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AZALAS Congratulates Annual Conference Recognized Individuals

AZALAS would like to congratulate the following individuals for their recognition and reception at this year's annual conference! Photos and highlights will be posted soon.   Mr. Herman Moya, Retired Superintendent, Founding Committee Member Dr. Stan Paz, Retired Superintendent,  Founding Committee member Sergio Arredondo, Jr. Tolleson Union High School District, Student Art Contest Winner Mr. [...]

Where Do Your Candidates Stand on Funding for Public Schools?

  Did you know that more than $800 million in annual funding is still missing from our schools since the recession, due to budget cuts in full-day Kindergarten, building repair and maintenance, career and technical education, and general classroom support? This lack of funding leaves children behind and contributes to our ongoing teacher shortage. In [...]

Video: Bioscience Program at Sunnyside High School Prepares Students for Future Careers PLUS The Latest State and National Headlines

FEATURED STORY Bioscience program at Sunnyside High School prepares students for future careers (+ Video) When students put on their lab coats and take part in the bioscience program at Tucson’s Sunnyside High School, they learn what they need to succeed in the workplace and college by doing lab work with partners like Native Seeds/SEARCH, [...]

ASBA: I.R.S. Seeks Comment on Draft Tax Credit Regulations

The Internal Revenue Service has published draft regulations that would limit the amount a person can deduct on their federal income taxes for a charitable donation (including a school tuition organization donations and public school extracurricular donations) based on the amount of state or local tax credit the person receives. The proposed rule would state [...]

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.

New Report: Arizona Ranks 45th in Conditions for Kids

  Conditions for Arizona children remain much as they have over the last three years, with drops in the state’s rankings in fourth-grade reading success and eighth-grade math proficiency, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Each year, the KIDS COUNT analysis evaluates 16 indicators [...]

Where Has All the Money for Public Schools Gone?

  Where has all the money gone? Even with the scramble at the end of the legislative session to appropriate funding for public school teachers and classrooms, Arizona continues to leave  K-12 education underfunded, with an ongoing teacher crisis, overcrowded classrooms, outdated textbooks and technology and classrooms that are unsafe for students. There is still $800 [...]