Education News

BREAKING NEWS: Physical school openings delayed

by Expect More Arizona

This afternoon, Governor Ducey announced a series of statewide restrictions designed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 – including a statewide delay of school buildings physically reopening until August 17. Under this new Executive Order, schools may start the school year remotely before mid-August, but in-person learning will not be permitted until August 17. This is a target date …

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Breaking down the Roadmap to Reopening Schools

by Expect More Arizona

The typical school day has looked mostly the same for years. Until March, that is. When schools were closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders and teachers adapted quickly to care for and teach youth as effectively as possible. But today, school districts face the herculean task of re-configuring schedules, classes and procedures …

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Childcare providers for young children need investments during COVID-19 and beyond

by Eric Bucher, Executive Director, Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children

Access to quality childcare is critical for Arizona’s children and their families. Early childhood educators in these settings build young brains by supporting children’s learning and development. Our goal is to ensure that 45 percent of our 3- and 4-year-olds can access quality early learning settings. Through the Arizona Education Progress Meter, we know this …

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School staff continues to work for, worry about students

by Expect More Arizona

“More than anything, I miss the kids.” John Chaffeur, who has been driving school buses for a decade, drove the same Prescott Valley to Prescott route for seven years. Watching the kids grow up is his favorite part of the role. Chaffeur loves to help students start their day right, with a smile. “If you …

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