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Small Changes Can Create A Safer, More Inclusive, Trauma-sensitive School

Small changes can create a safer, more inclusive, trauma-sensitive school


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • June 19, 2019

Sometimes student behaviors occur without warning, so developing ways to help students deal with stresses and providing teachers and school staff with trauma-informed training so they can help are critically important. “A lot of our students come from backgrounds where…

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Why People Are Worried About A Census Citizenship Question

Why people are worried about a census citizenship question


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  • Lisa Irish/AZEdNews
  • June 12, 2019

Updated June 19, 2019: Many Arizonans are concerned a Census 2020 citizenship question could make immigrants, noncitizens, Latinos and other minority groups less likely to respond, leading to an undercount. That means Arizona would receive less than its fair share…

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How Schools & NALEO Encourage Census Participation

How schools & NALEO encourage census participation


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  • Lisa Irish/ AZEdNews
  • June 12, 2019

School districts and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) are reaching out to community members to let them know how important Census 2020 is and to encourage them to take part in the population count done every 10…

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Educators, LGBTQ+ Advocates Create More Inclusive Curriculum

Educators, LGBTQ+ advocates create more inclusive curriculum


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  • TaMeia Murphy/ Arizona Education News Service
  • May 14, 2019

Arizona educators and LGBTQ+ advocates are making strides to create more inclusive curriculum following Arizona Legislators approval of Senate Bill 1346, which repealed a 28-year-old law that prohibited discussing homosexuality during public schools’ HIV/AIDS instruction. What does this mean for…

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Advocates: Results-based Funding Increase Could Be Put To Better Use

Advocates: Results-based funding increase could be put to better use


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • May 7, 2019

Since Arizona Legislators approved Senate Bill 1530 in 2017, about $39 million a year in results-based funding has gone to nearly 300 public schools whose students scored in the top 10 percent statewide on AzMERIT. “It’s draining our precious resources…

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Slideshow Of The SB 1346 Press Conference

Slideshow of the SB 1346 press conference


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • April 12, 2019

The Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey repealed Thursday a 28-year-old law that prohibited discussing homosexuality during public schools’ HIV/AIDS instruction. This comes after Equality Arizona filed a lawsuit in March that challenged the previous law’s constitutionality and named the Arizona Superintendent of…

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Press Conference For SB 1346

Press conference for SB 1346


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  • Brooke Razo/AZSBA
  • April 11, 2019

The Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey repealed Thursday a 28-year-old law that prohibited discussing homosexuality during public schools' HIV/AIDS instruction. This comes after Equality Arizona filed a lawsuit in March that challenged the previous law's constitutionality and named the…

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Legislators, Gov. Repeal HIV/AIDS Instruction Law

Legislators, Gov. repeal HIV/AIDS instruction law


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • April 11, 2019

The Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey repealed Thursday a 28-year-old law that prohibited discussing homosexuality during public schools' HIV/AIDS instruction. This comes after Equality Arizona filed a lawsuit in March that challenged the previous law's constitutionality and named the…

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What The Timeline For Census 2020 Looks Like

What the timeline for Census 2020 looks like


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • April 10, 2019

Preparing for Census 2020 begins long before Census Day and work continues until the counts are delivered to the president. The U.S. Constitution requires a count - or census - of the United States' population each decade. These census results…

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