Danielle Lerner, KNXV

Danielle Lerner


Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Danielle:

Valley nonprofit's lessons in financial literacy return to classrooms across Arizona

A Valley nonprofit is taking lessons learned during the pandemic to reach tens of thousands of students across Arizona. → Read More

State assessment results show pandemic's impact on student learning

ABC15 is digging deeper into the pandemic's impact on the state of education. → Read More

Maricopa County health leaders tracking 'unprecedented' rate of COVID outbreaks in schools

The number of COVID outbreaks in schools, doubling week to week, fueling concerns about the delta variant's impact on children. → Read More

Rural schools facing quarantines, closures as coronavirus cases rise

Kim was a beloved Gila County teacher of more than 30 years in the Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District. She was team-teaching an online summer school course with two other instructors when all three tested positive. The other two teachers eventually recovered. → Read More

Overcrowded classrooms fueling COVID concerns as more students head back to school

Families and teachers across the Valley have reached out to ABC15 the last several days, expressing serious concerns about classrooms pushing 30, 35, even more than 40 students at a time. → Read More

LIST: Valley school districts with mask mandates

Despite Arizona lawmakers passing a law prohibiting mask or vaccine mandates in schools, several districts have recently decided to put or keep mask mandates in place. → Read More

The pandemic's impact on Arizona's teacher workforce

A new report released by the Arizona Department of Education Wednesday is shedding light on the status of the teacher workforce in our state, and the pandemic's impact heading into the 2021-2022 school year. → Read More

Former Suns player on personal mission to help special needs students, their families

There is a side to Steven Hunter many people may not get to see. The former Suns player is now a husband, father, and autism advocate. → Read More

Free, weekly COVID testing could be coming to K-12 schools across Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health and Human Services is reaching out to K-12 school districts across the state, working to raise awareness about a free, federally funded COVID testing program that could prevent the spread of COVID-19 once the new school year begins. → Read More

More students enrolling in teacher-prep programs at Arizona's state universities

There are glimmers of hope in the ongoing battle to strengthen Arizona's teacher pipeline. → Read More

Paradise Valley Unified educator's unique career path inspires students, colleagues

Even from behind a mask Jorge Ontiveros' enthusiasm and positive attitude are contagious. Ontiveros, or "Mr. O" as he is called, is currently assistant principal at Greenway Middle School. → Read More

Star fitness trainer Chris Powell launches international movement in hometown of Mesa

Many of us first got to know Chris Powell through ABC's hit show "Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition." → Read More

Gilbert Public Schools cuts more than 150 positions for upcoming school year

One of the largest school districts in Arizona informed employees Friday about a "reduction in force" for the 2021-2022 school year, citing a loss of student enrollment. → Read More

State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman says reopening schools can be done safely

State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman said Wednesday during a press conference that schools can reopen safely, if proper mitigations are in place. → Read More

Mesa school's mural celebrates diversity, perseverance during pandemic

The small school serves a few hundred 7-12 graders who have fallen behind, are considering dropping out, or may be overwhelmed at a large high school campus. → Read More

Chandler Unified reverting to virtual learning for at least two weeks

As of now, students are set to resume in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19. → Read More

Free program helping teachers boost their virtual instruction skills

The pandemic, making it clear that remote learning is here to stay. Now, a free resource is helping teachers improve their virtual instruction skills. → Read More

Phoenix teacher uses costumes, props to keep students engaged online

Parents, students and teachers have been juggling the challenges of virtual learning for months. However, teachers across Arizona are going to great lengths to make it work. → Read More

Staff member in Madison School District diagnosed with COVID-19 passes away

Nawai Kalai was a behavior technician in the district's Special Education Department. → Read More

Phoenix Elementary School District will remain virtual through early 2021

The Phoenix Elementary School District informed families Monday that students will continue remote learning through at least January 14. → Read More