Tag: K-12

New Study Finds Investment in Public K-12 Education Continues to Drop

| October 31, 2016
New Study Finds Investment in Public K-12 Education Continues to Drop

Arizona is among five of the eight states with the biggest cuts to public education since 2008 that have also cut income taxes during that time period, according to an updated report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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The General Election is Mere Weeks Away…

| October 10, 2016
The General Election is Mere Weeks Away…

The general election is inching closer, and within weeks, CAA will head to the polls to select a new president, representatives in Congress, county officials and members of the state legislature.

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The General Election is Mere Weeks Away…

| October 3, 2016
The General Election is Mere Weeks Away…

The general election is inching closer, and within weeks, CAA will head to the polls to select a new president, representatives in Congress, county officials and members of the state legislature.

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Arizona CEOs see schools as key weakness

| February 24, 2016
Arizona CEOs see schools as key weakness

Arizona’s educational system and the workers it produces are viewed as major impediments to better economic growth, a survey of business executives here has found.

Collectively, the executives didn’t see taxes or regulations among their biggest problems, though these have remained popular policy prescriptions.

Instead, nearly three-quarters of the survey’s respondents saw improving K-12 as the most important task for local governments, and 56 percent saw boosting K-12 funding as the state’s biggest job. Similarly, many of the executives wanted better-trained workers and more funds for higher education without abandoning pro-business tax policies.

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Youth Art Exhibition Reception

| February 22, 2016
Youth Art Exhibition Reception

The Youth Art Exhibition, in the Main Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts, features artwork by K-12 students from all schools in the Flagstaff area. Paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, and much more.

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From Testing to Teachers: Five Things To Follow This School Year

| August 16, 2015
From Testing to Teachers: Five Things To Follow This School Year

As the new school year begins, here are five K-12 public education issues to watch for developments in during the next several months. Some are new, and some are things Arizona leaders have been working on for a while.

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What can Arizona do to reduce the number of high-school dropouts?

| August 5, 2015
What can Arizona do to reduce the number of high-school dropouts?

By Steve Goldstein • KJZZ Some schools in Arizona get started for the 2015-16 year next week and a large percentage of K-12 students will finish their classes and get ready to move to the next grade. But the percentage who leave high school early without graduating remains alarming to many education researchers and analysts […]

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Superintendent Douglas tour of Arizona coming to Coconino High School on June 13

| May 21, 2015
Superintendent Douglas tour of Arizona coming to Coconino High School on June 13

May 22, 2015 The  “We Are Listening Tour,” conducted by Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13 at Coconino High School, 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff, the Arizona Department of Education reported on its website. The tour is designed to gather feedback from all Arizonans on K-12 education issues they […]

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State, Schools Continue Mediation for Inflation Funding

| March 12, 2015
State, Schools Continue Mediation for Inflation Funding

March 12, 2015 • By Fernanda Echavarri • Arizona Public Media The state and school districts are in legal mediation trying to agree on how much money the state should give schools for inflation back pay and when, said an attorney for the schools. …Read the full article HERE

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Budget packs wallop for universities, hospitals

| March 8, 2015
Budget packs wallop for universities, hospitals

March 7, 2015 • The Republic • azcentral The loss of more than half a billion dollars in federal matching funds for Medicaid. Deep cuts at Arizona’s three universities. Community colleges in the state’s two largest counties losing all of their state funding. Counties and cities losing tax revenue. The budget state lawmakers approved Saturday […]

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