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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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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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Activists, parents call for the removal of police from schools

School resource officers were intended to provide students a sense of safety, but George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police has amplified long-standing criticism that police presence in schools has criminalized students of color. Nearly 45% of American public schools have at least one part-time school resource officer, and many who are pushing for

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