Tag: school closures

Teletherapy has been powering virtual special education for years. See more national education news here

| April 14, 2020
Teletherapy has been powering virtual special education for years. See more national education news here

While the pace at which the coronavirus has forced schools to transition to online services is unprecedented, the act of providing these services online is not. And that includes doing special education online.

The idea of continuing to serve students with disabilities paralyzed many school leaders in recent weeks, and even led some to cancel school for everyone rather than tackle the challenge of providing special education online. But Kristin Martinez, the clinical director at PresenceLearning, which provides online special education services, said school leaders should take heart.

“This is doable,” she said. “Absolutely there are students who have been receiving services this way for years, successfully.”

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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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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD, other districts, launch ‘Grab & Go’ Food Service for students. See more local education news here

| March 24, 2020
Local Education Spotlight:  FUSD, other districts, launch ‘Grab & Go’ Food Service for students. See more local education news here

The Flagstaff Unified School District (began a grab and go breakfast and lunch food service on March 23) during the unanticipated school closures due to COVID-19 outbreak. All children receiving a meal need to be physically present at the time the meal is provided.

Also see:

• Arizona Daily Sun — Fredonia-Moccasin USD offering lunches during school closure
• Arizona Daily Sun — Arizona schools closed through April 10, FUSD free meal service starting Monday
• Page Unified School District — Meals during School Closures
• Page Unified School District — PUSD has added LeChee chapter house as a meal pick-up site
• Tuba City Unified School District — 2020 Grab & Go Meal Service
• Williams-Grand Canyon News — Grand Canyon School provides grab and go meals for students
• Williams Unified School District — WUSD will be distributing a breakfast/lunch meal Monday through Thursday starting Monday, March 23rd

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Local Education Spotlight: FALA’s Eugene Brosseau named NAZ Today Teacher of the Week. See more local education news here

| March 17, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FALA’s  Eugene Brosseau named NAZ Today Teacher of the Week. See more local education news here

As another week rolls by, another teacher is highlighted for their work in the classroom. Eugene Brosseau, an art teacher at the Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA), is our Teacher of the week, and NAZ Today’s Justin Dubail was there to speak with him. Brosseau got his love for the arts in high school, where he was inspired by his art teacher, and encouraged to go into the field of being an educator.

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Open Letter To Arizona Families, Educators, School Leaders, And Education Community Members. See more state education news here

| March 17, 2020
Open Letter To Arizona Families, Educators, School Leaders, And Education Community Members. See more state education news here

Dear Arizona families, educators, school leaders, and education community members,

In our roles as Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction, we stand united in working with you to keep Arizona’s kids, families, and school communities safe and healthy.

Over the past few weeks and in coordination with public health officials, we have been in close communication with school administrators to provide guidance and be a resource as it relates to the recent outbreak of COVID-19. The health and safety of all our students is our top priority, and we’ve worked hard to keep our school doors open — these are important assets in people’s lives and many families rely on them for nutrition and access to health care.

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