Tag: Arizona Legislature

Arizona Education Association (AEA) — Legislative Update (Feb. 22)

| February 25, 2020
Arizona Education Association (AEA) — Legislative Update (Feb. 22)

After seeking review from Legislative Council, the Invest in Education Act coalition refiled its initiative last week and petitions are now ready to go! Sign up as a volunteer petition circulator and help us put the Invest in Education initiative onto the 2020 ballot and to get $940 million to our students and schools.

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Arizona Education Association (AEA) — Legislative Update (Feb. 15)

| February 18, 2020
Arizona Education Association (AEA) — Legislative Update (Feb. 15)

Opinion: It’s up to us to put the Invest in Education initiative onto the 2020 ballot and to get $940 million to our students and schools. Join us at a rally at the Capitol on Monday, February 17, as we launch INVESTinED and change public schools in Arizona forever.

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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Legislative Update (Feb. 10)

| February 11, 2020
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — Legislative Update (Feb. 10)

This alert shares several proposed senate bills regarding promise scholarship programs that eligible Arizona high school students could use to attend community colleges or state universities in Arizona.   

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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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Arizona Education Association (AEA) — Legislative Update

| February 4, 2020
Arizona Education Association (AEA) — Legislative Update

AEA has reviewed the Governor’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Executive Education Budget Proposal, a $12.3 billion package where education continued to be touted as the top priority issue. Governor Doug Ducey has outlined his funding priorities for FY2021 and now must negotiate with the Arizona Legislature to finalize the budget. Read AEA’s summary of the budget and what Arizona educators need to know as the legislative session gets rolling.

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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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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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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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Gov. Ducey proposes new investments in K-12 public education. See more state education and legislative news here

| January 14, 2020
Gov. Ducey proposes new investments in K-12 public education. See more state education and legislative news here

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said “the State of our State is strong, and it’s only getting better,” then said his budget proposal includes new investments in K-12 public education during his speech at the Arizona Capitol today. “In total, we’ve pumped $4.5 billion in new investments […]

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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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