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Interested in running for school board? Sign up for webinars. See more state education news here

| February 18, 2020
Interested in running for school board? Sign up for webinars. See more state education news here

The best way to guarantee a quality school in every Arizona community is a well-functioning, locally elected school board, so Arizona School Boards Association has created a series of webinars on school board service, with the first one coming up in two days.

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#LegislativeLegit: ACES and Project Rocket. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 11, 2020
#LegislativeLegit: ACES and Project Rocket. See more Arizona legislative education news here

Before the House Education Committee began on Monday, Feb. 10, people shared what brought them there – concerns about services and support for low-income students, how ACES – adverse childhood experiences – impact students and the Project Rocket pilot expansion to help students in low performing schools.

At the meeting, House Education Committee members discussed 13 bills that would affect students, teachers and staff in Arizona’s elementary through high schools.

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Classroom Grants for Teachers. See more state education news here

| February 11, 2020
Classroom Grants for Teachers. See more state education news here

AZEdNews is celebrating its 5th year anniversary by giving back to teachers with $200 classroom grants!

AZEdNews awards grants to teachers that enhance classroom learning.

Describe how the initiative or program impacts student achievement and how it reflects the priorities of the governing board and district.

Grant winners are selected each quarter in September, December, February and April.

They are also ineligible to apply within the same year that they are awarded a grant.

Apply now!

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AZEdNews #LegislativeLegit: Teachers’ concerns, vouchers, Supt. speech. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 4, 2020
AZEdNews #LegislativeLegit: Teachers’ concerns, vouchers, Supt. speech. See more Arizona legislative education news here

Before the House Education Committee began on Monday, Feb. 3, people shared what brought them there – teachers’ concerns, vouchers and Supt. Kathy Hoffman’s presentation.

At the meeting, House Education Committee members discussed seven bills that would affect students, teachers and staff in Arizona’s elementary through high schools.

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Education alliance completes statewide tour to raise attainment. See more state education news here

| December 3, 2019
Education alliance completes statewide tour to raise attainment. See more state education news here

Achieve60AZ has reached its goal of meeting with community leaders from every county to find tangible solutions to close the achievement gap in Arizona.

The grassroots alliance, dedicated to meeting our state goal of 60 percent educational attainment among Arizona adults by the year 2030, wrapped up its year-long statewide tour on November 7, meeting with leaders in Cochise County.

“Our goal will not be reached by simply talking to people in Maricopa County,” said Achieve60AZ Executive Director Rachel Yanof. “This is a goal for the entire state, so we wanted to make sure leaders across the state were aware and all in. We know Mohave County’s problems are not the same as Pima’s or as Yavapai’s. We wanted to get people all across our great state thinking about what they and their community can do to best reach our 60 percent attainment goal.”

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Before voting: Check Legislators’ support for public education. See more state education news here

| August 20, 2019
Before voting: Check Legislators’ support for public education. See more state education news here

With students back in school, education advocates hope Arizonans will examine state legislators’ support for bills that impact K-12 public school students before they turn in their ballot for local or special elections to be held Aug. 27, 2019 and the general election to be held Nov. 5, 2019.

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Action & Outreach Spotlight: Small changes can create a safer, more inclusive, trauma sensitive school

| July 22, 2019
Action & Outreach Spotlight: Small changes can create a safer, more inclusive, trauma sensitive school

Sometimes student behaviors occur without warning, so developing ways to help students deal with stresses and providing teachers and school staff with trauma sensitive training so they can help are critically important.

“A lot of our students come from backgrounds where they’ve experienced trauma, and I think it’s our job as educators to be able to educate them in the best way possible,” said Jeff Martin, a language arts teacher at Osborn Middle School. “I think that comes from learning how to inform our own practices about trauma.”

Creating boundaries, developing a support resource team, and finding ways to prevent compassion fatigue helps make classrooms and schools safer and more inclusive, said Meghan Stogner, MPC, a program manager for school-based services with Touchstone Health Services, which provides on-campus behavioral health services at 41 Arizona schools.

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Advocates: Results-based funding increase could be put to better use. See more state education news here

| May 14, 2019
Advocates: Results-based funding increase could be put to better use. See more state education news here

Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget proposal calls for $98 million in results-based funding, but education advocates say the substantial increase from the $39 million allocated in 2017 could be used to more equitably benefit K-12 students throughout the state.

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School staff suicide prevention training bill would help students and combat crisis

| February 18, 2019
School staff suicide prevention training bill would help students and combat crisis

A bill that would provide suicide prevention and intervention training for school staff that has the support of families impacted by suicide was approved by the Senate Education Committee (Feb. 12).

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Bills to hire more school counselors support Gov. Ducey’s safe schools plan

| February 18, 2019
Bills to hire more school counselors support Gov. Ducey’s safe schools plan

Bills this session that would help public schools hire more counselors are critical steps in implementing Gov. Doug Ducey’s Safe Arizona Schools plan.

The Safe Arizona Schools plan was developed last year with input from parents, teachers, students, principals, law enforcement, prosecutors and mental health experts around the state to prevent school shootings, after examining the five deadliest school shootings in the past 20 years.

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