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24 05, 2019

Follow-up from GCU!

GCU's Doctoral Community is Here for You Hi Panfilo, Thank you for the opportunity to connect at one of the many collaborative meetings and events. It is always enjoyable to make wonderful connections, new and old. My goal is to encourage educational partnerships between GCU and other inspiring educational communities. In case earning a doctorate [...]

24 05, 2019

AEA Budget Watch

From Arizona Education Association: The Arizona Education Association member activists and leaders are on Budget Watch at the Legislature.  You supported those educators and our public schools when they walked out in solidarity and you stood next to them as they demanded the funding the schools our students deserve.  Every day, an increasing number of [...]

24 05, 2019

Illuminate Education: Let’s Achieve Equity in Schools, Together

Achieving Equity in Schools June 27, 2019 True equity in schools remains elusive despite decades of attention and reform. Join us for a live broadcast of the "Achieving Equity in Schools" panel, led by former Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang. Dr. Chang will spark a provocative conversation about providing equal access to learning experiences that [...]

19 05, 2019

Expect More Arizona: Keeping You Connected: Advocacy Updates May 13-17, 2019

Weekly Legislative Update Rumor has it that we may see budget proposals introduced by the House and Senate next week. As negotiations continue behind closed doors, email your legislators and tell them to make funding for ALL of education a priority. UPDATES ON BILLS WE’RE WATCHING Child Care Assistance: The Senate did not advance HB 2125, which allocates [...]

19 05, 2019

ASBA Connect 5.16.19: Results-based funding still not equitable, AZEdNews launches classroom grant program PLUS more

ASBA Connect 5.16.19 Why results-based funding is not an equitable approach to helping public schools  Governor Ducey's FY2020 budget proposal includes over $60M to nearly triple the amount of money going to results-based funding, which distributes funding based on AzMERIT results, or A-F Letter grades beginning in next year.   An updated analysis by ASBA [...]

15 05, 2019

Expect More Arizona: Action Alert – Help Close the Achievement Gap in Arizona

Action Alert: Close Arizona’s Achievement Gap We have an opportunity to help close the achievement gap in Arizona by supporting English language learners. The first step is to encourage your State Senator to VOTE YES ON HCR 2026. House Concurrent Resolution 2026 (HCR 2026) would repeal Prop 203, which was passed in 2000 and requires 1) [...]

15 05, 2019

K12 Insight: 2 Weeks Left to Secure School Safety Funding

Time is quickly running out to apply for school safety funding. Application deadlines for a series of popular school safety grants hit in late May and early June. The first of those is the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP), which awards $25 million to local governments and jurisdictions to support evidence-based school safety programs. Deadline to [...]

14 05, 2019

Alejandro Perez and McCarthy Scholarship

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. Scholarships will be presented at the Fall Annual Conference. Application process to be announced soon.

10 05, 2019

ASA: Capitol Communique 14

What's Up at the Capitol This Week Vaping Bill Battle Continues Click Vaping Senate offers counter budget proposal to Ducey; education takes big hit. Senate offers counter budget proposal to Ducey; education takes big hit. The Yellow Sheet- SENATE TO DUCEY: NAH All told, the Senate budget documents show the chamber is considering cutting from Ducey’s [...]

10 05, 2019

AZDOA: Superintendent Hoffman Announces New Leadership Position Focused on Equity

  Superintendent Hoffman Announces New Leadership Position Focused on Equity   (Phoenix, Ariz., May 6, 2019) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today announced the creation of a new executive leadership position at the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) focused on issues of equity. The Associate Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will be charged with driving [...]