Tag: Arizona Teacher of the Year

Why people are worried about a census citizenship question. See more state education news here

| June 18, 2019
Why people are worried about a census citizenship question. See more state education news here

Many Arizonans are concerned a Census 2020 citizenship question could make immigrants, noncitizens, Latinos and other minority groups less likely to respond, leading to an undercount.

That means Arizona would receive less than its fair share of more than $675 billion in federal funds each year that impact public schools, families and communities.

Accurate Census data is key for determining political representation as well as allocating federal funding to jurisdictions based on their demographic characteristics, needs and assets, said Lizette Escobedo, director of national census program for NALEO, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials.

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Teacher of year uses White House visit to urge school support

| May 11, 2016
Teacher of year uses White House visit to urge school support

Arizona Teacher of the Year Christine Marsh said education in the state is “under attack,” echoing President Barack Obama’s call May 3 for more funding for education during a White House ceremony to honor teachers.

“In too many states, we are underfunding public education,” Obama told the supportive audience in the East Room, calling on state legislators and governors to keep in mind the importance of education in their communities.

Marsh, who teaches AP English to juniors and seniors at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, was one of the teachers of the year from every state and territory invited to the White House event.

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