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Proposition 305 – Expansion of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Referendum

by Expect More Arizona

Background Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) have been part of the school choice landscape in Arizona since the 2011-12 school year when they were originally created to serve students with special needs. Since then, ESAs (also known as vouchers) have been expanded to serve other students. To receive an ESA, parents of eligible children must waive …

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Proposition 126 – The Protect Arizona Taxpayers Act

by Expect More Arizona

Background Earlier this year, a group called Citizens for Fair Tax Policy (which is funded by an arm of the Arizona Association of Realtors) collected enough signatures to refer an initiative, Proposition 126, to the ballot that changes the Arizona Constitution to prohibit a tax on any service that was not already taxed as of …

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Why Pima County created a training program for new and aspiring school leaders

by Deborah Bryson, Pima County School Superintendent’s Office

Any educator would be thrilled with a 98 percent attendance rate. And course ratings of 4.8 out of 5? Teachers would surely celebrate that achievement! Those are just a few examples of the success we’ve seen in the first year of the LEADNow! Leadership Institute. Created by the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office, LEADNow! (LNLI) …

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A Rural Arizona Teacher’s Perspective on Education Issues

by Louise Durant

I am what people consider a natural-born teacher. From an early age I found myself being drawn to the profession, teaching five and six year olds how to do cartwheels and somersaults in the hours before my own gymnastics practice. I ended up coaching through my 20’s and even when I entered the United States …

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