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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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Connecting Learning To Real World Makes Tartesso An A+ School

Connecting learning to real world makes Tartesso an A+ School


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • September 4, 2018

Strong community support and connecting students’ learning to the real world are key to Tartesso Elementary being named an A+ School of Excellence. While Tartesso integrates technology into classroom learning and provides enrichment opportunities to ensure all students are college…

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Classroom Tech: Engaging Students, Promoting Deeper Learning

Classroom tech: Engaging students, promoting deeper learning


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

Today’s students were born with technology that lets them find information instantly, respond to it quickly, and share their response on social media in seconds. So is it any wonder that they find it tedious to read a textbook chapter…

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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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