Tag: Gov. Doug Ducey

Governor signs bill restoring KidsCare children’s health insurance

| May 7, 2016
Governor signs bill restoring KidsCare children’s health insurance

More than 30,000 Arizona children from low-income families will be eligible for health insurance after a lightning-quick revival of KidsCare, which appeared all but dead earlier this week.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed the bill reinstating the program Friday, hours after Senate President Andy Biggs dropped his resistance to bringing the bill up for a vote.

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How Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget would affect education

| January 20, 2016
How Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget would affect education

Here’s a look at how Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s budget released (Jan. 15) would affect education in Arizona and some public education advocates’ responses to it. Please see related stories

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2016 State of the State: Focus on Education

| January 13, 2016
2016 State of the State: Focus on Education

In his State of the State Speech yesterday, Governor Ducey said, “We have a great state with amazing assets.”

We agree and believe Arizona’s most amazing assets include our educators and students – including young children in early childhood programs, the 1.1 million students in K-12, and the hundreds of thousands of students attending Arizona’s community colleges and universities.

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Opinion: Priming the workforce pipeline — The importance of career & technical education

| November 18, 2015
Opinion: Priming the workforce pipeline — The importance of career & technical education

As a strong school system and an educated workforce continue to be hot topics, jobs are being left on the table as companies continue to struggle to identify a qualified workforce.

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Movement To Increase Education Funding Grows

| October 28, 2015
Movement To Increase Education Funding Grows

Gov. Doug Ducey and fellow Republicans in the Legislature are trying to come up with increased education funding as the protests grow over cuts made earlier this year.

People are turning out in big numbers in what’s become a statewide movement. A recent forum at Catalina High Magnet School in Tucson packed the school’s auditorium.

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AZ WEEK: Which Plan Will Work to Boost Arizona Education?

| October 14, 2015
AZ WEEK: Which Plan Will Work to Boost Arizona Education?

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas this month released her master plan for improving Arizona’s K-12 education system.

Gov. Doug Ducey and state legislators have released their own distinct education funding plans.

Arizona Week Friday looks the complexities of improving Arizona education from the perspectives of rural communities, academics and state government.

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Education organizations, advocates expected on Sept. 3 to urge Gov. Ducey to call special session, end inflationary funding lawsuit

| September 2, 2015
Education organizations, advocates expected on Sept. 3 to urge Gov. Ducey to call special session, end inflationary funding lawsuit

By Progressnowarizona.org More than a dozen organizations are joining together to call on Gov. Doug Ducey to put an end to the expensive inflationary funding lawsuit by calling a special session and demanding legislative leaders honor the will of the voters and pay the court-mandated debt to schools. Advocates are urging the Governor and legislature to […]

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Report: Gov. Ducey education plan would cost $1B in earnings

| June 24, 2015
Report: Gov. Ducey education plan would cost $1B in earnings

By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, • The Republic | azcentral.com Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposal to add $2 billion to public education over the next decade through a ballot initiative could cost the state about $1 billion in lost investment earnings, a report released Friday said. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee’s analysis of Ducey’s plan forecasts that the state […]

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AZ WEEK: Will Ducey’s Funding Plan Raise Arizona Education?

| June 17, 2015
AZ WEEK: Will Ducey’s Funding Plan Raise Arizona Education?

By Arizona Public Media Arizona Week Friday analyzes Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to infuse Arizona K-12 education with $1.8 billion in the next five years from the State Land Trust Fund. It would break down to an additional $300 per student. In recent years, local schools, even high performing ones, have said shrinking state funding makes […]

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Your Questions Answered about the Governor’s Education Funding Proposal

| June 17, 2015
Your Questions Answered about the Governor’s Education Funding Proposal

By Expect More Arizona Governor Ducey recently proposed to increase funding to K-12 education by increasing the money from the State Land Trust that goes to public district and charter schools. Here are some of the top questions we’re hearing about the proposal. Let us know in the comments section if you have other questions you’d […]

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