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Group steps up to help Arizona foster children get the education they deserve

| July 27, 2016
Group steps up to help Arizona foster children get the education they deserve

Tens of thousands of Arizona’s children are in foster care, and one of the biggest issues they face is getting a good education.

Maria Rodriguez knows all about the difficulties.

She’s a college student now, but she had to overcome the hurdles many former foster children face to get there.

Rodriguez was forced to switch schools eight times during her first two years of high school, as she was moved from group home to group home through no fault of her own.

The moves put her behind educationally.

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New law could boost educational opportunities for children in Arizona’s foster care system

| May 18, 2016
New law could boost educational opportunities for children in Arizona’s foster care system

A new law in Arizona could greatly expand educational opportunities for kids in foster care.

Governor Doug Ducey signed HB 2665 into law on Monday.

It set aside up to $1.5 million to create a Foster Youth Education Success Fund. That fund will help FosterEd expand its operations to all of Arizona.

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Governor Doug Ducey pushes Prop 123 education plan

| March 16, 2016
Governor Doug Ducey pushes Prop 123 education plan

Governor Doug Ducey is under a tight deadline to boost education funding in Arizona and he needs to convince you it is a good plan.

The plan is to bring $3.5 billion into Arizona’s education system and it will settle a lawsuit filed by school districts after the state did not properly fund them during the recession.

To go through with the plan, Ducey is proposing using money from the State Land Fund but opponents say it is deceptive and it could cap future spending.

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Attorney General says parents can’t keep kids from tests

| October 14, 2015
Attorney General says parents can’t keep kids from tests

A new legal opinion says Arizona parents don’t have a right to withdraw their children from standardized tests given at public schools.

The opinion issued Friday by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says state parental rights laws don’t contain exemptions for testing.

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