Tag: DACA

One class at time: ‘Dreamers’ find it hard to afford college after court ruling

| October 17, 2018
One class at time: ‘Dreamers’ find it hard to afford college after court ruling

Saray Escobar Gomez dreams of becoming a teacher and is just three courses shy of completing her associate’s degree at Paradise Valley Community College.

However, as a DACA recipient, Gomez said it will take her longer to complete that degree after the Arizona Supreme Court’s April 2018 ruling that DACA recipients – who also are known as Dreamers – are ineligible for in-state tuition, leaving many of them with few options and resources for the school year.

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Arizona universities travel the state helping students learn more about college admissions, financial aid. See more state education news here

| October 3, 2018
Arizona universities travel the state helping students learn more about college admissions, financial aid. See more state education news here

As part of the Achieve60AZ initiative, organizations across Arizona – including the state’s three public universities Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona – are seeking ways to increase the number of Arizonans with post-secondary degrees or credentials from the current 42 percent to 60 percent by 2030.

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Allhands: Forced recess in Arizona? Now, this is a mandate I can get behind. See other state education news here

| April 11, 2018
Allhands: Forced recess in Arizona? Now, this is a mandate I can get behind. See other state education news here

If you care about your kid’s grades, you’ll applaud the new mandate for two school recess periods each day.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1083 last week. The bill applies to both district and charter schools in kindergarten through third grade initially and kindergarten through fifth grade after August 2019.

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Why Flagstaff City Council Supports DACA

| November 1, 2017
Why Flagstaff City Council Supports DACA

Recently, the Flagstaff City Council passed a resolution in support of DACA, Dreamers and comprehensive immigration reform. I was proud that the resolution had bipartisan support, and if you consider the facts it becomes clear why sensible immigration policy makes sense regardless of political affiliation. Immigrants are a vital part of Arizona’s economy – they are employees, business owners and taxpayers.

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Arizona College Access Network provides DACA Resources and Renewals Information. See related stories

| September 20, 2017
Arizona College Access Network provides DACA Resources and Renewals Information. See related stories

Not sure how September 5th’s announcement affects your students? Here are 5 things you should know about DACA. Still have more questions? Here to Stay’s resources and FAQ section informs you on the latest DACA news.

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Nearly 50 Arizona superintendents sign letter in support of DACA

| September 13, 2017
Nearly 50 Arizona superintendents sign letter in support of DACA

Nearly 50 Arizona superintendents signed a letter in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program eliminated by President Donald Trump this week.

The letter from 48 superintendents claimed that a University of California-San Diego study showed the DACA program had helped eligible students in the state.

It also said the elimination of DACA would affect the state’s schools.

“Many of our employees are DACA recipients, from teachers to technology specialists,” it read. “We will have classrooms that need long-term substitutes, cafeterias that need cooks, sports teams that need coaches, and counseling centers that need counselors.

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Arizona Regents have tuition rule that could benefit DACA students. Please see related stories here

| June 28, 2017
Arizona Regents have tuition rule that could benefit DACA students. Please see related stories here

A little-known policy of the Arizona Board of Regents could blunt the financial effect on DACA students of a new court ruling denying them in-state tuition.

The policy says anyone who is a graduate of an Arizona high school but does not otherwise meet the definition of “residency” can attend any of the state’s three universities for 150 percent of what in-state students are charged.

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