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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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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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Advocates Seek More State Funding For Quality Early Education

Advocates seek more state funding for quality early education


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

In a corner of a class of three- and four-year-olds at Booker T. Washington Child Development Center in Phoenix, preschool students in chef’s hats and aprons are preparing meals for other students sitting at a table with a red and…

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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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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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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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District Gets International Attention For Re-thinking What School Looks Like

District gets international attention for re-thinking what school looks like


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • October 23, 2018

One of Arizona’s newest public district schools is drawing international attention for an innovative structural and interior design created to improve student achievement by fostering engagement, collaboration and creativity. Educators, researchers, policymakers and architects from around the world gathered earlier…

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Legislative Wrap-Up: What The New Budget And Bills Mean For K-12 Schools

Legislative Wrap-Up: What the new budget and bills mean for K-12 schools


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

What will the Arizona Legislature’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget and the key bills that were approved this session mean for K-12 public schools during the next school year? Education advocates main goals this year were to secure additional district additional…

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How The Budget Impacts K-12 Education Funding

How the budget impacts K-12 education funding


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • May 9, 2018

Arizonans know a teacher pay increase was included in the budget approved last week and that a bid to repeal the 2017 school voucher expansion failed. But what else will impact K-12 education funding for the next school year? The…

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Legislature Approves Budget, Including Teacher Pay Increase

Legislature approves budget, including teacher pay increase


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • May 1, 2018

Updated May 4: Legislators ended the session for the year just after midnight on Friday. A bill that would have repealed the legislature's 2017 school voucher expansion failed Friday without a final vote. Sine Die! #AZleg pic.twitter.com/eycItYdnic — AZ House…

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What Would It Take To Raise Arizona Teachers’ Salaries?

What would it take to raise Arizona teachers’ salaries?


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  • Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service
  • April 10, 2018

As legislators work on the budget, many in the #RedForEd movement are asking what would it take to raise Arizona teachers’ salaries by 20 percent. "Right now, probably the best guess at this point in time is between $700 to…

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