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AZDoE: Announcing the School Safety Task Force Final Report

Announcing the School Safety Task Force Final Report Dear Arizona School Leaders, As an educator, I’ve consistently seen the value and importance of listening to our students and bringing their voices into decision making. Despite the efforts of students involved with the Arizona Chapter of March for Our Lives to pass House Bill 2597 in [...]

AZDoE: New Emergency Order on Face Coverings in Schools

New Emergency Order on Face Coverings in Schools Dear School Leaders, This letter is to inform you of the new Emergency Order issued earlier today by Dr. Cara Christ, Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, requiring district and charter schools to immediately mandate that masks are worn on school campuses, on school buses and during [...]

Aspiring Latino/a Superintendents Program

Dear colleagues, AASA is seeing the imperative of increasing the percentage of Latino/a superintendents. Dr. Gladys Cruz from upstate New York and I will be co-teachers for this important initiative. Scientific evidence points to the importance of having #edleaders reflect the demographics of the students we serve.  Some benefits: better student outcomes, attendance and less [...]

AZALAS Introduces Mini Conference Keynote Speaker #2!

Hello All, It is our pleasure to introduce Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto as the second AZALAS Annual Conference keynote speaker.  See will be giving us all a preview of her Spring presentation during the AZALAS Mini Conference on November 8th.  Please be sure to register for the Mini as soon as you can at  Instructions [...]

AZDOE: ADHS COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

ADHS COVID-19 Reporting Requirements Dear School Leaders, As you welcome more students and staff back to your classrooms, I wanted to share a reminder about the COVID-19 reporting requirements that are in place for school communities by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS COVID-19 Reporting Requirements In accordance with ADHS Emergency Measure 2020-03 "Slowing [...]

ConvergeOne: 5 Steps CIOs Can Take to Remedy Work-From-Home Cyber Attacks

 Threats + Vulnerabilities Will Continue to Grow in Post-COVID Workplace Malicious hacking is on the rise, whether it’s ransomware attacks on target municipalities, data breaches that divulge details on millions of people, or supply chains hacks that kneecap global trade. As much as 25% to 30% of the workforce will work remotely multiple days a [...]

AZDOE: Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Message for Schools

Influenza (flu) vaccination message for schools Dear School Leaders, In the setting of the current COVID-19 pandemic, controlling the spread of respiratory illness is at the top of everybody’s mind. In contrast to COVID-19, efforts to control the spread of influenza in our schools have long been practiced and refined. Schools play a sentinel role in making [...]