Tag: Community College

Districts Nationwide Report Declines In Kindergarten Enrollment. See more national education news here

| September 29, 2020
Districts Nationwide Report Declines In Kindergarten Enrollment. See more national education news here

… In 2018, 84% of 5-year-olds in the U.S. were enrolled in preschool or kindergarten, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. But most states don’t require kindergarten attendance, making it possible for parents to opt out if they’re unable to help their child with remote learning this year or if they think the virtual offering is not as valuable as traditional kindergarten.

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Schools have taken on a much larger role – and we need to fund them appropriately. See more state education news here

| March 10, 2020
Schools have taken on a much larger role – and we need to fund them appropriately. See more state education news here

Tomorrow morning, one in five Arizona children will wake up unsure of whether they’ll have food to eat in their home. One in ten will face life with a disability. Half will have experienced at least one adverse childhood experience, or trauma.

When kids enter their school building each day, they don’t leave these challenges on the doorstep, and it impacts how they learn. Funding hasn’t kept pace with the myriad needs today’s students face, which leaves schools spending far more on student services than they receive via per pupil funding from the state.

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Arizona Legislative Education Spotlight: Save Our Schools initiative would limit ESA expansion, require return of unused voucher money. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| March 3, 2020
Arizona Legislative Education Spotlight: Save Our Schools initiative would limit ESA expansion, require return of unused voucher money. See more Arizona legislative education news here

Save Our Schools Arizona political action committee filed an initiative (on Feb. 26) with the Arizona Secretary of State that would limit Empowerment Scholarship Account expansion and require unused voucher money to be returned each year.

Right now, the ESA program provides $110 million per year in public K-12 education funding to pay for private school education and personal educational expenses for 7,000 Arizona students through debit card or wire transfer of funds to their parents. About 60 percent of students with ESAs, also called vouchers, have disabilities or special needs.

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Teachers plan to go to voters, not lawmakers, in search of more funding for public schools. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 18, 2020
Teachers plan to go to voters, not lawmakers, in search of more funding for public schools. See more Arizona legislative education news here

1,850 signs, one for each Arizona public school classroom without a certified teacher, greeted teachers and education advocates who came to Wesley Bolin Plaza at the state capitol to kick off Invest in Ed. A ballot initiative, supporters say will raise $940 million a year for K-12 classrooms.

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State Budget Woes Could Prevent Arizona From Offering Free Community College

| January 19, 2015
State Budget Woes Could Prevent Arizona From Offering Free Community College

January 12, 2015 • By Alexandra Olgin • 91.5 KJZZ President Barack Obama announced a plan called America’s College Promise Friday in Tennessee. The proposal would offer eligible students two years of community college for free. Arizona has 21 community colleges and about half a million college students. The Maricopa County Community College District is […]

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CCC Eliminates One of Its Three Core Missions

| February 26, 2014
CCC Eliminates One of Its Three Core Missions

Coconino Community College eliminated the Community and Corporate Learning Division’s primary function was to help local companies and their employees through custom training and development. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will also be eliminated as one of the cost saving measures.

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