Virtual learning, home school, hybrid learning – what’s the difference?

Virtual learning, home school, hybrid learning – what’s the difference?

by Expect More Arizona

Editor’s Note: This blog will soon be available in Spanish as well. When schools across Arizona closed in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic it was tough on everyone. While the hardships varied, it’s safe to say that no one was prepared for or particularly enjoyed the experience. The majority of us simply tried to …

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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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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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