Stories tagged: "COVID Classroom"


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Arizona’s Second-Largest School District Makes Quarantining Students Optional After Governor Calls It Unlawful

As school resumed in the Chandler Unified School District on Wednesday students are no longer required to mask up or quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.

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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.

Photo by Jae C. Hong, Associated Press.
Arizona Schools Consider In-Person Class as COVID-19 Declines

Maricopa and Pima Counties have met the requirements for hybrid learning, while more rural counties can begin full-time, in-person classes.

Photo by Ross D. Franklin, Associated Press
We Asked For COVID-Safe Reopening Guidelines. For Our Kid’s Sake, We Should Follow Them

Opinion: Schools that reopen before meeting state health benchmarks are putting educators, students, and their families at-risk.

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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.

Local teacher Lisa Vaaler joins other teachers as they hold a #Return2SchoolSafely Motor March protest Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Phoenix. Several Arizona teachers voiced fears about returning to school in a state that continues to be ravaged by the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Teachers Refuse to Reopen Classrooms Until Health Benchmarks are Met

Teachers are pushing back on school administrators who planned to reopen schools despite failing to meet state health guidelines.

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Arizona Teachers Contractually Unable to Quit, Forced to Return to School Without Enough PPE

"I’ve got to decide between [students] and the health and welfare of my wife. And who in the hell deserves that kind of decision?"