Tag: Prop. 208

CCC&Y Supports Prop. 208

| September 29, 2020
CCC&Y Supports Prop. 208

By the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has taken a pro position on Prop 208 for education funding. We are encouraging a yes vote on this ballot item. A quality education system is crucial for healthy communities and the outcomes society desires. A well- resourced and supported education […]

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Expect More Arizona’s Statement of Support for Proposition 208 – Invest in Education Act

| September 29, 2020
Expect More Arizona’s Statement of Support for  Proposition 208 – Invest in Education Act

Expect More Arizona has spent a decade advocating for the policies and resources needed for every student in Arizona – regardless of their background, income, or zip code – to access an excellent education every step of the way. We have been part of efforts to build broad coalitions to develop bipartisan, P-20 funding solutions, which unfortunately did not advance. Along the way we have championed targeted investments and praised incremental funding increases signed into law, each time recognizing there was much more to do throughout the P-20 continuum to close persistent achievement gaps and reach our state’s shared education goals.

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Arizona School Counselors Seeing Students More Stressed, Anxious This School Year. See more state education news here

| September 29, 2020
Arizona School Counselors Seeing Students More Stressed, Anxious This School Year. See more state education news here

… Counselors at other Arizona schools are seeing increased levels of stressed and anxiety among students, said Sarah Skemp, chair of the Arizona School Counselors Association. She’s also seeing this within her own school, Lake Havasu High School, in western Arizona. Unlike Thatcher schools, her school district is still teaching students remotely.

“They’re just feeling a disconnect from their peers and from the school personnel and so that makes them a little more anxious and then again worrying about their family’s safety, worrying about their own safety adds to their stress levels,” Skemp said.

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Local Education Spotlight — CCC&Y Supports Prop. 208. See more local education news here

| September 22, 2020
Local Education Spotlight — CCC&Y Supports Prop. 208. See more local education news here

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has taken a pro position on Prop 208 for education funding. We are encouraging a yes vote on this ballot item.

A quality education system is crucial for healthy communities and the outcomes society desires. A well- resourced and supported education system helps prevent many costly societal needs including high incidences of criminal justice and law enforcement involvement. Education is a societal tool to prepare our children for healthy, engaged and positive community involvement through their life span. Further, it is a driver of economic growth. Businesses with higher-paying jobs locate in areas where they have access to an educated work force and where they are ensured of a quality education for their employees and their children. Increasing jobs through cheap labor, and low paying wages, is not as beneficial to the Arizona economy as high paying, invested employers.

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