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Video: Senate Ed Approves Special Ed Alternative Assessment Task Force

Video: Senate Ed approves special ed alternative assessment task force


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • January 20, 2021

The Arizona Legislature’s Senate Education Committee approved Senate Bill 1028 Tuesday that would create a task force to discuss allowing special education students to take an alternative assessment that would better measure their academic growth than AzMERIT. SB 1028, sponsored…

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Video: Details Of Gov. Ducey’s Proposed K-12 Education Budget

Video: Details of Gov. Ducey’s proposed K-12 education budget


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • January 15, 2021

What does Gov. Doug Ducey's proposed K-12 education budget for K-12 education look like? Watch the video below to learn details from Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning & Budgeting staff who outlined Arizona's economic outlook and details of Gov. Ducey's…

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Why Distance Learning Hurts Schools’ Budgets

Why distance learning hurts schools’ budgets


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • January 6, 2021

Many Arizona school districts returned to distance learning after winter break as COVID-19 cases surge, but doing so hurts their budgets, because the state funds distance learners at five percent less than in-person students. Chuck Essigs That is just one…

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Teachers: Enhance Math Instruction At Virtual Conference

Teachers: Enhance math instruction at virtual conference


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • December 30, 2020

Pre-K through college teachers looking for high-quality, hands-on math learning they can use in the classroom should register now for Mathematics Educator Appreciation Day held online Jan. 23, 2021 and free for all Arizona teachers and education leaders. More than…

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Teachers Help Students Deal With Attacks On Congress, Capitol

Teachers help students deal with attacks on Congress, Capitol


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • December 21, 2020

Click here for updates Jan. 11, 2021 and going forward Updated 1/8/21: Teachers are helping students understand, process what they saw and deal with their emotions after white Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, attacked police, damaged Congress and put members…

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Where Efforts To Increase Teachers’ Pay Stand

Where efforts to increase teachers’ pay stand


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • December 1, 2020

Parents know how important good teachers are to students’ learning thanks to the distance learning caused by COVID-19, so where does Arizona stand on efforts to increase teachers’ pay? Here’s an update on the lawsuits against Prop. 208 and how…

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More Schools Return To Online Learning As COVID-19 Cases Rise

More schools return to online learning as COVID-19 cases rise


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • November 16, 2020

Updated Nov. 25: More schools are returning to distance learning as COVID-19 cases surge, and public health officials are expecting it to get worse after Thanksgiving. An update from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health shows just how much…

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How Including Native Languages And Cultures Helps Students Learn And Grow

How including Native languages and cultures helps students learn and grow


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • November 11, 2020

During National Native American Heritage Month, Native language and culture teachers in Arizona share how including students’ cultures is essential to creating a positive learning environment and increases students' confidence. Culture Teacher Wynona Larson says her third- through sixth-grade students…

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