Archive — Month: February 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Today, the state legislature fully repealed anti-LGBTQ legislation regarding HIV/AIDS curriculum, sometimes referred to as the “no promo homo law,” with strong bipartisan support, and the Governor signed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: February 14th, 2019

Superintendent Hoffman Applauds Passing of English Learner Bill

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today praised the signing of SB 1014 into law, which eliminated the stringent 4-hour state-mandated block of English-language instruction. The law also provides schools and teachers of English Learner (EL) students more flexibility to develop instructional models that best fit their individual needs. “For the past two decades, [Read more…]

Published: February 13th, 2019

ADE Unveils New Comprehensive Education Calendar

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has unveiled a one-stop shop calendar for everything education in the state of Arizona. The comprehensive calendar will include events, professional development due dates, publishing dates and major submission deadlines. Programmatic technology specialists from Adult Ed and Exceptional Student Services worked with the ADE Information Technology division to develop [Read more…]

Published: February 12th, 2019

Superintendent Hoffman Announces New ESA Director

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today announced the hiring of Karla Escobar as the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE’s) new Director of the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program. Escobar has worked at ADE for the last seven years, having previously served in the role as ESA Director from February 2015 until April 2016, [Read more…]

Published: February 4th, 2019

Supt. Hoffman Delivers State of Education Speech to House Representatives

Please find the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman’s State of Education Speech to the House Representatives on February 4, 2019 below: Chairwoman Udall, members of the committee, thank you for having me here today. Let’s start with something we can all agree on: every day, Arizona’s amazing, dedicated teachers guide their students toward [Read more…]