pandemic

Education

Summer school an expanding option for students who struggled with online learning

Before the pandemic, second-grader Melody Wiseley loved going to school. But for the past year, her life has consisted of Zoom classes and social distancing. The mundane, taken-for-granted moments she once shared with friends in the lunchroom and on the playground are cherished memories. Her grandmother, Heidi Aranda, who is the senior director of curriculum

COVID-19

Governor Ducey Announces Next Phase Of Business And Safety Protocols

Occupancy Limits Expire, Distancing And Mask Protocols Remain Governor Doug Ducey today announced the next phase of COVID-19 mitigation.  With cases dropping in Arizona, and vaccine distribution underway, it’s still important to keep our guard up, and these protocols reflect that approach. The announcement follows 7 weeks of declining cases in Arizona, and the distribution

State

State Announces Additional $8.2 Million To Further Serve Arizonans Facing Homelessness

Funding Follows First Phase Of Nearly $5 Million To 40 Organizations Statewide Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced the distribution of an additional $8.2 million to provide Arizonans facing homelessness with critical services. “We want to ensure struggling families and those facing homelessness have access to the support and resources

Education

School testing can be delayed but not canceled, feds say

The Education Department said Monday that it will not allow states to forgo federally required standardized testing in schools this year but will give them flexibility to delay testing or hold it online during the pandemic. Aiming for a middle ground in a polarized debate, the Biden administration said states must continue with annual testing

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