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Arizona schools, students take action after protests for justice and reform. See more state education news here

| June 16, 2020
Arizona schools, students take action after protests for justice and reform. See more state education news here

Arizona schools are taking action to ensure schools are equitable, safe places for students of color following recent protests for justice and police reform after George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, died May 25th after a white Minneapolis Police Officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.

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Arizona education initiatives turn to mailing out petitions. See more state education news here

| April 28, 2020
Arizona education initiatives turn to mailing out petitions. See more state education news here

The stay-at-home orders for the coronavirus pandemic came during prime signature-gathering time for citizen initiatives, and that has put many efforts in danger of not making the ballot.

“Many keystone events in the state take place in March and April and February when we could have been getting a lot of this work done,” said Wes Oswald with the Invest In Ed initiative.

The Invest In Ed and the Save Our Schools initiatives have come up with a socially distanced way to gather signatures. They are mailing out petitions to anyone who requests them.

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Number of Homeless Students Hits All-Time High. See more national education news here

| February 11, 2020
Number of Homeless Students Hits All-Time High. See more national education news here

A record-high 1.5 million students were homeless during the 2017-18 school year, 11 percent more than the previous year and nearly double the number a decade ago, according to new federal data.

To put that in perspective, imagine a school district bigger than New York City and Miami-Dade put together, made up of children who are trailing other students—even those in poverty—by 10 percentage points or more in math, reading, and science. Eighteen percent of them have learning disabilities. Nearly that many are still learning English. Virtually all of them experience stress and trauma.

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How to help your child avoid the ‘summer slide’. See more state education news here

| June 11, 2019
How to help your child avoid the ‘summer slide’. See more state education news here

The “summer slide” occurs when kids stop learning during the summer or even fall behind. We’ll talk with Erin MacFarlane, customer experience administrator for Maricopa County Libraries and Micah Corporaal, youth librarian for the city of Tempe, about what the summer slide is and ways to mitigate it.

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