Archive — Month: August 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Today, the state legislature fully repealed anti-LGBTQ legislation regarding HIV/AIDS curriculum, sometimes referred to as the “no promo homo law,” with strong bipartisan support, and the Governor signed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: August 22nd, 2018

ESS Transition Conference Venue Change Announced

ESS Conference Announcement

Arizona’s Eighteenth Annual Transition Conference set for August 27-29, 2018, had to relocate due to the storm damage at the Talking Stick Resort. The conference is now set to be held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort located at 5350 E Marriott Drive in Phoenix. For more information, please read our message on [Read more…]

Published: August 16th, 2018

Arizona Department of Education Releases Final 2017-18 AzMERIT Results

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) recently released final combined performance results from the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 administrations of the AzMERIT statewide assessment. An Excel file containing the results and additional details about the assessments has been posted at “I am very proud of the hard work my Assessment and Accountability teams [Read more…]

Published: August 15th, 2018

Zip Code Project to Hold First Combined Summit

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) will hold its first-ever summit between two different regions of the Zip Code Project on Friday, August 17, bringing together the South Phoenix and West Phoenix-Maryvale regions in an effort to assist disconnected youth. “The Zip Code Project identifies areas with high concentrations of disconnected youth and focuses on [Read more…]

Published: August 8th, 2018

Superintendent Douglas Praises Streamlining of Certification Processes

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today proudly announced that one quarter of educator certification renewals granted so far this year have been submitted online. “I am very proud of both our Certification and IT departments for creating the AzEDCert Educator Portal,” Superintendent Douglas said. “This technology means that hardworking certified teachers and administrators no [Read more…]

Published: August 2nd, 2018

The Great Pencil and Paper Giveaway

Treasures 4 Teachers for Back to School

The Great Paper & Pencil Giveaway is on at Treasures 4 Teachers this Saturday, August 11th, from 9am-4pm. Every member of Treasures 4 Teachers can go Back-to-School with two reams of paper and seventy-five pencils to start the new school year. Treasures 4 Teachers is a non-profit created in 2004 to assist all local educators [Read more…]

Published: August 1st, 2018

Superintendent Douglas: Welcome Back to School

Urges motorists to be aware of children and school buses Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas welcomes back students, teachers and staff by proclaiming the start of the new school year. “Once again it is the time of year for new backpacks, sharpened pencils and making new friends,” Superintendent Douglas said. “It is always [Read more…]