Archive — Month: May 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Today, the state legislature fully repealed anti-LGBTQ legislation regarding HIV/AIDS curriculum, sometimes referred to as the “no promo homo law,” with strong bipartisan support, and the Governor signed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: May 29th, 2018

Comment Period for Proposed Science Standards Extended

Technical Difficulties Caused Shut Down Over Holiday Weekend The Arizona Department of Education has extended the comment period for the proposed Science Standards until 12 Noon on Thursday, May 31, 2018. The original deadline was 12 Midnight on Monday, May 28, 2018. Over the Memorial Day weekend, the standards web page experienced intermittent technical difficulties [Read more…]

Published: May 25th, 2018

ADE Teams With Governor’s Office to Reduce Exam Fees for Low-Income Students

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas proudly announced an agreement between the Governor Doug Ducey’s Office of Education and the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to provide partial fee subsidies for low-income students accessing Advanced Placement (AP) tests, International Baccalaureate (IB) exams and Cambridge International Examinations in the spring of 2018. “I am grateful to [Read more…]

Published: May 15th, 2018

Arizona Department of Education Awarded Troops to Teachers Grant

The United States Department of Defense has informed the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) that it is one of the states honored as a 2018 recipient of the Troops to Teachers Grant award. The mission of the Troops to Teachers Program is to assist current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces in beginning [Read more…]

Published: May 10th, 2018

3 AZ Presidential Scholars, 1st for AZ Career Technical Education

U S Presidential Scholars Medal

This past Tuesday (May 8), the U.S. Department of Education released the names of this year’s U.S. Presidential Scholars. Arizona is home to three of these amazing high school students: Seoyoon Kim, Aditya Sivakumar, and Lana H. Mohamed. Mr. Kim and Ms. Sivakumar were selected to fill Arizona allotted slots and Ms. Mohamed was chosen [Read more…]

Published: May 8th, 2018

Art Showcase Raises Awareness of Foster Care Education

Awareness Through Art

The Foster Care Education program proudly concluded the K-6th Grade Student Artwork Foster Care Awareness Showcase with a successful show on May 4, 2018, as part of Phoenix’s monthly First Friday art walk. Almost 200 elementary school students from all over Arizona submitted artwork designed around the Foster Care Education program’s logo, which features the [Read more…]

Published: May 3rd, 2018

Superintendent Douglas Applauds Passage of Education Budget

Many Education Goals Achieved (Phoenix, Ariz., May 3, 2018) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction applauded the passage of the State Education budget today. “I want to commend the Legislature and the Governor for working hard, under difficult circumstances, to pass a budget that makes significant improvements for Arizona students and schools,” said Superintendent Douglas. [Read more…]