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Focused on the Future

At AZALAS, we stay focused on what matters.  That means always looking for the next aspiring Latino administrators for our great state.  We support the efforts on continued excellence and Latino leadership in education.  It is our goal to find and mentor Latino administrators, as we have successfully done for over  20 years!

Shifting Gears

Transitioning into the new year brings us a new name and clearly defined priorities.  We are at the forefront of important issues for Latino Administrators within the state.

Collaborating Within

We are always collaborating with our members, whether at one of many social mixers or our annual conference.  Our member base is continually expanding to the men and women of education around Arizona.

Don’t forget to check out new job postings!

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We are always offering exciting benefits to our members.

Such as periodic social networking events, a golf tournament, and an annual collaboration conference
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1901, 2019

Governor Ducey’s Budget: A Few Bright Spots, One Big Hole

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Governor Ducey released his budget proposal today. There are two nice, bright spots for children and working families and one big hole. Governor Ducey proposes a change in state law and a small investment of [...]

1901, 2019

Advocates, Senate Education Committee support ELL instruction flexibility

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FEATURED STORY Advocates, Senate Education Committee support ELL instruction flexibility Education advocates spoke Tuesday in support of Senate Bill 1014, which provides schools flexibility in instruction for English Language Learners, and the Senate Education Committee [...]

1901, 2019

Emerging Business Leaders Scholarship Application NOW OPEN!

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Our 2019 Emerging Business Leaders Initiative (EBLI) scholarship application, administered by the Arizona Community Foundation, is NOW OPEN! The deadline to submit the EBLI scholarship application is Friday, March 15th. By submitting a complete application by [...]

1901, 2019

Arizona Public Schools Need a Funding Fix Now

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On Monday, in his State of the State address, Governor Ducey said little about his commitment to fully funding Arizona K-12 public schools. The Governor continues to focus only on marginal changes in public education. He [...]

1401, 2019

The Arizona Center for Economic Progress: In Search of a State Budget That Creates Opportunity for All

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The Arizona legislature begins its 2019 session today with 19 freshmen lawmakers and the closest partisan split in more than four decades. It will be an opportunity for lawmakers to work together to advance policies [...]

1401, 2019

Expect More Arizona: Roadmap for P-20 Education Funding LAUNCH

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Post courtesy of Erin Hart, Chief Operating Office, Expect More Arizona We are thrilled to share the final Roadmap for P-20 Education documents with you. Thank you to each and every one of you for [...]

1401, 2019

ASA Member Opportunity: Professional Development and Scholarship

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The Flippen Group has partnered with ASA to bring the award winning Capturing Kids’ Hearts training to Phoenix on January 29th-30th. Through the partnership we can offer your district (ASA Members)  5 scholarship spots to [...]

Scholarship Opportunities

Valley School Admin Scholarship $5,000 Awarded at the 2018 AZALAS Annual Conference

As the Latino population continues to grow in the United States, the need for more Latino school administrators is greater than ever. In 2012 Latino children became the largest ethnic group in K-12 public schools in Arizona. However in 2016 only 15% of Administrative positions were held by Latino School Leaders in K-12 public schools in Arizona. The Valley Schools Admin Scholarship is funded by a generous donation from Valley Schools Management Group. AZALAS recognizes Latino administrators for their leadership by providing assistance toward an advanced degree in education. The top recipient will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship award. The scholarship will be made payable to the recipient and will be awarded at the Fall Annual Conference. The deadline for scholarship applications has passed. Scholarships will be awarded at the October annual conference.

Ben Barcon Scholarship Awarded at the 2018 AZALAS Annual Conference

As the Latino population continues to grow in the United States, the need for more Latino school administrators is greater than ever. In 2012 Latino children became the largest ethnic group in K-12 public schools in Arizona. However in 2016 only 15% of Administrative positions were held by Latino School Leaders in K-12 public schools in Arizona. The Ben Barcon Scholarship is funded by donations from various activities sponsored by AZALAS. AZALAS recognizes Latino administrators for their leadership by providing assistance toward an advanced degree in education. The top recipient will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship award. The scholarship will be made payable to the recipient and will be awarded at the Fall Annual Conference. The deadline for scholarship applications has passed. Scholarships will be awarded at the October annual conference.

Alejandro Perez Scholarship Awarded at the 2018 AZALAS Annual Conference

As the Latino population continues to grow in the Unted States, the need for more Latino school administrators is greater than ever. In 2012 Latino children became the largest ethnic group in K-12 public schools in Arizona. However in 2016 only 15% of Administrative positions were held by Latino School Leaders in K-12 public schools in Arizona. AZALAS is offering a $10,000 scholarship this year, thanks to our partner, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., who is co-sponsoring the scholarship for the third consecutive year ($5,000 from the Annual Alejandro Perez Memorial Golf Tournament & $5,000 from McCarthy). The scholarship will be awarded at the Fall Annual Conference. The deadline for scholarship applications has passed. Scholarships will be awarded at the October annual conference.

AZALAS Partners with AZ Schools Now!

At the January meeting, AZALAS accepted an invitation to be affiliated with AZ Schools Now. We strongly encourage our stakeholders to become active with their coalition’s activities. Please visit their website at http://azschoolsnow.org to take the Strong Schools Pledge! AZALAS has taken the pledge along with many other organizations!

AZALAS Supports DREAMers and DACA!

AZALAS Prop 301 Statement Signed by Board of Directors

Annual Conference Awards, Nominations and Highlights

Conference Scholarship Awardees

Conference Entertainment – Student Mariachis and Ballet Folklórico

Student Art Contest Winner, Sergio Arredondo, Jr.

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The Governor's Office has released the Proposed Budget for next year.
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The Final ESSA Regulations Have Been Released

To read the entire 383 page document click here

For the four page press release click here

To find the six page summary click here

We are thankful to our sponsors!

Please click on a sponsor logo to be taken to their website.  You may also visit our Sponsors page to learn more about our sponsors or become a sponsor.