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Be Heard Now on Proposed Changes to AHCCCS. Flagstaff meeting set for Aug. 21

| August 17, 2015
Be Heard Now on Proposed Changes to AHCCCS. Flagstaff meeting set for Aug. 21

By Children’s Action Alliance You have an opportunity to be heard on an issue of importance to Arizona’s children:  A waiver request that would have a major impact on how health services are delivered to Arizona’s low income families. In the coming weeks, there are hearings on Governor Ducey’s recently proposed plans to change the […]

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Advocacy Training Opportunity For Parent of Children with Special Needs

| July 27, 2015
Advocacy Training Opportunity For Parent of Children with Special Needs

Applications for a FREE program for parents of children with special needs on advocacy are now being accepted through October 16th.

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ESEA: Senate v. House

| July 27, 2015
ESEA: Senate v. House

Both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed separate versions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Click HERE for a chart showing the key differences between the two proposals.

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Join ASBA and Expect More in an Upcoming Advocacy Training!

| July 20, 2015
Join ASBA and Expect More in an Upcoming Advocacy Training!

In the interest of strengthening the voice of public education backers across Arizona, Arizona Schools Board Association (ASBA) joining with Expect More and neighborhood leaders in Deer Valley for an advocacy training opportunity on August 20th!

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Parent Engagement on Rise as Priority for Schools and Districts

| July 20, 2015
Parent Engagement on Rise as Priority for Schools and Districts

Family-engagement practitioners and researchers say educators are adopting systemic and sustained efforts to integrate parents into the fabric of their schools

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Arizona Continues to Slip Relative to the Nation on Educational Attainment

| July 13, 2015
Arizona Continues to Slip Relative to the Nation on Educational Attainment

INSIGHT INDICATOR: ECONOMICS AN EXPERT’S INSIGHT ON THE ISSUE IN ARIZONA TOM REX is associate director of the Center for Competitiveness and Prosperity Research in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Rex specializes in applied economic and demographic research with an emphasis on Arizona and the Metropolitan Phoenix area. Workforce […]

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Education on the march during Flagstaff 4th of July Parade

| July 4, 2015
Education on the march during Flagstaff 4th of July Parade

[slideshow_deploy id=’5709’] FLAGSTAFF — Education certainly did not sit on the sidelines during the 4th of July Parade held in downtown Flagstaff. More than 100 entries signed up for this year’s parade, including the Coconino County Superintendent of Schools, the Flagstaff Unified School District, charter schools and the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth. The […]

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Investments in kids down more than 9%: Children’s Budget 2015

| June 29, 2015
Investments in kids down more than 9%: Children’s Budget 2015

Children’s Budget 2015 offers a detailed guide to federal spending on children and serves as an invaluable resource for those seeking to improve the lives of America’s youth:

7.9 percent of the 2015 federal budget is invested in children;
Overall federal spending on children has declined 9.4 percent (adjusting for inflation) from 2011 to 2015, a higher rate than overall spending cuts of 4 percent.

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Parent Engagement on Rise as Priority for Schools and Districts

| June 29, 2015
Parent Engagement on Rise as Priority for Schools and Districts

Push for formal role, rather than add-on By Karla Scoon Reid Family-engagement practitioners and researchers say educators are adopting systemic and sustained efforts to integrate parents into the fabric of their schools—a welcome shift for advocates who have complained of lip service but scant support for programs they say can have a big impact on […]

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First Things First honors a champion for young children in Flagstaff

| June 24, 2015
First Things First honors a champion for young children in Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF – First Things First recognizes Ruth Ellen Elinski as a 2015 First Things First Champion for Young Children in the Coconino Region. The First Things First Champion for Young Children award is given to local champions who actively volunteer their time to raise public awareness of the importance of early childhood development and health. […]

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