Tag: Expect More Arizona

Expect More Arizona — Find out what we’ve been up to the last few months

| November 3, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Find out what we’ve been up to the last few months

…As we negotiate these tumultuous times, the work of Expect More Arizona to support an education-first culture and demand equity in education becomes even more essential. We see so much possibility to inform and engage more (and new) voters and communities, and to ensure diverse voices are included as thought partners and decision makers. There is a profound urgency to understand existing achievement gaps, structural barriers to student success, and the short- and long-term implications of this pandemic on education at all levels and to work together to find solutions. The answers won’t be simple, and challenges won’t be solved in one year, but working together we’ll be well on our way. Here is an update on the work Expect More Arizona is doing to help bring people together to make positive change in education.

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Connections Spotlight — Expect More Arizona / Association for Supportive Child Care — When you vote, consider our most vulnerable and disconnected youth

| October 27, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Expect More Arizona / Association for Supportive Child Care — When you vote, consider our most vulnerable and disconnected youth

It’s hard for some Arizonans to imagine. But there are communities all over the state where families can’t get internet, or even reliable phone service. Most of us can’t picture going through life without that, but for many, it’s a daily reality. Driving to the top of a hill to get cell service; hour-long bus rides to get to school; roads that are virtually unpassable in the winter. And for those on tribal communities the challenges might be even more basic – many households lack running water or electricity, or both.

As you cast your ballot this year, keep them in mind. These are some of our most vulnerable populations and they need the support and resources that both government and nonprofit groups provide.

Whatever your concerns are, they can be reflected in your vote. For rural communities in Arizona, there are resources and support, but at times, the resources available aren’t always reflective of the community’s immediate needs. During the pandemic, as teachers often do, many teachers continue to use their personal devices and other self-purchased tools to make it through this year.

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Expect More Arizona — Learn How Your Vote Impacts Education Decision-Making at the State, County and Local Level. See more state education news here

| October 13, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Learn How Your Vote Impacts Education Decision-Making at the State, County and Local Level. See more state education news here

Setting education policy is a complicated process that takes place at many levels. Some decisions are made by elected officials and others by you the voter/parent/resident. To help you make sense of the process, here’s a look at which bodies are responsible for making decisions, and how your vote impacts the final outcome.

Close to home, you help elect governing board members for the school district in which you live. Governing board member are elected by their community and board seats are up for election every four years.

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Expect More Arizona — Register now for the last webinar in our series on Oct. 14

| October 12, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Register now for the last webinar in our series on Oct. 14

HOW YOUR VOTE IMPACTS HIGHER EDUCATION

Wednesday, October 14
4 to 5 p.m.

Higher Education and the 2020 Elections: Understanding the attainment gap, why it matters for Arizona and what’s at stake for our public colleges and universities this November.

Join this webinar to learn about important issues currently facing students and our postsecondary institutions, with a focus on educational equity. We’ll also discuss how your vote impacts higher education in Arizona.  

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Register Now for this Virtual Event! — How Your Vote Impacts Early Education, Wednesday, Oct. 7

| October 6, 2020
Register Now for this Virtual Event! — How Your Vote Impacts Early Education, Wednesday, Oct. 7

5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7

Register here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4855652

Access to quality early learning experiences are critical to a child’s future success in school and in life, yet fewer than a quarter of Arizona’s 3- and 4-year-olds are enrolled in such a setting. And lack of access disproportionately impacts marginalized populations and families living in poverty. 

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Expect More Arizona — Your Vote Your Schools virtual event on Oct. 10

| October 6, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Your Vote Your Schools virtual event on Oct. 10

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS VIRTUAL EVENT.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
11 A.M. – NOON

The November election is only weeks away and early ballots will hit mailboxes beginning October 7.

No need to dress up, do your hair or even get off the couch. Just Bring Your Own Ballot* and join us for a special virtual event where we’ll offer a nonpartisan look at how your vote impacts students and classrooms in your community.

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Expect More Arizona’s Statement of Support for Proposition 208 – Invest in Education Act

| September 29, 2020
Expect More Arizona’s Statement of Support for  Proposition 208 – Invest in Education Act

Expect More Arizona has spent a decade advocating for the policies and resources needed for every student in Arizona – regardless of their background, income, or zip code – to access an excellent education every step of the way. We have been part of efforts to build broad coalitions to develop bipartisan, P-20 funding solutions, which unfortunately did not advance. Along the way we have championed targeted investments and praised incremental funding increases signed into law, each time recognizing there was much more to do throughout the P-20 continuum to close persistent achievement gaps and reach our state’s shared education goals.

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Helping Parents, Teachers and Students Succeed During COVID: A Virtual Event on Sept. 29

| September 29, 2020
Helping Parents, Teachers and Students Succeed During COVID:  A Virtual Event on Sept. 29

Join Expect More Arizona and College Success Arizona as we explore the impact of COVID-19 and the resources parents, teachers and students believe are needed to be successful during the pandemic.

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Expect More Arizona presents ‘Vote 4 Education Webinar Series – What’s At Stake This Election’ on Sept. 30

| September 29, 2020
Expect More Arizona presents ‘Vote 4 Education Webinar Series – What’s At Stake This Election’ on Sept. 30

Arizona students and educators are counting on voters to study up on the issues and show up for the November election. Many of the topics weighing on the minds of voters have a significant impact on students and classrooms, include the ongoing pandemic, social injustice, and more.

Expect More Arizona is pleased to host a series of webinars focused on How Your Vote Makes a Difference in Education. Register now for our first virtual event: 

BONDS AND OVERRIDES – WHAT THEY ARE
AND HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

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Expect More Arizona — Parents, here’s how to make online learning easier for you and teachers, alike. See more state education news here

| September 8, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Parents, here’s how to make online learning easier for you and teachers, alike. See more state education news here

A few weeks into the school year, things are already easier than they were at the beginning. But distance learning isn’t simple. To help, here’s some of the advice that I give families I work with:

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