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Five issues rural schools face and some solutions

by Lisa Irish, AZ Ed News

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019| LISA IRISH | ARIZONA EDUCATION NEWS SERVICE Recruiting and retaining teachers or finding service providers for students with special needs is often more difficult for rural or small Arizona school districts than it is for metropolitan ones, but creative solutions are helping address these challenges. “Rural schools have many of the same …

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Why Attendance Matters

by Expect More Arizona

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school …

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Guest Opinion: Time to Start on Pragmatic Solution to Education Funding

by Community Leaders Group.

For many years, Arizona voters have sent a clear message – they want a pragmatic, long-term solution for education funding. There is some good news: Gov. Doug Ducey’s “20×2020” teacher pay plan and his budget, which includes meaningful investments for school construction, guidance counselors, career and technical education, and other important items. They are significant …

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Special Education Funding Needs Through the Eyes of an Exceptional Teacher

by Expect More Arizona

There’s a lot of talk about the need for more education funding at every level, but what does that really mean? What are the impacts of limited funding? How would significant new investments in education have an impact? What are examples of difficult decisions leaders make with stretched resources, and how does that affect students …

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Expect More Arizona’s Vice President of Community Engagement – 10 Things to Know

by Expect More Arizona

Erin Eccleston, our vice president of Community Engagement, has been with Expect More Arizona for six years, and has played an vital role in building relationships with key influencers in communities throughout the state. She leads a team of four experienced community engagement professionals to develop a cohesive vision for education in local communities throughout …

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