What the end of legislative session means for education

What the end of legislative session means for education

by Expect More Arizona

The Legislature finished their 2017 regular session (sine die) on Thursday, May 10 after a 122-day session. The conversation this year was dominated by education issues, affirming the results of our December poll that showed education is the number one priority among Arizona voters. Following are some highlights as they relate to Expect More Arizona’s …

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Our schools should always be our first priority

by Liz Firmage, Southern Arizona Parent

Access to education is the fabric upon which this country was built. As a nation, we are going to fail unless we educate the next generation and prepare them to be future leaders, doctors, educators, and more. As a product of the public education system myself, I know first-hand the opportunities that a quality education …

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Have you ever wondered what a school psychologist does all day? Here’s your answer.

by Amy Green, Cartwright Elementary School District

It’s been more than a decade since I first set foot in Arizona, after accepting my first job from a phone interview and finding an apartment online. I was trading the possible frostbite of rural North Dakota for the possible sunstroke of Arizona. My training at Minnesota State University Moorhead greatly prepared to me to …

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State Board of Education Approves New School Letter Grade System

by Expect More Arizona

On Monday, April 24th the State Board of Education approved a new system of grading Arizona’s schools. Adjustments to the A-F school letter grade system were necessary given a variety of changes at the state and federal level, including the switch to AzMERIT and the replacement of No Child Left Behind with the Every Student …

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Expect More Arizona’s FY18 Budget Priorities

by Expect More Arizona

Think establishing a household budget with your family is tough? Try managing the varied interests of nearly 7 million people. Setting a budget for a state as diverse as Arizona is an unenviable task. The state budgeting process for next fiscal year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) is currently underway. The Governor and …

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of Arizonans believe all kids deserve a world-class education

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