Tag: Invest In Ed

State Superintendent Hoffman Urges Arizonans To Fight COVID-19 Spread, Help Schools Stay Open. See more state education news here

| November 10, 2020
State Superintendent Hoffman Urges Arizonans To Fight COVID-19 Spread, Help Schools Stay Open. See more state education news here

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman and school districts leaders pleaded with the community to do their part to minimize the spread of COVID-19 so schools can remain open.

As cases rise in Arizona, school leaders face difficult decisions about closing schools so students and teachers don’t become sick, she said during a Monday press conference.

“The more that we ignore this virus, the less stability that we provide our students and their families,” Hoffman said. “This is the consequence of not taking this virus seriously.”

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After two years, measure taxing the wealthy to fund education is on the ballot. See more state education news here

| October 6, 2020
After two years, measure taxing the wealthy to fund education is on the ballot. See more state education news here

Arizona voters will finally have the chance to weigh in on the so-called “Invest in Ed” ballot measure this November after the Arizona Supreme Court knocked it off the ballot two years ago.

Teachers unions and education advocates are campaigning hard for Proposition 208, which they say will help address Arizona’s teacher shortage. The measure aims to make up for lagging state funding with a tax on the wealthy.

If voters approve the measure, high earners would see a 3.5 percentage point increase on their income tax starting next year. The tax would apply to income over $250,000 for a single person or married person filing separately, and to income over $500,000 for a married couple or someone filing as head of household.

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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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Worried about your kids and COVID-19 stress? Spotting signs of stress in children at any age. See more state education news here

| August 18, 2020
Worried about your kids and COVID-19 stress? Spotting signs of stress in children at any age. See more state education news here

Kids and teens may be giving parents clues that COVID-19 is weighing on them emotionally. It could be in their body language, in their evolving behavior, or in their physical appearance.

As a parent, are you catching those small signs? The Rebound Arizona is going through what adults should be watching for in their children.

“It can happen at very young ages and it can show up in lots of different ways,” explained licensed clinical social worker Michael Klinkner with Evolve Counseling and Behavioral Health Services.

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Teachers plan to go to voters, not lawmakers, in search of more funding for public schools. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 18, 2020
Teachers plan to go to voters, not lawmakers, in search of more funding for public schools. See more Arizona legislative education news here

1,850 signs, one for each Arizona public school classroom without a certified teacher, greeted teachers and education advocates who came to Wesley Bolin Plaza at the state capitol to kick off Invest in Ed. A ballot initiative, supporters say will raise $940 million a year for K-12 classrooms.

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Invest In Ed Gaining Momentum

| June 20, 2018
Invest In Ed Gaining Momentum

Arizona teachers trying to get signatures to support the Invest In Ed Act, which if passed would create a dedicated funding source to keep great teachers in Arizona classrooms and give students the one on one attention they need to be successful.

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