Understanding Arizona’s Federal COVID Relief Funding for K-12 Education

Understanding Arizona’s Federal COVID Relief Funding for K-12 Education

by Achieve60AZ | College Success Arizona | Expect More Arizona

The federal government has made funding available to all states to support COVID relief and recovery efforts. Arizona is receiving an estimated $4 billion to support K-12 education, $800 million for community colleges and universities, and additional funds from discretionary funding the Governor has available. The K-12 education funding is intended to be used to …

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mental health tips for teachers

Teacher of the Year Sara Wyffels: How I’m maintaining my mental health

by Sara Wyffels, 2021 Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year

There’s no doubt this year has been more challenging than any other. And as a result, it’s more important that teachers find ways to support their mental health. If you need some ideas, here’s what has helped me: Drawing boundaries: Teachers get asked to do a lot, in both their personal and professional lives. I’ve …

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Have you checked in with a teacher lately?

by Expect More Arizona

Ask any teacher and they can tell you… Which of their students struggle at home? Which avoid the limelight? Which excel at leadership and which need encouragement to be out front? Educators spend every day getting to know everything about their students so that they can tailor teaching and activities to each student’s unique needs. …

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Music In Our Schools Month

by Nathan Darus, Music Teacher at Douglas High School

March is Music In Our Schools Month and there’s never been a better year to celebrate. Music has intrinsic value that we need now more than ever, especially in our schools. Music in our schools has a bigger impact than most people think. One of the most important is the cross-over skills that music education …

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2020’s Teacher of the Year Ambassadors reflect on the past year and what’s to come

by Expect More Arizona

2020 was a year like no other. What many thought would be a two-week school closure in March continued into the next school year and will likely continue in 2021. Unprecedented disruptions, coupled with educational innovations, have created a year that was barely recognizable. We asked the 2020 AEF Teacher of the Year Ambassadors what …

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