Stories tagged: "CARES Act"


COVID-19 pandemic forces children and teachers online learning.
‘Exhausted Doesn’t Cut It’: This Mom and Teacher Shares What Life Is Like Now That Schools Have Reopened

A mother shares her exhausting experience as a parent and teacher juggling between caring for her children and teaching her students during the coronavirus pandemic.

child working on her laptop at desk in her bedroom
One Solution to the Digital Divide? Offering Free Wi-Fi Citywide

A new infrastructure plan to expand Tucson's public wi-fi network is in the works, thanks to federal funding the city received earlier this year.

Photo by Ross D. Franklin, Associated Press
Educators Say It Will Take ‘Miracles’ or ‘a Magic Wand’ to Get Schools Ready in Time

Schools are scheduled to begin online learning in a few weeks, but educators say they need more time to prepare.

storefront with "store closing" signs
The Hell That Is Trying to Get an Unemployment Extension in Arizona

Additional unemployment insurance benefits were approved by Congress in March, but thousands of Arizonans are still waiting for help.

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Why Did Arizona Cities Lose Out on $395M in COVID Aid? Gov. Ducey.

While Arizona’s three biggest cities received aid directly from the federal government. Ducey received millions to distribute as he pleased.

Betsy DeVos
How is DeVos’ Attempt to Use Pandemic Funding For Private Schools Playing Out in Arizona?

The president of the Arizona Education Association says DeVos' guidance harms public school students by shifting funds to wealthy private schools.

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Read This If You’re Unemployed in Arizona And Have Been Offered Your Job Back

Arizonans can lose their unemployment benefits for choosing not to return to work unless they fall into a list of pandemic-related situations.