Archive — Month: February 2020

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Today, the state legislature fully repealed anti-LGBTQ legislation regarding HIV/AIDS curriculum, sometimes referred to as the “no promo homo law,” with strong bipartisan support, and the Governor signed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 11th, 2020

Superintendent Hoffman Delivers First Annual State of Special Education Speech

Chairwoman Allen, Vice-Chairman Boyer, members of the committee: Thank you for having me and for the opportunity to deliver the first annual State of Special Education today. Last week, I spoke to the House Education Committee about the need for a comprehensive plan for our public education system. But one specific area of this system deserves our immediate and intense focus — special education. There are currently 150,000 Arizona students in special education whose needs range in severity and in the kinds of supports they need for success. Whether a student faces mobility [Read more…]

Published: February 4th, 2020

Supt. Hoffman Delivers 2020 “State of Education” Address

The below text is of the full speech that Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman delivered to the Arizona House of Representatives on February 3, 2020. Chairwoman Udall, Vice-Chairman Fillmore, members of the committee: I am honored to be here today and to share with you the State of Education in Arizona. Our schools are communities of [Read more…]