Archive — Month: January 2019

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Today, the state legislature fully repealed anti-LGBTQ legislation regarding HIV/AIDS curriculum, sometimes referred to as the “no promo homo law,” with strong bipartisan support, and the Governor signed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: January 28th, 2019

Arizona Students Selected for US Senate Youth Program

The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that high school students Mr. Joshua Daniel Garay and Mr. Abhinav Sai Kolli will join Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Senator Martha McSally in representing Arizona in the nation’s capital during the 57th annual USSYP Washington Week, to be held March 2 — 9, 2019. Joshua Garay of [Read more…]

Published: January 24th, 2019

Superintendent Hoffman Announces Formation of Audit Committee

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced the creation of an audit committee at the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) today. This committee will be charged with identifying priority areas within the agency where an audit of financial and data processes could lead to improved efficiency and accuracy. The committee will hold its first [Read more…]

Published: January 9th, 2019

Superintendent Hoffman Sworn Into Office On Children’s Book

Elected officials have the option of taking their Oath of Office with one hand on a variety of books. At the inaugural ceremony on Monday, Kathy Hoffman swore her oath of office to become Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction on the children’s book “Too Many Moose,” a book she enjoyed using in her classroom to [Read more…]

Published: January 9th, 2019

Superintendent Hoffman Sets Priorities in Inaugural Address

Governor Ducey, fellow elected officials, honored guests and the people of the great state of Arizona: The founders of our state valued education so much, they wrote the role of Superintendent of Public Instruction into our constitution. I am deeply honored to step into that role today. As an educator and speech therapist, I have [Read more…]

Published: January 9th, 2019

Hoffman Inaugurated as New Superintendent

Kathy Hoffman was sworn in as the new Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction on Monday during a public inauguration ceremony at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. A former speech therapist, Hoffman is the 19th different Superintendent of Public Instruction in Arizona history. Hoffman was elected Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction in November 2018, and assumed [Read more…]