Tag: school funding

Poll: Americans say public schools lack funding, there’s too much testing

| September 2, 2015
Poll: Americans say public schools lack funding, there’s too much testing

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association Americans said a lack of funding is the biggest problem facing local public schools and there’s too much emphasis on testing in the PDK/Gallup poll on education released earlier this week. The 47th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools national phone […]

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Career Education & Training Are Critical to Arizona’s Future

| April 8, 2015
Career Education & Training Are Critical to Arizona’s Future

April 6, 2015 • By Doug Pruitt • Expect More Arizona Approximately 60 percent of jobs in Arizona don’t require a 4-year degree, which is great news for students who aren’t sure that path is best for them. But don’t let the statistic confuse you. The majority of those jobs, and particularly positions that pay […]

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Opinion: The real budget casualties — nearly 1 million public school students

| March 16, 2015
Opinion: The real budget casualties — nearly 1 million public school students

The state budget is approved, and many think the battle for public education is over for the year. This coming fall, with the implementation of this new budget, we will reach a crisis with one-half of Arizona’s school children having never attended a classroom fully funded as the voters mandated with the passing of Proposition 301 in 2000.

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A letter from FUSD Superintendent Barbara Hickman

| February 20, 2015
A letter from FUSD Superintendent Barbara Hickman

Below is a letter from FUSD (Flagstaff United School District) Superintendent Barbara Hickman: February 11, 2015 Dear Flagstaff Unified School District Parents and Guardians: A few weeks ago, Governor Ducey introduced an executive order and a budget proposal, which provides the baseline for how public and charter schools will receive their funding in school year […]

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Common Core update

| March 6, 2014
Common Core update

The Common Core standards, later renamed the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards, has had a lot of press coverage lately of the proposed SB 1310. This would have prohibited the state from using a set of new educational standards accepted by most of the nation, and which Arizona adopted in 2010 without opposition.

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State Funding to Local School Districts in Arizona fell 17% per student

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
State Funding to Local School Districts in Arizona fell 17% per student

THANK YOU! Children’s Action Alliance for this helpful information!! Repeated cuts to Arizona classrooms have been so severe that even with last year’s $82 million increase in state K-12 funding, Arizona has the third highest state funding cuts per student in the country since the recession began. An updated national report released today by the […]

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