Tag: arizona education

Education Gubernatorial Debate Scheduled For September 28th

| September 13, 2014
Education Gubernatorial Debate Scheduled For September 28th

AASBO has joined with five other educational organizations and FOX-10 Arizona to host a debate with the Repulican and Democratic candidates for Governor, Doug Ducey and Fred Duval, to discuss issues related to public education in our state. The debate will be held at the Camelback High School Auditorium which is located at 4612 North […]

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Pilot Sites Needed to Test  Arizona Quality Assessment Tool for Out-of School Time Programs

| September 13, 2014
Pilot Sites Needed to Test  Arizona Quality Assessment Tool for Out-of School Time Programs

Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence invites out-of-school time (OST) program sites to volunteer to test the new Arizona Quality Assessment Tool when it is rolled out later this fall. The purpose of the Arizona Quality Assessment Tool is to allow OST programs to voluntarily and confidentially measure their quality against the Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs. 150 […]

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State Spending on K-12 Education Is Up – Barely

| September 13, 2014
State Spending on K-12 Education Is Up – Barely

The Joint Legislative Budget Committee staff has issued its annual calculation of K-12 education spending over the last ten years – from fiscal year 2006 through the current fiscal year (2015). Compared to last year, fiscal year 2015 per-pupil funding, adjusted for inflation, has increased by $17 to $3,529, a 0.5% increase. This is still […]

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Building Momentum For STEAM Education – October 25th

| September 10, 2014
Building Momentum For STEAM Education – October 25th

Explore ways to support inquiry and investigation through STEAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) in the early childhood classroom. Saturday, October 25th 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Summit School of Ahwatukee (4515 E Muirwood Drive Phoenix, AZ 85048) REGISTRATION INFORMATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON The registration fee is $75 and includes lunch and […]

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Tips for getting your child ready for Kindergarten

| June 30, 2014
Tips for getting your child ready for Kindergarten

Are you and your child super excited for Kindergarten this fall? (Ok, maybe you are feeling a bit nervous about being separated from your little one.)

First Things First has a great list of steps you can take over the next few weeks to make the transition easier for your child.

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Square Foot Gardening – Saturday, May 24th

| May 10, 2014
Square Foot Gardening – Saturday, May 24th

The City of Flagstaff Recreation Services Presents… Square Foot Gardening! Start a dynamic hobby that lasts a lifetime. In this beginner level one day clinic you will learn the basic techniques of Square Foot Gardening including types of soil, box set-ups, plant zones and more! Benefits of square foot gardening include: *Water conservation *Efficient use […]

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STEM Distance Learning Program available for Classrooms!

| April 28, 2014
STEM Distance Learning Program available for Classrooms!

APS Foundation has partnered with the Phoenix Zoo to offer STEM distance learning programs to rural communities.

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Video: 103rd Arizona Town Hall report on Early Childhood Education

| April 22, 2014
Video: 103rd Arizona Town Hall report on Early Childhood Education

The latest Arizona Town Hall focuses on early childhood education. More than 170 Arizona leaders, businesspeople, educators, elected officials and students hammered out the latest town hall report to lay out ideas to foster improvements in our education system. President of Arizona Town Hall Tara Jackson and President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Todd Sanders will discuss the report.

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Senate Policy Proposals

| March 29, 2014
Senate Policy Proposals

The Children’s Action Alliance has released a list of amendments to critical policies in the Senate that they see as negating Arizona children and families. The State Senate approved a budget proposal last week on a party line vote. Like in the Senate, there will be virtually no time or opportunity for public input to shape this critical policy.

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Urgent AZ Budget update from Children’s Action Alliance

| March 25, 2014
Urgent AZ Budget update from Children’s Action Alliance

The Children’s Action Alliance says, “After just four days of consideration, the State Senate approved a budget proposal last week on a party line vote. We expect the House of Representatives to debate and vote on this same budget proposal today and tomorrow. Like in the Senate, there will be virtually no time or opportunity for public input to shape this critical policy. Despite amendments, the Senate budget plan leaves gaping holes for Arizona children and families”

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