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How A Navajo Language Unity Club Amplifies Students’ Voices

How a Navajo Language Unity Club amplifies students’ voices


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • November 17, 2022

When Page High School Teacher Carlos Begay surveyed his students at the beginning of their Navajo culture, language and government courses, students told him they sought more cultural and traditional knowledge. That led to students creating the Navajo Language Unity…

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Unofficial Elections Results Complete

Unofficial elections results complete


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • November 8, 2022

Upated 3:21 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2022: All election results are complete statewide, and will remain unofficial until the votes are canvassed next week, counties certify results Nov. 28, and the state certifies election results Dec. 5. Final results have…

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How Does The Aggregate Expenditure Limit Impact Schools?

How does the aggregate expenditure limit impact schools?


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • October 26, 2022

School superintendents and education advocates have been encouraging the Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey to lift the aggregate expenditure limit (AEL) so schools can use the funds allocated to them in the bi-partisan budget since it was approved in…

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How Bonds & Overrides Provide Important Funding For AZ Schools

How bonds & overrides provide important funding for AZ schools


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  • By Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • October 6, 2022

Arizona school districts are asking voters in their communities to approve bonds, overrides and other ballot measures in the Nov. 8 general elections to generate funding through local property taxes that schools can use for a set time and purpose.…

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How A District Developed Teacher Resources For Hispanic Heritage Month & More

How a district developed teacher resources for Hispanic Heritage Month & more


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • September 30, 2022

When Creighton School District teachers prepare lessons and student learning activities during National Hispanic Heritage Month, they access high-quality resources through their digital curriculum dashboard. “We know that representation matters, and if we can have a team that works to…

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Voters’ Education Priorities & Supt. Of Public Instruction Debate Highlights

Voters’ education priorities & Supt. of Public Instruction debate highlights


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • September 22, 2022

Learn what the Superintendent of Public Instruction does, hear if candidates’ priorities resonate with voters, and watch their recent debate. The Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction oversees Arizona’s public school system and directs the Arizona Department of Education. Both candidates…

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Why School Board Elections Are On Voters’ Minds

Why school board elections are on voters’ minds


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • September 22, 2022

School board member elections may be at the bottom of the ballot, but they may be top of mind for many voters in November. Paul Bentz with HighGround Inc. “Traditionally, as you get further down the ballot, we see a…

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What To Expect In Upcoming General Elections

What to expect in upcoming general elections


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • September 15, 2022

With just two months before midterm elections, find out what could happen, listen to candidate debates, learn what primary results indicate and see what's being done about the aggregate expenditure limit. Paul Bentz with HighGroundPublic Affairs Consultants “When the president…

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Video: Students Express Creativity At Catalina Foothills Summer Camps

Video: Students express creativity at Catalina Foothills Summer Camps


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  • Video edited by Renée Romo   |   AZEdNews
  • September 13, 2022

Students in Catalina Foothills School District Community Schools Summer Camps expressed creativity, developed new skills, and increased problem-solving abilities with activities ranging from cake decorating to photography and yoga this summer. About 150 to 200 students in Tucson each week took part…

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