Tag: #Red for Ed

Navajo Nation issues request to Congress to restore federal funding for scholarships. See more state education news here

| April 2, 2019
Navajo Nation issues request to Congress to restore federal funding for scholarships. See more state education news here

On March 25, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer voiced concern about the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for the Higher Education Grant within the Bureau of Indian Education’s FY 2020 budget request.“The Higher Education Grant is a huge benefit for thousands of Navajo students each year and for the future of the Navajo Nation,” Nez said. “It’s very disappointing that these funds continue to come under threat by this administration. We will look to our leaders in the House and Senate to restore these funds during the budget process.”

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Arizona teachers hope Invest In Ed initiative makes ballot, gear up for campaign. See related news here

| July 18, 2018
Arizona teachers hope Invest In Ed initiative makes ballot, gear up for campaign. See related news here

ORO VALLEY – This spring thousands of Arizona educators walked out of class and descended on the state capitol in hopes of sending to Gov. Doug Ducey and the state legislature.

This summer and into the fall, they’re hoping to send a stronger message to voters.

“Our students deserve better,” Devon Busby, a 5th Grade teacher at Richard Wilson in Oro Valley said. “Our children in this state deserves better, teachers deserve better, support staff deserves better.”

Red For Ed leaders got more than 270,000 signatures from Arizona voters far surpassing the required number to put the Invest In Ed initiative on the ballot in November.

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Invest in Ed ballot initiative turns in voter signatures. See related news here

| July 4, 2018
Invest in Ed ballot initiative turns in voter signatures. See related news here

Arizona Educators United was hoping to write more history Thursday (July 5) with an announcement of signatures it had collected to get an initiative on the November ballot.

“Right now we are continuing the effort we started at the Capitol with Red for Ed,” Red for Ed organizer and elementary school music teacher Noah Karvelis told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Tuesday.

The Invest In Ed campaign needed to collect more than 150,000 valid signatures by July 5.

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Arizona teachers to opposed low wages at #Red for Ed protest. See more Page regional education news here

| April 4, 2018
Arizona teachers to opposed low wages at #Red for Ed protest. See more Page regional education news here

The Arizona Educators United group is calling for a ‘Red for Ed’ sick-out protest that is scheduled to take center stage at the Arizona State Capital Building (April 4) to push for a wage increase in teachers’ salaries across the state…

How this movement will affect the Page Unified School District is unclear at the moment but many teachers are electing to wear red in support of the wage increases. Wage increase has been a behind the scenes issue among the staff of PUSD and with the problems of teacher retention in the last several years many are hoping the Governor is able to find the funds to make good on his promise.

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