Tag: Arizona state budget

Arizona Brings Discovery Ed Platform to Schools Across the State. See more state education and legislative news here

| July 13, 2021
Arizona Brings Discovery Ed Platform to Schools Across the State. See more state education and legislative news here

The Arizona Department of Education has partnered with Discovery Education to provide Discovery’s Experience platform to all teachers and students throughout the state.

Through the partnership, educators will have access to standards-aligned content, digital lessons and professional development tools and resources via the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) Community.

“Digital resources like those provided to teachers and students through our new partnership with Discovery Education have the ability to take students beyond their classroom and introduce them to people, places, and ideas they might not otherwise encounter,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathy Hoffman. “However, in the past, access to transformative, high-quality digital content was not equitable. Our new partnership with Discovery Education brings these resources to classrooms across our state, ensuring every Arizonan student has the opportunity to access a new world of information and ideas from any device.”

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Arizona Legislative Update — Join Us at the Capitol on Monday

| June 19, 2021
Arizona Legislative Update —  Join Us at the Capitol on Monday

… Join us at the Capitol on Monday, June 21, at noon. The Arizona Education Association will hold a press conference urging legislators to protect the Invest in Education Act in state budget negotiations and highlight the devastating consequences the proposed state budget moving through the legislature would have on our public schools.

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Arizona Receives Grant to Amplify State-Level FAFSA Completion Resources and Assistance. See more state education and legislative news here

| June 1, 2021
Arizona Receives Grant to Amplify State-Level FAFSA Completion Resources and Assistance. See more state education and legislative news here

Arizona was recently awarded a $50,000 grant by the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) to amplify state-level Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion resources and assistance to the high school graduating class of 2020 and 2021. Amid the economic, health and other impacts caused by the pandemic, students of color and students from low-income backgrounds are experiencing the largest declines in FAFSA completion and postsecondary enrollment. To combat these challenging times, Arizona’s FAFSA Coalition which consists of postsecondary and community partners from across the state have dedicated their efforts to this grant to ensure that Arizona students are not missing out on opportunities to fund their postsecondary education.

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Virtual Event on May 26 — Arizona State Budget: Tax Cuts, Prop 208 and Funding for Children

| May 25, 2021
Virtual Event on May 26 — Arizona State Budget: Tax Cuts, Prop 208 and Funding for Children

Arizona’s legislative leaders are proposing a roughly $13 billion spending plan that includes almost $3 billion in tax cuts over three years. The plan also seeks to negate the effects of Prop 208. Not included in the plan is the proposal to expand KidsCare. How else does this plan affecting funding for children? What are its chances of passing? Send in your questions. Tune in – it’s free to attend!

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AZ Legislators introduce budget proposal. See more state education and legislative news here

| May 25, 2021
AZ Legislators introduce budget proposal. See more state education and legislative news here

Arizona Republican Legislators introduced a budget proposal today, in the House Rules Committee with tax cuts that education advocates say would severely impact funding for public schools.

… “Budgets reflect our values as a state, and this budget proposal that essentially slashes taxes for those at the top at the expense of the middle and working-class families and their children says a lot about how our state views their needs,” Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman told KTAR News 92.3 FM. “This is really taking us in a negative direction.”

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Legislative GOP leaders share budget bills highlights with lawmakers. See more state education news here

| May 21, 2019
Legislative GOP leaders share budget bills highlights with lawmakers. See more state education news here

Details of the $11.9 billion proposed budget plan by Republican Legislative leaders who worked on the deal with Gov. Doug Ducey were released Monday evening.For education, the budget proposal includes funds for the 5 percent teacher pay raise, $15 million for school counselors and police officers on campus, $25 million for school building repairs, an increase to $136 million to partially restore additional assistance funding that public schools use to pay for books, software, buses and other soft-capital needs.The budget proposal also includes a $542 million deposit into the state’s rainy day fund and $325 million in tax breaks.

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Strife ahead as FY18 budget takes shape

| May 3, 2017
Strife ahead as FY18 budget takes shape

A Republican budget plan set for its first vote today would give Arizona teachers a pay hike more than double what was proffered by Gov. Doug Ducey.
But Democrats want to double that again. And they may just have the leverage this year to get their way.

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State Budget Town Hall and Budget hearings concerning education, children to be held March 25 and April 2 in Flagstaff

| March 22, 2017
State Budget Town Hall and Budget hearings concerning education, children to be held March 25 and April 2 in Flagstaff

State Budget Town Hall and Budget hearings concerning education, children to be held March 25 and April 2 in Flagstaff.

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Children’s Action Alliance – Arizona State Budget Presentation

| September 27, 2015
Children’s Action Alliance – Arizona State Budget Presentation

The Children’s Action Alliance and CCC&Y came together to discuss Arizona’s State Budget and Taxes revenue and allocation as of September 2015. If you missed the presentation, the data and stats can be found here.

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Q & A: Arizona’s State Budget and Taxes

| January 12, 2015
Q & A: Arizona’s State Budget and Taxes

Did you know that Arizona has the lowest spending per student on K-12 administration of any state in the country? Or that tax cuts adopted by our legislature and Governor Brewer just since the Great Recession began account for more than one third of the projected budget deficit next fiscal year? You can find these […]

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