Tag: Public Education

New Report Concludes Private School Tax Credits Undermine Public Schools

| October 24, 2016
New Report Concludes Private School Tax Credits Undermine Public Schools

In its just-released report “State Tax Subsidies for Private K-12 Education,” the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) shows that private school tax subsidies, including Arizona’s four tax credits for private school tuition scholarships, are undermining states’ ability to maintain a high-quality public education system.

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Parents Groups Fighting for More Education Funding

| February 26, 2016
Parents Groups Fighting for More Education Funding

Public education advocates are increasingly forming parent and community groups to push for more state funding for public education in Arizona.

That comes in the face of what one advocate said have been $3 billion cut from public education funding since the recession in 2008, and with no sign that the Republican-controlled Legislature or Republican Gov. Doug Ducey have any intentions of restoring it.

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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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Public Education is a Civic Responsibility

| December 18, 2014
Public Education is a Civic Responsibility

December 17, 2014 / Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service / Arizona Voices Public education is a civic responsibility not a consumer good, said Diane Ravitch, a research professor of education at New York University, to a recent gathering of Arizona educators and school board members. “Protecting our public schools against privatization and saving them for […]

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Recording of Education Gubernatorial Debate Held On September 28th Now Available

| October 8, 2014
Recording of Education Gubernatorial Debate Held On September 28th Now Available

AASBO joined with five other educational organizations and FOX-10 Arizona to hold a debate on September 28th with the Repulican and Democratic candidates for Governor, Doug Ducey and Fred Duval. With important issues like funding for our public schools and the implementation of common core the next Governor of our state will be critical to […]

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Education Gubernatorial Debate Scheduled For September 28th

| September 13, 2014
Education Gubernatorial Debate Scheduled For September 28th

AASBO has joined with five other educational organizations and FOX-10 Arizona to host a debate with the Repulican and Democratic candidates for Governor, Doug Ducey and Fred Duval, to discuss issues related to public education in our state. The debate will be held at the Camelback High School Auditorium which is located at 4612 North […]

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Gubernatorial Candidate LIVE Webcast – Plans for Public Education – A CRITICAL Conversation – July 19

| July 16, 2014
Gubernatorial Candidate LIVE Webcast – Plans for Public Education – A CRITICAL Conversation – July 19

Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear the Gubernatorial Candidate’s plans for Public Education! On Saturday, July 19th Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) has invited the candidates for Governor to participate in a forum at the final general session of our Annual Conference in Tucson. AASBO has scheduled a live webcast of this forum so […]

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Gubernatorial Candidate LIVE Webcast – Plans for Public Education – A CRITICAL Conversation – July 19

| July 7, 2014
Gubernatorial Candidate LIVE Webcast – Plans for Public Education – A CRITICAL Conversation – July 19

Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear the Gubernatorial Candidate’s plans for Public Education! On Saturday, July 19th Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) has invited the candidates for Governor to participate in a forum at the final general session of our Annual Conference in Tucson. AASBO has scheduled a live webcast of this forum so […]

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REMINDER!!! Become a Champion for Public Education – Thursday, June 19th

| June 18, 2014
REMINDER!!! Become a Champion for Public Education – Thursday, June 19th

NAICL SCHOOL-BASED ORGANIZING TRAINING Thursday, June 19, 5:30pm-8:00pm Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation 510 N. Leroux St., Flagstaff Come learn how you can help form a powerful core team of parents and teachers at your school who understand how our schools are funded, why we need bonds and overrides, and how we can get involved to […]

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Become a Champion for Public Education – Thursday, June 19th

| June 13, 2014
Become a Champion for Public Education – Thursday, June 19th

NAICL SCHOOL-BASED ORGANIZING TRAINING Thursday, June 19, 5:30pm-8:00pm Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation 510 N. Leroux St., Flagstaff Come learn how you can help form a powerful core team of parents and teachers at your school who understand how our schools are funded, why we need bonds and overrides, and how we can get involved to […]

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