Stories tagged: "school reopenings"


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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.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey answers a question at a news conference attended by U.S. Census Director Steven Dillingham and other state leaders to urge Arizonans to participate in the nation's once-a-decade census population count Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Phoenix. Ending the 2020 census at the end of September instead of the end of October, could cost Florida and Montana congressional seats and result in Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina losing $500 million in federal funding for healthcare for its neediest residents. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)
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.

As Arizona Schools Reopen, Public Will Vote on Education Funding Initiative This Fall

Prop 208 revenue would be used to hire more educators and support staff, fund vocational and mentoring programs, and invest in training future teachers.