Archive — Month: February 2019


Published: February 14th, 2019

Superintendent Hoffman Applauds Passing of English Learner Bill

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today praised the signing of SB 1014 into law, which eliminated the stringent 4-hour state-mandated block of English-language instruction. The law also provides schools and teachers of English Learner (EL) students more flexibility to develop instructional models that best fit their individual needs. “For the past two decades, [Read more…]

Published: February 12th, 2019

Superintendent Hoffman Announces New ESA Director

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today announced the hiring of Karla Escobar as the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE’s) new Director of the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program. Escobar has worked at ADE for the last seven years, having previously served in the role as ESA Director from February 2015 until April 2016, [Read more…]

Published: February 4th, 2019

Supt. Hoffman Delivers State of Education Speech to House Representatives

Please find the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman’s State of Education Speech to the House Representatives on February 4, 2019 below: Chairwoman Udall, members of the committee, thank you for having me here today. Let’s start with something we can all agree on: every day, Arizona’s amazing, dedicated teachers guide their students toward [Read more…]