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Education Spending in Arizona Fails to Make The Grade

| January 19, 2015
Education Spending in Arizona Fails to Make The Grade

January 13, 2015 • Arizona Association of School Business Officials Education Week just released its annual report called Quality Counts 2015. One of the items that the report examines is per-pupil expenditures for K-12 education for every state. The per pupil expenditures are adjusted for regional cost differences. The report uses the latest national data […]

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State Budget Woes Could Prevent Arizona From Offering Free Community College

| January 19, 2015
State Budget Woes Could Prevent Arizona From Offering Free Community College

January 12, 2015 • By Alexandra Olgin • 91.5 KJZZ President Barack Obama announced a plan called America’s College Promise Friday in Tennessee. The proposal would offer eligible students two years of community college for free. Arizona has 21 community colleges and about half a million college students. The Maricopa County Community College District is […]

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Three NAU students get STEM scholarship

| January 19, 2015
Three NAU students get STEM scholarship

January 11, 2015 • Arizona Daily Sun • Community Briefs The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship has been awarded to three students for spring 2015. The program offers $15,000 to encourage talented undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees to earn a teaching credential and commit to teach in high-need […]

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Q&A: Making community college free

| January 19, 2015
Q&A: Making community college free

January 9, 2015 • Princeton University On Thursday, Jan. 8, President Barack Obama unveiled America’s College Promise, a proposal that would use government funds to make community college free for millions of American students. The White House says the proposal would save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition a year on average and could […]

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Despite bipartisan support, most states mediocre in preschool participation

| January 19, 2015
Despite bipartisan support, most states mediocre in preschool participation

January 08, 2015 • By Allie Bidwell  • U.S. News and World Report Despite a bipartisan consensus on the importance of early childhood education, most states have a long way to go toward implementing high-quality programs and enrolling more young children, according to Education Week’s annual report on state efforts to improve education. Education Week’s research center has published […]

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Legislation – Additional Classroom Time for Kindergartners

| January 9, 2015
Legislation – Additional Classroom Time for Kindergartners

January 1, 2015 • Guest opinion • Arizona Capital Times As school superintendents we would never propose eliminating fifth grade to save money. Yet such a far-fetched policy would hold much more water than short-changing those students representing the greatest return for our education dollar: kindergartners. Working with the Arizona School Administrators Association, representing over 230 […]

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New schools chief: Common Core changes gradual

| January 7, 2015
New schools chief: Common Core changes gradual

January 4, 2015 • By Howard Fischer • Capitol Media Services • Arizona Daily Star PHOENIX — The state’s new top education official is promising to use her position to push for more money for public schools. But Diane Douglas won’t demand that lawmakers and incoming Gov. Doug Ducey give the schools the $317 million a court […]

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