What’s included for education in the proposed Arizona budget

What’s included for education in the proposed Arizona budget

by Achieve60AZ | College Success Arizona | Expect More Arizona

On May 24, 2021, the Arizona Legislature introduced a $12.8 billion proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022. The introduced version of the budget is similar to a draft shared last week, with a few exceptions, including more funding for the universities and for a fourth year of Career and Technical Education. The legislature began hearing …

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Students in Wellton Elementary benefiting from early technology investments

by Lisa Jameson, Wellton Elementary School

In 2015, the admin team at Wellton Elementary School (WES), in rural southwestern Arizona, had prioritized increasing the use of technology in the classroom. Five years ago, our goal was to become a one-to-one school; a school where each student had access to a computer in all classes. We wanted students to leave WES with …

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Disinvestments in early education are hurting children and families

by AzECA, Arizona Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, Expect More Arizona

Now a full year into the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, education at all levels has been impacted; in some ways, it’s forever changed. And the students who are most likely to face the longest-term effects are also the youngest. In recently updated data, the Arizona Education Progress Meter showed a decline of 3% in Quality Early …

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