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233 Arizona superintendents ask legislators to not cut K-12 school funding

| February 18, 2015
233 Arizona superintendents ask legislators to not cut K-12 school funding

February 18, 2015 • By Nedda Shafir • Arizona School Administrators Inc. • AZEDNEWS Two hundred thirty three Arizona school district superintendents, who are members of Arizona Association of School Administrators, sent a letter today to Arizona Legislators. The letter is in response to the K-12 education portion of Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget for […]

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Opinion: 3 Arizona education bills to watch

| February 18, 2015
Opinion: 3 Arizona education bills to watch

February 17, 2015 • By Gina Bahlman, AZ I See It • AZCentral As an educator, parent and citizen of Arizona, I would like to encourage all Arizonans to closely read and consider the implications of three education proposals: HB 2246 would give parents the opportunity to opt their child out of the new AzMERIT […]

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Arizona State University named among 5 great colleges for studying early childhood education

| February 18, 2015
Arizona State University named among 5 great colleges for studying early childhood education

Feb. 17, 2015 • By Jon Fortenbury • USA Today — College Arizona State University (ASU) has some of the most interesting early childhood education programs in the country. For one, the Master of Education in early childhood education is offered fully online, with a combination of online coursework, applied activities and in-person clinical experiences. […]

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Higher education budget cuts come with a price

| February 18, 2015
Higher education budget cuts come with a price

February 18, 2015 • By Ethan McSweeney • Arizona Sonora News Service • The Daily Wildcat PHOENIX — Have you heard of the Arizona Public Enterprise University? One senator wants to remake and rename Arizona State University into “an autonomous, quasi-public, nonprofit corporate entity,” with a bill introduced this session. …Read the full article HERE

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Arizona’s Demographic Gap Could Cause Political And Educational Issues

| February 18, 2015
Arizona’s Demographic Gap Could Cause Political And Educational Issues

February 16, 2015 • By Al Macias • KJZZ The demographics of Arizona are changing with a growing divide between age and race. This gap could potentially cause strife between generations over topics like education and politics. A 2013 study from Pew Charitable Trusts shows that Arizona has the widest racial generation gap in the country. […]

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Community Briefs: Fifth graders take $1 challenge

| February 16, 2015
Community Briefs: Fifth graders take $1 challenge

February 15, 2015 • Arizona Daily Sun FLAGSTAFF — Knoles Elementary School fifth grade teacher Josie Hammond recently gave her students a $1 challenge. Hammond gave the students $1 and challenged them to see how they could make a difference in Flagstaff with just that dollar. The class plans to make flyers with her $1 […]

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New program helps foster youth achieve college education

| February 16, 2015
New program helps foster youth achieve college education

February 15, 2015 • By Heather Beshears • Yuma News Now TEMPE — The Arizona foster care tuition waiver, a bill signed into law by former Gov. Jan Brewer in 2013, helps Arizona’s foster youth earn a college degree by offering free tuition. But getting students into college is just part of the goal. The […]

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Arizona Senate committee approves bills greatly expanding school voucher program eligibility

| February 16, 2015
Arizona Senate committee approves bills greatly expanding school voucher program eligibility

February 12, 2015 • Fox Business •  Associated Press PHOENIX – Students unable to enroll in the public or charter school of their choice and all children on Indian reservations would qualify for the state’s private school voucher program under a pair of bills approved Thursday by an Arizona Senate committee. …Read the full article […]

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Education central to attracting jobs to Arizona

| February 16, 2015
Education central to attracting jobs to Arizona

February 11, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service Arizona business leaders say it’s time to start spotlighting the successes of the state’s K-12 public schools and higher education system to business leaders considering relocating or expanding here. Studies show education is among the top factors considered, along with taxes and economic […]

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New approach to math helping Arizona high school students graduate

| February 16, 2015
New approach to math helping Arizona high school students graduate

February 11, 2015 • By Cathryn Creno • The Republic | azcentral.com Marana Unified is one of 18 districts in the state to offer new special math classes for technical education students. The district is one of just three statewide to offer automotive math. …Read the full article HERE

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