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Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes. See more state education news here

| September 15, 2020
Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes. See more state education news here

Lawmakers and tribal leaders berated the Bureau of Indian Education on Thursday for a school reopening plan that prioritizes in-person learning, despite tribes’ opposition to the plan in the face of COVID-19 health concerns.

When the BIE released its “Return to Learn!” plan in late August, it was “in effect doubling down on the very position that drew strong criticism from Indian Country in early August,” said Joe Garcia, co-chair of an education subcommittee for the National Congress of American Indians.

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Education board adopts rules for high school graduation during crisis. See more state education news here

| April 7, 2020
Education board adopts rules for high school graduation during crisis. See more state education news here

As Arizona is reeling from the fallout of COVID-19 and people are sitting somewhere between preparation and panic, an unlikely duo has formed to put partisan politics aside during the pandemic.
Each day brings a new executive order from Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, but by his side throughout most of it is Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.
The two gave their first joint press conference the morning of March 19 after passing out meals to students in the Cartwright School District. When Ducey announced schools would close, initially for two weeks, he deferred to her in a joint announcement in the Executive Tower.
Even when Ducey ordered a “stay at home” order on March 30, Hoffman was there.
And though both sides will say they have worked well together from the beginning, it’s clear that their relationship wasn’t always rainbows and butterflies.

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Ducey: Get suicide prevention funding to schools now. See more state education news here

| August 27, 2019
Ducey: Get suicide prevention funding to schools now. See more state education news here

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants to help schools combat the teen suicide epidemic immediately through state grants from a $20 million pot he created to hire additional mental health counselors and school resource officers.

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Community Colleges Play a Vital Role in their Local Communities

| March 16, 2016
Community Colleges Play a Vital Role in their Local Communities

Arizona’s community colleges play an important role in helping hundreds of thousands of Arizona students each year earn a credential or degree, transfer to a university and receive career training. Their value goes beyond this immediate impact to students, by generating increased earnings to the overall economy and providing a pipeline of qualified talent to meet workforce needs.

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Budget packs wallop for universities, hospitals

| March 8, 2015
Budget packs wallop for universities, hospitals

March 7, 2015 • The Republic • azcentral The loss of more than half a billion dollars in federal matching funds for Medicaid. Deep cuts at Arizona’s three universities. Community colleges in the state’s two largest counties losing all of their state funding. Counties and cities losing tax revenue. The budget state lawmakers approved Saturday […]

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Budget deal cuts $30 million more from universities

| March 4, 2015
Budget deal cuts $30 million more from universities

March 5, 2015 • By Howard Fischer • Capitol Media Services • Arizona Daily Sun PHOENIX — Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey have agreed to extract nearly $30 million more from state universities than the governor first proposed. The deal negotiated behind closed doors calls for reducing university funding this coming year by […]

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