Education

WebLive classes are the next best thing to being there in person

More than 100 YC classes offered in video-conferencing format this fall The coronavirus stole what students and faculty agree is the best part of in-person classes: human interaction. Technology has given the education arena a way to bring that face-to-face interaction back, albeit virtually. At Yavapai College, that technology is called WebLive – a live …

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Ducey, Hoffman pledge flexibility, but say school doors will open Aug. 17

Arizona schools must open their doors to at least some of their students on Aug. 17, state officials said Thursday, but districts will have the flexibility to offer alternative schooling to students who want to stay home. The announcement by Gov. Doug Ducey and State Schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman follows weeks of uncertainty for school …

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AP-NORC poll: Very few Americans back full school reopening

Virtual instruction. Mandated masks. Physical distancing. The start of school will look very different this year because of the coronavirus — and that’s OK with the vast majority of Americans. Only about 1 in 10 Americans think daycare centers, preschools or K-12 schools should open this fall without restrictions, according to a new poll from …

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Ninth Circuit Court Rules In Favor of Prop 123; Vacates U.S. District Court Decision

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a U.S. District Court decision related to Proposition 123. The decision from the Ninth Circuit upholds Arizona’s actions in passing Prop 123 and the decision by Arizona voters to add billions of dollars to K-12 public schools over ten years. Governor Ducey released the …

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Hoffman ‘not optimistic’ schools will be ready for Aug. 17 in-person reopening

Arizona Schools Superintendent Kathy Hoffman said Wednesday that the already delayed Aug. 17 start of in-person classes may have to be pushed back again in light of continuing concerns about COVID-19 safety. Hoffman, during a conference call to criticize a White House push for reopening schools, said she and Gov. Doug Ducey are re-evaluating that …

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