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Sparklight Business® Bridges Digital Divide in Crown King, Arizona, Delivering High-Speed Internet to Crown King School

 Sparklight Business recently completed construction on a fiber-optic network that will provide fast and reliable high-speed internet service to students and teachers at Crown King School in Crown King, Arizona. This network is part of a larger project with the Yavapai County Education Service Agency (YCESA) to build a fiber-optic Wide Area Network (WAN) with Dedicated

Legal Beat

Governor Ducey Signs Legislation To Protect Arizonans From Frivolous Lawsuits

Governor Doug Ducey today signed legislation to ensure Arizonans acting in good faith during the COVID-19 pandemic are protected against frivolous civil claims. Health care professionals, businesses, schools, nonprofits, governments, religious institutions, and property owners are among the entities to which the legislation applies. “Arizona’s health care professionals and others on the front lines have

COVID-19

School yard: Officials welcome new 3-foot rule for COVID-safe students

Arizona school and health officials welcomed Friday’s announcement that COVID-safe social distancing for students can be reduced from 6 feet to 3, but they did not appear to be rushing to embrace the lower standard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it issued the new guidance after studies showed that COVID-19 “spread remains low in

Education

Sharpen your pencils: Many Arizona schools reopen for in-person instruction

Schools across the state reopened Monday, and many were offering in-person instruction for the first time since being shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman expressed confidence that things will get back on track for students this year. “But by and large, the majority of our schools across

State

Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Requiring Schools To Offer In-Person Learning

Order Sets March 15 Deadline To Get Students “Back In The Classroom” Following discussions with public school leaders, and in accordance with new guidance from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor Doug Ducey issued a new Executive Order returning schools to in-person, teacher-led instruction. According to metrics developed by the CDC, 12

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