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From skeptic to champion? Gov. Doug Ducey’s evolving views on education funding. See other state education news here

| May 22, 2018
From skeptic to champion? Gov. Doug Ducey’s evolving views on education funding. See other state education news here

In commercials and interviews over the past month, Gov. Doug Ducey has touted the education funding package he was able to push through the Legislature, burnishing his image as an education-minded governor committed to investing dollars in schools.

Those words stand in stark contrast to how Ducey has spoken about public schools and teachers before this year, when a massive teacher movement made itself known at schools statewide and at the Capitol. 

… But the Ducey of previous times did not face what the governor faced beginning in March. An army of teachers clad in red T-shirts threatened, and then did, walk off the job, affecting more than 800,000 students statewide.

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FUSD remains closed Thursday. School districts region-wide react to teacher walk-out

| May 3, 2018
FUSD remains closed Thursday. School districts region-wide react to teacher walk-out

Pending final approval this week by state lawmakers of a budget that could expand the state’s education budget and increase teacher pay, educators in many school districts in Coconino County and statewide could return back to the classroom as early as Friday.

Teachers in many school districts statewide walked out of their classrooms Thursday, April 26 as part of the #RedforEd movement. Since then, hundreds of educators and supporters have been seen carrying signs and wearing their signature protest color t-shirts from the lawn at the Flagstaff City Hall to the thousands gathered in Phoenix.

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School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

| April 25, 2018
School districts region-wide prepare for teacher walk-out starting April 26

From Page to Prescott and everywhere in between, school districts in the region are preparing for a teacher walk-0ut scheduled to begin Thursday, April 26.

Parents are urged to keep checking with their local school districts and the local media for the latest information on how the walk-out will impact school meals, sporting and other academic activities.

The following are links to the latest walk-out related stories in the region:

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#RedForEd organizers: Arizona teachers will vote on walkout. See related stories here

| April 18, 2018
#RedForEd organizers: Arizona teachers will vote on walkout. See related stories here

Teachers across the state will vote this week on whether to walk out for more education funding, according to Arizona Educators United, the grassroots group coordinating the #RedForEd movement.

Organizers late Sunday said educators would vote in person Tuesday through Thursday to determine whether they would follow the lead of teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky.

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Judge: Land Trust Use to Fund Arizona Schools is Illegal. See more education stories here

| March 28, 2018
Judge: Land Trust Use to Fund Arizona Schools is Illegal. See more education stories here

A federal judge ruled Monday that a school funding settlement championed by Gov. Doug Ducey violates federal law and that Arizona may have to repay at least $344 million to the state land trust.

But the governor’s lawyer, Michael Liburdi, said Congress approved the payouts last week and the ruling is off base.

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Prescott Unified remodels leadership to propel broader vision. More education stories here

| February 7, 2018
Prescott Unified remodels leadership to propel broader vision. More education stories here

With a new vision for kindergarten through grade 12, Prescott Unified School District Superintendent Joe Howard announced this week an administrative “remodel” that will move three principals and two assistant principals into new positions for the 2018-2019 school year.

“This is about taking the positive leadership skills our folks have and where we can use them best in the district,” Howard said. “Our focus is to look at people’s strengths and take those strengths and experiences, to look at the district in a more K-12 way.”

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