Stories tagged: "public education"


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1 in 4 Arizona Teaching Positions Are Still Unfilled As Teacher Shortage Continues

One in four teaching positions in Arizona remain unfilled as a yearslong teacher shortage continues throughout the state.

Students arrive masked to Memorial Elementary School, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Bethel Park, Pa., a Pittsburgh suburb. In a heated school board meeting the previous evening, the Bethel Park School District voted to amend the district's health and safety plan and require all students, staff and visitors to wear masks inside the district's schools. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
EXPLAINER: Everything You Want to Know About COVID Classroom Etiquette

While every school district has its own rules for containing COVID-19 on campus, the CDC has also released recommendations to help schools stay safe.

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Arizona’s Largest High School District Will Pay Teachers and Students For Getting Vaccinated

The Phoenix Union High School District announced the campaign last week in an attempt to get 85% of its school community vaccinated.

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One in Four New COVID-19 Cases in Maricopa County Are Children

While the original strain of the virus had a lower infection rate among kids, the Delta variant is twice as contagious and more likely to infect children.

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The Results Are In: Standardized Test Scores Fell During Pandemic Year

State lawmakers suspended the use of standardized tests for the ranking of schools, while still requiring that they be administered to students.

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Arizona GOP Lawmakers Ask Governor to Withhold Funding From School Districts Requiring Masks

The CDC recently issued new recommendations for all students, staff, and visitors in K-12 schools to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status.

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Arizona Lawmaker Says Voter-Approved Tax to Fund Education Is ‘Mob Rule’

Prop 208 adds a tax on the state's top income-earners to fund public schools. It's expected to bring in nearly $1 billion of new revenue annually.