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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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Send Superintendent Diane Douglas a Message

| June 24, 2015
Send Superintendent Diane Douglas a Message

Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, Diane Douglas, just completed her “We Are Listening Tour,” asking Arizonans for feedback about what is working in K-12 education and what’s not. If you missed an opportunity to attend one of these events, it’s not too late to make your voice heard! Will you email the Superintendent with your feedback today? […]

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Why Early Childhood Matters to Mayors

| June 23, 2015
Why Early Childhood Matters to Mayors

“Early childhood development is a critical component of the long-term academic and social success of children, adolescents, and young-adults. By ensuring that quality community resources are available to children and their families, we prepare them with the tools necessary to succeed. The City of Goodyear is proud of our status as a Read On Community […]

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DCS, What works to help families in need

| June 23, 2015
DCS, What works to help families in need

Since the new Department of Child Safety (DCS) was created one year ago, the number of children living in foster care has continued to grow far faster than the number of foster families or the number of staff able to handle their cases. An additional 1,300 children in foster care are overwhelming the system and […]

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