Five issues rural schools face and some solutions

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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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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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Law Enforcement Officials Urge Legislators to Invest in Early Childhood Education

by Kathleen B. Kunz, Tucson Local Media

If it’s predictable, it’s preventable. That was the sentiment delivered by Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp and Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier while they urged legislators to make bigger investments in Arizona’s early childhood education system. They want to see the state’s daycares and preschools improve in affordability, accessibility and quality because they argue …

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Seven investments we should make in Arizona schools

by Expect More Arizona

Article was originally published in the Viewpoints section of the The Arizona Republic on February 23, 2019. Arizonans have ranked K-12 education the top priority for the fourth year in a row, above health care and border security. Expect More Arizona’s December poll of 600 likely Arizona voters showed that teacher pay and a general lack of funding …

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Education is the Key Ducey Should be Looking For

by Expect More Arizona

Governor Ducey’s 2019 State of the State address began with a reminder that he is the governor of all the people, as well as a promise to work with all members of the Legislature on “good ideas.” In particular, he suggested that, “The challenge before us is to lay the groundwork today to make sure …

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