Education News

Mother and son celebrate simultaneous college graduations

by Angie Castillo

Finishing college took a lot longer than I expected – 20 years actually! At first, I was uncomfortable telling people that I was graduating with my bachelor’s degree. I thought they might wonder why it took so long or what I was waiting for. Would they think it was strange that I was graduating at …

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Advice for Arizona’s Class of 2020

by Expect More Arizona

Congratulations to the class of 2020 (whether today was going to be the actual big day or not)! You have worked really hard to get here, and we couldn’t be prouder of you. May the next chapter of your lives exceed your expectations. We know our state will be stronger with your leadership. To find …

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Blanca Soto, Arizona Western College Graduate, Class of 2020

by Blanca Soto, Arizona Western College Graduate

When I first started at Arizona Western College (AWC) I was absolutely terrified, I was shy and intimidated by all the change that was to come. As a first-generation college student, I wasn’t familiar with “how college worked.” However, I was lucky enough to meet some amazing people who helped guide me along the way. …

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A community-wide thank you to our child care community

by First Things First

As the coronavirus outbreak started to take widespread effect in Arizona, the importance of child care providers as crucial community assets became clear. For those workers who have no choice but to continue working outside their home, knowing that their children are cared for by skilled, trusted child care workers means one less worry on …

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How one rural school district is coping with COVID-19 closures

by Dr. Melissa Sadorf, Superintendent, Stanfield Elementary School District

I don’t think any educators working today have faced a challenge like this one. Right now, we’re building the plane as we’re flying it. Without school, some students go without food When school closures were announced, our first priority was ensuring that our students would have access to regular meals. Because of the high levels …

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