The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that voters in November will get the chance to decide whether to tax wealthy Arizonans to provide more funding to public schools, overturning a lower court that earlier tossed the Invest in Education Act after concluding that organizers crafted a misleading summary of the measure.
Gov. Doug Ducey defended some school districts’ decisions to resume in-person classes next week, even though their counties don’t meet the COVID-19 criteria that his administration established for when schools could reopen safely.
The nearly half a million voters who wanted a chance to vote for increased funding for public education were overruled by one judge.
Now he’s risking the lives of our children. For months, President Trump has been telling us COVID-19 will magically disappear.
The Arizona Department of Health Services released its eagerly anticipated criteria for when schools can safely reopen for in-person learning amid the continuing COVID-19 crisis, though the benchmarks won’t be mandatory and it will be up to school districts to decide whether it’s safe to bring students back to campus.
How best to safely open Arizona classrooms has been the primary focus of parents, teachers and school administrators for weeks, but a different challenge is receiving little public consideration: how best to get kids safely to school.
For the second time in as many election cycles, a judge has barred from the ballot a citizen initiative that seeks to increase funding for K-12 education by hiking income taxes for higher earning Arizonans, ruling that the campaign omitted critical information from a brief description on the petitions they circulated.
We are asked almost daily about children and COVID-19: Do they get COVID-19? Should they attend day care or school, play sports, see friends and attend summer camps? What are the risks to themselves and to others?
This year, there will be no photos with backpacks. No shopping cart with supplies. This year, everything from sports seasons to in-person learning is TBD. The only sure things are uncertainty and stress.
By the time he was in fifth grade, Emily McIntosh’s son, Mo, had cycled through several schools, and nothing had worked.