Stories tagged: "school"


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Arizona’s Governor Blocked Public Schools From Requiring Masks. Several Districts Are Requiring Them Anyway.

Just one week after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey reaffirmed that masks cannot be required in public schools, at least seven Arizona school districts are moving forward with doing so regardless.

two children walking off a school bus
Arizona’s Second-Largest School District Makes Quarantining Students Optional After Governor Calls It Unlawful

As school resumed in the Chandler Unified School District on Wednesday students are no longer required to mask up or quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.

Shutterstock Photo, design by Tania Lili.
Notes From COVID Classrooms: Arizona Teachers, Parents Grapple With Tough School Reopening Decisions

An exclusive look at what it takes to reopen schools during a global health crisis in one of the most poorly-funded education systems in the country.

Local teacher Lisa Vaaler joins other teachers as they hold a #Return2SchoolSafely Motor March protest Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Phoenix. Several Arizona teachers voiced fears about returning to school in a state that continues to be ravaged by the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Arizona Teachers Refuse to Reopen Classrooms Until Health Benchmarks are Met

Teachers are pushing back on school administrators who planned to reopen schools despite failing to meet state health guidelines.

Photo courtesy Courtney Pulitzer via Associated Press.
As Public Schools Prep, Private Schools Are Already in Session

A delayed state plan on reopening schools has led to a patchwork of approaches by school administrators and educators.

Photo by Matt Ragland
Nogales Schools Plan to Remain Online as County Fails Reopen Guidelines

Nogales' Superintendent says their decision as to when in-person learning will begin will rely on COVID-19 infections data.

woman wearing face masks cleans a desk in a classroom
‘Huge Concern’: Arizona Schools At Risk of COVID-19 Lawsuits When Reopening

Parents are expected to check their children's temperatures every day before school and are being asked to stay off-campus.