Op-Eds by Supt. Kathy Hoffman
January 19th 2022
Gov. Doug Ducey could've thrown teachers a lifeline. He didn't even thank them
Opinion: Other governors are proposing major pay raises for teachers and calling in the National Guard to help with bus driver shortages. But not Gov. Doug Ducey.
July 21st 2021
How to safely keep Arizona schools open, even if they can't mandate masks
Opinion: Parents, teachers and students have the power to act on their own, despite what some elected leaders have said, to keep schools open and safe, Arizona's education superintendent says.
January 19th 2021
Why would Arizona lawmakers tell transgender athletes they don't belong now?
Opinion: Some lawmakers want to prevent transgender students from fully participating in school life at a time when they most need support.
June 3rd 2020
Safety is our top priority in reopening Arizona schools. Here's how you can help
Opinion: Arizona schools provide so much more than just education. That's why we must develop plans to get kids safely back into the classroom. Op-ed with Cara Christ.
October 14th 2020
Proposition 208 is a 'lifeline' for underfunded schools, state superintendent says
Opinion: Ignore the fraudulent claims in attack ads about Proposition 208 and education spending. The measure is a lifeline to our underfunded schools. It deserves your 'yes' vote.
December 26th 2020
2020 has been a year of great loss for many, including me. Here's what we can do with it
Opinion: The start of a new year brings us a chance to consider how we treat one another. It is one of the few things we have in our control.
November 17th 2019
Arizona is the only state with an English-only education law. It's time to repeal it
Opinion: Repealing the law had strong bipartisan support in the Arizona House but never got a vote in the Senate. I'm working to change that this year.
February 17th 2022
Arizona schools improving on student to counselor ratio
TUCSON (KVOA) - Despite lowering the student-to-counselor ratio from 905:11 to the new ratio of 716:1, Superintendent Kathy Hoffman said Arizona still far exceeds the recommended standard which is 250:1.
February 9th 2022
Superintendent sounds alarm over $1.1 billion budget crisis
PHOENIX (KPHO) — Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman got right to the point during her “state of education” address Tuesday in front of the Senate Education Committee.
February 9th 2022
Schools' spending cap is a 'ticking time bomb,' Arizona schools chief tells lawmakers
PHOENIX — Calling it a “ticking time bomb,” state schools chief Kathy Hoffman called out Republican lawmakers Tuesday for failing so far to ensure that schools across the state won’t have to cut spending by more than $1.15 billion in just three weeks.
February 6th 2022
Kathy Hoffman on schools’ looming fiscal cliff
February 1st 2022
Legislators not acting to prevent massive public school budget cuts in Arizona
If the Arizona State Legislature fails to act by March 1, public schools around the state will be forced to cut $1.2 billion in expenses for the current fiscal year. This is money the schools have already been allocated, budgeted for, and have in the bank. However, because of state law, they will not be legally able to spend these funds.
January 20th 2022
Arizona schools chief Hoffman urges Legislature to act on spending limit measure
PHOENIX — Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is worried politics and a noncommittal Legislature could jeopardize over $1.1 billion in school funding due to a 40-year-old spending limit.
November 18th 2022
Arizona schools chief Kathy Hoffman, husband welcome 1st child
PHOENIX — Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman is now a mother.
November 5, 2021
Renewal of Indian Education Policy ‘a step in the right direction’ for Indigenous education
Native American educators praised the Arizona State Board of Education and the Department of Education for renewing the state’s Indian Education Policy last month, a move they say moves toward improving education for Indigenous students.
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