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Arizona school yard: Officials welcome new 3-foot rule for COVID-safe students

Arizona school and health officials welcomed Friday’s announcement that COVID-safe social distancing for students can be reduced from 6 feet to 3, but they did not appear to be rushing to embrace the lower standard. Arizona Education Department spokesperson Richie Taylor said the revision came at an awkward time for Arizona schools, many of whom reopened this week or are preparing to do so after their spring breaks end Monday.... Read more»

Arizona bill, executive order will not affect student grades

The Arizona Department of Education said in a statement Wednesday kids will be getting letter grades this year and actions taken by the governor and Legislature earlier this week apply to schools but “NOT individual student grade." The order is an attempt to assess academic progress in the past year and to present “evidence-based strategies to mitigate the impact of learning loss.”... Read more»

Ginsburg’s decades on high court included numerous Arizona rulings

Any case before the Supreme Court has national impact, but a fraction of cases the court decided during Ginsburg’s tenure directly affected Arizona. ... Read more»

Supreme Court sides with Mt. Lemmon firefighters in age-bias lawsuit

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that two Arizona firefighters can sue the Mount Lemmon Fire District for age discrimination after being laid off when they were the oldest employees in the department.... Read more»