Northern Arizona School District Accomplishes Exceptional Results Despite Funding Cuts

Funding needs at Balsz School District

East Phoenix School District Shares Difficult Funding Decisions

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 impact students …

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Governor’s Budget Acknowledges Need for Investments from Early Years Through Career

by Expect More Arizona

Something for Everyone Governor Ducey’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 (FY20, July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) includes important investments in all of education, including early childhood education, K-12 and postsecondary. He continues to follow through on his commitment to increase teacher pay 20 percent by 2020 and restore district and charter additional …

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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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