Education

Governor Ducey Signs Bill To Expand Opportunities For Community College Students

by on May 5, 2021 0

On Tuesday, Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation allowing community colleges to offer four-year degrees, paving the way for Arizona’s current and future workforces and expanding opportunities for populations that are historically underrepresented in higher education. “Arizona’s community colleges play a critical role in supporting students of all ages and equipping our workforce with skills...

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Governor Ducey Announces Nearly $27 Million To Support K-12 Students

by on May 3, 2021 0

Governor Doug Ducey announced last week plans for Arizona to distribute $26.5 million to support Summer learning programs, reach struggling students, enhance student achievement and expand tutoring opportunities. “Our teachers, students and families have worked hard to stay on track and ensure Arizona kids have all the support they need,” said Governor Ducey. “We...

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Federal Relief Will Help Arizona Schools Hire Counselors & Social Workers

by on April 21, 2021 0

Federal coronavirus relief funding will help schools hire 140 counselors and social workers as children return to classrooms with pandemic-induced stresses and isolation, Arizona schools chief Kathy Hoffman said Monday. Hoffman said the $21 million plan will provide two years of funding to eliminate a waitlist for mental health professionals requested by schools in...

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Governor Ducey Issues Executive Order Mandating Transparency In Sex Education

by on April 21, 2021 0

On Tuesday, Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order that requires all sex education curriculum to be posted online for parents to review, without exception. This Executive Order includes more aggressive transparency requirements than Senate Bill 1456, which was vetoed by the Governor. Under that bill, posting sex education materials online would have been...

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Community Blend Coffee Supports School

by on March 24, 2021 0

Local coffee roaster, Press Coffee has announced its Community Blend coffee is now supporting local school districts. Six school districts will benefit from in-store purchases of the Community Blend now until May 16. In-store purchases will benefit the K-8 District the Press store resides within: The Roastery & Scottsdale Quarter: Paradise Valley Unified School District Biltmore:...

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

by on March 4, 2021 0

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 on Wednesday returning schools to in-person, teacher-led instruction. According to metrics developed by the CDC, 12 of Arizona’s 15 counties are in phases where all...

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