Tag: Arizona Education News Service

Arizona Legislative Education Spotlight: Supt. Hoffman, education leaders discuss draft policy legislation to help AZ schools during Coronavirus closure. See more education legislative news here

| March 17, 2020
Arizona Legislative Education Spotlight: Supt. Hoffman, education leaders discuss draft policy legislation to help AZ schools during Coronavirus closure. See more education legislative news here

Updated March 16: The Arizona Department of Education, education advocates, county superintendents of schools and school leaders met Monday afternoon to discuss draft policy legislation to help Arizona schools during this closure in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Arizona Legislative Education Spotlight: #LegislativeLegit: Bill would raise special ed funding. See more education legislative news here

| March 10, 2020
Arizona Legislative Education Spotlight: #LegislativeLegit: Bill would raise special ed funding. See more education legislative news here

People attending the House Education meeting March 2 voiced their support for legislation, including Senate Bill 1060 that would raise special education funding.

Here’s what Vicki Alger, who was there to support SB 1061, said to AZEdNews. Alger is president and CEO of Vicki Murray & Associates LLC in Scottsdale, a research fellow at Independent Institute, and author of the book Failure: The Federal “Misedukation” of America’s Children.

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#LegislativeLegit: ACES and Project Rocket. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 11, 2020
#LegislativeLegit: ACES and Project Rocket. See more Arizona legislative education news here

Before the House Education Committee began on Monday, Feb. 10, people shared what brought them there – concerns about services and support for low-income students, how ACES – adverse childhood experiences – impact students and the Project Rocket pilot expansion to help students in low performing schools.

At the meeting, House Education Committee members discussed 13 bills that would affect students, teachers and staff in Arizona’s elementary through high schools.

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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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Take a look at details of Gov’s education budget proposal. See more state education, legislative, Request to Speak news here

| January 21, 2020
Take a look at details of Gov’s education budget proposal. See more state education, legislative, Request to Speak news here

What are the details in Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal for public K-12 education and higher education? And what is the economic outlook for Arizona? Find out here.

Click here for Arizona School Boards Association’s summary of the Governor’s budget proposal

Staff members of the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning & Budgeting presented details of Gov. Doug Ducey’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal during a press conference that began at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

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Upcoming legislation: What’s naughty or nice. See more state education and legislative news here

| December 17, 2019
Upcoming legislation: What’s naughty or nice. See more state education and legislative news here

See whether education advocates think Arizona Legislators’ bills are naughty or nice before the legislative session starts on Jan. 13, 2020.

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Why schools are ransomware targets. See more state education news here

| September 24, 2019
Why schools are ransomware targets. See more state education news here

Hackers used to focus their ransomware attacks primarily on taking money from corporations’ deep pockets, but they’ve recently been targeting schools and municipalities.

“Why is that so? Well, you possess an enormous amount of personal data – birthdates, social security numbers, direct deposit, banking information, credit card information – all of that you have about not only your employees, but your students and their parents,” said Rob Haws, a partner at Gust Rosenfeld PLC law firm, who specializes in education law and labor and employment.

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#RedForEd seeks action on per-pupil funding and other demands not met last year. See more state education news here

| April 30, 2019
#RedForEd seeks action on per-pupil funding and other demands not met last year. See more state education news here

A year after tens of thousands of teachers and education advocates marched through Phoenix streets demanding action on low teacher pay and per student funding that remains below pre-recession levels, #RedForEd supporters and Arizona Educators United are seeking progress on demands not addressed last year.

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School staff suicide prevention training bill would help students and combat crisis

| February 18, 2019
School staff suicide prevention training bill would help students and combat crisis

A bill that would provide suicide prevention and intervention training for school staff that has the support of families impacted by suicide was approved by the Senate Education Committee (Feb. 12).

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Bills to hire more school counselors support Gov. Ducey’s safe schools plan

| February 18, 2019
Bills to hire more school counselors support Gov. Ducey’s safe schools plan

Bills this session that would help public schools hire more counselors are critical steps in implementing Gov. Doug Ducey’s Safe Arizona Schools plan.

The Safe Arizona Schools plan was developed last year with input from parents, teachers, students, principals, law enforcement, prosecutors and mental health experts around the state to prevent school shootings, after examining the five deadliest school shootings in the past 20 years.

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