Stories tagged: "education"


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Arizona’s Largest High School District Is Staying Online Until January

District leaders said the decision to extend closures was based on the state’s COVID-19 health benchmarks for reopening schools.

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Virtual Learning Creates Additional Barriers for Arizona’s Deaf Students

Arizona schools are not required to provide in-person instruction for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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New Guidelines Exclude Paid Leave for Parents Who Keep Their Kids Out of In-Person Schooling

"This is going to affect the people who have immunocompromised family members at home, immunocompromised kids themselves, people who work in health care and other high-risk industries. Those are going to be the people most affected by this restrictive interpretation."

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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.

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ASU Considers Moving Classes Online as COVID-19 Cases Climb

University president Michael Crow also rejected the notion of refunding tuition, citing costs associated with online learning.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, about school reopenings. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Says Trump and DeVos ‘Haven’t Stepped Up,’ Keeping Millions of Kids at Home Instead of in School

“This year we’re facing some of the most difficult circumstances and we’re seeing an awful lot of heart and grit from our educators and our students to try to rise to the occasion here. But our government hasn’t risen up to that bar."

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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.