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Fully Funded Vision Grant for School Districts

District Leaders, This is an opportunity for a fully grant-funded gift for your school district. Yes, it is true.  There is no sales pitch to follow. UnitedHealthcare’s press release announced a grant to VisionQuest 20/20 to expand access to modernized vision screenings (using EyeSpy 20/20) for children in Arizona. Click Grant to read the press release. In partnership with UnitedHealthcare, VisionQuest 20/20 [...]

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 [...]

Last Chance for AZALAS Conference Hotel Room Reservation

Last chance to reserve a hotel room for the AZALAS Annual Conference at the Crown Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort!  You can call Jill Nashley at 480 857-4411 or email jill.lee@sanmarcosresort.com by Thursday October 25th.  We hope to see you there for this outstanding opportunity to see friends, mingle with new ones and most importantly, see what [...]

Children’s Action Alliance: Vote NO on Proposition 305

  Don’t be Fooled on Prop 305: Vote NO to focus public dollars on public schools! Did you know that Arizona’s school vouchers already drain more than $75 million out of public education into private schools with no accountability?  Proposition 305 is a massive expansion of school vouchers.  The people who want to keep subsidizing private schools are making [...]

ASU Morrison Institute: Understanding Arizona’s Propositions

Understanding Arizona's Propositions Arizona voters will be asked to pass judgment on five measures on the ballot in the November 2018 general election. Four propositions call for amendments to the Arizona Constitution. Two propositions were placed on the ballot by the Legislature, two others through the initiative process and the remaining one via a signature-gathering [...]

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 [...]

ASBA: State Board to Discuss Science & History Standards Monday

 Monday's SBE meeting will also include a discussion on draft Science, History, and Social Science Standards. An updated draft of the standards was released in August. The board will hear a presentation on the status of those drafts. The latest drafts are attached to Agenda Item 5C. Superintendent Douglas has also requested to discuss a different [...]