Archive — Month: March 2018

Published: April 11th, 2019

Superintendent Hoffman Celebrates Repeal of Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law

Today, the state legislature fully repealed anti-LGBTQ legislation regarding HIV/AIDS curriculum, sometimes referred to as the “no promo homo law,” with strong bipartisan support, and the Governor signed it into law minutes later. This repeal means students will no longer be denied access to medically accurate, science-based information regarding HIV/AIDS. More importantly, after nearly three [Read more…]

Published: March 28th, 2018

New Grants Process for Schools Debuts to Widespread Success

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) opened grant applications for the upcoming year on March 1, 2018, marking the earliest time ever that Arizona schools could apply for grants. The flood of early applications has demonstrated how popular the new practice has been with traditional districts and charters. “We have been working over the past [Read more…]

Published: March 26th, 2018

Drafts of New Standards for Science, History and Social Science Presented to State Board

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas presented drafts of the new Arizona Science Standards, as well as the new Arizona History and Social Science Standards at today’s State Board of Education (SBE) meeting. The draft standards were immediately made available on the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) K-12 Academic Standards website. “These draft standards are [Read more…]

Published: March 23rd, 2018

Superintendent Douglas Applauds Prop 301 Extension

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today applauded Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Legislature for supporting the passage of legislation to extend Proposition 301. Once signed by the Governor into law, Senate Bill 1390 will effectively replicate the original language of Prop 301 and move the expiration date out to 2041. “I am excited [Read more…]

Published: March 23rd, 2018

Douglas Lends Support to Glendale’s SROs

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas was on hand at a press conference today in support of the city of Glendale’s school safety initiative to significantly increase the level of school resource officer (SRO) support at Glendale’s public high schools. Effective immediately, all of the city’s nine public high schools in four different school districts [Read more…]

Published: March 21st, 2018

Arizona District Honored With National Award by College Board

(Phoenix, Ariz., March 21, 2018) Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today proudly helped recognize Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District No. 35 (SCVUSD35) as the winner of the College Board’s AP® District of the Year Award. The district was honored as the nation’s leader among small school districts in promoting college readiness and achievement, [Read more…]

Published: March 14th, 2018

ADE Launches AzEDCert Educator Portal for Online Certification

Teachers! Now you can renew your certification online!

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today proudly announced the launch of the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE’s) AzEDCert Educator Portal. The new online tool will allow teachers six months away from having their certifications expire, as well as those whose certifications have lapsed within the last year, to apply for renewal from the comfort [Read more…]

Published: March 7th, 2018

Supt. Douglas Encourages Potential Teachers to Attend Teach-In Job Fair

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is encouraging potential teachers to attend the 2018 Great Arizona Teach-In Job Fair on Saturday, March 10. The job fair will be hosted by the Exceptional Student Services Division of the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel and Spa from 9 a.m. until 1 [Read more…]