000 Arizonans

Canceling $10,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower would completely wipe out student debt for nearly 300,000 Arizonans.

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Ducey Calls to Reopen Classrooms as Teachers Get Vaccinated, But Hospital Leaders Say It’s Still Not Safe

Ducey warned that he expects schools to offer in-person instruction as teachers gain access to vaccines and that schools that lost students could see their funding cut. State leaders around the U.S. are increasingly pushing for schools to reopen this winter — pressuring them, even — as teachers begin to gain access to the vaccine...

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Arizona’s COVID Cases Are Surging, Yet Ducey Wants to Cut Funding From Schools That Lose Enrollment

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Ducey was ignoring the reality of COVID-19 and its effects on schools.  Schools that have lost students during the pandemic would see their funding cut under a proposal Gov. Doug Ducey outlined Monday in his annual state-of-the-state address, a speech that hardened his longstanding resistance to school and...

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Arizona Superintendent Pushes for Schools to Return Online. Some Districts Are Following Suit.

At least two East Valley school districts changed course this week on returning to in-person classes following the holidays. Arizona schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman asked Gov. Doug Ducey Saturday to return schools to online learning for at least two weeks as officials continue to monitor the severity of community spread of COVID-19 following the holidays....