Tag: Teacher Appreciation Week

Arizona child care grant program applications open until May 30. See more state education and legislative news here

| May 11, 2021
Arizona child care grant program applications open until May 30. See more state education and legislative news here

Child care providers can apply now through May 30 for non-competitive relief funding from the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

This follows Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s announcement Friday of an additional $9 million in aid for child care providers throughout the state.

The Child Care Workforce Retention and Recruitment Grant Program will provide immediate support to child care providers in hiring staff and retaining existing staff, according to the release.

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Time to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

| May 6, 2021
Time to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Arizona is extremely fortunate to be home to tens of thousands of smart, caring, dedicated education professionals. And while they have done everything to ensure their students are learning, the global pandemic has taken an incredible toll on the social emotional well-being of teachers, education leaders and school staff. It’s Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7 and while every day is a great time to thank a teacher, now is better than ever.

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Voluntary or mandatory? Remote or in person? Districts grapple with summer school questions. See more national education news here

| May 5, 2020
Voluntary or mandatory? Remote or in person? Districts grapple with summer school questions. See more national education news here

What does summer school look like during a pandemic?

Chicago Public Schools, like districts across the country, is still deciding. If public health offices say it’s safe, Chicago may hold summer school in its buildings, perhaps in small groups. If that doesn’t happen, it could be held virtually.

The district has decided one thing: students who received an “incomplete” in a class will get first priority, including students who didn’t complete online work or printed work packets while school buildings were closed. But that decision has raised questions, too, about what’s fair and whether the district will be able to reach students they struggled to help while school was in session.

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Arizona is the Only State Planning to Freeze KidsCare. See more state legislative and education news here

| May 7, 2019
Arizona is the Only State Planning to Freeze KidsCare. See more state legislative and education news here

KidsCare is Arizona’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), providing high quality, health coverage to children in working families. … Today, almost 35,000 Arizona children are covered through KidsCare, but this coverage is once again at risk.

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Expect More Arizona — It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (through May 10) – Let’s Think Outside the Box This Year

| May 7, 2019
Expect More Arizona — It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (through May 10) – Let’s Think Outside the Box This Year

Teacher Appreciation Week always falls during the first full week in May, which means this year it lands on May 6-10. While we likely all agree that every week is a good time to show our appreciation, we know many parents, schools and students use this time to make special gestures.

We started asking ourselves, do teachers need more coffee mugs or gift cards? What’s the most meaningful gesture the community can make? It’s hard to say, unless you’re a teacher yourself…So, we turned to a group of Arizona Educational Foundation Teachers of the Year and Ambassadors of Excellence to ask what they really want for Teacher Appreciation Week. Here’s what they had to say:

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