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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 Doug Ducey repealed Thursday a 28-year-old law that prohibited discussing homosexuality during public schools’ HIV/AIDS instruction.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 Doug Ducey repealed Thursday a 28-year-old law that prohibited discussing homosexuality during public schools' HIV/AIDS instruction.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 Doug Ducey repealed Thursday a 28-year-old law that prohibited discussing homosexuality during public schools' HIV/AIDS instruction.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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Cesar Chavez Day Parade

Cesar Chavez Day Parade


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  • TaMeia Murphy/Arizona Education News Service
  • April 5, 2019

Students at Cesar Chavez Leadership Academy celebrated Cesar Chavez Day on Friday, March 29, 2019 with a variety of events and opportunities for the school and the community, said principal Brigette Smith. “We are going to begin our morning with…

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Census 2020 Kick-Off Event In Phoenix

Census 2020 Kick-Off Event in Phoenix


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  • Video by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews Edited by Brooke Razo/ASBA: Census 2020 Kick-Off Event in Phoenix
  • April 3, 2019

The census is a year away, but Maricopa Association of Governments and U.S. Census Bureau efforts are now underway to get a complete count of Arizona residents to ensure that the state, counties, cities and schools receive their fair share of federal resources and…

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Slideshow: Students Learn About, Honor César Chávez’ Work

Slideshow: Students learn about, honor César Chávez’ work


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  • TaMeia Murphy/AzEdNews
  • April 2, 2019

Students at several Arizona schools learned more about the work of civil rights leader César Chávez and held celebrations in his honor during the César Chávez Day holiday celebrated on his birthday March 31. Slideshow: Students learn about, honor César…

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Arizona Students Celebrate The Life And Work Of César Chávez

Arizona students celebrate the life and work of César Chávez


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  • TaMeia Murphy/Arizona Education News Service
  • March 26, 2019

César Chávez Day holds huge cultural significance in Arizona, and while many schools give students this day off, several schools are hosting district-wide celebrations in Chávez ’s honor this year. Born in Yuma, César Chávez was a Mexican-American migrant worker…

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Support Services Vital To Learning Are A Key Part Of Classroom Spending

Support services vital to learning are a key part of classroom spending


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • March 21, 2019

The Arizona Auditor General’s report says classroom spending remained below the national average in fiscal year 2018, but classroom support – a broader measure the governor, legislators and education advocates agreed upon better reflects the services that help students achieve…

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Impact Of Student Support On Classroom Spending In Fiscal Year 2018

Impact of student support on classroom spending in fiscal year 2018


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • March 21, 2019

The Arizona Auditor General's recently released fiscal year 2018 report says classroom spending rose slightly this year, but its narrow focus does not include support services that are vital to students' learning. Loading... Infographic by Lisa Irish/AZEdNewsClick here for a…

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What Americans Say About Higher Education

What Americans say about higher education


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

Seventy five percent of people nationwide overwhelmingly support the idea of tuition-free community college which is already being done in several states and cities and 68 percent say federal funding should be increased to help students pay for four-year college,…

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Fixing AZ’s Attainment Problem Will Boost Economy

Fixing AZ’s attainment problem will boost economy


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

A quick look at what Arizona students do after high school graduation shows why increasing post-secondary attainment is essential to boosting Arizona’s economy. While 29 percent of Arizona’s current workforce has a four-year college degree or higher, just 17 percent…

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How Unfunded Mandates Strain Schools’ Budgets

How unfunded mandates strain schools’ budgets


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • March 5, 2019

What do lawmakers’ bills to require students be tested for dyslexia and receive school vision and hearing screenings have in common? They’re unfunded mandates, which means there are no funding sources in these bills to provide the services they require.…

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