Education News

SB 1452 is bad for students. Take Action Today!

by Expect More Arizona

Last updated 2/26/2021 The Arizona House of Representatives will soon be considering a bill that could have devastating consequences for public schools. Senate Bill 1452 (Arizona empowerment scholarships accounts; revisions) passed out of the Senate on Monday, February 15, and was transmitted to the House, where it will first be heard by the House Ways …

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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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2021 State of the State Address – Short and Light on Details

by Expect More Arizona

2021 State of the State Summary Rather than the usual pomp and circumstance involved with the annual State of the State address, Governor Ducey delivered a shorter than usual speech virtually, acknowledging that Arizona is still in the midst of a raging pandemic. And, as expected, most of the remarks centered around the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Education top priority among AZ voters for 6th straight year

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Despite Growing Healthcare and Economic Concerns, Education Remains Top Priority Among Arizona Voters Education remains the number one issue among Arizona voters for the sixth consecutive year, according to a recent poll of 600 likely voters. The survey was conducted Dec. 8-12, 2020 by HighGround, Inc. on behalf of Expect More Arizona. Education issues (28%) …

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Q&A with the 2021 Arizona Teacher of the Year Sara Wyffels

by Expect More Arizona

We sat down with the 2021 Arizona Educational Foundation Teacher of the Year, Sara Wyffels, to learn more about how she got where she is today and where she wants to go. Here’s what she had to say: Tell us about yourself I’ve been teaching for 15 years, the last 13 of those have been …

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