Archive — Month: April 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Today, the state legislature fully repealed anti-LGBTQ legislation regarding HIV/AIDS curriculum, sometimes referred to as the “no promo homo law,” with strong bipartisan support, and the Governor signed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: April 25th, 2018

ADE Guidance Regarding School Walkout

ADE Guidance Regarding School Walkout

Parents If you are a parent looking for information on if your child’s school is open or providing services, please contact your school directly. Schools in Arizona are locally controlled and they are all reacting differently to the situation. Administrators Administrators: School Finance If you are a school administrator looking for guidance on school finance [Read more…]

Published: April 20th, 2018

Douglas Implores Teachers to Reconsider Walking Out

Superintendent Douglas Issues Statement on the Teacher Walkout Vote

Following the decision made yesterday evening by teachers to strike next Thursday, Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas has implored teachers not to walk out of their classrooms if their salary demands are not met by that time. “I have long been a vocal proponent of providing teachers with significant pay raises,” Superintendent Douglas said. [Read more…]

Published: April 17th, 2018

Superintendent Douglas Announces New Chief Accountability Officer

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is pleased to announce today that Wendy Davy has been named the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE’s) new Chief Accountability Officer. “I am excited to work with Wendy on the continuing support of our state’s Accountability system,” Superintendent Douglas said. “The top priority of Arizona’s Accountability system is to [Read more…]

Published: April 10th, 2018

Arizona’s 10-Year NAEP Trend Remains Strong

The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) has released fourth and eighth grade math and reading results from the 2017 administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which is designed to inform the public about academic achievement of American elementary and secondary students. As Arizona continues to tackle numerous important educational challenges, the [Read more…]

Published: April 3rd, 2018

Douglas Welcomes Public Review of Draft Standards

March 28, 2018 Dear Parents and Stakeholders: The new updated draft standards for Science, History and Social Science (which include Civics, Economics and Geography) are out right now for public review. I would encourage all of you to review them in detail and comment on language that should remain unchanged and where changes would be [Read more…]