What’s included for education in the proposed Arizona budget

What’s included for education in the proposed Arizona budget

by Achieve60AZ | College Success Arizona | Expect More Arizona

On May 24, 2021, the Arizona Legislature introduced a $12.8 billion proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2022. The introduced version of the budget is similar to a draft shared last week, with a few exceptions, including more funding for the universities and for a fourth year of Career and Technical Education. The legislature began hearing …

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Details of Governor’s Proposed Budget for FY22

by Expect More Arizona

OVERVIEW While there are some incredibly impactful initiatives in the Governor’s budget proposal – like funding for early literacy and investments to accelerate student learning for those most impacted by the pandemic – there are persistent, systemic education issues that remain unaddressed. We still lack general fund support for early education; the formula to fund our community colleges …

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Entering a contest is a great way to motivate students during virtual learning 

by Camille S. Campbell

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, students around the world have been struggling with the adjustment to learning at home. The dramatic change in the lives of children and teens has brought challenges such as lack of motivation, loneliness and depression. In one study, 46%  of teachers reported that they have encountered more student …

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Six ways to make the most of National Family Literacy Month

by Expect More Arizona

November has been set aside as a time to celebrate family literacy. But with all of the challenges that 2020 has brought, it’s hard to focus on anything other than the necessities. Despite the distractions, families should prioritize literacy. Providing children with a deep love of reading is one of the skills that will ensure …

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Good for Each Other

by Tim Ramsey, seventh grade writing teacher at Westwind Elementary in the Pendergast Elementary School District

Tim Ramsey, an educator for more than three decades, shares about his daily experiences teaching 7th grade writing virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He gave Expect More Arizona permission to publish a few of his journal entries from this year, including this one. Check out Mr. Ramsey’s other blogs in this series: A Reason to …

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