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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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Education Top Issue for Fourth Straight Year

by Expect More Arizona

December 2018 Survey Highlights Expect More Arizona commissioned its annual statewide public opinion survey of 600 likely Arizona voters in mid-December 2018. For the fourth 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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Teacher Walkouts

by Expect More Arizona

We share the frustration that the State’s investments in education over the last decade have not adequately shown the support and respect that Arizona’s public education systems deserve. We are saddened that our teachers feel so disrespected and unsupported that they have chosen to walk out. An excellent teacher in the classroom is fundamental to …

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Community support improves our teachers — and keeps them around

by Expect More Arizona

There are a lot of people with a lot of ideas about how to make education better. One Lake Havasu City couple is putting their money where their mouths are. Some time ago, Jerry and Cindy Aldridge donated $50,000 to the Arizona K12 Foundation to encourage teachers obtain professional development through the National Board of …

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AZfamily – 3TV & CBS5AZ – Politics Unplugged

by Expect More Arizona

Chris Kotterman with the Arizona School Boards Assn and Erin Hart with expect more Arizona talk about legislature passing bill to extend Prop 301, keeping an education sales tax in place. Ken Strobeck with the League of Arizona Cities and Towns talks about plan that would change how digital products and services are taxed. This …

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Fox News 10 – Newsmaker Sunday: Joe Thomas, Erin Hart

by Expect More Arizona

    FOX 10’s John Hook talks to Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas and Erin Hart of Expect More Arizona about the movement for higher teacher pay and #RedForEd (Red for Education). This interview originally aired on Fox News 10 – Newsmaker Sunday on March 4, 2018.

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