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Arizona Department of Education allocates $1M for classroom resources

Oct 5, 2022, 4:15 AM

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PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Education will allocate $1 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for classroom resources, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced Tuesday.

All Arizona public district and charter school educators of preschool-12th grade students are eligible for grants.

Teachers can request materials such as science kits, reading comprehension games, technology and art supplies.

Additionally, ADE said it is partnering with nonprofit organization DonorsChoose to double public donations made to classrooms as long as funding lasts.

Community members can donate to classrooms online.

“Far too many teachers in Arizona dip into their bank accounts to provide basic resources for their students,” Hoffman said in a press release.

“With this investment, the Arizona Department of Education has now allocated $20 million directly to teachers to accelerate student learning after the impact of the pandemic. We’re proud to again partner with DonorsChoose and the greater Arizona community in support of our state’s students and teachers.”

ADE has allocated $20 million to 24,508 Arizona school teachers this year.

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Arizona Department of Education allocates $1M for classroom resources