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How unfunded mandates strain schools’ budgets. See more state education news here

| March 12, 2019
How unfunded mandates strain schools’ budgets. See more state education news here

What do lawmakers’ bills to require students be tested for dyslexia and receive school vision and hearing screenings have in common?

They’re unfunded mandates, which means there are no funding sources in these bills to provide the services they require.

“It could be the best mandate in the whole world, and it doesn’t change the fact that if it’s not funded, then districts have to take money away from programs and services that students are already getting,” said Chuck Essigs, director of governmental relations for Arizona Association of School Business Officials.

Since Arizona remains 48th in the nation in public education spending, unfunded mandates have a significant impact on public schools’ budgets, Essigs said.

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Introducing Smart Talk

| March 10, 2018
Introducing Smart Talk

Early language development campaign offers tools and resources for parents, caregivers and educators.

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Introducing Smart Talk

| March 4, 2018
Introducing Smart Talk

Early language development campaign offers tools and resources for parents, caregivers and educators.

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Read On Arizona Literacy Summit 2017

| August 12, 2017
Read On Arizona Literacy Summit 2017

The Read On Arizona Literacy Summit will be held on Tuesday, August 29 at the Phoenix Convention Center, shortly after the conclusion of the First Things First Early Childhood Summit. Presented in partnership with FTF, the Literacy Summit will feature: Opening remarks from Governor Doug Ducey, Needle-Moving Strategies and What it Takes to Get Results, Smart Talk: What Every Parent Can Do to Help Their Child Succeed; Unpacking Policy to Practice: Policy Changes That Impact Literacy; Healthy Vision, Healthy Reader; and Read On Community Spotlights.

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Expect More Arizona: Smart Talk for Smart Development. See more education stories here

| May 31, 2017
Expect More Arizona: Smart Talk for Smart Development. See more education stories here

From birth to age 3, a child’s brain develops very fast—more than at any other time in life. To help children grow in ways that promote learning and reading and support later success in school, Read On Arizona developed Smart Talk, a campaign designed to give parents, caregivers and family members the tools and the confidence to have quality interactions with their little ones.

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Alleviate Summer Brain Drain with Fun Activities

| June 24, 2015
Alleviate Summer Brain Drain with Fun Activities

By Expect More Arizona Summer is traditionally a time for fun. Every child looks forward to the last day of school and the impending ice cream trucks, family road trips and pool parties. There’s one aspect of summer, though, that takes a toll on a young person’s well-being: Summer brain drain. On average, a youth […]

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Arizona’s Summer Reading Program

| June 22, 2015
Arizona’s Summer Reading Program

Encourage families to visit their local public library and sign up for Arizona’s summer reading program. Reading 20 minutes a day makes a real difference! #ReadOnArizona  

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Building Blocks To Becoming a Reader

| February 18, 2015
Building Blocks To Becoming a Reader

Read On Arizona presents Building Blocks To Becoming a Reader. “This resource shows how a reader’s journey starts from birth and outlines some of the critical milestones that guide the development of a healthy reader. It identifies essential concepts and skills that children are expected to have acquired by the end of key milestone ages, and […]

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FREE DIGITAL BOOKS-Keep Every Child Reading All Summer Long

| April 19, 2014
FREE DIGITAL BOOKS-Keep Every Child Reading All Summer Long

“Read on Arizona” is offering free access to a digital library for every child to keep them reading all summer long. View the flyers attached to gain access to the free digital library.

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