Monthly Archives: January 2019


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

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 state dollars to prevent another total freeze on KidsCare in October.  $7.6 million in state funds will match $98 million in [...]

Advocates, Senate Education Committee support ELL instruction flexibility

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 approved the amended bill.  Read more and view infographic

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

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 that will enable all Arizonans to move up the economic ladder, on issues like: Investing in Arizona's public schools, community [...]

ASA Member Opportunity: Professional Development and Scholarship

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 attend for free! Participant Outcomes: Our research-based processes improve the five key indicators of school performance: fewer discipline referrals, improved attendance, [...]