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Legislative GOP Leaders Share Budget Bills Highlights With Lawmakers

Legislative GOP leaders share budget bills highlights with lawmakers


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • May 15, 2019

Tuesday May 21 Details of the $11.9 billion proposed budget plan by Republican Legislative leaders who worked on the deal with Gov. Doug Ducey were released Monday evening. .@APChristie reports that @dougducey, President @FannKfann and Speaker Bowers have reached a…

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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making strides to create more inclusive curriculum following Arizona Legislators approval of Senate Bill 1346, which repealed a 28-year-old law that prohibited discussing homosexuality during public schools’ HIV/AIDS instruction.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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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 Doug Ducey repealed Thursday a 28-year-old law that prohibited discussing homosexuality during public schools' HIV/AIDS instruction.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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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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Honoring Cesar Chavez – Adam Lopez Falk
  • March 27, 2019

Alhambra Elementary School District Governing Board President Adam Lopez Falk says his father told him about Cesar Chavez breaking his fast in 1972 at the Del Webb townhouse just up Central Avenue "taking about the energy in the room, the…

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Honoring Cesar Chavez – Corina Madruga
  • March 27, 2019

Tolleson Union High School Governing Board President Corina Madruga says Cesar Chavez was" a man who sacrificed everything for individuals who didn't have a voice" as Arizona honors the labor leader on Cesar Chavez Day.

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Honoring Cesar Chavez – Nikkie Whaley
  • March 27, 2019

Washington Elementary School District Governing Board President Nikkie Whaley talks about growing up in a small agricultural town in California and said that the work that Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta did means "we can expect more and we as…

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