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Arizona School Counselors Seeing Students More Stressed, Anxious This School Year. See more state education news here

| September 29, 2020
Arizona School Counselors Seeing Students More Stressed, Anxious This School Year. See more state education news here

… Counselors at other Arizona schools are seeing increased levels of stressed and anxiety among students, said Sarah Skemp, chair of the Arizona School Counselors Association. She’s also seeing this within her own school, Lake Havasu High School, in western Arizona. Unlike Thatcher schools, her school district is still teaching students remotely.

“They’re just feeling a disconnect from their peers and from the school personnel and so that makes them a little more anxious and then again worrying about their family’s safety, worrying about their own safety adds to their stress levels,” Skemp said.

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School leaders say better pay would attract more teachers. See more state education news here

| October 8, 2019
School leaders say better pay would attract more teachers. See more state education news here

Tenth in a series: School leaders say better pay would help them attract teachers to Arizona’s classrooms, especially in rural areas, and prevent educators from seeking more lucrative careers.

They’re calling for the legislature to increase public K-12 education funding after an Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association survey of 150 public district and charter schools found that Arizona schools had 1,443.66 open teaching positions by Aug. 30, 2019, and many schools hired long-term substitute teachers to fill that gap.

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#RedForEd seeks action on per-pupil funding and other demands not met last year. See more state education news here

| April 30, 2019
#RedForEd seeks action on per-pupil funding and other demands not met last year. See more state education news here

A year after tens of thousands of teachers and education advocates marched through Phoenix streets demanding action on low teacher pay and per student funding that remains below pre-recession levels, #RedForEd supporters and Arizona Educators United are seeking progress on demands not addressed last year.

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