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Question remains whether kids, teachers will show for school. See more state education news here

| July 7, 2020
Question remains whether kids, teachers will show for school. See more state education news here

A two-week delay in the start of in-classroom learning ordered by Gov. Doug Ducey may give schools more time to prepare to teach in the middle of the pandemic.

But that assumes students are going to show up on August 17 – and whether anyone will be there to teach them.

“A lot of parents are ready for their kids to go back,” said Joe Thomas, president of the Arizona Education Association. And he said teachers also are ready.

But Thomas said it’s not that simple in the days of COVID-19.
“We’re all starting to learn that there are people that we know who either they have it or their kids have it or a family member has it,” he said.

“So there’s a lot of anxiety,” Thomas said. “They want to be back. But they just don’t feel safe.”

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Back to School Safety. See more state education news here

| July 16, 2019
Back to School Safety. See more state education news here

Parents are breathing a sigh of relief as kids return to school. For so many of us the end of summer means regaining our daytime freedom. No more… “I’m hungry” or “I’m bored” as we drop our kids off at school or load them on the bus and send them on their way.

This time of year, may be a relief for parents everywhere, but for many this time of year invokes anxiety and frustration. Increases in local traffic, cross walks delays, and kids along the roads confirms the summers is drawing to a close.

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