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Teacher To Use AZEdNews Grant For More Books For Class Library

Teacher to use AZEdNews grant for more books for class library


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • May 27, 2020

Sonia Yanez, a digital communications teacher at Globe High School in Globe Unified School District, will use the AZEdNews Classroom Grant for her Reading Matters initiative to buy more books for her classroom library for students. Apply now for AZEdNews…

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Teacher To Use AZEdNews Grant For Light Savers STEAM Club

Teacher to use AZEdNews grant for Light Savers STEAM Club


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • May 19, 2020

Craig Elliott, a fifth- grade teacher at Boulder Creek Elementary in Gilbert Public Schools, will use the AZEdNews Classroom grant for the students’ Light Savers STEAM Club. UPDATE: Grants awarded EACH week in May! Apply now! “Our club centers around energy…

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Teacher To Use AZEdNews Grant For Freshman Academy

Teacher to use AZEdNews grant for Freshman Academy


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • May 12, 2020

Prescott High School Career and Technical Education Director Jennifer Woods will use the AZEdNews Classroom Grant for opportunities for students in Freshman Academy. UPDATE: Grants awarded EACH week in May! Apply now! Starting this school year, Prescott High School ninth-graders took…

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Teacher To Use AZEdNews Grant For Student Half-day STEM Challenges

Teacher to use AZEdNews grant for student half-day STEM challenges


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • May 6, 2020

Palomino Intermediate School Teacher Jennifer Jordan will use the AZEdNews Classroom Grant to provide STEM challenges for students on half-days. UPDATE: Grants awarded EACH week in May! Apply now! Jordan is a fifth-grade teacher at the Paradise Valley Unified School…

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Teacher To Use AZEdNews Classroom Grant For Butterfly Migration Station

Teacher to use AZEdNews classroom grant for butterfly migration station


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • April 27, 2020

The third AZEdNews classroom grant goes to Leah Dockstader for a Monarch butterfly migration station at Cottonwood Elementary School in Colorado City Unified School District. UPDATE: Grants awarded EACH week in May! Dockstader is a Title I teacher for Exceptional…

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AZ Teacher Of The Year Encourages Students Considering Teaching, Seeks Equity

AZ Teacher of the Year encourages students considering teaching, seeks equity


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • January 1, 2020

Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2020 Teacher of the Year Lynette Stant encourages students interested in teaching to get in the classroom and start helping students. Stant, who is Navajo, is the first Native American woman named Arizona Educational Foundation Arizona Teacher…

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Catch Up On AZEdNews’ #AZEdChat On Teachers’ Pay, Shortage And Value

Catch up on AZEdNews’ #AZEdChat on teachers’ pay, shortage and value


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • November 21, 2019

If you missed AZEdNews' #AZEdChat on teachers' pay, the teacher shortage and showing teachers that we value their work, just take a look below to see what everyone was talking about on Twitter that evening. Welcome to #AZEdChat tonight, which…

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Lynette Stant Named AEF 2020 Arizona Teacher Of The Year

Lynette Stant named AEF 2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • October 24, 2019

Lynette Stant, a third-grade teacher at Salt River Elementary School, is the Arizona Educational Foundation’s 2020 Teacher of the Year. Stant has taught for 15 years at Salt River Schools in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, which is surrounded…

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First AZEdNews Classroom Grant Goes To Rio Vista Elementary Teacher

First AZEdNews classroom grant goes to Rio Vista Elementary teacher


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • October 10, 2019

The first AZEdNews classroom grant goes to Andy Morales for his Kicks4Kids program that provides sneakers for new learners at Rio Vista Elementary School in Amphitheater Unified School District. Morales started out as a special education teacher and has taught…

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School Leaders Say Better Pay Would Attract More Teachers

School leaders say better pay would attract more teachers


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  • Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • October 2, 2019

Tenth in a series: School leaders say better pay would help them attract teachers to Arizona's classrooms, especially in rural areas, and prevent educators from seeking more lucrative careers. They’re calling for the legislature to increase public K-12 education funding…

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Arizona’s Teacher Shortage Continues
  • October 2, 2019

School leaders say better pay would attract teachers and prevent them from seeking other lucrative careers. Without competitive pay, the shortage continues. They’re calling for the legislature to increase public K-12 education funding after an Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association…

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What A Judge’s Prop. 123 Ruling Means For Schools

What a judge’s Prop. 123 ruling means for schools


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • October 1, 2019

A federal judge's ruling said that the State of Arizona acted illegally by not getting approval from congress before Proposition 123 took money for public education from the state land trust investment fund. But U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake's…

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Possible Changes Ahead In What Happens When A Teacher Leaves Mid-year

Possible changes ahead in what happens when a teacher leaves mid-year


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • September 11, 2019

Ninth in a series on teachers: Possible changes may be coming in what happens when a teacher leaves their position during the school year after a proposal to eliminate required discipline for educator contract breaks was presented during an Arizona…

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New State Funding Helps Arizona Teachers Academy Ease Teacher Shortage

New state funding helps Arizona Teachers Academy ease teacher shortage


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  • Lisa Irish/ Arizona Education News Service
  • September 4, 2019

Eighth in a series on teachers:  About $15 million in new state funding approved by the Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey last session will help Arizona Teachers Academy develop new educators and help ease the teacher shortage. The new…

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