Tag: Early Literacy

Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes. See more state education news here

| September 15, 2020
Critics: Feds reopened tribal schools without asking or advising tribes. See more state education news here

Lawmakers and tribal leaders berated the Bureau of Indian Education on Thursday for a school reopening plan that prioritizes in-person learning, despite tribes’ opposition to the plan in the face of COVID-19 health concerns.

When the BIE released its “Return to Learn!” plan in late August, it was “in effect doubling down on the very position that drew strong criticism from Indian Country in early August,” said Joe Garcia, co-chair of an education subcommittee for the National Congress of American Indians.

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#RedForEd seeks action on per-pupil funding and other demands not met last year. See more state education news here

| April 30, 2019
#RedForEd seeks action on per-pupil funding and other demands not met last year. See more state education news here

A year after tens of thousands of teachers and education advocates marched through Phoenix streets demanding action on low teacher pay and per student funding that remains below pre-recession levels, #RedForEd supporters and Arizona Educators United are seeking progress on demands not addressed last year.

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Children Struggle To Master Reading – Study: 34% of kindergartners not ‘ready to read’

| October 2, 2015
Children Struggle To Master Reading – Study: 34% of kindergartners not ‘ready to read’

In Payson, 34 percent of kindergarten children are not prepared to read when they start school, according to statistics from Read On Arizona, a statewide public/private partnership to improve language and literacy for children birth through age 8. Students who don’t get enough stimulation as children lack the basic skills needed to start learning. This happens for a variety of reasons, including parents failing to read or even talk with their children and not attending preschool…

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Building Blocks To Becoming a Reader

| February 18, 2015
Building Blocks To Becoming a Reader

Read On Arizona presents Building Blocks To Becoming a Reader. “This resource shows how a reader’s journey starts from birth and outlines some of the critical milestones that guide the development of a healthy reader. It identifies essential concepts and skills that children are expected to have acquired by the end of key milestone ages, and […]

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2015 Infant Toddler Summit – February 10th & 11th, 2015

| December 17, 2014
2015 Infant Toddler Summit – February 10th & 11th, 2015

2015 Infant Toddler Summit – February 10th & 11th, 2015 In February 2015, Arizona Department of Education will host a two-day summit focusing on the Infant Toddler Development Guide, effective instructional strategies for working with infants & toddlers, including those with special needs, and the importance of building strong foundations that lead to school-readiness. Topics […]

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AIMS Test Results Released – Reading Still a Focus

| August 20, 2014
AIMS Test Results Released – Reading Still a Focus

The Arizona Department of Education released AIMS test results in early August.  AIMS is the state standardized test that measures student achievement. 2014 was the first year in which 3rd grade students who score extremely low on reading proficiency will not be promoted to fourth grade, according to Arizona’s “Move On When Reading” law. The […]

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