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Expect More Arizona’s FY18 Budget Priorities

by Expect More Arizona

Think establishing a household budget with your family is tough? Try managing the varied interests of nearly 7 million people. Setting a budget for a state as diverse as Arizona is an unenviable task. The state budgeting process for next fiscal year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) is currently underway. The Governor and …

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Understanding the Impact of Desegregation Funding

by Expect More Arizona

Local funding, known as desegregation funding, provides more equitable services and opportunities for nearly a quarter of a million low-income and minority students in Arizona public schools and has been targeted for reduction and eventual elimination by Arizona legislators several times. Christine Busch, the superintendent of the 11,800-student Tempe Elementary School District, which utilizes the …

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Fact Check: Does Arizona Rank Last in Teacher Pay?

by Expect More Arizona

What we’re looking at: Where Arizona stands in state rankings based on the median salary for teachers. THE MEDIA: Internet. WHO SAID IT: Erin Hart. TITLE: Chief Operating Officer for Expect More Arizona. THE COMMENT: “When you look at median pay for teachers, Arizona is 50th.” THE FORUM: Interview with The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com on Dec. …

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Newsmaker Sunday: Erin Hart talks teacher retention and recruiting

by Expect More Arizona

Erin Hart, COO of Expect More Arizona, talks with John Hook on Fox 10’s Newsmaker Sunday, about teacher retention and recruiting and education in Arizona. YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN It’s your turn to take action. Use our tool to send a quick message to your elected leaders to encourage them to make teacher pay …

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Expect More Arizona Receives $50,000 Grant From APS Foundation

by Expect More Arizona

EXPECT MORE ARIZONA RECEIVES $50,000 GRANT FROM APS FOUNDATION Funds will support continued outreach to parents and educators statewide PHOENIX (July 22, 2016) – Expect More Arizona has been awarded a $50,000 grant from APS Foundation in support of their statewide education efforts. The nonprofit organization will use the dollars to support their mission of …

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Pearl Chang Esau talks AzMERIT scores with 3TV

by Expect More Arizona

Preliminary results of the 2016 AzMERIT test were released June 30 by the Arizona Department of Education. Students in third grade through high school took the assessments during the last school year. Individual student score reports will be available to parents at the start of the 2016-17 school year. Pearl Chang Esau, Expect More Arizona …

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Our Turn: The Prop. 123 lesson we shouldn’t learn

by Pearl Chang Esau and Thomas Franz

An open letter to Arizona education supporters: Arizona’s educators and students are our state’s greatest resource, and regardless of how you voted on Proposition 123, we deeply appreciate your daily efforts to ensure every student has access to a world-class education. Over the last six months, we heard from hundreds of people around the state on both sides of the Prop. 123 debate. Expect More …

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