Stories tagged: "Kathy Hoffman"


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How Arizona Is Keeping Special Interests Out of Local Elections

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission provides public funding to candidates who pledge to not accept donations from PACs or special interest groups.

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Arizona Educators Pushing Back Against ‘Extreme’ Bill That Would Fine Teachers for Discussing Controversial Issues in the Classroom

The move comes as teachers and parents are grappling with how to discuss issues of race, diversity, and equity in school.

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Here’s Where Arizona’s Largest School Districts Stand on Mask Requirements

Gov. Doug Ducey announced last month that he was rescinding mask mandates for all K-12 schools despite pushback from some school officials.

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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....

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UPDATED: A Running List of All the Officials Telling Ducey to Require Masks in Public

COVID-19 cases in Arizona dropped 75% once cities like Phoenix were allowed to implement laws requiring that masks be worn in public.

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No Schools Are Ready to Reopen After Arizona Released Reopening Benchmarks

Criteria for reopening schools include a consistent coronavirus test positivity rate of less than 5% — the state’s current positivity rate is much higher.

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While The Push to Defund Phoenix Police Grows Stronger, Activists Want Officers Out of Schools

In addition to community demands that cities defund the police, students are asking district leaders to remove officers from campuses.