Mapping Arizona’s path to success – the teacher variable

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Mapping Arizona’s path to success – the teacher variable

by Expect More Arizona

Everyone has a story detailing how they landed in their chosen profession. Some follow in the footsteps of their parents, others are intrigued by professions portrayed in the media. But for many, their life’s work began with one thing: an educator. Teachers do far more than convey the mechanics of reading or arithmetic. They inspire …

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SRP Trains Former Power Plant Employees for Careers in Technology

by Salt River Project

As the director of Talent Management for Salt River Project, a community based, not-for-profit utility – which also happens to be the third-largest public power company in the country – our staffing needs are unique and diverse. Recently, we faced an inimitable challenge as the four owners of Navajo Generating Station (NGS), a coal-fired power …

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2019 NAEP Results: AZ Scores Highlight Need to Address Achievement Gap

by Expect More Arizona

What is NAEP? The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics and is the only test that measures student achievement in all states. NAEP vs. AzMERIT NAEP reading and math tests are administered every other year to a representative sample of students nationwide and results focus on trends …

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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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