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Full Text Of Gov. Ducey’s State Of The State Address

Full text of Gov. Ducey’s State of the State address


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  • Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
  • January 14, 2019

"Chief Justice Bales, Members of the Legislature, Judiciary and fellow Arizonans — I am so honored to be back here today, and just like you, I am ready to get to work. "2018 brought a lot our way. Election years…

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Advocates Focus On Raising Teacher Pay, School Funding As Session Nears

Advocates focus on raising teacher pay, school funding as session nears


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

Seventy-eight percent of Arizona voters say K-12 teachers’ salaries are too low and 73 percent say schools need more money in a poll released before the legislative session starts Jan. 14 in Phoenix. For the fourth consecutive year, voters said…

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Blended Learning Boosts Achievement, Collaboration And Creativity

Blended Learning boosts achievement, collaboration and creativity


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • January 2, 2019

The project-based blended learning program at Maricopa Unified School District has been boosting students’ achievement on AzMERIT, increasing collaboration and showcasing their creativity for the past five years. The blended learning program has grown from 50 students at Maricopa Wells…

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Using Data To Boost Students’ Skills, Opportunities

Using data to boost students’ skills, opportunities


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • December 21, 2018

When schools use data from college readiness assessments, it helps teachers focus their instruction to boost students’ skills and school counselors encourage students to add more challenging courses to their class schedules. That helps broaden the pool of students ready…

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Volunteers In Paradise Help Teachers, Students Reach Goals

Volunteers in Paradise help teachers, students reach goals


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • December 11, 2018

When students need more one-on-one assistance or small group instruction to master a skill, Paradise Valley Unified School District teachers know they can count on Volunteers in Paradise to help students be successful. For the past six years, the program…

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Budget Update: Growth Adds $1B To General Fund

Budget update: Growth adds $1B to general fund


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • December 5, 2018

Strong economic growth has added about $1.1 billion to the state’s general fund, and legislators will consider what to do with it as they develop the budget during the session that starts in January. Of the roughly $1 billion surplus,…

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College Application Questions? Ask A Volunteer

College application questions? Ask a volunteer


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • November 29, 2018

Applying to colleges can be challenging for many high school seniors. That’s why the Arizona Commission on Postsecondary Education has organized volunteers to help more than 21,178 students at 68 high schools complete their college applications during the school day…

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Need Help Filing The FAFSA? Here’s Where You Can Get It

Need help filing the FAFSA? Here’s where you can get it


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • November 29, 2018

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility for colleges and vocational schools can be a challenge for high school seniors and their parents. To make it easier, high schools, community organizations and…

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Teacher Of The Year: Strong Connections Lead To Success

Teacher of the Year: Strong connections lead to success


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • November 16, 2018

  Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2019 Teacher of the Year Kareem Neal says creating a supportive community and providing opportunities for all students is key to their learning and future success. “I believe developing meaningful relationships is critical to student success,…

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Arizonans Approve 77% Of School Bond, Override Elections

Arizonans approve 77% of school bond, override elections


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • November 15, 2018

Arizona voters approved 77 percent of school bond and override elections on the 2018 midterm election ballot, said Randie Stein, director of the public finance team at Stifel Nicolaus in Phoenix. Bonds and overrides are voter approved community support for…

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Thousands Vote At Polls, But Late Earlies Take Days To Be Tallied

Thousands vote at polls, but late earlies take days to be tallied


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • November 6, 2018

Updated Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 10:27 a.m. Over the Veterans Day weekend, Kathy Hoffman won the race for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kyrsten Sinema won the race for U.S. Senate and the race for Arizona Secretary of State remains…

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Schools Seek Local Funding Through Bonds, Overrides

Schools seek local funding through bonds, overrides


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • October 30, 2018

Arizona school districts are asking local voters to approve money for school repairs, maintenance construction and security – needs that state funding for has been severely reduced or eliminated in recent years. The state drastically reduced capital funding for school…

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