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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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Parent and Community Resources for Arizona Families during COVID-19

by Expect More Arizona

Learning Resources Resources for Teachers Community Resources Universities and Community Colleges Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus Today Campaign A Message from Expect More Arizona Last updated 4/26/2020 at 3 p.m. If you have any updates or additions to this list, please send an email to info@expectmorearizona.org.   LEARNING RESOURCES Arizona Public Media and Arizona PBS: are partnering …

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Media Statement: Governor Ducey’s 2020 State of the State Address

by Expect More Arizona

While Arizonans can, and should, boast about our amazing educators, world-class universities, top tier schools and community colleges, award-winning programs, and much more, we are still not doing enough to ensure every student has access to an excellent education every step of the way. To highlight only the successes is to tell only part of …

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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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Guest Opinion: Time to Start on Pragmatic Solution to Education Funding

by Community Leaders Group.

For many years, Arizona voters have sent a clear message – they want a pragmatic, long-term solution for education funding. There is some good news: Gov. Doug Ducey’s “20×2020” teacher pay plan and his budget, which includes meaningful investments for school construction, guidance counselors, career and technical education, and other important items. They are significant …

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Law Enforcement Officials Urge Legislators to Invest in Early Childhood Education

by Kathleen B. Kunz, Tucson Local Media

If it’s predictable, it’s preventable. That was the sentiment delivered by Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp and Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier while they urged legislators to make bigger investments in Arizona’s early childhood education system. They want to see the state’s daycares and preschools improve in affordability, accessibility and quality because they argue …

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Seven investments we should make in Arizona schools

by Expect More Arizona

Article was originally published in the Viewpoints section of the The Arizona Republic on February 23, 2019. Arizonans have ranked K-12 education the top priority for the fourth year in a row, above health care and border security. Expect More Arizona’s December poll of 600 likely Arizona voters showed that teacher pay and a general lack of funding …

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Education is the Key Ducey Should be Looking For

by Expect More Arizona

Governor Ducey’s 2019 State of the State address began with a reminder that he is the governor of all the people, as well as a promise to work with all members of the Legislature on “good ideas.” In particular, he suggested that, “The challenge before us is to lay the groundwork today to make sure …

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First-of-its-kind Roadmap for P-20 Education Funding represents consensus on major investments needed by 2030

by Expect More Arizona

BACKGROUND In response to the ongoing and increasing need to address education funding in Arizona, representatives of more than 80 education, business and community organizations joined together to create a Roadmap for P-20 Education Funding (Roadmap). The Roadmap represents consensus on the major investments needed for P-20 education by 2030 that, coupled with effective instruction, …

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