Education

Ducey defends unannounced change to school reopening guidelines

Gov. Doug Ducey defended a recent change to state health guidelines that loosened the COVID-19 benchmarks K-12 schools use to determine when they can safely resume in-person or hybrid instruction, saying the move was made at the request of education officials, though he wouldn’t say exactly who.

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.

There’s a reason it’s called “Invest in Ed”

It’s as if the people trying to defeat Proposition 208 think Arizona’s voters are suffering from a nasty bout of mass amnesia.  Not a chance. It’s been a long time, but plenty of us remember...

Trump tells violent far-right Proud Boys to ‘stand back and stand by’

President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Tuesday night’s chaotic and messy presidential debate were each asked how they would deal with the nation’s institutional racism.

Arizona teachers face worst ‘pay penalty’ in the nation, again

Arizona teachers are paid less than two-thirds of what other workers in the state with college degrees are, the worst pay gap in the nation, according to a new analysis of labor statistics.

Arizona voters back legal pot and a tax hike on the rich to fund schools

Majorities of Arizona voters say they support ballot measures that would legalize marijuana and tax the wealthy to increase funding for schools and raise teacher salaries, according to a new poll.

Schools in 10 counties meet requirements for hybrid or in-person instruction

Maricopa and Pima counties are among eight counties that now meet the state’s recommended COVID-19 benchmarks for K-12 schools to begin hybrid instruction that combines in-person and remote learning, while two other counties are clear to resume in-person instruction on campus.

‘COVID denier’ professor violated ASU pandemic classroom policies

An engineering professor at Arizona State University who doesn’t believe COVID-19 is a “real pandemic” was criticized by his students after he violated university requirements that social distancing be observed in classrooms, even as coronavirus cases at the school are rapidly rising. 

#InvestinEd is on the ballot, and the ‘Sky is falling!’ predictions are here

It seems the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry is suffering from a full-blown case of Chicken Little syndrome.

Ad portraying Trump’s ‘border wall’ of caskets hits Arizona airwaves

A grisly new ad from The Lincoln Project depicting 175,000 caskets as President Donald Trump’s border wall will be in heavy rotation in Arizona this week as the group seeks to dissuade moderate Republicans and right-leaning independents from voting for the president.
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