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2018 School Bond And Override Election Results
  • November 15, 2018

Arizona voters approved 77 percent of school bond and override elections on the 2018 midterm election ballot, but just 28 percent of Arizona’s students attend school in districts where the community reliably passes bond and override elections. Infographic by Lisa…

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2018 How Bonds And Overrides Support District Schools
  • October 30, 2018

Arizona school districts are asking local voters to OK money for campus repairs, maintenance, improvements and construction, as well as school security – needs that state funding has severely reduced or in some cases eliminated in recent years. The state…

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Funding For Arizona Public Schools By Revenue Source
  • October 1, 2018

Take a look at which revenue source funds Arizona K-12 public schools the most. It's a stark contrast to the revenue source that contributes the most revenue to public schools in the U.S. Infographic by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews Click here for…

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Americans’ Views On Public Schools
  • September 12, 2018

The 50th PDK Poll of Americans’ views toward the public schools asked 1,042 adults in 50 states about a range of education issues through online surveys administered in May 2018 by Langer Research Associates of New York.     Infographic…

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Snapshot: AzMERIT Results Now And Then
  • August 23, 2018

Arizona public school students’ proficiency levels statewide on the AzMERIT have shown steady growth over the past four years that the test has been given to measure students’ mastery of Arizona academic standards, but 40 percent of Arizona students continue…

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Infographic: Primary And General Elections Calendar
  • August 8, 2018

Here is a quick infographic with information about the dates and deadlines for the primary and general election in 2018. Infographic by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews Click here for a larger version

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Infographic: Legislative Session K-12 Wrap-Up
  • 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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Infographic: The Scoop On K-12 Funding Increases
  • May 9, 2018

What will impact K-12 education funding for the next school year? The three main funding increases are an inflation adjustment to K-12 public schools’ per-pupil base formula funding, a teacher salary increase and a restoration of additional assistance for district…

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AZ’s Teacher Pay Ranking Compared To Neighboring States
  • April 10, 2018

AZ elementary teacher's pay was 49th in the nation in 2017, up from 50th in 2016. Infographic by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews For a larger version, click here

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Instruction For English Language Learners
  • March 1, 2018

Legislation that provides schools more flexibility in how they deliver instruction to English Language Learner (ELL) students would also help more ELL students graduate high school on time. The changes provided by House Bill 2435 would give ELL high school…

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State Funding For School Transportation
  • February 21, 2018

Transporting students to and from school is costing public school districts more than they’re receiving from the state, and a legislative measure introduced this session would worsen the underfunding, which has school business officials calling for changes. School business officials…

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Declining Enrollment’s Impact On Rural Schools
  • January 24, 2018

Declining student enrollment in Arizona's rural school districts and the shift to current year funding are hitting budgets hard, according to a recent analysis. That change disproportionately impacts rural districts, which often have fewer students than urban districts, resulting in…

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How Much More Do District Schools Have From Prop. 123?
  • January 17, 2018

Arizona school districts are using the majority of dollars they received from the settlement of a lawsuit with the state to address the teacher shortage crisis by paying teachers more and hiring more teachers, according to a recent analysis. Infographic…

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10 Ways To Increase School Funding This Legislative Session
  • January 4, 2018

  Infographic by Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service Click here for a larger version

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