Tag: Online education

My students see themselves differently because of this pandemic. It’s time the world sees it, too. See more national education news here

| July 28, 2020
My students see themselves differently because of this pandemic. It’s time the world sees it, too. See more national education news here

Shortly after we switched to distance learning in March, our school held a virtual spirit week with dress-up days, just like we would during a normal school year. Monday was Superhero Day, a chance for our elementary students to dress up like someone they view as a hero.

Instead of seeing lots of capes and masks, like one might expect, I logged into our virtual Facebook community that day to see a number of our students dressed up like their parents, many of whom work hourly wage jobs. There was a grocery store worker, complete with an apron and name tag, a third-grader donning her mother’s nursing assistant scrubs, and a student dressed up with her dad’s delivery truck driver cap. Our students were beaming with pride when they spoke of the work their parents have been doing as “essential workers” — work that is increasingly dangerous in the age of coronavirus and work that society has long undervalued.

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Report: No Way to Reopen Schools Safely Without Federal Bailout. See more national education news here

| June 9, 2020
Report: No Way to Reopen Schools Safely Without Federal Bailout. See more national education news here

IN ORDER TO ADHERE TO the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention safety recommendations for reopening, school districts will be forced to spend nearly $2 million per district that they hadn’t budgeted for – a cost so prohibitive that some are now scrapping plans for in-person classes entirely this fall.

“There are some saying, ‘It’s early, but I have to tell you, I don’t see how we could possibly open without additional funds,'” Daniel Domenech, executive director of AASA, the School Superintendents Association, says. “It’s becoming an overwhelming problem and many districts are considering returning to distance learning.”

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Free WiFi Locations available in Coconino County

| May 12, 2020
Free WiFi Locations available in Coconino County

A variety of free Wi-Fi locations have been opened in Coconino County to help students continue their education in the region. They include locations in Flagstaff, Page and the Navajo Nation.

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Free Healthcare Professionals Support Sessions to be held via Zoom Tuesdays and Fridays

| April 28, 2020
Free Healthcare Professionals Support Sessions to be held via Zoom Tuesdays and Fridays

During a time of ever-growing challenges in treating our communities, healthcare professionals are under constant and intense pressure. These sessions will equip you with tools to cope and support colleagues through tough
times. Our support sessions provide a safe, positive and supportive environment for physicians, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, social workers, health techs and other healthcare workers.

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Parent and Community Resources for Arizona Families during COVID-19. See more state education news here

| March 24, 2020
Parent and Community Resources for Arizona Families during COVID-19. See more state education news here

• Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus
• Learning Resources
• Resources for Teachers
• Community Resources
• Universities and Community Colleges
• Today Campaign

Expect More Arizona’s staff will be working from home as much as possible in the next several weeks as we do our part to keep ourselves and others safe. We will leverage technology to remain available to our partners, members of the media, and individuals with whom we work.

More than ever before, we are reminded that many Arizona students and families face myriad challenges that are compounded in times like these. We will continue to advance our mission of ensuring every student receives an excellent education every step of the way, both now and in the future.

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