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Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Unified School District to announce fall plans, FY21 budget after next week. See more local education news here

| June 16, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: Flagstaff Unified School District to announce fall plans, FY21 budget after next week. See more local education news here

Flagstaff Unified School District will release its plans for the fall as early as next week, following a meeting of the Governing Board June 23, where it will also hold a public hearing on its upcoming budget and a proposed primary property tax increase.

“These plans are based on guidance from the Arizona Department of Education’s Roadmap to Reopening School, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, local public health service guidance, and the input of staff and Governing Board members who understand our district and community needs,” Superintendent Michael Penca announced Friday in a letter to families.

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Give yourself ‘grace’ — and 7 other tips from teachers to homeschooling families. See more national education news here

| April 7, 2020
Give yourself ‘grace’ — and 7 other tips from teachers to homeschooling families. See more national education news here

Ask five teachers about their expectations for students during extended school closures and they turn around the question.

Instead of worrying about completing school assignments, the teachers advised parents to “do what you can.”

For parents trying to keep their children from languishing at home, learning at the kitchen table can feel anything but simple. There’s the confusion of Google Classroom to-do lists, paper packets of reading and math, and e-mails with activity suggestions, plus the stress, for many, of juggling children and jobs amid the fear and unpredictability of a worldwide pandemic.

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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD Digital Learning Hub now available. See more local education news here

| March 31, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD Digital Learning Hub now available. See more local education news here

The FUSD Digital Learning Hub is now available at www.fusd1.org/digitalhub. The site will be a continuing resource to support students and families during this time of social distancing.

With the closure of all FUSD schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Flagstaff Unified School District believes it is important to continue supporting student learning opportunities regardless of location.   

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AZEdNews Podcast: How AZ schools are affected by COVID-19 closure. See more state education news here

| March 31, 2020
AZEdNews Podcast: How AZ schools are affected by COVID-19 closure. See more state education news here

With Arizona public schools closed until the end of the school year for the COVID-19 pandemic, the consequences for students, teachers and schools have been far-reaching, says Morgan Willis, intern for Arizona Education News Service.

Hear what Phoenix Union High School District‘s Supt. Dr. Chad Gestson and Save Our Schools Arizona‘s co-founder and spokesperson Dawn Penich-Thacker had to say about it.

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Comic: How To Turn Your Home Into A School Without Losing Your Sanity. See more national education news here

| March 31, 2020
Comic: How To Turn Your Home Into A School Without Losing Your Sanity. See more national education news here

This comic was adapted from an episode of Life Kit.

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Talking to kids about virus? Experts say be calm and honest. See more national education news here

| March 17, 2020
Talking to kids about virus? Experts say be calm and honest. See more national education news here

It was a routine game of schoolyard tag — except the children had dubbed this version “coronavirus.” The kids ran around and tagged one another, but instead of being “it,” they “caught” the virus.

Children like the ones a reporter saw playing recently at a school in Washington, D.C., are becoming more aware of the coronavirus — though they may not fully understand it or know how seriously to take it — as it begins to affect their daily lives with school closures and event cancellations, restrictions on travel, and the NBA nixing the rest of its season.

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‘We’ve Got a Real Crisis’: Half of U.S. Teachers Have Considered Leaving Profession, PDK Poll Finds. See more national education news here

| August 13, 2019
‘We’ve Got a Real Crisis’: Half of U.S. Teachers Have Considered Leaving Profession, PDK Poll Finds. See more national education news here

alf of the nation’s teachers have seriously considered quitting in recent years, amid concerns about low pay, stress and lack of respect, a new poll finds.
“We’ve got a real crisis going on,” said Joshua P. Starr, CEO of PDK International, the teachers’ professional association that conducts the annual poll. “There’s absolutely a real issue, and we have to confront it nationally if we want to ensure our kids are getting the best possible teachers.”

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