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FORT HUACHUCA — In an increasingly digital-reliant age, reading paper books has become more and more of a rare phenomenon amongst our youth, especially when digital titles and social-media apps provide instantaneous multi-media entertainment with just a tap or swipe.

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PHOENIX — An average 20% boost in teacher salaries in the past four years has apparently done little to entice people into the classroom and keep experienced staffers there.

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BISBEE — Though objections were made by the county school superintendent and the county sheriff, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors followed through with its plan to end the housing of juveniles in the county detention center on Tuesday.

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SIERRA VISTA — A Tombstone Unified School District bus was rear-ended by a pickup truck while stopped at a red light at Coronado and Buffalo Soldier Trail around 7:30 Monday morning, according to TUSD Superintendent Robert Devere.

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BENSON — Nine-year-old Zoey Mudge was one of the 100 kids who participated in a belated Back to School Fair on Saturday, where she received a new backpack and a collection of school supplies.

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The Cochise College Foundation has received a $10,000 donation from the American Southwest Credit Union (ASCU) in support of scholarships for Cochise County adults. To honor the contribution, the foundation has named ASCU a title sponsor of its virtual run/walk fundraiser, Pathway to $100k.

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TOMBSTONE — At Wednesday’s Tombstone Unified School District Governing Board meeting, administrators continue reporting a smooth start to the school year, along with good news about state funding that will pay for projects at two of the district’s campuses.

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SIERRA VISTA — Next year’s Sierra Vista Unified School District Governing Board will have at least one new face after the Nov. 3 election.

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BISBEE — In order to stay abreast with the ever changing COVID–19 landscape, county School Superintendent Jacqui Clay has been holding weekly meetings with administrative heads in the rural school districts.

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BISBEE — Though it will not be an in-person event, Bisbee and Naco, Ariz., students will be able to get help with school supplies this year thanks to the continued efforts of the nonprofit Cochise Connections.

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SIERRA VISTA — Last week Cochise College welcomed students and faculty back virtually, with a few exceptions. Along with the new students and staff were three new deans hoping to help those they serve navigate the untraditional start to the fall semester.

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TOMBSTONE — Standing in a line of masked fellow-students, all waiting for temperature checks, Hannah Humphrey admitted being both “excited and nervous” about starting school.

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TOMBSTONE — When students of Tombstone Unified School District start classes Monday, some will be heading to the district’s three campuses for in-person learning.

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PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is defending hard-and-fast limits on when businesses can reopen while saying it’s OK for schools to send children back to class even if local health conditions do not meet the guidelines set by his own state health director.

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SIERRA VISTA — With board approval, Sierra Vista Unified School District administrators are moving forward for a virtual start to the 2020-2021 academic school year.

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BISBEE — The Bisbee Unified School District board members made it official Tuesday night as they approved a resolution establishing the manner in which the three schools will be opened next week and mitigation plans as the school year progresses.

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COUNTY — County schools are shifting their return plans back to distance learning after speaking with the local health department, with less than a week until the first day.

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BENSON — The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Arizona Department of Education (ADE) have partnered in an effort to provide schools across the state guidance for the safe reopening of schools for in-person learning, with the health of students, teachers and staff as a top priority.

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BOWIE — Wendy Conger, superintendent of Bowie Unified School District, and her staff welcomed their students back to campus Monday morning for the first time since March.

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COUNTY — Haven’t started back to school shopping yet? It’s probably for the best. County schools are shifting their return plans back to distance learning after speaking with the local health department.

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BISBEE — Though it took nearly four hours, members of the Bisbee Unified School District board agreed to recommend all students attend class via online courses for the first six weeks of school, which begins Aug. 18, with a caveat.