Tag: budget

Business, Political Leaders Seek Ways To Increase Arizona’s Education Funding

| June 3, 2015
Business, Political Leaders Seek Ways To Increase Arizona’s Education Funding

June 3, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • AZEDNEWS Arizona business and political leaders discussed the ways they’re seeking to increase state funding for public K-12 education during the Arizona Business and Education Coalition’s annual conference in Phoenix on May 22. Arizona is ranked last in state funding for education, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s […]

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FUSD budget close to breaking even

| April 8, 2015
FUSD budget close to breaking even

April 7, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun The good news is FUSD won’t lose as much in state funds as first projected. As a result, the district will come within $200,000 of a break-even preliminary operating budget of $44.5 million next year. That was the word from Ken Garland, budget and […]

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Students Tell AZ Governor of School Challenges

| March 12, 2015
Students Tell AZ Governor of School Challenges

March 9, 2015 • Public News Service PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is hearing directly from school students about the challenges they face each day. Dana Wolfe Naimark, president with Children’s Action Alliance, says students from across the state recently sent letters to the governor that tell a story of overcrowding and underfunding education. […]

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State Budget Cuts Child Safety, Child Care, and Education – ACT NOW.

| March 4, 2015
State Budget Cuts Child Safety, Child Care, and Education – ACT NOW.

March 4, 2015 Today, Governor Ducey and Republican legislative leadership announced they had come to an agreement on the state budget. This budget removes several common sense revenue increases that were in Governor Ducey’s original proposal. Instead, mothers and children bear the costs of Arizona’s budget deficit. Arizona can do better. Among key concerns for […]

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Simple Toys Best For Young Kids’ Learning

| November 27, 2014
Simple Toys Best For Young Kids’ Learning

Simple toys best for young kids’ learning  As we enter the holiday season, we will soon be bombarded with ads heralding the latest learning toys for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. These toys promise fantastic educational rewards, sometimes with a price tag to match. Turns out, the toys that can be most beneficial to children’s learning […]

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State Spending on K-12 Education Is Up – Barely

| September 13, 2014
State Spending on K-12 Education Is Up – Barely

The Joint Legislative Budget Committee staff has issued its annual calculation of K-12 education spending over the last ten years – from fiscal year 2006 through the current fiscal year (2015). Compared to last year, fiscal year 2015 per-pupil funding, adjusted for inflation, has increased by $17 to $3,529, a 0.5% increase. This is still […]

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Children’s Action Alliance Reports on the new laws PASSED for the Department of Child Safety

| May 29, 2014
Children’s Action Alliance Reports on the new laws PASSED for the Department of Child Safety

Children’s Action Alliance reported today:  Governor Brewer and state senators and representatives passed two new laws this week to protect children and strengthen families. These new laws create and fund a stand-alone Department of Child Safety with internal and external accountability features.  The laws create a framework to respond to and reduce child abuse and neglect with […]

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K-12 Education Funding

| April 16, 2014
K-12 Education Funding

The Arizona School Board Association created a budget at a glance report for the 2015 FY for K-12 education. Learn more and become informed how this may effect you and your community.

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In School News…

| April 10, 2014
In School News…

Read new Legislature proposals, and bills on the floor effecting Arizona education.

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Arizona Legislators discuss Education issues on Arizona Horizons

| March 23, 2014
Arizona Legislators discuss Education issues on Arizona Horizons

Arizona Horizons recent episode has Senate Minority Leader Anna Tovar and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell discuss the recent votes related to Common Core/AZ College and Readiness Standards, the educational vouchers, CPS issues and the Budget.

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