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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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Education Advocates’ Budget Priorities For Legislative Session

Education advocates’ budget priorities for legislative session


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • January 8, 2020

Education advocates share their budget priorities before the Arizona Legislature starts its session next week with Gov. Doug Ducey’s State of the State on Monday, Jan. 13. This session, K-12 education advocates are seeking an acceleration of the Legislature’s restoration…

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Arizona Teacher Of The Year Lynette Stant On Teaching

Arizona Teacher of the Year Lynette Stant on teaching


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  • Video by Brooke Razo   |   AZEdNews
  • January 1, 2020

Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2020 Teacher of the Year Lynette Stant encourages students interested in teaching to get in the classroom and start helping students. Stant, who is Navajo, is the first Native American woman named Arizona Educational Foundation Arizona Teacher…

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AZ Teacher Of The Year Encourages Students Considering Teaching, Seeks Equity

AZ Teacher of the Year encourages students considering teaching, seeks equity


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • January 1, 2020

Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2020 Teacher of the Year Lynette Stant encourages students interested in teaching to get in the classroom and start helping students. Stant, who is Navajo, is the first Native American woman named Arizona Educational Foundation Arizona Teacher…

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School, Community Help Make Students’ Holidays Bright

School, community help make students’ holidays bright


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • December 24, 2019

Constitution Elementary is a high-poverty Title I school in the Deer Valley School District  that is also an A+ School of Excellence and a Solution Tree PLC Model School, said Constitution Elementary School Principal Cheyana Leiva. Ninety percent of Constitution…

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Upcoming Legislation: What’s Naughty Or Nice

Upcoming legislation: What’s naughty or nice


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • December 16, 2019

See whether education advocates think Arizona Legislators' bills are naughty or nice before the legislative session starts on Jan. 13, 2020. Nice House Concurrent Resolution 2001, sponsored by Rep. John Fillmore (R-Dist. 16), would repeal English-only instruction for English language…

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Increased Anxiety During Testing And How To Fight Back

Increased anxiety during testing and how to fight back


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  • Dr. WiSH – William S. Hesse, Ph.D.   |   with co-authors Dr. Chris Lineberry, Shannon Woodruff and Cindy Boyum
  • December 11, 2019

Students and teachers are experiencing stress as they prepare for final exams and benchmark tests nationwide, but there are simple tools schools can use to reduce that anxiety. While eliminating recess, cutting back on electives, focusing on core content areas,…

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Legislators’ Plans For School Safety, Special Ed, K-12 Funding

Legislators’ plans for school safety, special ed, K-12 funding


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • December 3, 2019

Legislators say they’re working on plans that could adjust special education funding, affect school safety and workforce development as well as update K-12 funding. Over the interim, eight separate legislative work groups including teachers have examined and discussed education issues,…

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Budget Forecast: Growing Revenue For K-12, Public Safety Priorities

Budget forecast: Growing revenue for K-12, public safety priorities


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • November 21, 2019

What does the budget forecast for the legislative session that starts in January look like, and what does it mean for K-12 education? With higher than expected revenue growth for Arizona’s general fund, Governor Doug Ducey’s budget proposal will invest…

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Catch Up On AZEdNews’ #AZEdChat On Teachers’ Pay, Shortage And Value

Catch up on AZEdNews’ #AZEdChat on teachers’ pay, shortage and value


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • November 21, 2019

If you missed AZEdNews' #AZEdChat on teachers' pay, the teacher shortage and showing teachers that we value their work, just take a look below to see what everyone was talking about on Twitter that evening. Welcome to #AZEdChat tonight, which…

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