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COVID-19

Schools welcome state mandate for masks in classrooms, buses, events

Arizona health officials on Thursday mandated that students wear face coverings in school, on buses and at school activities, an emergency order that school officials called a step in the right direction, but not enough. The order by Arizona Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ follows Gov. Doug Ducey’s order this summer that

Education

Ducey defends decision to toughen rules to return to virtual schooling

The Ducey administration defended its decision Thursday to make it harder for Arizona schools to revert to virtual education, from in-person or hybrid schooling, in the face of surging COVID-19 cases. Gov. Doug Ducey said the decision to require that three different criteria are met – the old standard was just one of the three

Education

Chino Valley Unified School District Superintendent Update

On Tuesday October 13th, the Chino Valley Schools governing board voted to change instruction in Chino Valley Schools to in-person instruction where all students, kindergarten through 12th grade, will be present on campuses four days a week.  The district will continue to offer At Home Learning for those families who are uncomfortable with their child

Education

Arizona Is the 4th Least Safe State for Schools to Reopen – WalletHub Study

With some students learning online or experiencing a hybrid of online and in-person classes due to COVID-19, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on the Safest States for Schools to Reopen . To identify which states have the safest conditions for reopening schools, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 15 key metrics. Our

Education

Patchwork education system in juvenile centers often falls short

Children in the justice system face towering impediments to their legal right to education, often hindering the development of thousands of the nation’s most vulnerable and underserved students. The lack of consistent and uniform policies, along with a dearth of available data, conceal how – or if – young people learn in juvenile detention facilities.

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