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#Legislative Legit: SB 1452 Would Expand ESAs, Vouchers

#Legislative Legit: SB 1452 would expand ESAs, vouchers


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  • Jacquelyn Gonzales   |   AZEdNews
  • February 2, 2021

The Senate Education Committee will vote today on revisions to Arizona’s vouchers that would expand eligibility to students who attend Title I schools and take part in the federal free- or reduced-price lunch program, which is about 70% of Arizona students. This move to expand vouchers that use…

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#Legislative Legit: Dual-Language Immersion For English Learners

#Legislative Legit: Dual-Language Immersion for English Learners


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  • Jacquelyn Gonzales   |   AZEdNews
  • January 27, 2021

Lawmakers in the Arizona House of Representatives show support for including English Language Learners in dual-language immersion programs at public schools. The Arizona Legislature’s House Minority and Majority Caucuses House gave due pass recommendations yesterday to House Concurrent Resolution 2005,…

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Social Studies Teachers Share Why Civics Is So Important

Social studies teachers share why civics is so important


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  • Muska Olumi   |   AZEdNews
  • November 3, 2020

Hear what two Arizona social studies teachers have to say about why civics education is so important for students. Arizona Educational Foundation‘s Ambassadors for Excellence Nate Rios, who teaches government at Flowing Wells High School in Flowing Wells School District, and…

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What A Teacher Says About School Bonds And Overrides

What a teacher says about school bonds and overrides


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  • Muska Olumi   |   AZEdNews
  • October 21, 2020

Hear what an Arizona Teacher of the Year says you should know about the school bonds and overrides on your ballot. Arizona Educational Foundation's 2019 Teacher of the Year Kareem Neal, a special education teacher at Maryvale High School, talks…

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Video: Arizona Kids Count Event At South Phoenix School

Video: Arizona Kids Count event at South Phoenix school


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  • Lisa Irish   |   AZEdNews
  • March 13, 2020

Ed and Verma Pastor Elementary fourth-graders took part in an Arizona Kids Count event organized by the Arizona Complete Count Committee on March 5. “The students have been working on a time capsule that is going to be ready and…

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#LegislativeLegit: Bill Would Raise Special Ed Funding

#LegislativeLegit: Bill would raise special ed funding


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  • Video by Morgan Willis and story by Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • March 3, 2020

People attending the House Education meeting March 2 voiced their support for legislation, including Senate Bill 1060 that would raise special education funding. Here's what Vicki Alger, who was there to support SB 1061, said to AZEdNews. Alger is president…

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AZEdNews Podcast: Educators Make Their Voices Heard At The Capitol

AZEdNews Podcast: Educators make their voices heard at the Capitol


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  • Morgan Willis   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • February 25, 2020

Arizona teachers have made their voices heard on many concerns affecting their students during this legislative session. Listen in to the AZEdNews Podcast with Morgan Willis, AZEdNews' intern, to hear about some issues and bills educators have discussed with Legislators.…

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Rural Advocacy Day

Rural Advocacy Day


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  • Morgan Willis   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • February 19, 2020

Rural advocates discussed their concerns Monday with Legislators about per-pupil funding, school improvement grants, Project Rocket, special education costs, building maintenance and other capital needs. “Thank you for all the work that you’ve done on education,” said Roger Jacks, former…

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Save Our Schools Arizona Launches Initiative To Limit ESA Expansion

Save Our Schools Arizona launches initiative to limit ESA expansion


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  • Video by Morgan Willis and story by Lisa Irish   |   Arizona Education News Service
  • February 13, 2020

Save Our Schools Arizona political action committee filed an initiative today with the Arizona Secretary of State that would limit Empowerment Scholarship Account expansion and require unused voucher money to be returned each year. Right now, the ESA program provides…

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#LegislativeLegit: ACES And Project Rocket

#LegislativeLegit: ACES and Project Rocket


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  • Video by Morgan Willis/AZEdNews   |   Story by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews
  • February 10, 2020

Before the House Education Committee began on Monday, Feb. 10, people shared what brought them there – concerns about services and support for low-income students, how ACES – adverse childhood experiences – impact students and the Project Rocket pilot expansion…

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AZEdNews #LegislativeLegit: Teachers’ Concerns, Vouchers, Supt. Speech

AZEdNews #LegislativeLegit: Teachers’ concerns, vouchers, Supt. speech


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  • Video by Morgan Willis/AZEdNews   |   Story by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews
  • February 3, 2020

Before the House Education Committee began on Monday, Feb. 3, people shared what brought them there - teachers' concerns, vouchers and Supt. Kathy Hoffman’s presentation. At the meeting, House Education Committee members discussed seven bills that would affect students, teachers…

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Theresa Dulgov On House Bill 2682 On Holocaust Education

Theresa Dulgov on House Bill 2682 on Holocaust education


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  • Video by Morgan Willis/AZEdNews   |   story by Lisa Irish/AZEdNews
  • January 28, 2020

The Arizona House Education Committee unanimously passed House Bill 2682 for Holocaust education today on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland where historians estimate more than 1.1 million people, most of them Jews,…

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