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Arizona Schools, Legislators Await Court Decision On Inflation Funding

Arizona schools, legislators await court decision on inflation funding


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • February 3, 2014

As Arizona public districts and charter schools plan budgets for the 2014-15 school year, one thing is nearly certain. They will get a legally required 1.4 percent per student funding increase to account for inflation, only the second time since the…

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Arizona Town Hall Participants Call For More Early Education Resources

Arizona Town Hall participants call for more early education resources


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • January 27, 2014

One year after starting early childhood education at Indian Oasis Elementary School in Sells, 87 percent of students met or exceeded expected growth in language arts, 78 percent did in math, the program doubled in size, and earned a three-star…

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ASU’s Michael Crow On Innovation, Access And Outcomes

ASU’s Michael Crow on innovation, access and outcomes


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • January 27, 2014

For Arizona State University President Dr. Michael Crow, innovation and helping students succeed are the keys to Arizona’s future. “If you love children and you want them to be successful, and you believe in the future, we can get a…

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School Choice Week Highlights Arizonans’ Options

School Choice Week highlights Arizonans’ options


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • January 23, 2014

An Arizona mother camped out for three days to enroll her child in Chandler Traditional Academy, saying it was worth it to get her child into this public school known for back-to-basics and high test scores. Chandler Unified School District…

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Coconino County’s Robert Kelty On Education, Opportunity

Coconino County’s Robert Kelty on education, opportunity


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • January 20, 2014

Dr. Robert Kelty recently resigned as Coconino County Superintendent of Schools to become Teach for America’s senior managing director of regional alumni support, but will stay on until a new superintendent is chosen. In his new role with Teach for…

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Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon On Proposed Impact Aid Changes

Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon on proposed Impact Aid changes


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • January 9, 2014

Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon is taking on an issue that many Arizonans know little about, but that has a significant fiscal impact on dozens of school districts serving communities on or near the thousands of acres of federally-owned land and…

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National Report Gives Arizona Mixed Review On Key K-12 Indicators

National report gives Arizona mixed review on key K-12 indicators


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • January 9, 2014

At first glance, Arizona’s C- grade in Education Week’s Quality Counts 2014 report released today seems on par with the national average and 25 states’ grades, but Arizona ranks fifth from last among all states and Washington, D.C. The United…

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Per Student Spending Rises Slightly This Year After Falling For Five

Per student spending rises slightly this year after falling for five


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • January 6, 2014

School districts across the state have tightened their belts as the Arizona Legislature cut per student funding for the past five years due to the recession and slow economic recovery. Over the last four years, nearly $40 million in capital…

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Carolyn Warner: Lifetime Education Leader Talks About The Issues

Carolyn Warner: Lifetime education leader talks about the issues


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • December 13, 2013

Update: Carolyn Warner passed away Oct. 9, 2018. This is her take on the education issues facing Arizona in 2013. Carolyn Warner, who served as Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction for 12 years and has been a staunch advocate and…

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Meet Beth Maloney, Arizona’s Teacher Of The Year

Meet Beth Maloney, Arizona’s Teacher of the Year


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • December 12, 2013

When 2014 Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year Beth Maloney was growing up, she’d play school with friends and her little sister, but planned on a career in radio or television, where she could inform and entertain an audience.…

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Voters Approve More Than Half Of School District Bonds, Overrides

Voters approve more than half of school district bonds, overrides


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • December 7, 2013

Arizona voters approved more than half of school district bonds and overrides in November elections, but changes in property values that started in 2007 and caused significant tax rate increases for some may have made voters more reluctant to vote yes…

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NAEP Results Show Poverty Affecting Arizona Student Achievement

NAEP results show poverty affecting Arizona student achievement


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • November 28, 2013

Many Arizona students from low-income families are underscoring their peers from higher income households in Arizona and nationally by significant margins on national measures of student progress. Results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress released in November show that…

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Arizona Students SAT Scores Increase, While Nationally Scores Remain Flat

Arizona students SAT scores increase, while nationally scores remain flat


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • November 26, 2013

Arizona students scored higher than the national average on the Scholastic Aptitude Test in 2013, with all students’ showing gains in reading, math and writing scores. Nationally, a record number of minorities took the SAT in 2013, Hispanic and Black…

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