Tag: Arizona

This Week: Page Early Childhood Fair

| March 21, 2016
This Week: Page Early Childhood Fair

FREE Resources fair for families with young children on March 26th…

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This Week: Benefits of NAEYC Accreditation

| March 21, 2016
This Week: Benefits of NAEYC Accreditation

Visit a long-term National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited center. Learn the benefits of accreditation for children, parents and professionals…

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Spring Early Childhood Events and Workshops

| March 21, 2016
Spring Early Childhood Events and Workshops

Find out about many spring events and workshops in Northern Arizona…

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Speak Out for Arizona Children

| December 18, 2015
Speak Out for Arizona Children

We tell children all the time – dream big, work hard, and your dreams will come true someday. But without the basics like quality education, health care and security, “someday” never becomes a reality for too many Arizona children. Did you know that in Arizona: More than 1 in 4 children live in poverty; More […]

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How much do Arizona school districts spend in classrooms?

| August 12, 2015
How much do Arizona school districts spend in classrooms?

By Mary Beth Faller • The Republic / azcentral.com The glare of the spotlight is shining on Arizona’s school districts’ classroom spending. For the first time, parents and other Arizona taxpayers can compare the percentage each district plans to spend in the classroom this school year, a move spurred by critics such as Gov. Doug Ducey who […]

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Teachers know what’s right for kids. If we don’t drive the conversation, who will?

| July 8, 2015
Teachers know what’s right for kids. If we don’t drive the conversation, who will?

By Martín Pérez, Jr. • Expect More Arizona My brother and I are only one year apart in age, yet our educational journeys have been completely different. My brother did not graduate high school and was the victim of a broken education system that failed to recognize his strengths and neglected to provide him with […]

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AZ still leading the nation in charter school growth

| July 8, 2015
AZ still leading the nation in charter school growth

By David Yankus • Eloy Enterprise • Florence Reminder & Blade-Tribune PHOENIX — What started as a new and innovative, at the time perhaps radical, idea more than two decades ago has developed into one of the fastest growing and most popular ways to educate the country’s youth. Charter schools started in part because many […]

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Why Teachers Are leaving Arizona School Districts

| July 1, 2015
Why Teachers Are leaving Arizona School Districts

By Mark Brodie • 91.5 KJZZ Recent headlines have suggested teachers are fleeing Arizona in record numbers. Data from the Arizona Department of Education show 62 percent of the districts who responded to a survey during the 2013-2014 school year said they had openings for teachers. There was also an increase in the number of […]

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Arizona task force created to stem teacher brain drain

| June 24, 2015
Arizona task force created to stem teacher brain drain

By Angela Gonzales • Phoenix Business Journal Jennifer Johnson, former superintendent of Glendale Union High School District, had been hearing about teachers leaving Arizona’s public schools in droves, even before their contracts ended. “Arizona in the last couple of years has lost 20 percent of its first-year teachers and 24 percent of its second-year teachers,” […]

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Arizona Ranks Dead Last in Teacher Pay, Classroom Spending

| June 9, 2015
Arizona Ranks Dead Last in Teacher Pay, Classroom Spending

By Mike Sunnucks • Phoenix Business Journal Arizona spends the fewest dollars per student in the U.S. on classroom instruction, teacher pay and school administration, according to a new report out today from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report also shows Arizona has the lowest amount of K-12 school funding from state sources. The report, based in […]

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