Tag: Kathy Hoffman

Gov. Ducey signs Arizona bill to make personal finance lesson a requirement for high school students. See more state education news here

| April 16, 2019
Gov. Ducey signs Arizona bill to make personal finance lesson a requirement for high school students. See more state education news here

An Arizona bill that would require schools to teach financial literacy and money management as part of the required economics credit needed to graduate high school was signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey.The Arizona House voted to pass Senate Bill 1184 with substantial support on Monday. The vote passed 51-7.According to the Treasurer’s Office, the bill was returned to its origin chamber in the Senate before being delivered to Gov. Doug Ducey. The office announced Ducey had signed the bill on Friday.

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Arizona’s New Schools Superintendent on Challenges to Education Policy Change

| December 5, 2018
Arizona’s New Schools Superintendent on Challenges to Education Policy Change

For the first time in more than two decades, Arizonans elected a Democrat to the role of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Kathy Hoffman won a tight race against Republican Frank Riggs. Hoffman discussed some of her top priorities, how she plans to work across the aisle and some of the challenges she foresees.

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Ariz. woman inspired to run for office after watching DeVos hearing wins state superintendent race. See related news here

| November 20, 2018
Ariz. woman inspired to run for office after watching DeVos hearing wins state superintendent race. See related news here

An Arizona woman who says she was motivated to run for office after watching Education Secretary Betsy DeVos struggle during her confirmation hearing has been elected the state’s highest education official.

Kathy Hoffman, 31, became Arizona’s first Democratic superintendent of public instruction in more than 25 years, according to The Washington Post. Before running for office, Hoffman was a speech therapist in a suburban Phoenix public school district.

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Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction election

| November 1, 2018
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction election

Democratic candidate for superintendent of public instruction Kathy Hoffman said her hands-on experience in the classroom makes her the best prepared for the job. “The real experts of education are educators,” she said.

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Frank Riggs says his executive, educational and political leadership experience make him the perfect person to make changes in Arizona education.

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