According to the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association, more than 300 teachers across the state resigned citing COVID as a main reason. More than 600 non-teacher school staff did the same.
U.S. educators are doing everything they can to track down high school students who stopped showing up to classes and to help them get the credits needed to graduate, amid an anticipated surge in the country’s dropout rate during the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden spent the first day of her trip to the Navajo Nation on Thursday listening to female tribal leaders whom she referred to as her “sister warriors” about the broader needs on the country’s largest Native American reservations.
Governor Ducey’s decision to rescind mask mandates in schools caused school districts to act quickly. So far, all Southern Arizona public school districts have decided to keep their mask mandates in place for students K-12. Parents are on opposite sides of the mask debate.