Stories tagged: "school reopenings"


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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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Wear Your Mask to Keep Arizona Kids in School

Education leaders are worried that unsafe holiday gatherings could lead to a rise in COVID-19 transmissions and potential school closures

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Arizona Surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 Cases. More Than 1,000 Are Hospitalized.

Gov. Doug Ducey has said he does not plan to reinstate any business closures or implement any statewide face-covering requirements.

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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.

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Students Log Back on to Remote Learning as Some Arizona Schools Close for Outbreaks

There have been 32 COVID-19 outbreaks in Maricopa County Schools with at least 130 known associated cases since August.

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Ducey Commits to Keeping State Open Despite Rise in COVID-19 Cases

The number of deaths reported daily in Arizona peaked in mid-July, when more than 90 COVID-19 related deaths were being recorded on a daily basis.

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.