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After walkout and pay bump, what’s next for #RedForEd movement? See more statewide education news here

| May 16, 2018
After walkout and pay bump, what’s next for #RedForEd movement? See more statewide education news here

After Arizona lawmakers signed a $10.4 billion budget bill last week, effectively bringing an end to a six-day teacher walkout over low pay and poor classroom conditions, one question remained: What was next for the #RedForEd movement?

Organizers with Arizona Educators United, the group behind the movement, and the Arizona Education Association asked teachers to start collecting signatures in an effort to get an initiative on the ballot in November.

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Flagstaff father designs bulletproof desk to improve school safety. See more Flagstaff area education news here

| May 16, 2018
Flagstaff father designs bulletproof desk to improve school safety. See more Flagstaff area education news here

Horrified after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, an Arizona father took it upon himself to try and improve safety for kids at schools. 

John Birdsell, who lives in Flagstaff, started a company called School Security Solutions and designed a school desk made with bullet-resistant fiberglass.

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It Doesn’t Pay To Be An Early-Childhood Teacher. Please see related stories

| June 15, 2016
It Doesn’t Pay To Be An Early-Childhood Teacher. Please see related stories

Why would she teach preschool when she could make a heck of a lot more money teaching kindergarten? It’s a question I’ve heard over and over again reporting on education. In some places, we pay early childhood teachers less than fast-food workers, less than tree trimmers. As a country, we’ve acknowledged the importance of early learning and yet, when you look at what we pay those educators, it doesn’t add up.

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Prop 123: ‘Vote Yes’ campaign pushes education message across state; ‘Vote No’ hoping to protect land trust

| February 17, 2016
Prop 123: ‘Vote Yes’ campaign pushes education message across state; ‘Vote No’ hoping to protect land trust

With May’s special election fast approaching, supporters and opponents of Proposition 123 – the multi-billion dollar proposal to divert money from the Arizona land trust to boost education funding – are trying get their voters to the polls.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey developed the plan and state lawmakers set the May 17 election to put it in front of voters. It would allocate $3.5 billion to state education during the next 10 years. Funding would be split in two parts. Most of the money – about $2 billion – will come from the state’s land trusts and the remainder will come from the general fund.

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6 Education Stories To Watch In 2016

| January 6, 2016
6 Education Stories To Watch In 2016

Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his list of the top stories he’ll be watching in 2016.

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With State-Revenue Spike, Lawmakers Talk Restoring Higher-Education Funding

| September 2, 2015
With State-Revenue Spike, Lawmakers Talk Restoring Higher-Education Funding

By Ryan Heinsius • KNAU Arizona unexpectedly ended the 2015 fiscal year $325 million in the black. As a result, some lawmakers are discussing restoring the funds cut from the state’s three public universities in the current budget. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. …Read the full article HERE

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