Tag: Legislation

Bill would allow AZ parents to ‘opt out’ of statewide school assessments

| January 27, 2016
Bill would allow AZ parents to ‘opt out’ of statewide school assessments

Would you want your child taking a test at school you know he or she would fail? A Republican state lawmaker wants to give parents the choice of opting out of statewide achievement tests.

Supporters say the bill is designed to restore parental rights, but critics say it could hamper the state’s ability to identify struggling schools and could potentially cost the state millions.

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Need More Info About The Legislation That The Governor Signed To Settle The Prop 301 Inflation Funding Lawsuit?

| November 2, 2015
Need More Info About The Legislation That The Governor Signed To Settle The Prop 301 Inflation Funding Lawsuit?

Legislation to settle the long standing Prop 301 lawsuit passed the Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Ducey on Friday. The legislation will be contingent upon voter approval at a statewide special election scheduled for May 17, 2016 with the FY 2016 base level with teacher comp increasing to $3645 and $50,000,000 of additional funding coming to schools if the voters vote yes. The increases will impact the current school year (2015-2016 school year) if the election passes…

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Do You Feel Heard? ASBA’s Legislation Advocacy Trainings

| October 18, 2015
Do You Feel Heard? ASBA’s Legislation Advocacy Trainings

In the interest of strengthening the voice of public education backers across Arizona, we’re joining with neighborhood leaders across the state for advocacy trainings. The meetings will be free and open to the public, and will be located in Flagstaff, Tuscon, and Sierra Vista.

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Release of Legislators 2015 Voting Records – See their positions

| September 14, 2015
Release of Legislators 2015 Voting Records – See their positions

ASBA’s sister organization, Friends of Arizona School Boards Association, has once again released their yearly voting records and district demographic data. View this post for a link to the 2015 voting records!

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Legislation – Additional Classroom Time for Kindergartners

| January 9, 2015
Legislation – Additional Classroom Time for Kindergartners

January 1, 2015 • Guest opinion • Arizona Capital Times As school superintendents we would never propose eliminating fifth grade to save money. Yet such a far-fetched policy would hold much more water than short-changing those students representing the greatest return for our education dollar: kindergartners. Working with the Arizona School Administrators Association, representing over 230 […]

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Bill to Fight Child Trafficking, Strengthen Child Welfare Protections Becomes Law

| October 29, 2014
Bill to Fight Child Trafficking, Strengthen Child Welfare Protections Becomes Law

President Obama signed into law H.R. 4980, the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at reducing child sex trafficking, increasing adoptions and improving child support collections.  The bill was introduced in the House by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), Human Resources Subcommittee Chairman Dave […]

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Children’s Action Alliance Requests Support: Let’s Unite Around Improving CPS!

| April 28, 2014
Children’s Action Alliance Requests Support: Let’s Unite Around Improving CPS!

In preparation for the Special Legislative Session on CPS to create the Department of Child Safety and Family Services (DCSFS),  Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) would like to be very visible as united, concerned communities by sending a loud and clear message to legislators that we all support and demand the structure and resources needed to truly […]

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Common Core update

| March 6, 2014
Common Core update

The Common Core standards, later renamed the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards, has had a lot of press coverage lately of the proposed SB 1310. This would have prohibited the state from using a set of new educational standards accepted by most of the nation, and which Arizona adopted in 2010 without opposition.

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Tell AZ Legislature How You Want Your Public Education

| February 13, 2014
Tell AZ Legislature How You Want Your Public Education

Expect More Arizona is mobilizing people to attend and register their support in the Request to Speak system. The public show of support will be essential in showing that Arizonans do support the standards and assessments when the bills go to the floor for a vote and through budget negotiations.

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Arizona School Board Association offers comments on Legislative Bills

| February 12, 2014
Arizona School Board Association offers comments on Legislative Bills

The Arizona School Board Association is offering tools to email elected officials, send letters to the editor, comment on legislative bills from home, and much more.

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