Tag: U.S. Department of Education

DeVos approves Arizona education plan replacing No Child Left Behind

| September 13, 2017
DeVos approves Arizona education plan replacing No Child Left Behind

The U.S. Department of Education approved Arizona’s state plan of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which will replace the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

According to the Arizona Department of Education, ESSA is the federal law that allows the U.S. government to support national and local education goals with grants and resources.

Without compliance of this state plan of ESSA, $1 billion of federal aid for Arizona schools would be in jeopardy.

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Report: Arizona spends $20K more annually per inmate over a student

| July 13, 2016
Report: Arizona spends $20K more annually per inmate over a student

Arizona spends $20,000 more annually on each inmate than it does on a student in its school system, a federal report said.

The report from the U.S. Department of Education said, over the last three decades, the nation has increased penal spending at three times the rate of that spent on schools.

Arizona is no different. In 2015, the state spent $3,573 per K-12 pupil and $23,441 per inmate.

However, Dan Hunting, a senior policy analyst with the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University, said it’s important to keep the report in perspective.

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U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Reach Voluntary Settlement with Arizona Department of Education to Meet the Needs of English Language Learner Students

| May 4, 2016
U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Reach Voluntary Settlement with Arizona Department of Education to Meet the Needs of English Language Learner Students

The U.S. Departments of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division entered into a voluntary settlement agreement late yesterday with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) under the Equal Educational Opportunities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The agreement requires ADE to raise its English proficiency criteria to properly identify English language learner (ELL) students in grades three through 12 and to properly determine when those students no longer need language services.

The agreement also requires ADE to ensure that Arizona public schools offer language support services to thousands of students who were prematurely moved out of language services or incorrectly identified as initially fluent English proficient from the 2012-2013 school year to the present.

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Arizona Gets $1M from Feds for Special Education

| August 12, 2015
Arizona Gets $1M from Feds for Special Education

By Arizona Public Media staff The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1,047,817 in grants to Arizona for special education. The Arizona Department of Education will partner with a higher education institution and other agencies to improve training and retention of special education staff. …Read the full article HERE Also see:  Arizona Daily Star: $1M grant to […]

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CCC’s TRiO program receives $1.1 million grant

| July 22, 2015
CCC’s TRiO program receives $1.1 million grant

By Coconino Community College The U.S. Department of Education has announced that the Coconino Community College TRiO program received another five-year commitment. “This grant is extremely difficult to secure – the competition is open to all colleges and universities throughout the 50 states and includes the US territories as well,” said John Henneberg, CCC’s TRiO […]

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A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America

| April 22, 2015
A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America

Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC) Newsletter: A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America New Report by the U.S. Department of Education All parents hope their child will start school ready for success. Unfortunately, not every parent can find the high-quality early learning opportunity that sets their child up for success. On […]

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U.S. Department of Education Looking for Innovative School Programming

| September 29, 2014
U.S. Department of Education Looking for Innovative School Programming

The U.S. Department of Education is soliciting submissions that describe innovating programming being implemented in schools and districts around the country. Secretary Arne Duncan wants to know what’s happening in your community and wants you to share the innovative things the schools in your area are doing — or what you’d like to see happen. What […]

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