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Opinion — 5W: How to solve Arizona’s K-12 funding problems?

| October 7, 2015
Opinion — 5W: How to solve Arizona’s K-12 funding problems?

5W: Does money make a difference in education? Two experts weigh in:

Start by asking, ‘for what?’

I would start the K-12 funding challenge by asking “for what?” instead of “how much?”

The debate over whether money makes a difference in education has been going on for decades with no end in sight. And while none of us is proud to see Arizona listed at the bottom of most measures of educational achievement, we also know that just throwing money at the problem is not the solution.

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Opinion: How to keep Arizona teachers in classrooms? Try rigor

| July 8, 2015
Opinion: How to keep Arizona teachers in classrooms? Try rigor

My Turn: Arizona is losing teachers. But ASU’s teacher college is working hard to keep them here By Mari Koener • AZ I See It • azcentral • The Arizona Republic As the dean of the largest college of education in Arizona, I’m pained and pleased to see national attention paid to our state’s teacher […]

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Poll: Most support higher taxes to fund schools

| February 25, 2015
Poll: Most support higher taxes to fund schools

February 24, 2015 • By Julia Shumway • azcentral Nearly two-thirds of Arizonans, including more than 50 percent of Republicans, would be willing to pay an additional $200 in state taxes annually to better fund K-12 education, according to a new poll. The poll, released Tuesday by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy and the […]

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New approach to math helping Arizona high school students graduate

| February 16, 2015
New approach to math helping Arizona high school students graduate

February 11, 2015 • By Cathryn Creno • The Republic | azcentral.com Marana Unified is one of 18 districts in the state to offer new special math classes for technical education students. The district is one of just three statewide to offer automotive math. …Read the full article HERE

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Opinion: How to settle the education funding lawsuit

| February 10, 2015
Opinion: How to settle the education funding lawsuit

February 02, 2015 • Robert Robb, The Republic | azcentral.com It’s a good thing that there are settlement discussions in the lawsuit about inflation funding for K-12 education. Not sure it’s a good thing that those discussions are being mediated by a panel of Appeals Court judges. If there is a settlement, it will be […]

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7 school bills Arizona parents need to know about

| February 2, 2015
7 school bills Arizona parents need to know about

January 29, 2015 • By Mary Beth Fuller • The Republic • azcentral.com The Legislature will face big decisions this session on the state budget and funding for education. Among the hundreds of bills proposed are several that would affect Arizona’s 1.1 million schoolchildren, including when the school year would start and how students would […]

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