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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Legislative Update

| February 4, 2020
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Legislative Update

The 2020 Arizona Legislative Session began Jan. 13 with Arizona’s education system front and center on the agenda. 

While investments in teacher pay, career and technical education and rural broadband dominate Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal, advances in postsecondary access and attainment continue to be a top priority for AzCAN. Out of the approximately 1,400 bills proposed to date, which are best poised to impact postsecondary access and attainment for Arizona students? 

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AZEdNews #LegislativeLegit: Teachers’ concerns, vouchers, Supt. speech. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 4, 2020
AZEdNews #LegislativeLegit: Teachers’ concerns, vouchers, Supt. speech. See more Arizona legislative education news here

Before the House Education Committee began on Monday, Feb. 3, people shared what brought them there – teachers’ concerns, vouchers and Supt. Kathy Hoffman’s presentation.

At the meeting, House Education Committee members discussed seven bills that would affect students, teachers and staff in Arizona’s elementary through high schools.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Kayley Quick. See more local education news here

| February 4, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Kayley Quick. See more local education news here

Kayley Quick is an exceptional and inspirational educator who teaches Graphic Design at Flagstaff High School. In addition to being an integral part of the art and performance scene for many years, she has been highly successful in helping her students achieve personal and public success in their studies, careers, public contributions and community connections.

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An Arizona couple donated $1 million to help foster children. One year later, they did even more. See more state education news here

| February 4, 2020
An Arizona couple donated $1 million to help foster children. One year later, they did even more. See more state education news here

Randy Hansen was about to give three women he hardly knew $1 million.

Randy’s wife, Leslie, was worried. She kept thinking: It’s a lot of money.

Randy knew she was right, but he just kept thinking: It’s the right thing.

These weren’t just any strangers. These three foster moms, Anika Robinson, Susan Woodruff and Angela Teachout, had changed lives, laws and rallied foster parents to hold Arizona’s child-welfare system accountable. Randy liked imagining how many more children they could help with $1 million.

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As public schools grow more diverse, school board elections are largely determined by white voters. See more national education news here

| February 4, 2020
As public schools grow more diverse, school board elections are largely determined by white voters. See more national education news here

It’s well known that America’s teachers don’t look much like the country’s students. It turns out that the voters who elect America’s school boards don’t, either.

A new study appears to be the first of its kind to quantify the demographic mismatch, and it’s sizable. Across four states, including California, researchers estimate that school board voters are much whiter and more affluent than the public school student body.

In districts serving mostly students of color, like San Diego and San Francisco, the disparities are particularly striking, nearly 50 percentage points.

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Native Americans for Community Action’s Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment announces upcoming programs

| January 28, 2020
Native Americans for Community Action’s Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment announces upcoming programs

Native Americans for Community Action’s Lasting Indigenous Family Enrichment will present the following programs:

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — 2020 Spring Professional Development Series

| January 28, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — 2020 Spring Professional Development Series

2020 Spring Professional Development Series
Join us this Spring for $25 workshops!

We have an incredible lineup of workshops next month as part of our 2020 Spring Professional Development Series. The best part? Each workshop is only $25 per person.

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Adaptive Alpine Skiing and Snowboard program available at Flagstaff’s Snowbowl

| January 28, 2020
Adaptive Alpine Skiing and Snowboard program available at Flagstaff’s Snowbowl

Funds are available to support persons from Arizona with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  (I/DD) interested in skiing and riding during the 2019/2020 season at Flagstaff’s Snowbowl.

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Prevent Child Abuse Arizona invites workshop proposals for our 26th Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference

| January 28, 2020
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona invites workshop proposals for our 26th Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona invites workshop proposals for our 26th Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Conference, which will be held on July 21 & 22, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, and will bring together 600+ professionals from a variety of sectors, including family/human service, government, nonprofits, law enforcement, healthcare, and early education.

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Child Opportunity Index: How is your neighborhood for raising kids? See more state education and legislative news here

| January 28, 2020
Child Opportunity Index: How is your neighborhood for raising kids? See more state education and legislative news here

This past week Diversity Data Kids in partnership with Brandeis University released the Child Opportunity Index. The index uses data for the country’s 100 largest metro areas and scores them in areas such as education, health and environment, as well as social and economic factors.

Madison Wisconsin received the highest score of all metro areas in the country with an 83 out of 100. The Phoenix metro scored 43, well under the national median of 55.

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