Chandler USD to use remote learning in 1st quarter and more Phoenix-area news

Chandler USD will remain online for the first quarter. (Community Impact staff)
Chandler USD will remain online for the first quarter. (Community Impact staff)

Chandler USD will remain online for the first quarter. (Community Impact staff)

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Chandler USD to continue with remote learning through first quarter

The Chandler USD governing board voted unanimously Aug. 5 to continue with remote learning through the first quarter of the school year and re-evaluate on Sept. 23 if the criteria for reopening schools has not yet been met as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow across Arizona.

State releases metrics for schools to determine start of in-person instruction

The Arizona departments of Health Services and Education released benchmarks on COVID-19 metrics that local school districts can use to judge when to reopen schools, in part or in full, to in-person instruction.



Hamilton High School to serve as COVID-19 testing site

Hamilton High School will serve as a COVID-19 testing location beginning Aug. 7, according to the school district.

Barro's Pizza relocates to SanTan Village Marketplace

Barros Pizza moved its location at 1431 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, to 2571 S. Market St., Gilbert, in the SanTan Village Marketplace on May 20. It assumed the lease of a Ruby Tuesday there.

Mitch’s Beads owner has followed four-decade path from swap meet to Gilbert store

At the store, customers will not just find beads, but tools and supplies like chain and leather cording. Business is steady through the year, too, owner Mitchell Lawitz said, without seasonal ups and downs. Even through the coronavirus pandemic, he only saw a small drop-off in business.

Alexa D’Angelo and Tom Blodgett contributed to this report.



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Arizona Department of Transportation officials announced closures and restrictions for this week and weekend on Loop 202 through Chandler between Loop 101 and Interstate 10. (Courtesy Fotolia)
ADOT announces closures, restrictions on Loop 202 through Chandler for the week

Arizona Department of Transportation officials have announced closures and restrictions for this week and weekend on Loop 202 through Chandler.

Cadence Chandler, a new senior living community, is set to open in October 2021. (Rendering courtesy Cadence Chandler)
New senior living facility set to open in Chandler in Oct. 2021

Cadence Chandler, a new senior living community, is set to open in October 2021, according to a news release from owner and developer Cadence Living.

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City of Chandler headquarters in downtown Chandler.  (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler City Council approves more than 30 agenda items at meeting

On Sept. 17, Chandler City Council met and approved more than 30 agenda items including agreements to move forward on a veterans memorial and several road construction projects.

Chandler USD released its COVID-19 data dashboard last week, and students in kindergarten through second grade went back to their brick-and-mortar classrooms. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Data dashboard: Chandler USD reports no COVID-19 cases in first week of in-person elementary school

Chandler USD released its COVID-19 data dashboard last week, and students in kindergarten through second grade went back to their brick-and-mortar classrooms.

Here are the coronavirus data updates to know today in Chandler. (Community Impact staff)
County sees 237 COVID-19 cases Sept. 22, Chandler sees increase of 36 cases from the previous day

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Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: Number of ICU beds in use by coronavirus patients down nearly 90% from July

Here is what you need to know about hospitalizations in Arizona because of the coronavirus.

Abbie Jin knew she wanted to create her video for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge global science competition about something relevant. She just so happened to be making it as the coronavirus gripped the nation in the spring.
Chandler senior a semifinalist in science contest and more local news

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Abbie Jin knew she wanted to create her video for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge global science competition about something relevant. She just so happened to be making it as the coronavirus gripped the nation in the spring.
Hamilton High School senior named semifinalist in global science video contest

Abbie Jin knew she wanted to create her video for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge global science competition about something relevant. She just so happened to be making it as the coronavirus gripped the nation in the spring.

Gilbert Town Council will consider forming a community relations committee. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert may form committee to address racial issues and more popular area news

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One in five children and adults have a learning disability, according to statistics from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: National Center for Learning Disabilities expert discusses challenges of special education, remote learning during pandemic

The NCLD's director of policy and advocacy spoke about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on special education students and their development in and out of the classroom.