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Abrupt reversal of ICE rule lets international students in Arizona breathe easier

PHOENIX - The Trump administration Tuesday dropped a proposal to order international students home if their schools were not offering in-person classes this fall, a move challenged in court by 18 states and colleges across the country, including all three of Arizona's public universities.


Biggs joins White House push to reopen schools; educators push back

PHOENIX - Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs led a group of Republican lawmakers to demand that schools reopen as usual in the fall, the latest salvo in a days-long Trump administration campaing on the issue - a move that educators overwhelmingly oppose without proper COVID-19 safeguards in place.


Phoenix district cuts school resource officers, saying time is right to act

PHOENIX - Advocates called Phoenix Union High School District's decision to do away with school resource officers a good first step toward ending police presence on school campuses, but only a first step.


White House calls for quick return to school; some Arizona parents, educators balk

PHOENIX - A White House panel of parents, teachers and school administrators said Tuesday that reopening schools this fall should be the nation's top priority, but some teachers and parents in Arizona said they worry that schools here will not be able to find safe ways to do it.


ASU drops new Cronkite dean after reports of racist remarks to Loyola students

Arizona State University officials announced late Sunday that they have rescinded the offer to the incoming dean of the Cronkite School, just days after tweeted allegations that she had made racist comments to students at her current school.


Teaching model ‘flips’ traditional classroom in Arizona

PHOENIX – The teaching model of the flipped classroom – where students are lectured at home and apply their knowledge in class – has spread across the world, but it’s not widely used in Arizona schools.


Offline and left out: Not all Arizona students can connect for remote learning

PHOENIX – Arizona schools are working to provide resources to families that are without internet connection in the wake of school closures because of the novel coronavirus.


School leaders say move to distance learning highlights digital divide

TEMPE – The scramble to deliver lessons remotely because of COVID-19 has been a challenge for all schools in the state, but a particularly difficult one for districts on the wrong side of the digital divide, school leaders said this week.


To meet high demand, Laveen district bringing lunch to some students by bus

PHOENIX – Laveen Elementary School District innovated to meet the demand for free and reduced-price lunches for Arizona children unable to attend school because of novel coronavirus.


Arizona Housing Fund hopes to move people from the streets into homes

PHOENIX – The Arizona Housing Fund will provide grant money to nonprofits to bring low income, supportive housing to the market.


COVID-19 in Arizona: Social distancing, face masks may be flattening curve of hospitalizations

PHOENIX – Ducey announces students in rural communities will receive 200 internet hotspots, a Page man allegedly urged violence against Navajos, and other updates on how COVID-19 is affecting Arizona.


ASU cancels May commencement due to coronavirus, joining NAU, UArizona

PHOENIX – Arizona State University made an unprecedented decision Thursday morning to cancel in-person commencement ceremonies in May.