Archive — Month: September 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Today, the state legislature fully repealed anti-LGBTQ legislation regarding HIV/AIDS curriculum, sometimes referred to as the “no promo homo law,” with strong bipartisan support, and the Governor signed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: September 26th, 2019

Five Arizona Schools Earn Blue Ribbon Recognition

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today proudly announced five Arizona schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education (US ED). The five schools receiving this honor are Alhambra Traditional School in Phoenix, Arizona College Prep Erie Campus in Chandler, Ash Fork Elementary School in Ash Fork, Kyrene [Read more…]

Published: September 24th, 2019

Department of Education and AHCCCS Announce Partnership

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) today announced a partnership to provide social-emotional professional development trainings to Arizona teachers. The PAX Good Behavior Game (PAX GBG) is a powerful evidence-based practice, consisting of proven instructional and behavioral health strategies used daily by teachers and students in [Read more…]

Published: September 12th, 2019

School Safety Task Force Announcement

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today announced the members of the Arizona Department of Education’s School Safety Task Force. The task force was created in partnership with March for Our Lives AZ after attempts to create such a task force failed at the Legislature during the last legislative session. “I’m honored to partner [Read more…]

Published: September 12th, 2019

Youth Mental Health First Aid Courses Available

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in [Read more…]