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Discussion At Engaging Arizona In Advancing ESSA Event
  • January 22, 2020

As Arizona legislators develop the budget, education advocates seek public education investment that advances equity by providing more funding for students with the greatest needs and fewest assets.   “It should not be the case that I can travel to…

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How Arizona Advances Equity
  • January 22, 2020

The National Urban League recently released an ESSA State Plan Equity Report Card giving Arizona an overall poor rating on 12 equity indicators, with an excellent grade on three indicators, a sufficient on five other indicators and poor on four indicators. The…

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Report Card: How AZ Advances Equity Through ESSA

Report card: How AZ advances equity through ESSA


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • January 22, 2020

As Arizona legislators develop the budget, education advocates seek public education investment that advances equity by providing more funding for students with the greatest needs and fewest assets.   “It should not be the case that I can travel to…

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Take A Look At Details Of Gov’s Education Budget Proposal

Take a look at details of Gov’s education budget proposal


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • January 17, 2020

What are the details in Gov. Doug Ducey's budget proposal for public K-12 education and higher education? And what is the economic outlook for Arizona? Find out here. Click here for Arizona School Boards Association's summary of the Governor's budget…

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Arizona Democratic Leaders’ Priorities For The Session

Arizona Democratic leaders’ priorities for the session


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  • Video by Morgan Willis, story by Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • January 15, 2020

Arizona Democratic leaders presented their 2020 Blueprint for a Better Arizona during a press conference Jan. 13, 2020 before the Arizona Legislature's Opening Day ceremonies and Gov. Ducey's State of the State address. House Minority Leader Charlene Fernandez, (D-LD 4)…

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Invest In Ed Initiative Announced

Invest In Ed initiative announced


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  • Video by Morgan Willis, story by Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • January 13, 2020

Leaders of the Invest In Ed movement today announced a ballot initiative that would raise more than $900 million a year for Arizona public K-12 education if approved by voters in the 2020 general election. “About an hour ago, we filed for…

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New Invest In Ed Initiative Announced For 2020 Ballot

New Invest in Ed initiative announced for 2020 ballot


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • January 13, 2020

Leaders of the Invest In Ed movement today announced a ballot initiative that would raise more than $900 million a year for Arizona public K-12 education if approved by voters in the 2020 general election. "About an hour ago, we…

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Gov. Doug Ducey’s 2020 State Of The State Speech (Full Text)
  • January 13, 2020

Speaker Bowers, President Fann, House Leaders Petersen and Fernandez, Senate Leaders Gray and Bradley, Chief Justice Brutinel, Members of the Legislature and Judiciary, my fellow Arizonans — thank you so much for the warm welcome. It’s great to be back.Allow…

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