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Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman Announce Additional Guidance for Schools

by Expect More Arizona

Highlights from Press Conference Governor Ducey and Superintendent Hoffman participated in a joint press conference on July 23rd to discuss additional guidance for opening schools. While there is no longer a specific date by which schools must resume in-person instruction (previously it was August 17), schools are required to begin offering distance learning on their …

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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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Emergency Education Legislation and Baseline Budget

by Expect More Arizona

Guidance for School Closures The Arizona House and Senate passed a bill to provide immediate guidance for schools as they navigate the unprecedented closures related to COVID-19. The bill is expected to be sent to and signed by Governor Ducey on Monday. House Bill 2910 outlines the steps to be taken on testing, scheduling, and …

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Parent and Community Resources for Arizona Families during COVID-19

by Expect More Arizona

Learning Resources Resources for Teachers Community Resources Universities and Community Colleges Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus Today Campaign A Message from Expect More Arizona Last updated 4/26/2020 at 3 p.m. If you have any updates or additions to this list, please send an email to info@expectmorearizona.org.   LEARNING RESOURCES Arizona Public Media and Arizona PBS: are partnering …

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Media Statement: Governor Ducey’s 2020 State of the State Address

by Expect More Arizona

While Arizonans can, and should, boast about our amazing educators, world-class universities, top tier schools and community colleges, award-winning programs, and much more, we are still not doing enough to ensure every student has access to an excellent education every step of the way. To highlight only the successes is to tell only part of …

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Five issues rural schools face and some solutions

by Lisa Irish, AZ Ed News

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019| LISA IRISH | ARIZONA EDUCATION NEWS SERVICE Recruiting and retaining teachers or finding service providers for students with special needs is often more difficult for rural or small Arizona school districts than it is for metropolitan ones, but creative solutions are helping address these challenges. “Rural schools have many of the same …

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Guest Opinion: Time to Start on Pragmatic Solution to Education Funding

by Community Leaders Group.

For many years, Arizona voters have sent a clear message – they want a pragmatic, long-term solution for education funding. There is some good news: Gov. Doug Ducey’s “20×2020” teacher pay plan and his budget, which includes meaningful investments for school construction, guidance counselors, career and technical education, and other important items. They are significant …

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