Education News

Arizona’s tribal communities resiliently continue early childhood services through pandemic

by First Things First

Earlier this year, as tribal communities in Arizona took measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 — in some cases through partial or full government program closures, travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders — the measures also impacted how services were provided to their youngest children and families. “In many tribal communities, there are many multigenerational …

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When you vote, consider our most vulnerable and disconnected youth

by Rhonda Etsitty, Association for Supportive Child Care

It’s hard for some Arizonans to imagine. But there are communities all over the state where families can’t get internet, or even reliable phone service. Most of us can’t picture going through life without that, but for many, it’s a daily reality. Driving to the top of a hill to get cell service; hour-long bus …

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FAFSA Season is Here

by Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA, is an important application that provides financial options for students and their families to help fund their college education. Arizona has committed to increasing the number of high school seniors who complete the application by establishing a state FAFSA completion rate goal of …

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Maintaining a strong connection between schools and communities during a global pandemic

by Stephanie Thomas, Sierra Vista Parents’ Coalition

Forging and maintaining relationships is tougher than ever. But it’s not impossible, and it’s definitely worth it, especially for schools that need ongoing support from local citizens. Education belongs to the entire community and we’re all stronger when schools are strong and well-resourced. Wondering what you can do to help when schools aren’t allowing visitors …

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What role do county school superintendents play in the school system?

by Expect More Arizona

Arizona voters elect county school superintendents. But how many understand what they’re voting for? County school superintendents have been around since Arizona’s statehood – they’re baked into Article 11 of the state’s constitution, and they have both mandated and optional duties. County school superintendents are one of the four levels of educational authority in Arizona. …

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