Tag: School Safety

Thousands of Copyrighted Works Will Now Be Freely Available to Teachers. See more national education news here

| January 15, 2019
Thousands of Copyrighted Works Will Now Be Freely Available to Teachers. See more national education news here

Teachers—especially those of English or the arts—rely on famous works of literature, music, and film in their classes, copying and repurposing them to analyze with students.

But often, embedding these works in curricula to share with other teachers or making them available to students can raise questions about copyright: How much of an original movie or poem can a teacher include, and how widely can resources made with these materials be distributed?

As of Jan. 1, thousands of works are newly exempt from these questions.

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Arizona schools chief says student safety goes beyond armed officer

| November 15, 2018
Arizona schools chief says student safety goes beyond armed officer

Kathy Hoffman, Arizona’s newly elected superintendent of public instruction, said she believes keeping students safe goes beyond having armed officers present in schools.

Ensuring school safety, according to Hoffman, has as much to do with students’ mental health as their physical health.

“I think that student resource officers have a place in our schools but it shouldn’t be the solution in every school,” Hoffman, who was elected to the position on Monday, told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Arizona’s Morning News on Wednesday.

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Arizona universities travel the state helping students learn more about college admissions, financial aid. See more state education news here

| October 3, 2018
Arizona universities travel the state helping students learn more about college admissions, financial aid. See more state education news here

As part of the Achieve60AZ initiative, organizations across Arizona – including the state’s three public universities Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona – are seeking ways to increase the number of Arizonans with post-secondary degrees or credentials from the current 42 percent to 60 percent by 2030.

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PMS track and field closed while school is in session

| September 26, 2018
PMS track and field closed while school is in session

In Page Unified School District’s continuing efforts to make their campuses safer for all faculty / staff and students, effective Wednesday, September 26, 2018 no one, other than Page Unified School District employees and students, will be allowed access to the track and field located in the area of Sunrise and Sage while school is in session.

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Democrats urge governor to call special session on guns after Texas shooting. See related stories here

| May 22, 2018
Democrats urge governor to call special session on guns after Texas shooting. See related stories here

Democrat lawmakers are using Friday’s school shooting in Texas in a bid to get Gov. Doug Ducey to call lawmakers into special session to adopt new gun laws.

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Allhands: Forced recess in Arizona? Now, this is a mandate I can get behind. See other state education news here

| April 11, 2018
Allhands: Forced recess in Arizona? Now, this is a mandate I can get behind. See other state education news here

If you care about your kid’s grades, you’ll applaud the new mandate for two school recess periods each day.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1083 last week. The bill applies to both district and charter schools in kindergarten through third grade initially and kindergarten through fifth grade after August 2019.

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Judge restores $7.3M for Navajo Nation’s Head Start program. See more education stories here

| April 4, 2018
Judge restores $7.3M for Navajo Nation’s Head Start program. See more education stories here

A federal court has restored $7.3 million to the Navajo Nation for its Head Start program.

The ruling March 27 came in a lawsuit the tribe filed alleging it was denied an opportunity to appeal a cut in federal grant funding.

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School safety: Williams administrators prepare for the worst. See more education stories here

| April 4, 2018
School safety: Williams administrators prepare for the worst. See more education stories here

Columbine, Sandy Hook, Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Fifty-six students and teachers died at these schools at the hands of mass shooters.

Each horrific school shooting has impacted local communities and the country as they reevaluate school security. The incidents have put doubts in the minds of parents regarding their children’s safety and have shaken multitudes of students and teachers who are in schools today.

“When I first became a teacher, it was not something we thought about, or trained for or practiced or talked about,” said Williams Unified School District Superintendent Rick Honsinger. “I think the one incident that changed all that was Columbine High School.”

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Annual Grand Canyon School job fair takes place April 11. See more education news here

| April 4, 2018
Annual Grand Canyon School job fair takes place April 11. See more education news here

Grand Canyon High School students looking to get a leg up on scoring a summer job will have an opportunity to visit with more than 20 local businesses within Grand Canyon National Park and Tusayan.

The job fair takes place from 9-10:30 a.m. April 11 in the Grand Canyon School multipurpose room.

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Williams Police Department receives school zone enforcement grant. See more Williams News education stories here

| July 29, 2015
Williams Police Department receives school zone enforcement grant. See more Williams News education stories here

By Wendy Howell • Williams News Kids returned to school this week and the Williams Police Department (WPD) is out in force to keep drivers from speeding in school zones. The department, in conjunction with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, announced the award of a Traffic Safety Grant dedicated to Traffic Safety use. […]

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