Education News

Details of Governor’s Proposed Budget for FY22

by Expect More Arizona

OVERVIEW While there are some incredibly impactful initiatives in the Governor’s budget proposal – like funding for early literacy and investments to accelerate student learning for those most impacted by the pandemic – there are persistent, systemic education issues that remain unaddressed. We still lack general fund support for early education; the formula to fund our community colleges …

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2021 State of the State Address – Short and Light on Details

by Expect More Arizona

2021 State of the State Summary Rather than the usual pomp and circumstance involved with the annual State of the State address, Governor Ducey delivered a shorter than usual speech virtually, acknowledging that Arizona is still in the midst of a raging pandemic. And, as expected, most of the remarks centered around the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Education top priority among AZ voters for 6th straight year

by Expect More Arizona

Despite Growing Healthcare and Economic Concerns, Education Remains Top Priority Among Arizona Voters Education remains the number one issue among Arizona voters for the sixth consecutive year, according to a recent poll of 600 likely voters. The survey was conducted Dec. 8-12, 2020 by HighGround, Inc. on behalf of Expect More Arizona. Education issues (28%) …

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Q&A with the 2021 Arizona Teacher of the Year Sara Wyffels

by Expect More Arizona

We sat down with the 2021 Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year, Sara Wyffels, to learn more about how she got where she is today and where she wants to go. Here’s what she had to say: Tell us about yourself I’ve been teaching for 15 years, the last 13 of those have been …

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2020’s Teacher of the Year Ambassadors reflect on the past year and what’s to come

by Expect More Arizona

2020 was a year like no other. What many thought would be a two-week school closure in March continued into the next school year and will likely continue in 2021. Unprecedented disruptions, coupled with educational innovations, have created a year that was barely recognizable. We asked the 2020 AEF Teacher of the Year Ambassadors what …

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