Emergency Education Legislation and Baseline Budget

Emergency Education Legislation and Baseline Budget

by Expect More Arizona

Guidance for School Closures The Arizona House and Senate passed a bill to provide immediate guidance for schools as they navigate the unprecedented closures related to COVID-19. The bill is expected to be sent to and signed by Governor Ducey on Monday. House Bill 2910 outlines the steps to be taken on testing, scheduling, and …

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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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apprenticeship to retrain for tech jobs

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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community support high school

How concerned community members can impact a school

by Bruce Hilby, Camelback High School Community Network

Can a group of concerned citizens make a difference in a neighborhood high school? That’s the question that Social Venture Partners (SVP) asked in 2009. A network of local philanthropists, SVP wanted to pool their resources to aid students in an inner-city high school. They wondered: Could whatever they did be helpful? And could it …

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Updated data shows modest increase in Arizona teacher pay

by Expect More Arizona

While Arizona teachers have seen increased pay recently, so have teachers across the county. Arizona remains 49th in the nation for median elementary teacher pay and, while the gap has slightly narrowed, Arizona is still nearly $13,000 behind the national median. Updated salary data for calendar year 2018 was analyzed and adjusted for cost of …

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