Teachers concerns about Arizona’s achievement gap grow during continued COVID-19 closures

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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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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