Tag: Arizona Public Media

Movement To Increase Education Funding Grows

| October 28, 2015
Movement To Increase Education Funding Grows

Gov. Doug Ducey and fellow Republicans in the Legislature are trying to come up with increased education funding as the protests grow over cuts made earlier this year.

People are turning out in big numbers in what’s become a statewide movement. A recent forum at Catalina High Magnet School in Tucson packed the school’s auditorium.

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Congress Faces Deadlines on Education, Nutrition

| September 9, 2015
Congress Faces Deadlines on Education, Nutrition

Congress is back at work after a month’s recess, and U.S. Rep. Raúl Griajlva says he wants to see action on education and children’s nutrition programs before they expire.

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New Rule: Some Child Welfare Cases Won’t Be Investigated

| August 31, 2015
New Rule: Some Child Welfare Cases Won’t Be Investigated

Under the proposed rule, child welfare workers may not have to see every child who is named in such abuse reports. It would mark a reversal from the current standard, which requires interviews. Read more here…

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Arizona Gets $1M from Feds for Special Education

| August 12, 2015
Arizona Gets $1M from Feds for Special Education

By Arizona Public Media staff The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1,047,817 in grants to Arizona for special education. The Arizona Department of Education will partner with a higher education institution and other agencies to improve training and retention of special education staff. …Read the full article HERE Also see:  Arizona Daily Star: $1M grant to […]

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AZ WEEK: Will Ducey’s Funding Plan Raise Arizona Education?

| June 17, 2015
AZ WEEK: Will Ducey’s Funding Plan Raise Arizona Education?

By Arizona Public Media Arizona Week Friday analyzes Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to infuse Arizona K-12 education with $1.8 billion in the next five years from the State Land Trust Fund. It would break down to an additional $300 per student. In recent years, local schools, even high performing ones, have said shrinking state funding makes […]

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AZ WEEK: School Year Ends, Education Reform Begins Anew

| May 27, 2015
AZ WEEK: School Year Ends, Education Reform Begins Anew

May 23, 2015 • Arizona Public Media Arizona Week explores Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s call for education reform, made last week at his leadership conference in Phoenix. Included on the program: Former Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham Keegan discusses the need for reform and the “A for Arizona” program she works on with chambers of […]

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More Arizona Children in Pre-K, But State Lags Nation

| May 13, 2015
More Arizona Children in Pre-K, But State Lags Nation

May 12, 2015 • By Carrie Jung • Fronteras Desk • Arizona Public Media A new report shows more children in Arizona were enrolled in state pre-kindergarten programs last year, but Arizona still lags the national average. The National Institute for Early Education research shows about 7 percent of the state’s 4-year-old children were enrolled in state […]

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