Tag: Reports & Studies

FUSD spending in line with Arizona, far below national average

| March 30, 2015
FUSD spending in line with Arizona, far below national average

March 29, 2015 • By Michelle McManimon • Arizona Daily Sun Flagstaff Unified School District’s administrative costs are relatively low compared to the state average despite higher spending in both classroom and non-classroom dollars. Nationally, spending per pupil overall is $2,600 more than in FUSD. But higher spending in Arizona does not always equal higher […]

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Arizona’s Challenged Graduation Rates

| March 30, 2015
Arizona’s Challenged Graduation Rates

March 27, 2015 • By the Helios Education Foundation While high school graduation rates for the United States have increased annually since academic year 2010-11, the state of Arizona has moved move in the opposite direction. The graduation rate for Arizona students has dropped from 78 percent in academic year 2010-11 to 75% of students achieving that […]

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Arizona standards play up communications, reinforce survey results on student success

| March 30, 2015
Arizona standards play up communications, reinforce survey results on student success

March 26, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service A recent national survey ranked communication top on the list of skills needed for students to succeed in today’s world, followed by reading, math and then teamwork, and Arizona education leaders aren’t surprised. In fact, they have been developing and enhancing classroom strategies […]

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Parents, grandparents, students aren’t fooled by the new state budget – Guest Opinion

| March 16, 2015
Parents, grandparents, students aren’t fooled by the new state budget – Guest Opinion

— Dana Wolfe Naimark is president and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance, Read more: http://azcapitoltimes.com Earlier this legislative session, many state lawmakers grilled Charles Flanagan – who was then director of the Department of Child Safety – about why reports of child neglect are still going up. They pointed fingers, made speeches and issued statements […]

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Opinion – Higher education has the potential to remedy social inequality

| March 12, 2015
Opinion – Higher education has the potential to remedy social inequality

March 11, 2015 • By Michael Crow • Arizona Capital Times There is a well-established link between one’s level of educational attainment and social advancement. Unfortunately, the recent drift of the national discussion on higher education, aided by a recent New York Times column by Paul Krugman, questions that correlation. …Read the full article HERE

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State Budget Cuts Child Safety, Child Care, and Education – ACT NOW.

| March 4, 2015
State Budget Cuts Child Safety, Child Care, and Education – ACT NOW.

March 4, 2015 Today, Governor Ducey and Republican legislative leadership announced they had come to an agreement on the state budget. This budget removes several common sense revenue increases that were in Governor Ducey’s original proposal. Instead, mothers and children bear the costs of Arizona’s budget deficit. Arizona can do better. Among key concerns for […]

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NAU President Cheng’s statement on today’s proposed budget reduction

| March 4, 2015
NAU President Cheng’s statement on today’s proposed budget reduction

March 4, 2015 • Northern Arizona University FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (March 4, 2015) — It is ironic that today Northern Arizona University releases its economic impact study as the state’s most recent budget proposal comes to light. Once again the leaders at the State Capitol have chosen to place the majority of the state’s fiscal burden onto higher education, […]

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NAU contributes nearly $2 billion to Arizona economy, new study says

| March 4, 2015
NAU contributes nearly $2 billion to Arizona economy, new study says

March 4, 2015 • Northern Arizona University Northern Arizona University contributes nearly $2 billion to the Arizona economy each year, according to a new study conducted by the Arizona Rural Policy Institute, a unit of NAU’s Alliance Bank Outreach Center. The study shows that NAU contributes $1.85 billion in economic activity, which supports 20,300 Arizona […]

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Arizona halts slide in classroom spending

| March 2, 2015
Arizona halts slide in classroom spending

February 27, 2015 • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services • Arizona Daily Star PHOENIX — The slide in the percentage of education funds that ends up in Arizona classrooms appears to have stopped. A new report Friday by the Auditor General’s Office finds 53.8 cents out of every dollar spent to educate Arizona youngsters last school […]

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285,000 Arizona Kids Lifted Out of Poverty

| February 26, 2015
285,000 Arizona Kids Lifted Out of Poverty

Newsletter from Children’s Action Alliance: February 25, 2015 A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that anti-poverty measures are successful to keeping children out of poverty. If it weren’t for programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Free and Reduced School Lunch and, Temporary Assistance for […]

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