Proposed funding increases good for AZ students; additional sustainable funding needed.

Arizona Governor Budget Proposal FY21

Proposed funding increases good for AZ students; additional sustainable funding needed.

by Expect More Arizona

The future of our state is inextricably linked to the success or failure of ALL Arizona students. Voters seems to recognize this, as our recent poll results show education remains the top issue among likely Arizona voters for the fifth consecutive year, with teacher pay and education funding among their primary concerns. Governor Ducey’s budget …

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Education Top Issue Fifth Year

Education Top Issue for Fifth Straight Year

by Expect More Arizona

NEW VOTER SURVEY RESULTS Expect More Arizona commissioned its annual statewide public opinion survey of 600 likely Arizona voters in November 2019. For the fifth year in a row, poll results show that voters believe education is the most important issue facing our state, above immigration, healthcare or the economy. Voters continue to consider teacher …

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Raise teacher pay

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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achievement gap

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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rural school challenges

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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