Arizona Department of Education Updates and Resources
Superintendent Hoffman's Statement on Governor Ducey's Executive Order 2021-04
Governor Ducey released an Executive Order today (EO 2021-04) today that calls on Arizona schools to make a good faith effort to open for in-person learning on the first Monday after their scheduled spring break or by March 15th if they have no spring break. Schools can continue to provide remote and hybrid options consistent with how they have been operating. Details and guidance for accommodating learning based on county transmission levels are available in the executive order.
Tribal stay-at-home orders stand and shall not be impacted by EO 2021-04. Arizona public schools must honor tribal sovereignty and accommodate students and families required and encouraged by tribal nations to stay in distance learning.
More guidance will be forthcoming on what this executive order means for schools and families to operationalize. By Friday, March 5th, ADE will communicate how school districts and charters can report their compliance with the EO to ADE.
RFP: 2021 Title IV-A & B Symposium: “Expanding Horizons
Submit your Request for Proposal Today!
What: 2021 Title IV-A & B Symposium: “Expanding Horizons” When: Virtual format on Thursday, July 15th & Friday, July 16th, 2021
Who: Title IV-A and Title IV-B (21st CCLC) Intended Audience:
- Enrichment educators
- Support Staff
- Before and After School Coordinators
- Grant writers
Request for Proposal: Sessions should focus on supplementing students’ academic and enrichment programs by creating a rich variety of classes and activities, including outside of the instructional day, that help students become proficient and connect with learning through Title IV-A and Title IV-B funded programs. Sessions will be virtual, pre-recorded, and 45 min long.
Request for Proposal
Other ADE Newsletters
Many of our Arizona Department of Education program areas create newsletters where you may find helpful resources. Here are some of the newsletters featured in the last month:
Resources and Update from OIE Partners and Stakeholders
Department of Economic Security: Spring Tribal Informational Forums
The DES Office of Tribal Relations (OTR) will be hosting their Spring Tribal Informational Forums in March 2021. The purpose of the tribal informational forums is to provide DES Division information and updates to Tribal Nations and other stakeholders working with Tribal citizens. Tribal partners may choose between one of the two date options for the respective DES Divisions. The forums will be held on March 4th, March 9th, and March 11th from 10:00 to 11:00 am (MST). For more information, visit their website HERE.
Arizona Early Childhood Alliance (AZECA) Early Childhood Day at the Capitol
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM MST – Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/azeca-early-childhood-day-at-the-capitol-tickets-137319864411
Join AZECA and early childhood champions for a virtual gathering to raise awareness of the importance of the early years at Early Childhood Day at the Capitol.
This is a vital opportunity to show policymakers how early childhood builds a bridge to their priorities and the impact early childhood investments have made in communities across our beautiful state. You can choose to participate in one of two virtual learning sessions including a panel with state lawmakers. There is also the opportunity to schedule virtual group visits with your legislators.