Tag: Desegregation funding

Understanding the Impact of Desegregation Funding

| February 15, 2017
Understanding the Impact of Desegregation Funding

Local funding, known as desegregation funding, provides more equitable services and opportunities for nearly a quarter of a million low-income and minority students in Arizona public schools has been targeted for reduction and eventual elimination by Arizona legislators several times. Christine Busch, the superintendent of the 11,800-student Tempe Elementary School District, which utilizes the desegregation funding, says the cuts, which would amount to nearly 10 percent of the district’s budget, “would just devastate us.”

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Students in Flagstaff get a peek at post-high school jobs. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| March 9, 2016
Students in Flagstaff get a peek at post-high school jobs. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

High school students from across the city got a taste of different employment opportunities for high school graduates at Coconino High School’s employment encounter Thursday afternoon, which provided information on careers and expectations, as well as mock job interviews for practice.

About 65 employers based locally and nationally set up booths or mock interview sites in the CHS cafeteria and common area. Representatives from the organizations brought information about jobs in each field and answered questions from students.

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Arizona lawmakers delay debate on bill to take $200M annually from K-12 schools

| February 24, 2016
Arizona lawmakers delay debate on bill to take $200M annually from K-12 schools

PHOENIX — The House has delayed debate on a measure that would take more than $200 million a year from school districts that receive funding to provide an equal opportunity education to minority students.

The proposal by Rep. Vince Leach of Tucson would dismantle desegregation funding for 18 school districts over five to 10 years.

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Lawmakers aim cuts at funding for a quarter million students

| February 10, 2016
Lawmakers aim cuts at funding for a quarter million students

Local funding that today provides more equitable services and opportunities for nearly a quarter of a million low-income and minority students in Arizona public schools has been targeted by Arizona legislators for reduction and eventual elimination.

Christine Busch, the superintendent of the 11,800-student Tempe Elementary School District, which utilizes the desegregation funding, says the cuts, which would amount to nearly 10 percent of the district’s budget, “would just devastate us.”

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