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New classes throughout January focus on good mental health and more

MATFORCE, an anti-drug organization with a focus on primary prevention, understands that good mental health plays an important role in anyone’s decision to use healthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress. This month, many of the webinars offered have a focus on discussing ways to take care of oneself this new year. Tackling subjects like

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‘Too White’ To Get COVID Vaccine? Some Social Justice Activists Say Yes.

Are teachers “too white” to get early, priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine? In a New York Times article Friday, several medical professionals suggested that decisions over distributing the limited doses of COVID-19 vaccines are not based on the most efficient way to prevent deaths, but on consideration of social justice. For example, older Americans

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Add COVID-19 to list of things driving Arizona teachers from jobs

Arizona schools have long struggled with teacher shortages but the problem was made worse this year by COVID-19, which has led to more teachers quitting or taking leave, school officials said. Just over 28% of teaching slots were still vacant several weeks into the 2020-2021 school year, up from 21% last year, according to an

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Arizona Department of Education Announces Partnership with the Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers to Support Math Professional Learning for All Teachers

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is excited to announce a new partnership, supported by CARES Act funds, with the University of Arizona (UA) to offer new free professional learning opportunities for Math teachers statewide through September 2021. The UA Department of Mathematics Center for Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR) will partner with ADE to

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