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ASU To Hold Virtual Commencement Ceremonies
Arizona State University is shifting its spring 2020 commencement ceremonies to virtual, online events due to the coronavirus. President Michael Crow announced the move on Thursday.
April 2, 2020
In The Nonstop Coronavirus News Cycle, Misinformation Is Rampant
News about the coronavirus has now overwhelmed our airwaves, screens and social media feeds. And not all of that information is reliable. Kristy Roschke at the News Co/Lab at ASU said uncertainty is what makes information about the coronavirus so hard for news consumers to process.
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April 2, 2020
AZ School Board Member Fears Closures Could Set K-3 Students Back
Arizona students will not return to class before the end of the school year, and the Legislature has directed public schools to offer some kind of learning opportunities in the meantime. But Board Member Armando Ruiz was concerned about what effect losing one-third of traditional instruction time would have on some of Arizona students from underprivileged communities.
April 1, 2020
Sonora Asks Med Students To Join Coronavirus Fight
Sonora, the Mexican state bordering Arizona, is calling for medical students and others to join the pandemic fight. Sonoran Health Secretary Enrique Clausen said the invitation is open for students in their fourth semesters or beyond.
April 1, 2020
High School Teacher, Student Share Experience With Online Classes
The Show caught up with one first-year teacher to see how it’s going with his high school students. The Show also talked to a high school senior who is not only adjusting to life with online classes, but who is missing out on so many of the experiences that were supposed to make this year memorable.
April 1, 2020
Book Recreates Recreates Historic Arizona Landscape Photos
There are a number of “then and now" kinds of books, where old photos of Phoenix or another Valley city are compared to modern-day ones. But Bill Wyckoff has a different take on the genre. In his new book, Wyckoff not only recreates old photos of some urban areas, but also rural ones.
April 1, 2020
How Teachers, Students Are Tackling Transition To Online Classes
Kindergarten through 12th grade students have been stuck at home the past two weeks after in-person classes were postponed and then canceled for the rest of the semester. But many returned to their studies this week from home. But the transition hasn’t been easy for teachers, students and parents.
April 1, 2020
How Will Coronavirus Impact Current High School Students?
The Arizona Board of Education approved an emergency rule Tuesday saying school districts and charter schools could not prevent high school seniors from graduating simply because the state has shut down schools for the rest of this school year. But there are still lots of questions.
April 1, 2020
AZ Schools Can Issue Diplomas, Credits To High School Seniors
The Arizona State Board of Education unanimously passed on Tuesday an emergency rule that will allow the state's estimated 86,000 high school seniors to receive a diploma or academic credit despite school closures through the end of the school year.
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March 31, 2020
Crafty Chica: Crafting During Coronavirus
If you’re stuck at home right now and running out of ways to occupy yourself — and Netflix is getting old — it might be time to find a creative outlet. The Show spoke to artist Kathy Cano-Murillo, aka the Crafty Chica, about others can get started crafting.
March 31, 2020
List Of Free Education Resources For Students, Teachers
Arizona school buildings are closes for the remainder of the school year, but many students will continue learning from home. Many educational resources are offering free access for families and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of free educational resources available.
March 31, 2020
Special Education Students Lose Resources As Schools Move Online
The COVID-19 pandemic saw schools around the nation temporarily closing their doors and sending students online. However, students with a wide variety of special education needs may have lost access to specialists, mentors and educational devices as a result of school closures, and there is not yet clarity about when that could change.
March 30, 2020
Lawsuit Filed Vs. ABOR Over Unrefunded Housing Fees
A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Arizona Board of Regents after the three public universities it oversees have refused to provide refunds to its students for room, board and fees.
March 30, 2020
AZ Schools Closed For Remainder Of The School Year
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said Monday morning that schools will remain closed through the end of the school year.
March 30, 2020
AZ Schools For Deaf, Blind Work To Reach Kids At Home
With schools now closed until at least April 10, educators and families are looking for ways to keep students learning. But what about students who struggle to communicate with their own parents and peers? The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, or ASDB, are working to reach those who count on school for more than academics, like Amelie Morales.
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March 30, 2020
UA Researchers Discover How Tuvan Throat Singing Works
Researchers at the University of Arizona have uncovered the secret to Tuvan throat singing — how central Asian singers make two different sounds at once.
March 27, 2020
Word S3 E5: Int’l Women’s HERstory Month Part 2 – Coronacation
While we hunker down amid a pandemic, creatives are facing tough times, too. Performances have been canceled. Open mics have been shut down. But we carry on with trying to stay in touch.
March 27, 2020
Maricopa Library Offers Curbside Service
Many communities across Arizona have cut off physical access to public libraries, but in the city of Maricopa, the library is offering curbside service.
March 27, 2020
Maricopa Community Colleges Cancel Graduation Ceremonies
The Maricopa County Community College District is canceling in-person graduation ceremonies to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The community college district is looking at other options at a later date, when health and safety concerns have waned.
March 26, 2020
Amid A Pandemic, How Are Grandparents Raising Kids Coping?
Nearly 60,000 Arizona children are being raised by their grandparents. But with the coronavirus pandemic and calls for older adults to stay away from public spaces and practice social distancing, how are Arizona's “grandfamilies” coping with what feels like an impossible situation at times?
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March 26, 2020

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