The latest from ADE
Find the latest news and information from the Arizona Department of Education and Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman related to the 2021-2022 school year, along with upcoming events and announcements, ADE priorities and initiatives, and more.
News + Announcements
Read the latest news and press releases from the Arizona Department of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.
- Arizona Department of Education Announces an Additional $16 million in Federal Relief and Recovery Allocations to Support Public Schools, Teachers, and Students
- Arizona Department of Education Forms Task Force in Preparation for its Arizona Ready for School Campaign
- Superintendent Hoffman Announces $21 Million for School Counselors and Social Workers
- Superintendent Hoffman Announces $2.5 Million to Support Mentoring Program
- Arizona Department of Education Announces $1.5 Million Dollars to Fund Final Mile Project
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is the state agency tasked with overseeing Arizona's K-12 public education system by working with local districts and schools across Arizona. ADE is led by Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, who was elected to the statewide office by Arizona voters in 2018. ADE comprises more than 600 staff across four state offices working to serve Arizona's students, families, educators, and school communities. Click here to learn more about the Arizona Department of Education.
Superintendent Kathy Hoffman
Superintendent Kathy Hoffman was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction in November 2018 and assumed office in January 2019. Superintendent Hoffman has spent her entire career working in public education, first as a pre-school teacher and then as a speech-language pathologist. She began her career in the Vail School District in Southern Arizona before joining the Peoria School District.
Her experience as both an educator and advocate for students with disabilities informs her vision for public education. Throughout her career, she has fought tirelessly for equal access to high-quality public education regardless of a student’s race, gender, or zip code. As State Superintendent, she is focused on growing Arizona's educator workforce through targeted recruitment and retention efforts, increasing funding and access to critical social and emotional learning resources, expanding digital connectivity for urban and rural school communities alike, supporting and celebrating Arizona's many multilingual learners, and elevating the voices of our state's phenomenal educators.
For questions related to enrolling your child in school or information and guidance regarding the 2021-2022 school year, call 602.542.7378 and select "Option 2" for help in English or Spanish.
AZ Department of Education
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