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In wake of #RedForEd, first-time candidates flood races for Arizona Legislature. See related stories here

| June 5, 2018
In wake of #RedForEd, first-time candidates flood races for Arizona Legislature. See related stories here

Jennifer Samuels had thought about running for political office before but wasn’t ready to take the plunge until she spent a night at the Arizona Legislature.

She was among the tens of thousands of teachers who stormed the state Capitol this spring during #RedForEd’s six-day school walkout to demand increased funding for education.

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Prop 123: ‘Vote Yes’ campaign pushes education message across state; ‘Vote No’ hoping to protect land trust

| February 17, 2016
Prop 123: ‘Vote Yes’ campaign pushes education message across state; ‘Vote No’ hoping to protect land trust

With May’s special election fast approaching, supporters and opponents of Proposition 123 – the multi-billion dollar proposal to divert money from the Arizona land trust to boost education funding – are trying get their voters to the polls.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey developed the plan and state lawmakers set the May 17 election to put it in front of voters. It would allocate $3.5 billion to state education during the next 10 years. Funding would be split in two parts. Most of the money – about $2 billion – will come from the state’s land trusts and the remainder will come from the general fund.

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Legislators host teachers for a day at the Capitol

| December 30, 2015
Legislators host teachers for a day at the Capitol

For several years, the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF) has hosted the “Take Your Legislator to School Day” program where state legislators are teamed up with teachers from around their district who invite them to tour their school and learn more about what it takes to be a teacher in Arizona, the last one taking place in September.

This year, however, the organization had a specific for Arizona District 18, which covers Ahwatukee and small parts of Chandler and Tempe – this year the teachers would be going to where the legislators worked.

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